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(Los Angeles) – 25 May – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Reed Smith…

(Los Angeles) – 25 May – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Reed Smith LLP, a top-25 international law firm, announces the addition of Russell M. Frandsen as a partner in the firm’s Corporate & Securities Group in its Los Angeles office, effective today.

Mr. Frandsen was formerly with the Los Angeles office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey.

“We expect Russ will make a significant contribution to the growth of our Downtown Los Angeles office, including the continuing expansion of our transactional practice,” said Peter Kennedy, Reed Smith’s Los Angeles Managing Partner.

A 1976 graduate of Duke University Law School, Mr. Frandsen has been a corporate attorney in the Los Angeles area for more than 28 years. He has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, as well as with general corporate and securities matters for predominantly middle market clients.

“I am very enthusiastic about Reed Smith’s expanding practice platform, its economic track record, and its ability to support my clients’ public offering and SEC-related needs in Southern California,” said Mr. Frandsen. “The firm’s life sciences capability will also be invaluable to my clients.”

Mr. Frandsen provides representation in intellectual property, tax, technology transfer, and real estate matters, in the life science and technology sectors, and in real estate retailing and restaurant operations. His background includes taking clients through IPOs and providing advice on hostile tender offers, proxy contests and other fights for corporate control as well as on corporate financing, joint venture financing, and other finance vehicles. He has considerable experience representing both underwriters and issuers in both public and private offerings, SEC regulatory matters, corporate restructurings and venture funding transactions. His practice also includes business and tax planning and representation of clients before the IRS and US Tax Court.

“Russ’ competencies and skills span the full range of corporate and securities professional practice,” said Arlie R. Nogay, Co-Leader of Reed Smith’s Corporate & Securities Group. “His fluency in German and relationships in Germany will likely also be important assets for Reed Smith as we integrate our transactional practice in the new Munich office.”

Mr. Frandsen’s professional activities include serving as the current Chair of the Executive Committee of the Caltech MIT Enterprise Forum, membership in several sections of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California. He publishes and lectures widely on transactional matters. His community connections include the Los Angeles Venture Association and the Los Angeles chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

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Reed Smith LLP, a top-25 international law firm with 1,000 lawyers located in offices throughout the United States and Europe, represents Fortune 100 as well as mid-market and emerging companies. Clients include financial services firms, life sciences companies, health care providers, technology companies and entrepreneurs, power generators and suppliers, manufacturers, universities, non-profit organizations, real estate developers, and municipalities throughout the United States and in 40 countries. For more information, visit www.reedsmith.com.

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