Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Tuesday, February 25, 2003


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Reed Smith Gets Real Estate Lawyer Thomas Harnsberger


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Real estate lawyer Thomas Harnsberger has moved from Riordan & McKinzie to the Los Angeles office of Reed Smith Crosby Heafey.

Harnsberger comes in as a partner in his new firm.

Donald Goldrosen, who heads the firm’s real estate practice group, said the addition of Harnsberger would make “an immediate and significant” contribution to the practice.

“Tom is a seasoned attorney whose extensive experience in real estate development, construction and financing, as well as energy development and natural resources projects fits exceptionally well with our firm’s core real estate competencies,” Goldrosen said.

Janet Kwuon, managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office, said Harnsberger would help the firm with its’ largest clients’ real estate needs.

“He particularly enhances our Southern California presence, especially in the energy project finance and water rights areas,” Kwuon said.

Harnsberger graduated from UC San Diego in 1971 and earned his law degree from University of Michigan Law School in 1974.

Pittsburgh-based Reed Smith merged with Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May of Oakland last year to create one of the largest firms in the U.S. The firm has offices in downtown Los Angeles, Century City and Westlake Village, as well as other cities around the U.S. and Britain.

The firm last week announced the addition of healthcare law practitioner Donald J. Bouey, a former partner in the recently dissolved San Francisco firm of Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison.


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