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3 cities. Over 70 lawyers. Now 1 great law firm: Weintraub merges with LA entertainment law firm

July 6, 2012

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SACRAMENTO / SAN FRANCISCO / LOS ANGELES, July 6, 2012 – Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin & Tobin Law Corporation and Weissmann Wolff Bergman Coleman Grodin LLP have jointly announced the merger of their respective business and entertainment law firms. The combined firm, named Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation, which will be known as Weintraub Tobin, will have more than 70 attorneys in offices in Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In addition to the expanded focus on entertainment and its convergence with technology and finance, key practice areas include corporate, banking, securities, employment, litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property, tax, trusts and estate planning, real estate and bankruptcy.

“After our successful expansion in the San Francisco market with the merger of Tobin & Tobin late last year, we turned our eyes toward Los Angeles and found a firm that mirrors our culture and complements our specialty practice areas,” said Michael Kvarme, Weintraub Tobin’s managing shareholder. “The combination with Weissmann Wolff offers clients a fully integrated team of business attorneys that are held in high esteem by the entertainment industry. In addition, with our expanded and solid presence throughout California, we are large enough to offer superior depth and breadth of expertise but small enough to enable efficiencies and flexibility that ultimately benefit all clients.”

“The combined capabilities and expanded services of the firm benefit our clients in that we now have a larger geographical reach and further depth in meeting all of their business needs. The firm’s outstanding attorneys offer a broad range of business and litigation services that will ideally complement our entertainment focus,” said Marvin Gelfand, managing partner for Weissmann Wolff.

The Los Angeles Office will continue to advise its entertainment industry clients across film, television, animation, videogames, digital media and publishing including Scholastic, Random House, Warner Bros., NBC/Universal, Doug Liman (Director: Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Bourne Identity; Executive Producer: Covert Affairs, Suits), Jan DeBont (Director: Speed, Twister), Diane Lane, Cheech Marin and Tracey Ullman, to name a few. Via the San Francisco Office, entertainment clients will have access to the legal expertise and relationships established with leading technology groups.

With offices in Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles, Weintraub Tobin pledges to be an innovative provider of sophisticated legal services to dynamic businesses and business owners, as well as non-profits and individuals with litigation, business and entertainment needs. The firm will continue its long-time and strong support of the communities in which its attorneys live and work. On the web at www.weintraub.com.