LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Seasoned trial and corporate attorneys C. Dana Hobart and Kenneth A. Linzer have joined forces to launch Hobart|Linzer, LLP, a boutique firm dedicated to handling cases nimbly and cost-effectively.
"Our years of trying cases and advising businesses have taught us that identifying a client's best result at the start, demonstrating to our adversaries our tenacious commitment to victory and achieving that result efficiently, is what differentiates us from our big-firm competition," said Linzer. "We believe we are the new face of trial and corporate counseling and are the first Los Angeles-based boutique to offer clients genuine, value-based fee structures."
Hobart and Linzer have collaborated since their early days at Paul Hastings. As lawyers experienced in both the courtroom and the boardroom, Hobart|Linzer, LLP, provides the unique ability to resolve clients' most difficult business problems by developing innovative solutions that avoid litigation, and winning at trial when litigation is unavoidable.
"Both Ken and I have had extensive experience at large law firms as well as at boutique firms," said Hobart. "Today's market for legal services made us confident that we could provide better, more cost-effective trial and corporate counseling to our clients outside of the big-firm environment. We approach cases with a view toward sharing the risk with our clients, not maximizing billable hours."
The firm plans to work with its clients to develop a fee structure tailored to their unique problem, be that on a contingent, flat, hybrid, or performance-based fee basis.
"We think everyone wins when our incentives are aligned with our clients'," said Hobart.
Hobart|Linzer, LLP's trial and corporate expertise covers a wide spectrum. The firm's attorneys have litigated sophisticated, high-stakes disputes across the country in the investment, entertainment, airline, banking, real estate, publishing and high technology industries. The firm's corporate expertise includes strategic planning and financial transactions, stock and asset acquisitions, mergers, corporate governance, business and partnership dissolutions, as well as trademark, copyright and other intellectual property matters.
Hobart specializes in complex commercial litigation and debtor/creditor business relations. He has tried and litigated cases in state and federal courts nationwide and argued before state and federal appellate panels. His practice focuses on commercial fraud, aviation, banking and finance, real estate, securities and professional negligence. He has also represented clients in transactional and financing matters and in governmental protests and appeals. Hobart previously was a principal in the Los Angeles office of McKool Smith Hennigan and a partner in its predecessor firm, Hennigan, Bennett & Dorman, LLP. He received a bachelor's degree in Political Science at the University of Southern California, and a Juris Doctor at the USC School of Law.
Linzer specializes in all aspects of business and civil litigation, including corporate and partnership disputes, corporate governance matters, business deals gone bad, entertainment disputes, real estate issues, unfair competition and trademark and copyright matters. Linzer also advises clients in strategic planning and financial transactions, stock and asset acquisitions, mergers and corporate and partnership dissolutions. Prior to starting Hobart|Linzer, LLP, he managed Linzer & Associates, P.C., for 20 years. He received a bachelor's degree at Tufts University and a Juris Doctor at the University of San Diego.
Hobart and Linzer will be joined by associates Rachael L. Shinoskie and Elisha E. Weiner. Shinoskie is a graduate of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and currently is the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Liaison to the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries. Weiner is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor and Staff Editor of the UCLA Entertainment Law Review and a Staff Member of the UCLA Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs.
About Hobart|Linzer, LLP
Hobart|Linzer, LLP, is a boutique firm specializing in trial and corporate counseling. It was founded by veteran attorneys C. Dana Hobart and Kenneth A. Linzer, who have more than 25 years of experience handling everything from complex business litigation to transactional and financing matters. The firm is located at 12100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1275, Los Angeles, CA 90025. For more information, visit www.hobartlinzer.com.
Rachael L. Shinoskie
(310) 826-2627, ext. 22
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