Government and Land Use Attorney Sheri Bonstelle Joins JMBM

LOS ANGELES – February 16, 2006 – Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP (JMBM), one of California’s foremost full-service law firms, today announced that Sheri Bonstelle has joined the Firm as an associate in its Government, Land Use & Zoning, Environment and Energy Group.

"Sheri brings a unique skill set to the Firm," said Benjamin Reznik, chairman of the Firm’s Government, Land Use & Zoning, Environment and Energy Group. "Her background as an architect coupled with her experience handling land use and construction matters will enhance our ability to service our clients."

Bonstelle’s practice will focus on land use, zoning and environmental matters, including managing the development entitlement process for multi-use, residential and adaptive reuse projects.

"Of the select group of law firms with government and land use practice groups, JMBM has the highest reputation for representing and promoting significant quality development projects in the City of Los Angeles," said Sheri Bonstelle. "Working with Ben Reznik and the group’s dynamic attorneys will provide the resources and support necessary for me to serve the Firm’s clients as well as develop my own practice within the Firm."

Bonstelle has previously worked at Allen Matkins in Los Angeles and at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in New York. Bonstelle holds a Bachelors of Arts from Columbia College, and a Masters of Architecture from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Bonstelle received her Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law. She is admitted to the bar in California and New York and is a licensed architect in the State of New York.

About JMBM’s Government, Land Use, Environment & Energy Group

JMBM’s Government, Land Use, Environment & Energy Group is experienced in all aspects of development –whether the project is a new hotel or an energy plant, or whether the issue is historic preservation or zoning restrictions. The Group’s attorneys specialize in government advocacy and when litigation is necessary or desirable, JMBM is experienced and effective in challenging arbitrary or unlawful governmental agency decisions.