Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Elects Three Shareholders

SACRAMENTO, Calif., February 26, 2007 – The Sacramento based law firm of Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, a business law and business litigation firm, announces that Mike De Angelis, Shawn M. Kent and Lizbeth V. West have been elected shareholders to the firm.

“We are proud to announce the election of Mike, Shawn and Lizbeth to shareholder status,” said Managing Partner Gary Bradus. “Their continued dedication to excellence and ability to find innovative solutions for our clients represents the qualities that have helped build this firm into a progressive, entrepreneurial law firm.”

Mr. De Angelis joined the firm in 2003 and is a member of the firm’s Business, Securities and Commercial Transactions practice group. His practice focuses on representing both public and private companies with venture capital financings, mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and public offerings of securities. He also has experience advising clients on intellectual property matters and equity compensation issues.

Mr. Kent joined the firm in 2003 and is a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Business, Securities and Commercial Transactions practice groups. He specializes in the representation of lenders and borrowers in major loan transactions, purchase, sale and development of real property, drafting and negotiating leases and construction contracts. He also counsels corporate clients with the formation and capitalization of business entities, representation of companies in venture financing, private placements, mergers, acquisitions and debt offerings.

Ms. West joined the firm in 2000 and is a member of the firm’s Disputes, Trials and Appeals, and Labor and Employment practice groups. Her practice focuses on counseling employers on issues such as wage and hour laws, disciplinary actions, employment policies, privacy issues, terminations, lay-offs, hiring, contracts and compliance with state and federal employment laws. She also defends employers in various employment related litigation matters, as well as administrative actions, at the state and federal level. Ms. West also has experience advising clients on the Americans with Disabilities Act public accommodation and disability access law.

Weintraub Genshlea Chediak is Sacramento’s leading business and litigation law firm with one of the largest corporate practices in the region. Major practice areas include litigation, real estate, corporate, securities, banking, intellectual property, licensing and distribution, nonprofit law, entertainment, labor and employment, fiduciary abuse, tax, trusts and estates. For more information, please visit weintraubstage.wpengine.com.