Lawfuel – The Law Newswire – LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2007 – Loeb & Loeb L…

Lawfuel – The Law Newswire – LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2007 – Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that Linda Bernhardt has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as the Managing Director of Regulatory Affairs and Land Development. She joins the firm from Weston Benshoof in Los Angeles where she was Director of Regulatory Affairs. Bernhardt served as Los Angeles City Deputy Mayor in Mayor Richard J. Riordan’s administration.

“We’re very excited to have Linda join the firm,” said Loeb & Loeb Co-Chair John Frankenheimer. “Her broad government experience and understanding of complex land use permitting matters and related negotiation will make her an extremely valuable asset to our clients.”

Bernhardt has over 20 years of public service experience working in city, regional and state government capacities. She regularly assists clients on land use issues, development planning, governmental advocacy, environmental and legislative issues. Bernhardt is a former City of San Diego Council Member and prior to her position as Los Angeles City Deputy Mayor, she served as Chief of Staff to Los Angeles City Council Member Cindy Miscikowski.

“I’m very enthusiastic about working with this talented group of attorneys,” Bernhardt said. “Loeb & Loeb has been proactive in building a top-notch real estate practice and I look forward to contributing to their increasing reputation for success.”

In addition, Bernhardt has served on a large number of Southern California boards and commissions including the Southern California Association of Governments Transit Corridor Committee where she acted as Co-Chair, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board, and the San Diego Housing Commission where she acted as Chair. Bernhardt is also a registered lobbyist before the City and County of Los Angeles and the State of California.

“Linda’s profound experience working with the government has provided her with a breadth of knowledge that is hard to match,” said Karen Higgins, Chair of Loeb & Loeb’s Los Angeles Real Estate Department. “We are delighted she’s joined the firm.”

About Loeb & Loeb LLP: Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multiservice national law firm with 275 attorneys and offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Nashville. The firm is recognized as a leading law firm in the areas of corporate and securities matters; litigation; entertainment and media law; finance; real estate; intellectual property; private equity; employment; advertising and promotions and tax and wealth services. Our clients include some of the world’s largest financial institutions, major media and entertainment companies, advertising groups, real estate companies, and Big Four accounting firms, as well as many high net worth individuals.

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