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JMBM Attorneys Recognized as 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

LOS ANGELES—Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce that 19 JMBM attorneys have been recognized as Super Lawyers in Southern California for 2023. This list includes outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their individual practice areas. Five attorneys were also recognized as Rising Stars.

The names of JMBM’s Super Lawyers and their practice areas are listed below:

Los Angeles

  • Rod S. Berman, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Robert E. Braun, Technology Transactions
  • Jim Butler, Real Estate
  • Joel D. Deutsch, Real Estate
  • Vince Farhat, White Collar Defense and Investigations
  • Marta M. Fernandez, Employment & Labor
  • Thomas M. Geher, Bankruptcy
  • Michael A. Gold, Business Litigation, Corporate
  • Jeffrey D. Goldman, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Timothy Lappen, Closely Held Business
  • Guy Maisnik, Real Estate
  • Robert E. Mangels, Business Litigation
  • Burton A. Mitchell, Tax
  • Benjamin M. Reznik, Land Use / Zoning
  • David A. Sudeck, Real Estate
  • David Tabibian, Real Estate
  • Seth Weissman, Real Estate

Orange County

  • Gordon A. Schaller, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Greg S. Cordrey, Intellectual Property Litigation

The names of JMBM’s Rising Stars and their practice areas are listed below. The Rising Stars list highlights attorneys who are either 40 years old or younger, or have been practicing for 10 years or less:

Los Angeles

  • Raef Cogan, Employment Litigation
  • Vatche Zetjian, Estate & Trust Litigation

Orange County

  • Irina Rospotnyuk, Business / Corporate
  • Sarah G. Hartman, Intellectual Property Litigation

About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

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