LOS ANGELES, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to recruit top talent from major law firms and studios, Sklar Kirsh announced today the addition of two attorneys—Corporate attorney Simone Collins and Real Estate attorney Brien Kelley.
"We're delighted to add Simone, who is extremely skilled at managing many types of business transactions from the initial stages through closing," said Firm Co-Chair Jeffrey A. Sklar, who also leads its Corporate Group. "She was very successful at her prior firms, and will be a tremendous asset to our business clients."
Collins focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions and private equity, representing public and private companies from a broad array of industries, including media and entertainment, hospitality and leisure, retail and consumer products, professional services, and manufacturing and industrials. Collins received her J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. She was also a star player on the Women's Soccer Team at the University of Maryland, where she earned All-ACC Academic Team honors, and participated in the Olympic Development Program.
Kelley represents institutional and family office real estate investors, syndicators, developers, operators, and borrowers in a broad range of real-estate related matters including acquisitions and disposition, development, all types of financing (including securitized, mezzanine and preferred equity transactions) and commercial leasing.
"Brien's depth of experience throughout all primary real estate asset classes will be an extremely valuable resource for our clients," said Firm-Co-Chair Andrew T. Kirsh, who also leads its Real Estate Group. "We are very excited to have him join the firm."
In May, Scott Ehrlich, who has served both as an in-house and outside counsel for media companies – most recently former general counsel at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group – joined Sklar Kirsh as a Partner in its Corporate Group. Ehrlich works alongside fellow Partner, Michael Rosner, formerly General Counsel of Relativity Media.
About Sklar Kirsh
Sklar Kirsh LLP counsels privately held and public companies, family offices, growing businesses, and high net worth individuals on legal and business matters that arise at all stages of the business and real estate life cycle, including mergers and acquisitions, purchase and sale agreements, equity and debt financings, fund formation, leasing, corporate governance, tax, executive compensation and employment arrangements, and dispute resolution. For more information, visit www.SklarKirsh.com.
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