SOURCE: Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP

November 02, 2011 12:42 ET

Former Arden General Counsel Joins Elkins Kalt

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 2, 2011) - Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP ("Elkins Kalt") announces the hiring of David A. Swartz as Of Counsel. Swartz has more than 20 years of experience in real estate law.

Swartz joined the Century City-based firm in August 2011. During the past 13 years, Swartz served as a senior executive and General Counsel for several companies, namely Arden Realty, Inc. (a publicly-traded real estate investment trust and, during Swartz's tenure, the largest office landlord in Southern California), Latitude Management Real Estate Investors, Inc. (a real estate fund manager that originates, invests in and manages commercial real estate loans, securities and value-add real estate assets throughout the United States and Canada), and SAFCO Capital (an owner and operator of retail properties throughout the mid-western and western United States).

"I've been represented by, and worked with, many members of this firm over the past 13 years," said Swartz. "I am excited about the opportunity to join a growing firm with so many outstanding attorneys and such an impressive client roster."

Swartz's practice includes all facets of real estate transactions (including acquisitions, dispositions, financing and leasing), commercial contracts, dispute resolution and risk management.

"I have worked with David since our days together at Arden Realty," indicated Victor Coleman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Pacific Properties. "His legal and business background will provide a great addition to the already excellent team at Elkins Kalt."

About Elkins Kalt

Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP is a full-service law firm founded by leading partners from nationally recognized firms in order to provide top-tier legal advice from a more dynamic platform than possible within the confines of the more traditional "large firm" model. The attorneys of Elkins Kalt have particular expertise and experience in the following practice areas: real estate, land-use, finance, corporate, securities, tax, estate planning, and litigation.

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