Best Lawyers Names Bava, Hori, Kieffer Lawyers of the Year

Lawyers of the Year 2019
– Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers in America has selected three Manatt partners—Gordon M. Bava, Susan K. Hori and George D. Kieffer—as “Lawyers of the Year” for 2019. Each year, only one lawyer from each practice area and metropolis area is honored with this distinction.

To select the “Lawyers of the Year,” the publication conducts an exhaustive peer-review assessment with thousands of the country’s leading lawyers. The designation reflects an extraordinary level of respect that a lawyer has earned amongst his or her peers in the same community and practice area.

Gordon M. Bava
2019 Los Angeles Financial Services Regulation Lawyer of the Year
A partner in the firm’s financial services group, Bava’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, special committee representation, private and underwritten securities offerings and general corporate representation across a variety of industries. Bava has advised clients across public entertainment, utility and healthcare companies, local, regional and multinational financial institutions and more.

This marks Bava’s twenty-fourth year on the Best Lawyers in America list.

Susan K. Hori
2019 Orange County Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year
Hori, co-chair of the firm’s real estate and land use practice, focuses her practice on processing land use entitlements and regulatory permits for real estate development and for resolving environmental issues affecting properties. This involves substantial work on matters involving local, state and federal land use matters and environmental laws, including the California Environmental Quality Act, the National Environmental Policy At and the California Coastal Act.

This marks Hori’s fourteenth year on the Best Lawyers in America list.

George D. Kieffer
2019 Los Angeles Administrative / Regulatory Lawyer of the Year
As chair of the firm’s government and regulatory practice, Kieffer represents middle-market and Fortune 500 companies before Los Angeles and California governing entities in matters including government contracts, procurement, transactions and policy issues. Kieffer successfully chaired the commission that rewrote the City of Los Angeles charter and is the chair of the Board of Regents of the University of California.

This marks Kieffer’s fourteenth year on the Best Lawyers in America list.

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