JMBM Promotes Three Associates To Partner

Los Angeles – January 23, 2007 – Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP (JMBM), one of California’s foremost full-service law firms, today announced that three associates have been elected to the partnership, effective immediately.

“We are delighted to promote three associates in our Los Angeles office to partner status,” said Bruce P. Jeffer, JMBM’s managing partner. “Each of these professionals has demonstrated legal prowess within their areas of expertise, and we are proud of their efforts and commitment to the firm.”

The following associates have been elected to the partnership:

Travis Gemoets has been named partner in the Labor & Employment Group. An experienced trial attorney, Gemoets represents management in all facets of labor and employment law and advises employers on all types of employment issues. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles and his Juris Doctorate from Hastings College of Law, University of California, in 1994. He is a member of the State Bar of California.

Kevin K. McDonnell has been named partner in the Government, Land Use, Environmental and Energy Group. As a registered Civil Engineer and Structural Engineer in California, McDonnell offers unique professional insight in litigation matters pertaining to construction and engineering laws. He received his Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic State University and his Masters of Science in Structural Engineering from California State University, Northridge. A member of the State Bar of California, he received his Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law in 1999.

Michael N. Steuch has been named partner in the Corporate Group. His corporate and securities work emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and counseling business enterprises from initial formation and financing through their eventual sale. Steuch received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa and his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1998. He is a member of the State Bar of California.