Firm Has Successful First Year

Mar 14, 2011, 20:46 ET from Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP

LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the toughest legal market in recorded history, the up and coming firm of Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP had a very successful first year.  "We are grateful to our clients and friends," said partner Bill Weintraub.  "With their support and loyalty, not only did we exceed our initial projections, but also had a lot of fun doing so."

During its first year, Elkins Kalt grew from the six founding partners to 17 attorneys and two paralegals.  The firm rapidly outgrew its temporary space, and in April will be moving to its new quarters on the 27th floor of the South Tower at Century Plaza Towers.

"We are very excited about our move," said Real Estate partner Scott Kalt.  "Our new home will allow us to further expand, something which our current space really couldn't accommodate."

A key acquisition during 2010 was Eric Lorenzini, who joined Elkins Kalt from Munger, Tolles & Olsen LLP in July.  Lorenzini, a commercial litigator with more than nine years' experience, was elevated to Partner as of January 1.

"We are pleased to have Eric as a partner in our firm," said partner Keith Elkins.  "He is a smart litigator with great instincts and he understands our clients' needs."

Lorenzini's practice includes representation of a diverse range of clients in commercial litigation matters, including cases involving real estate, copyright, trademark, fiduciary duty, fraud, and contract claims.

"I am thrilled to be a partner at Elkins Kalt," said Lorenzini.  "It is a growing, dynamic firm that is focused on achieving great results for clients in a cost-effective manner."

Most recently, Elkins Kalt added depth to its Land Use department by hiring C.J. Laffer, an associate formerly with Jeffer Mangels.  Laffer joins John Bowman, who started what has become a very busy Land Use practice at Elkins Kalt.  "C.J. is a terrific attorney and person.  We are very much looking forward to our continued growth and success with C.J. joining us," said Bowman.  "

Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP is a full-service law firm providing top-tier legal service and business advice from a more efficient, responsive and dynamic platform than possible within the more traditional "large firm" model. The attorneys of Elkins Kalt have particular expertise and experience in real estate, land-use, finance, corporate, securities, tax, estate planning, and litigation.

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