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JMBM Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Best Lawyers in America® Including 2 Lawyer of the Year awardees

LOS ANGELES—Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce that 11 attorneys across all three offices have been selected by their peers for their inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® 2017 edition. Best Lawyers is based on comprehensive peer-review survey in which tens of thousands of top lawyers evaluate the legal abilities of other lawyers within their practice areas.

In addition, an attorney was awarded “Lawyer of the Year” recognition. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area are honored each year. Greg S. Cordrey was recognized for Litigation – Patent in Orange County.

The following JMBM attorneys have been included in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®:

Orange County
Gregory S. Cordrey – Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Patent
Gordon A. Schaller – Trusts and Estates, Litigation – Trusts and Estates

Los Angeles
Rod S. Berman – Trademark Law
Timothy Lappen – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Trusts and Estates
Guy Maisnik – Real Estate Law
Robert E. Mangels – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law
Burton Mitchell – Tax Law, Trusts and Estates, Litigation- Trusts and Estates
Benjamin M. Reznik – Land Use and Zoning Law

San Francisco
Robert B. Kaplan – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Mediation
Bennett G. Young – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Best Lawyers® were announced in a special supplement to the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Daily News, Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Torrance Daily Breeze, Beverly Hills Courier, Orange County Register and the Wall Street Journal (San Francisco and Los Angeles subscriber editions).

About JMBM
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP is a full-service law firm committed to providing clients with outstanding results. From our offices in Orange County, Los Angeles and San Francisco we serve our clients’ needs worldwide. For more information about our attorneys and our services, visit

About Best Lawyers in America®

Best Lawyers in America® is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public.