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Kansas City Business Journal: Lathrop Finds Partner in LA

11/21/2008

Lathrop Gage LC agreed to merge with a law firm in Los Angeles, a move that will add some of Hollywood’s bigname entertainment clients to the Kansas City-based firm’s fold.

Lathrop Gage will combine with litigation and intellectual property firm Spillane Shaeffer Aronoff Bandlow LLP in a deal scheduled to close on Jan. 1.

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“It makes us a coast-to-coast law firm, so it increases our national presence,” said Joel Voran, Lathrop Gage’s CEO. “It gives us access to top-flight litigators for matters we have.”

Spillane Shaeffer Aronoff Bandlow, a seven-lawyer boutique firm, does litigation and intellectual property work for such recognizable clients as NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Zorro Productions Inc. and Nordstrom Inc. Read more ...