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Loeb & Loeb Expands Bankruptcy Practice in Los Angeles with Addition of Bernard R. Given II

LOS ANGELES – Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that Bernard (Barney) R. Given II has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditor’s Rights Practice. He joins from the Los Angeles office of Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato, L.C., where he was a shareholder specializing in bankruptcy and commercial litigation.

Given has represented debtors, creditors, and creditors' committees in cases throughout the United States. His representative cases include serving as debtor’s counsel for Southwest Petroservices, Inc. and Physicians Specialty Hospital of El Paso East, committee counsel for S.N.A. Nut Company, and counsel for Saber Oil and Gas in the Lehman Brothers Chapter 11 case.

“Barney’s 25-year history and experience in handling a range of bankruptcy litigation matters will be a great asset to all of our clients facing these unique business challenges,” said Loeb & Loeb Chairman, Michael Beck. “His level of expertise will add to the quality of counsel we can offer clients as well as expand the knowledge base of our team of bankruptcy experts. It is with great pleasure that we welcome him to the firm.”

Lance Jurich, partner and co-chair of Loeb & Loeb’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group added: “Barney’s background complements the strategic growth of our firm’s national bankruptcy and litigation groups. He will enhance our cross-practice capabilities across several industries facing bankruptcy and other creditors’ rights issues.”

Licensed to practice law in California and Texas, and the Fifth, Sixth and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Given currently serves on the Bankruptcy Sub-Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He is also an appointed member of the Texas Bar Foundation and previously served (by appointment) on the Local Rules Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas. Given has also been voted a Super Lawyer in both Texas and California by Thomson Reuters.

"Loeb's experience in all aspects of insolvency and bankruptcy law coupled with its record of success in these matters will give me more resources and a wider platform for developing my practice,” said Given.

Given earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. from the University of Southern California. In addition, he previously served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas in El Paso, where he taught Legal Research.

Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multi-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys focusing on select practice areas, rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients. The firm is recognized as a leading law firm in the areas of advanced media; bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors' rights; business litigation; energy; entertainment; finance; intellectual property; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities; technology; and tax and wealth services. Loeb & Loeb has five domestic offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville and Washington, DC, as well as a representative office in Beijing.