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Hotel Lawyer: The more things change, the more they stay the same . . .

30 July 2010

Hotel Lawyer with a name change. JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® is part of a vibrant law firm. Today, that firm announced that it is changing the firm name, but we will still be known as “JMBM.” Here’s the story.



Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP changes its name to
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

Name partner Marc Marmaro appointed Superior Court Judge
Tax lawyer Burton Mitchell becomes name partner

Marmaro%20200px.jpgFor more than 28 years, founding partner Marc Marmaro has provided exemplary service to JMBM’s clients, but effective August 5, 2010, Marc will be sworn in as a Judge in Los Angeles County Superior Court, fulfilling his passion for public service to the people of California. The California State Bar requires that his name be removed from the Firm’s name.

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP (JMBM), a full-service law firm with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County, announced today it is changing its name to Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

The name change is effective August 5, 2010, and coincides with the date that Marc Marmaro, one of the Firm’s founding partners, will be sworn in as a Judge in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Marmaro’s appointment to the bench was announced by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in June.

“For more than 28 years, Marc Marmaro has provided exemplary service to our clients,” said Managing Partner Bruce Jeffer. “But soon he will be serving all the people of California and at that time, we are required by the State Bar to remove his name from the Firm’s name.”

At the same time that Marmaro’s name is relinquished from the Firm’s name on August 5, a new name will be added. The Firm’s partnership has elected to include Burton Mitchell as a name partner, in recognition of his commitment and contributions to the Firm for almost 25 years. Mitchell is the Firm’s Assistant Managing Partner and, as head of JMBM’s Tax Department, has built one of the leading Tax, Trusts and Estates practices in California.

“We have a strong and energetic generation of partners coming up behind the Firm’s founding partners,” said Mitchell, who has been involved in JMBM’s day-to-day operational decisions for many years. “Our Firm has a unique and successful business model which provides a solid foundation for us to continue to thrive in this dynamic market. I am excited about the future.”

mitchell%20200px.jpgIn recognition of his commitment and contributions to the Firm for almost 25 years, the JMBM partnership elected to include Burton Mitchell’s name in the Firm name. Burton is the Firm’s Assistant Managing Partner and, as head of JMBM’s Tax Department, has built one of the leading Tax, Trusts and Estates practices in California.

Jeffer said he never imagined the Firm’s name changing, but noted that it was happening for the best of reasons: “Marc is leaving Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro with a legacy of integrity and excellence and Burton’s leadership and commitment will help guide Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell into the next generation with continued opportunities for growth.”

Burton Mitchell earned an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law; a J.D. from Georgetown University; a CPA in Maryland; and a B.B.A., summa cum laude, from the City University of New York at Baruch College. He has been recognized as one of Southern California’s Best Lawyers in 2008, 2009, 2010.

Marc Marmaro received a J.D. cum laude, Order of the Coif, from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from George Washington University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

About JMBM

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP is a full-service law firm committed to providing clients with outstanding results. From our offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County, we serve our clients’ needs worldwide. For more information about our attorneys and practice areas, visit www.jmbm.com.

Contacts
JMBM Management Committee
Benjamin Reznik, 310-201-3572
BMR@jmbm.com