McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Grows California Real Estate Land Use Practice with San Francisco Office Addition
San Francisco (June 3, 2013) — McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) announces the addition of Michael Durkee to the firm's Real Estate Land Use practice in California. Based in San Francisco, Durkee is experienced in in the creation and implementation of complex entitlement strategies, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), planning and zoning laws, the Subdivision Map Act, negotiation of development agreements and government relations, all of which will complement the highly acclaimed MLA team of land use attorneys, who were among the first in California to focus on and develop the area of land use law.
Durkee has driven the entitlement strategy of some of California's most notable development projects including San Jose Giants Ballpark Proposal (San Jose), the Buck Institute Research on Aging (Novato, CA), Black Point (Marin County), Buck Mountain Ranch and the North Livermore Initiative. He has also worked with governmental entities such as the City of Stockton, and the City of Lathrop. He represents developers, builders, property owners, cities, counties and special districts in the areas of land use entitlement, review and approval processes in all aspects of California local government.
Washington, DC (May 28, 2013) - McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) announces the addition of Nancy Grunberg, Treazure Johnson and George Kostolampros, who will all join as partners in MLA's White Collar and Criminal Defense practice. They will operate out of the firm's Washington, DC office, focusing on civil and criminal securities law enforcement and financial disclosure matters.
The three partners join MLA from another AmLaw 100 firm where Grunberg served as co-head of the SEC and White Collar Defense practice group. Grunberg previously spent nine years with the SEC during two separate tenures, the second as Assistant Director in the Division of Enforcement. Johnson and Kostolampros also worked at the SEC, as Senior Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel and Senior Counsel in the Division of Enforcement respectively.
"As MLA continues to focus on strategic growth, we are thrilled to bring this talented team of securities litigators on board," said Jeff Haidet, Chairman of MLA. "The exceptional SEC experience that Nancy, Treazure, and George each bring to the firm will further support and expand the services we provide to our clients."
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