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Luce Forward Director Honored as Director of the Year for Corporate Citizenship – LawFuel US Legal Newswire

SAN DIEGO (September 23, 2009) – Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, a prominent California law firm, announced Robert Buell, a Partner in the firm’s real estate transactional practice group and former Managing Partner of the firm, was recently honored by the Corporate Directors Forum as Director of the Year for Corporate Citizenship. The award ceremony, one of San Diego’s premier business functions, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. For more information, please visit www.directorsforum.org.

Each year, the Corporate Directors Forum honors San Diego’s top directors for their outstanding performance in the boardroom and behind the scenes. Honorees are nominated by their boardroom peers to recognize their extraordinary contributions in various categories. Buell received the prestigious award in the Corporate Citizenship category, placing him among an elite list of professionals whose efforts within their communities have resulted in tremendous progress.

Buell has been a driving force at Luce Forward in influencing the corporate culture and employees who support the community in a variety of significant ways. He works to foster an awareness of community responsibility using his personal resources as well as those of the firm. He has served on the board of the YMCA of San Diego County for eight years, and is starting an unprecedented fourth year of service as chairman. The YMCA of San Diego County is recognized as the largest social service organization in San Diego County and the second largest YMCA in the United States.

Buell, whose practice focuses on real estate and construction transactions, served as managing partner at Luce Forward from 1998 to 2004. He has also served on the firm’s Executive Committee and as co-chair of Luce Forward’s highly regarded Real Estate Practice Group.

About Luce Forward
Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP is a full-service California law firm with a national reputation in more than 30 different areas of law. Since its founding in San Diego in 1873, Luce Forward has grown to become home to approximately 200 attorneys in six offices statewide including San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angles, Carmel Valley/Del Mar, Orange County and Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, visit www.luce.com.

About the Corporate Directors Forum
Corporate Directors Forum is a nonprofit organization (501C-6) founded in 1991 to promote high standards of professionalism in corporate governance, and has done it with a commitment to its core values and beliefs, and guided by its purpose. The Corporate Directors Forum recognizes that being a director is a challenging and important job — and it provides tools to help directors excel in the boardroom.

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