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Clark Hill Combines With Barton Klugman & Oetting In Los Angeles

July 31, 2023

International law firm Clark Hill announced today that it has combined with Barton Klugman & Oetting LLP, a Los Angeles boutique firm long recognized for its finance, transactional and litigation practices, effective today. Eleven former Barton Klugman attorneys will join colleagues in Clark Hill’s downtown LA offices.

“This combination expands our transactional capabilities and competitiveness in southern California and nationally,” said John Hensien, Clark Hill’s Chief Executive Officer. “For more than 65 years, Barton Klugman has been doing outstanding sophisticated work for its clients. We are pleased to have them join the Clark Hill team and look forward to continuing to build upon their expertise and success.”

Clark Hill and Barton Klugman & Oetting have a shared focus on providing clients with exceptional client service paired with a solutions-oriented, growth-minded approach. Both firms strive to treat clients and colleagues with integrity and compassion while providing effective, high-quality and innovative counsel. Barton Klugman & Oetting’s commitment to small businesses, family offices, corporate and institutional clients is mirrored in Clark Hill’s enduring commitment to long-lasting client relationships at the regional, national and global scale.

“Barton Klugman has been committed to providing sophisticated legal services with a personal touch since our founding in 1958,” said Tod Beebe, previously managing partner of Barton Klugman. “With Clark Hill, we have found like-minded colleagues who value relationships and collaboration as we do. Clark Hill’s international platform will allow us to provide our clients with a broader array of services and to maintain the efficient, effective legal counsel they’ve come to expect from us. We believe this is a great combination for all involved.”

Clark Hill’s LA attorneys have an array of practices, ranging from Immigration to Transportation & Logistics, Employment and Litigation. The office is routinely ranked among the region’s best with individual lawyers being recognized and honored for their outstanding work. In addition to the Los Angeles office, Clark Hill also has California-based lawyers in San Francisco and in San Diego. The firm has 27 offices in the U.S., Ireland and Mexico.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome the Barton Klugman folks to our team,” said Lisa Reimbold, co-Member in Charge of Clark Hill’s LA office. “Now, with more than 75 attorneys with deep experience across a range of practices and industries, we’re better positioned than ever before to help our clients pursue their business goals.”

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