Los Angeles Business Journal: JMBM Receives Excellence in Business Award for Entrepreneurship

Los Angeles – Dec. 12, 2006 – Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP (JMBM), one of California’s foremost full-service law firms, announced that it has been awarded the Los Angeles Business Journal’s first Excellence in Business Award for Entrepreneurship. The award recognized the Firm’s "creative entrepreneurial spirit" and the excellent leadership provided by its managing partner Bruce P. Jeffer.

"On behalf of the Firm, I am honored to receive this recognition, and I thank the many clients who we’ve had the opportunity of representing during our 25 years as an independent, mid-sized law firm," said Bruce P. Jeffer, one of the Firm’s founding partners. All of the founders still practice law with almost 150 other lawyers who share their vision of providing personal and superior service.

The Firm was nominated for the award by its long-time client, Union Bank of California. "This Los Angeles-based law firm’s unsurpassed integrity, its ability to solve complex business issues, and its dedication to clients in this community during the past 25 years warranted our recommendation for the award," said Louis B. Desser, regional vice president and Katherine Murray, vice president and manager of Union Bank of California. Union Bank and accounting firm Jefferson Wells are sponsors of the Excellence in Business Awards.

"The list of JMBM’s legal victories is diverse and fascinating…but the common theme throughout is the belief in ‘hand-crafted solutions’ for each case," the Los Angeles Business Journal said in describing its decision to recognize JMBM. The weekly newspaper cited several JMBM cases in its analysis, including one in which the Firm’s client, a Los Angeles-based orthopedic surgeon, received a total payment of $1.35 billion in an intellectual property dispute.

JMBM partners Kenneth Bovard and Guy Maisnik accepted the honor at a dinner ceremony held on October 24, 2006, at the Regency Club in Los Angeles from Los Angeles Business Journal publisher Mathew Toledo.