LOS ANGELES, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Silver & Freedman, a highly-regarded business law firm in Los Angeles, has recruited three high-profile attorneys—all partners from a well-known L.A. firm—to further strengthen their ensemble of legal professionals. It also has named several current partners to new positions, according to managing partner, Barry Weisz.
Joining the firm as new partners at Silver & Freedman are Jon Karp, Jeff Lewis and Gary Wexler. Karp and Lewis will be assuming roles in the Business & Tax Department, while Wexler will become part of the Litigation team.
The addition of the new partners bolsters what is already a formidable force within the legal industry. Lewis transfers over three decades of experience in the areas of estate planning, business, tax, and real estate to Silver & Freedman, while Karp, a prolific author, speaker and licensed CPA (inactive), provides valued expertise in representation of mid-market businesses and professionals, income tax planning, business succession planning, and estate and gift taxation. Wexler, considered a top-tier litigator within legal circles, specializes in business, corporate and real estate litigation.
"These gentlemen bring with them highly-developed skill sets, client and community contacts, and most of all, are notably respected," said Weisz. "Each of them will fit well within our firm's culture. Needless to say, we are delighted to have them join our energetic team."
Internal changes include new titles for two Silver & Freedman partners and the naming of one new partner. William Holcomb has become an equity partner, Kenneth Fields a new administrative partner, and Gregory Weisman the new head of the Business and Tax Department.
"Holcomb has been a critical component to the success of the Business and Tax Department for quite some time and we are thrilled to have his involvement as an equity partner," said Weisz. In addition to the Business and Tax Department, Holcomb will also be heavily involved in the Wills and Estates practice.
In his new role, Kenneth Fields will be second in administrative command after Weisz, who formerly headed the Business and Tax Department. Fields specializes in commercial real estate and joined Silver & Freedman in 2003. Greg Weisman, who previously served as Partner/Shareholder in the Business and Tax Department, also chairs the firm's Apparel Industry Practice group and is renowned within his field.
"It is a pleasure to announce that Ken has eagerly accepted his new role as administrative partner," stated Weisz. "And, that Greg will oversee the Business and Tax Department. We are enthusiastic about these new appointments and also confident that the firm will benefit greatly as a result of our recent changes."
Silver & Freedman is known for its diverse practice areas including business and corporate; employment and labor; estate and probate; family law; intellectual property; tax, litigation; mergers and acquisitions; product liability and tort; and real estate. Multi-faceted and known for its versatility, the firm also handles matters in a variety of different industry specialties including apparel, food service and hospitality, medical device, new media and technology, nonprofit entities, printing companies, and transportation. For more information about the firm, visit www.silverfreedman.com.
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