California Law Firm Luce Forward Names Three New Partners

SAN DIEGO and SAN FRANCISCO (December 7, 2007) – LAWFUEL – US Legal Announcement Service – California law firm Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP today announced it has elected associates Jeremy Crickard and Randal Lejuwaan and special counsel William Marchant as partners of the firm, effective Jan. 1, 2008.

“Our three newest partners are outstanding lawyers who have each achieved stunning professional accomplishments thus far in their careers, and they will be a tremendous asset as we continue to build the firm’s presence statewide, said Robert Bell, managing partner of Luce Forward. “We want to extend our heartfelt congratulations to each of them and welcome them to the Partnership.”

Crickard, a member of the firm’s Family Wealth and Exempt Organizations practice group, is located in Luce Forward’s downtown San Diego office. He specializes in advising clients in all areas of estate planning, including wealth preservation planning for large estates, sophisticated estate and gift tax saving techniques, handling complex probate and trust administrations, fiduciary representation, and charitable planned giving. A member of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section, Crickard is also the treasurer and a board member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.

Lejuwaan practices in Luce Forward’s San Diego and Orange County offices in the firm’s Real Estate practice group. Lejuwaan focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, development, leasing and sales. He has particular expertise in assisting developers in the acquisition, leasing and subsequent sale of office, industrial and retail projects. He also has considerable experience representing landlords and tenants in leasing commercial, industrial and retail premises. He is a member of both the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). Lejuwaan received his bachelor’s degree from California State University Fullerton and his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego.

Marchant, practices from its San Francisco office in the Real Estate Litigation practice group. His practice focuses on real estate, construction defect and land use litigation. He also represents landlords in commercial landlord/tenant disputes. In addition, he has experience in a wide range of general commercial litigation for a variety of companies and individuals, including cases regarding insurance coverage, employment disputes, and breach of contract claims. Marchant received his bachelor’s degree from University of California, Davis and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco.

Founded in 1873, Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP is a full-service California law firm with offices in San Diego, Carmel Valley/Del Mar, Los Angeles, Orange County, Rancho Santa Fe and San Francisco. For more information, visit www.luce.com.
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