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Tuesday, May 3, 2011


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Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Adds Seven Attorneys


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP yesterday announced that it has acquired Reeder Lu LLP.

Reeder Lu founding partner Christopher S. Reeder and partner Richard Schloss, along with associates Wesley Lew, Duncan McCreary, H. Mark Madnick, Andrew Howard, and Brian Lauter, joined the Los Angeles office of Robins Kaplan.

Reeder said there were “incredible synergies” between his old firm and Robins Kaplan “in the type of trials, litigation, and transactional work that we do,” and following the merger, “we can continue to deliver excellent service to our clients in a large, but truly unique, firm platform.”

Roman Silberfeld, managing partner of the Robins Kaplan Los Angeles office, remarked that the addition of the Reeder Lu group “brings us a critical mass of people who can do more things, without having to call for reinforcements from our other offices,” and “enhances our range of services and our ability to provide excellent client service to our clients and theirs.”

Reeder founded his firm in 2009 after having worked for Kaye Scholer LLP, Lord, Bissell & Brook LLP, and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. His practice Includes real estate, lender liability, franchise, business practices, intellectual property, employment and labor, health care, construction, aviation, class actions, partnership disputes, and other commercial litigation matters, according to a firm release.

He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Dayton School of Law after spending five years in the U.S. Navy, serving in Operation Desert Storm.

Schloss came to Reeder Lu after having worked for DLA Piper US LLP and Katten Muchin Rosenman. He represents clients in the areas of commercial real estate development and finance.

Before joining the State Bars of California, Illinois and Ohio, Schloss attended the

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Robins Kaplan opened its Los Angeles office 16 years ago and it has grown from six lawyers to almost 50 followed yesterday’s merger.


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