Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that Chelsea A. Grayson has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the Corporate Department. She was previously a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group at Jones Day in Los Angeles.

Ms. Grayson focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and counseling, and joint ventures and strategic alliances. She has experience in a broad array of industries, including new media, infrastructure/engineering and construction, building products, technology, manufacturing, aerospace and defense, oil and gas, alternative energy, health care, retail and entertainment.

“We are very pleased to welcome Chelsea,” said Michael D. Beck, partner and chairman of Loeb & Loeb LLP. “We are committed to growing our corporate footprint in Los Angeles while expanding upon our national M&A and capital markets platform, and Chelsea brings a wealth of experience and diverse industry expertise that will be a great asset to our team and our clients.”

“Chelsea’s extensive experience in M&A, as well as her skills in navigating the intricacies of middle market deals, will add greatly to the level of service that we can offer our clients,” added Christopher J. Kelly, partner and chair of the Los Angeles office’s Corporate Department.

Companies that Ms. Grayson has worked with include: ABM/Ampco, American Greetings, Aramark, CBS TV, Emergency Communications Network, Experian, Harman International, Mandarin Oriental, MAPEI SpA and MAPEI Corporation, Mattel, Seguin Moreau, Sunkist Growers, Thales Avionics, and Universal Electronics, among others.

“Loeb & Loeb’s reputation in certain core areas, including media and technology, as well as their strength in middle-market transactions, is a great complement for my practice,” said Ms. Grayson. “I look forward to working with this impressive team.”

Ms. Grayson earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School and her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. After law school, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Samuel L. Bufford of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California.

Recently, Ms. Grayson was profiled as one of Los Angeles Business Journal’s top 40 dealmakers in their annual “Who’s Who in L.A. Law” list of 2011 and was also the recipient of The M&A Advisor’s 2011 “40 under 40 Award.” She currently serves on the board of directors of the Legal Division of The Jewish Federation.



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