LOS ANGELES, September 25, 2015 — Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP (“KTB&S”), a premier boutique law firm specializing in corporate and municipal restructurings, corporate finance and transactions and commercial litigation, announced that Justin D. Yi has joined KTB&S as a Partner and Robert J. Smith as an Associate in the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group. Both attorneys come from the Los Angeles office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

“Justin and Rob will offer high-level legal counsel to our corporate clients,” stated Maria Sountas‐Argiropoulos who heads the KTB&S corporate practice. “Their backgrounds and experience complement our service areas and will boost our competitive advantage as one of the premier boutique firms in the corporate and restructuring arena nationally.”

Klee Tuchin’s Co-Managing Partner Lee Bogdanoff added, “Over the years we have successfully recruited exceptionally talented lawyers from some of the most respected firms nationally. More and more, clients are recognizing the value of boutique firms, where a few talented and highly motivated lawyers can get the job done cost-effectively.” 

Yi and Smith’s practices focus on complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, reorganizations, recapitalizations and minority investments, as well as general corporate matters. They represent corporations, private equity firms and investors across a wide range of industries, including apparel, healthcare, media, sports and entertainment, technology, renewable energy, food and beverage and asset management.

“Klee Tuchin offered me the opportunity to be a partner in a place where I could be more entrepreneurial in my practice,” says Justin. “The clarity of that vision from the partners was refreshing. I am excited to be a part of a growing full-service corporate practice that represents emerging growth to established enterprises.”

About Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff, Stern LLP

Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff, Stern LLP (KTB&S) has an unsurpassed depth of experience in the field of business insolvency and reorganization. But this extensive experience is not the only thing that makes KTB&S exceptional. KTB&S’ attorneys always dedicate themselves to accomplishing the best results possible, while delivering extraordinary service on a cost-effective basis. For more information, www.ktbslaw.com.

Contact: Terri Oppelt, Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff, Stern LLP