LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, November 7, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News N…

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, November 7, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that the firm has hired three lateral attorneys. Norwood P. Beveridge, Jr. joins the firm’s securities practice as Partner in New York: Bruce Ishimatsu joins the Litigation Department as Partner in Los Angeles; and Thomas Lawson rejoins the Tax Department as Of Counsel in Los Angeles, having been a Partner at Loeb & Loeb from 1987-1996.

“The three new additions are part of the firm’s plan to continue growing and investing in key practice areas,” said John Frankenheimer, Co-Chairman of Loeb & Loeb in Los Angeles. Michael Beck, Loeb & Loeb’s Co-Chairman in New York added, “In the past few years, we have helped clients from China, India, Australia and other foreign countries break into the U.S. capital markets, and we continue to expand our corporate services for existing U.S. clients on the east and west coasts. Norwood Beveridge’s experience in cross-border transactions and deep knowledge of SEC registrations, initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions will be a valuable addition to our Corporate Department.”

“We are also pleased to welcome Bruce Ishimatsu whose expertise in unfair competition, trademark and franchise law will be a valuable asset for our growing base of clients doing business internationally,” said John Frankenheimer, and “Tom was a valuable member of our Tax and Wealth Services Department ten years ago and we welcome him back.”

Norwood P. Beveridge Jr. joins the New York securities group from Telemetry Investments, LLC, a hedge fund located in New York, where he handled Telemetry’s compliance and SEC matters. Prior to his work at Telemetry, Mr. Beveridge was a Partner at Lovells.

Mr. Beveridge has significant experience representing diverse global clients in the United States and overseas on complex cross-border transactions; with SEC registration procedures, disclosure drafting and execution of private placements and public offerings and has extensive mergers and acquisitions experience.

Bruce Ishimatsu joins the Litigation Department in Los Angeles. Mr. Ishimatsu was previously with Bryan Cave as a partner for the last 11 years.

Mr. Ishimatsu is a trial lawyer with many years of experience representing corporations in distribution law, disputes including antitrust, franchise law, dealer terminations, advertising, misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition. Many of his clients are international manufacturers and distributors with significant operations in the United States.

Thomas N. Lawson joins the Tax and Wealth Services Department in Los Angeles. His practice is focused on highly sophisticated tax planning for clients involved in complex business transactions.

Mr. Lawson has been an active tax law practitioner for over 28 years. Prior to returning to Loeb & Loeb, Mr. Lawson had a consulting practice representing individuals and their businesses in connection with income and wealth transfer tax planning, and for nearly eight years he was a principal with a private merchant banking firm. During Mr. Lawson’s tenure at Loeb & Loeb in the early 90’s, he served as the Chairman of the firm’s tax department and as a member of the management and compensation committees.

About Loeb & Loeb LLP

Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multiservice national law firm with more than 200 attorneys and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Nashville. The firm is recognized as a leading law firm in the areas of corporate and securities; litigation; entertainment and media; 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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