JMBM Donates $100,000 to Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

LOS ANGELES, September 27, 2005 – Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP (JMBM), one of California’s foremost full-service law firms, announced today that it has raised $100,000 for the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

"The response from our partners and employees to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina has been amazing," said Bruce Jeffer, managing partner of JMBM. "Together, we feel an obligation to help and support those impacted by this disaster."

JMBM matched dollar-for-dollar all partner and employee contributions and contributed additional funds to bring the total donation amount to $100,000. The Firm has pledged a bulk of the donations to the American Red Cross, with the remainder going to the following organizations:

· Feed the Children · Baton Rouge Area Foundation · Louisiana State University Spirit of Veterinary Medicine Hurricane Katrina Animal Relief Fund · Salvation Army · Salvation Army Operation Angel Island · LDS Foundation · Habitat for Humanity · Mercy Corps · The Jewish Foundation · McCormick Tribune Foundation Hurricane Katrina Relief Campaign · Best Friends Hurricane Relief Fund · Humane Society of the United States Disaster Relief Fund · Orthodox Union · In Defense of Animals · National Multiple Sclerosis Society · University of California, Berkeley Katrina Emergency Fund

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Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP (JMBM), is one of California’s foremost full-service law firms, committed to providing clients with results — successfully resolving cases, closing deals, protecting assets, and creating value. More than attorneys, JMBM’s team of legal professionals serve as trusted advisors who understand complex legal and business issues. JMBM has offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and can be contacted at JMBM.com or by phone at 1-800-JMBMLLP.