LOS ANGELES and SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2007 LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire — Brian T. Hafter, formerly a Partner of Steefel Levitt and Weiss, joined Liner’s San Francisco office as Partner on July 16, 2007.
As LYS&R continues its growth spurt, Brian joins the ranks of partner in Liner’s San Francisco office. Brian has diverse experience litigating complex disputes including litigation of business, securities, probate and trust, real estate, intellectual property, insurance coverage, bankruptcy, employment and other matters.
Some of Brian’s notable cases involved his representation of an aerospace manufacturer seeking damages for breach of contract and fraud in connection with the sale of its business. Arbitration resulted in a multi-million dollar damages award in his client’s favor. Brian also defended a national brokerage firm in a seven-week trade secrets trial concerning the alleged misappropriation of a certain wireless technology. He represented the client in complex trial court and appellate proceedings.
Brian brings over 13 years of legal experience and an impressive roster of clients and trial successes. Brian received his JD in 1994, cum laude from the American University, Washington College of Law and his BA from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991. Brian indicates he is “delighted to join LYS&R as a partner and help the firm expand its business litigation capabilities in San Francisco and beyond.” While he considered a number of opportunities at different law firms, he said, “LYS&R’s people, core values, and reputation made it an ideal match for me.”
Recently ranked by the Los Angeles Business Journal as the 29th largest law firm in Los Angeles, LYS&R has attracted several high-profile attorneys in the past few months. Attorneys from firms including Gerard P. Fox and Raul Perez (formerly of Fox Spillane), Camilla Y. Chan (formerly of Baker Hostettler) and Louisa G. Weix (formerly of Paul
Hastings) have joined LYS&R to participate in its dynamic approach to the practice of law.
In its continuous growth, the San Francisco office of LYS&R has also welcomed associate Paul D. Tobias, formerly of Harbinson Tune Kasselik where he represented corporations in workers’ compensation disputes involving injury, asbestos, and discrimination claims.
Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine & Regenstreif, LLP is a full-service law firm with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, practicing in the areas of intellectual property litigation, business and entertainment litigation, products liability, real estate, business and financial crimes defense, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and creditors’
rights, tax and estate planning, and financial services litigation.