Loeb & Loeb LLP is pleased to announce the election of eight lawyers to the firm’s partnership. The new partners are Kristin Bacchus, Sophia Mei-ling Chang, Ryan Court, Benjamin Kabak, Alexandra Letzel, Jessica Davis Mills, Libby O’Neill and Connie Pak.
“I am pleased to welcome these outstanding lawyers to the partnership,” said Chairman Kenneth Florin. “Our new partners have distinguished themselves through their commitment to client service and significant contributions to their respective practice areas. They each exemplify the energy and potential of the firm, and the exciting future that lies ahead.”
Kristin Bacchus – Capital Markets & Corporate, Los Angeles
Kristin Bacchus brings a strategic mindset to the drafting and negotiation of complex corporate financing transactions for clients in the U.S. and abroad. She has extensive experience representing lending institutions, private equity sponsors, investment funds, and corporate and individual borrowers in domestic and cross-border transactions. A major portion of Kristin’s practice focuses on representing financial institutions in secured and unsecured lending and finance transactions, including securities-based lending, asset-based lending, private equity and hedge fund transactions, leveraged buyouts, and subscription facilities. In addition, Kristin has advised financial institutions and commercial borrowers in connection with syndicated credit facilities, acquisition loans, bridge loans, asset-based loans and energy loans. Kristin received her J.D. and L.L.M. in International and Comparative Law from Duke University School of Law and her B.A., cum laude, from The University of Texas at Austin.
Sophia Mei-ling Chang – Real Estate, Los Angeles
Sophia Mei-ling Chang has a diverse practice representing developers, investors, public entities and other property owners in all aspects of real estate development, including acquisitions, dispositions, leases, options, financing, joint ventures and land use matters. She routinely advises clients on federal, state and local laws impacting development projects, and has extensive experience working with both public entities and private developers to develop public land, create public infrastructure, provide affordable housing and create development opportunities. Sophia received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Ryan Court – Trusts & Estates, Chicago
Ryan Court maintains a broad trust and estates practice, advising clients in all facets of estate planning, estate administration, charitable giving and related tax matters. Ryan received his J.D., summa cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law and his B.A. from the University of Minnesota.
Benjamin Kabak – Advanced Media & Technology, New York
Benjamin Kabak focuses his practice on complex global and domestic outsourcing matters and technology-enabled business transactions. He advises companies in a variety of industries, including financial services, health care and personal care, on business process and IT outsourcing and strategic technology-based alliances. Benjamin drafts and negotiates corporate technology agreements including software and data licenses, subscription services, consulting and professional services engagements, hardware purchases, managed hosted and cloud computing services, and joint ventures. Benjamin received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.A. from Swarthmore College.
Alexandra Letzel – Trusts & Estates, Los Angeles
Alexandra Letzel concentrates her practice on high net worth trust, probate, guardianship and conservatorship litigation, including will and trust contests, disputes regarding the obligations of fiduciaries, and actions regarding the appointment of guardians and conservators. She represents private and corporate fiduciaries, settlors, and individual and charitable beneficiaries. Alexandra received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and her B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Jessica Davis Mills – Trusts & Estates, San Francisco
Jessica Davis Mills maintains a broad-based estate planning practice. She advises clients on estate and gift taxation, non-tax aspects of estate planning, structuring wealth transfers to charitable and noncharitable recipients, and planning for incapacity. Jessica also provides counsel on the formation of family limited partnerships, limited liability companies and tax-exempt organizations. She received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Cornell University.
Libby O’Neill – Advanced Media & Technology, Chicago
Libby O’Neill focuses her practice on advertising and intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on advertising claim substantiation and disputes; promotions; trademark counseling, enforcement and litigation; and social media issues. Clients turn to her for assistance in all aspects of advertising and promotions initiatives, including national campaign counsel and strategy and license and sponsorship agreements. She also works with advertisers to analyze claim substantiation issues and defend and challenge claims before the Better Business Bureau’s National Advertising Division. Libby received her J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and her B.A., cum laude, from Yale University.
Connie Pak – Real Estate, Los Angeles
Connie Pak focuses her practice on all aspects of transactional real estate development, including acquisitions, dispositions, commercial leasing, real estate financing, construction and development, estate planning support, and general real estate transactional matters for assets of all sizes. Connie represents businesses ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies in diverse industries that include finance, technology, entertainment and media, sports, and health care. Connie also represents governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations and high net worth individuals. She received her J.D. from Loyola Law School and her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles.