TroyGould Adds Four Distinguished Attorneys to Support Growth
LOS ANGELES – (September 23, 2020) – TroyGould, a nationally recognized law firm celebrating 50 years of client service, today announced the addition of four attorneys to support continued growth across its corporate & securities, litigation and tax practices.
“In this firm’s 50-year history we have been fortunate to hire many talented attorneys. I am now proud to welcome four additional outstanding attorneys to TroyGould, each of whom brings a wealth of experience and skills to our firm,” says Istvan Benko, Managing Member of TroyGould. “Robert Briskin is a highly respected tax practitioner in all aspects of business law. Michael Huseby is a skilled intellectual property and technology focused corporate lawyer with significant mergers and acquisitions experience. Amy Nashon has nearly two decades of practical litigation experience. We are also pleased that Ekong Udoekwere has rejoined our firm. Ekong is a terrific addition to our Corporate & Securities department because of his experience in M&A transactions, joint ventures and public and private company securities law matters.”
As one of Southern California’s leading business law firms, TroyGould has served as trusted advisor and advocate for clients over the past 50 years. The firm advises both U.S. and non-U.S. clients in their complex corporate, securities, M&A, venture financing and business litigation needs, including cross-border transactions.
Benko continues, “We are fortunate that our culture of collaboration, creative solutions and client-focus is attracting exceptionally skilled lawyers who are both aligned with our core values and eager to contribute their deep expertise to our firm. With Ekong, Michael, Amy and Robert joining our firm, we are strategically positioned to expand our expertise and service to clients both current and new.”
Professional Experience and Credentials of TroyGould’s Newest Attorneys
M&A, Capital Markets & Corporate Governance: Ekong I. Udoekwere rejoins TroyGould with more than 15 years of experience in mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, venture capital financing, and public and private securities offerings. Udoekwere’s corporate and securities law experience includes his prior service at Loeb & Loeb LLP, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and RIE Law Group. Education and Honors: Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; J. D. from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Harvard International Law Journal.
Technology Transactions, M&A, Capital Markets: Michael B. Huseby joins TroyGould’s Corporate & Securities department to provide counsel on technology transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate and securities matters for companies across a variety of industries. Prior to TroyGould, Huseby was an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP. Education and Honors: B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; J.D. from Columbia Law School, named a James Kent Scholar and a recipient of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize for three years of outstanding academic achievement, and the Carroll G. Harper Prize in Intellectual Property.
Litigation: Amy Nashon is a trial lawyer with over a decade of practical legal experience. At TroyGould, she advises clients on a variety of litigation matters in the business, entertainment, commercial real estate, aviation and probate arenas. Before joining TroyGould, she was an attorney for the Boesch Law Group in Santa Monica, having served as a senior litigation paralegal prior to joining the California State Bar. She holds a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the renowned Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. Education, Honors and Affiliations: B.A. cum laude, from the University of Alaska at Anchorage; J.D. cum laude, at Pepperdine University School of Law; Editorial Board Member, Los
Angeles Lawyer Magazine; Member of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles; former fellow of the Israel Diplomatic Fellowship; and former faculty member of Lorman Education Services.
Taxation Specialist: Robert A. Briskin, a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law by the State Bar of California, has more than 25 years of experience representing clients on major corporate, business and real estate transactions, tax planning, M&A transactions, reorganizations, and high-level, complex negotiations. Education and Honors: Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan; J.D. from Wayne State University Law School; LL.M. in Tax Law from the New York University School of Law.
Celebrating 50 years of success as one of Southern California’s leading business law firms, TroyGould is recognized in the U.S. and abroad for its success in helping both U.S. and non-U.S clients achieve their business goals. The firm’s clients range from emerging companies to middle-market and Fortune 500 companies across a diverse set of industries including life sciences, technology, entertainment/media, manufacturing, food and beverage, real estate, consumer products and health care. For more information, visit TroyGould.com.
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