• 12.29.10

    Manatt Advises Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in the Acquisition of Sucampo AG

    Manatt represented Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCMP) in the acquisition of Sucampo AG, a Swiss-based patent-holding company and its whollyowned subsidiary, Sucampo AG Japan (SAGJ), a patent maintenance company, from the cofounders and majority shareholders of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, ...

  • 12.17.10

    Manatt Senior Director Joins CalPERS Board

    Manatt’s Richard S. Costigan, III, a senior director of State & Government Affairs based in the firm’s Sacramento, CA office, has been chosen by the California State Personnel Board (CSPB) as its representative to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) ...

  • 11.22.10

    Manatt Advises Sweetwater, American Hi Definition on Merger with NEP Broadcasting

    Manatt acted as legal counsel to Sweetwater and American Hi Definition in a deal with NEP Broadcasting for the companies to be acquired and merged into the NEP Entertainment division.As part of NEP Entertainment, Sweetwater and American Hi Definition will continue to serve their clients with the ...

  • 09.15.10

    Manatt Practices Achieve Top-Tier National Rankings from U.S.- News Best Lawyers

    U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2010 Best Law Firms rankings, marking the inaugural publication of what is to be an annual analysis, with Manatt scoring four Tier 1 national rankings and 31 metropolitan designations.The rankings, including 30,322 rankings of 8,782 law firms ...

  • 09.01.10

    Human Rights Campaign Awards Manatt Perfect Score in 2011 Corporate Equality Index

    Manatt earned the top rating of 100 percent in the Human Rights Campaign’s 2011 Corporate Equality Index. This is Manatt’s fourth consecutive appearance on the list and its third year receiving a perfect score.The CEI is an annual report that provides an in-depth analysis and rating of ...

  • 08.30.10

    Gantz, Muller, Edwards Discuss Opportunities in the Unsettled Real Estate Market with GlobeSt.com

    Real estate recessions have proven to both break and make great fortunes.  Banks, the FDIC, and CMBS servicers hold more than $140 billion in troubled loans, and that number is growing.  Many investors are seeing that $140 billion problem as a real opportunity to buy defaulted loans at a ...

  • 08.04.10

    Best Lawyers Recognizes 58 Manatt Lawyers Among Nation’s Leading Lawyers for 2011

    Best Lawyers in America recently recognized 58 Manatt attorneys among their lists of America’s leading lawyers for 2011. Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys through a peer-review process, which this year included more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations.Representing a ...

  • 07.28.10

    Sales Not Keeping Pace With Delinquent CRE Borrowers

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt’s Tom Muller for an article on why attorneys are anticipating that as commercial loan losses rise, the wave of mortgage transactions will swell.   The publication reports that, even as regulators increase the pressure on lenders to clean up their ...

  • 06.16.10

    Manatt Recommended by The Legal 500 in Three Core Practice Areas

    The Legal 500 recommended Manatt in three core practice areas, including Marketing & Advertising, Mergers & Acquisitions and Real Estate. The rankings were published in the 2010 edition of The Legal 500 United States.The Legal 500 United States rankings are compiled by a team of researchers ...

  • 06.08.10

    Muller Interviewed on CMBS Market in Retail Traffic

    Tom Muller, a partner in Manatt’s Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group, talked with Retail Traffic about the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) market, and buzz created by The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) bringing the first multi-borrower deal to market. The deal, ...



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