TroyGould PC, a nationally recognized law firm for business, is pleased to welcome Aaron Bloom as a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.  Bloom began his legal career 13 years ago at Greenberg Glusker, where he advanced from summer clerk to partner.  He has extensive experience handling a wide variety of entertainment, real estate and general business disputes for high-profile clients.  Bloom has first chair bench and jury trial experience, and his clients look to him to handle all aspects of litigation including discovery and the enforcement of judgments.   (more…)

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National law firm Wilson Elser is pleased to announce that Bill Hake, founder of Bay Area–based Hake Law, and 15 members of his team, including attorneys, paralegals and staff, have joined the firm’s San Francisco office effective April 1 (more…)

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Norton Rose Fulbright’s employment and labor team is expanding its roster with the addition of three lawyers in the Los Angeles office (more…)

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Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy announced that experienced corporate finance lawyer Eric Reimer has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner. (more…)

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Simpson Thacher is representing Siris Capital Group in connection with its announced agreement to acquire Stratus Technologies Bermuda Ltd.  Stratus Technologies is a privately held company, owned primarily by Investcorp, Intel Capital, MidOcean Partners, and NEC.  The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014, subject to customary closing conditions (more…)

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Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that it represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as an agent, in connection with a credit facility for AFS Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for the food and beverage industry. The financing consisted of a $150 million term loan facility and a $5 million revolving loan facility (more…)

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Cooley LLP announced today that it advised TriNet Group, Inc. on its $276 million initial public offering. TriNet, a cloud-based strategic partner to small and medium sized businesses for payroll, health benefits, employment law compliance and risk reduction, now trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “TNET.” (more…)

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Cooley LLP announced today that it advised Versartis, Inc. on its $144.9 million initial public offering. Versartis, a biopharmaceutical company developing long-acting therapeutic proteins for the treatment of endocrine disorders, now trades on the NASDAQ Global Stock Market under the symbol “VSAR.” (more…)

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Scott Morehouse has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental practice group, based in the firm’s Orange County office. Morehouse joins from Greenberg Traurig. (more…)

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Cooley LLP announced today that it advised Horizon Pharma, Inc. on its acquisition of Dublin-based Vidara Therapeutics International Ltd. for stock and cash valued at approximately $660 million. The resulting company, which will be organized under the laws of Ireland, has a portfolio of four products marketed primarily in the US. The transaction is expected to close by mid-2014. (more…)

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Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that John Hamilton has joined the firm’s corporate practice as a partner in Orange County. Hamilton comes to the firm from Bracke Manufacturing, LLC, an electronic component manufacturing company, which he co-founded. Prior to owning his own business, Hamilton was a partner with Rutan & Tucker in Orange County. (more…)

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Vedder Price is pleased to announce the expansion of its California presence with the addition of corporate lawyer Scott E. Adamson located in Los Angeles.

Mr. Adamson adds his substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, complex corporate transactions and cross-border transactions to the Vedder Price services already offered in California, including services for financial institutions such as finance and bankruptcy, as well as a broad suite of labor and employment services. The expansion represents the next step in the growth of the firm and enhances its experience and depth in the Finance and Transactions practice area. (more…)

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