Thursday, December 19, 2002
Ronald Malin Moves Across Town to Join Mitchell Silberberg
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Real estate lawyer Ronald H. Malin has joined Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp as of counsel in the firm’s corporate/business transactions practice group.
Malin said he began working at Mitchell Silberberg’s Los Angeles office on Nov. 15, he said, leaving behind Akre Bryan & Malin, a small firm that he helped found. Akre Bryan & Malin has since merged with another Los Angeles law firms.
The experienced real estate attorney said that he decided to make the change after being approached by several large development companies seeking his representation in some real estate transactions. He said that he “needed the backup of a major firm” and chose Mitchell Silberberg because he was aware of its outstanding reputation and had worked with and against Mitchell Silberberg attorneys in his practice.
“By joining MS&K I will be able to provide my clients with access to an exceptional group of quality attorneys with expertise in intellectual property, trusts and estates, tax, business law and litigation,” he said.
The 68-year old Los Angeles native’s practice has centered on representing foreign investors in the acquisition and financing of large real estate, and in oil and gas projects. Numerous banks, investment companies, and national and international corporations have been listed among his clientele including Mitsui Bank, Fuji Bank, 20th Century Fox, Reebok International and Bear Stearns.
Malin said he is now one of five attorneys at the Los Angeles office of Silberberg Mitchell that deals primarily with real estate transactions. Lessing Gold, the chair of the corporate/business transactions practice group, said Malin “will add depth and unsurpassed experience in real estate transactions to our practice.”
Since being admitted to the State Bar of California in 1960, the University of Denver Law School graduate founded and managed Troy, Malin & Pottinger, now called Troy & Gold, and headed the California real estate department at Reavis & McGrath, which merged with Fulbright & Jaworski in 1989. He was also appointed to the Citizens Community Planning Council by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, and served on the panel until it dissolved in the early 1990s.
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