JMBM's Land Use And Zoning Practice receives national first-tier ranking and metropolitan first tier ranking (Los Angeles)

November 1, 2011

Best Law Firms BadgeJeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce its land use practice has been selected for inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report / Best Lawyers® list of Best Law Firms. JMBM achieved a National First-Tier Ranking and a Metropolitan First-Tier Ranking (Los Angeles) in the area of Land Use and Zoning Law.

"Land use is where the law, politics and community all intersect and navigating a client's project through this intersection can be quite treacherous," said Benjamin M. Reznik, Chair of JMBM's Government, Land Use, Environment and Energy Department. "My colleagues and I are honored to have our work recognized by inclusion in the list of Best Law Firms," he said.

The Best Law Firms designation is based on client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and a formal submission process. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

Among their many notable successes, JMBM lawyers have participated in the revitalization of downtown Los Angeles during the past 10 years by obtaining approvals for the development of 3,500 new apartments. JMBM successes can also be seen throughout other parts of Los Angeles, including approvals for a one million square feet mixed use development in Hollywood, and the highly publicized Candy & Candy project in Beverly Hills for a luxury mixed use twin tower condominium at the former Robinsons May department store site.

Recently, Reznik has been quoted in news stories worldwide regarding his representation of Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, whose plans to build a private estate along an exclusive lane in the posh Benedict Canyon neighborhood in Los Angeles has generated controversy among the community's wealthy residents.

"The Firm's clients know that our land use lawyers are among the most skilled and effective in the nation," said JMBM's managing partner, Bruce Jeffer. " We are grateful to our clients for their participation in the selection process that resulted in our firm's designation by U.S. News & World Report / Best Lawyers® as one of the Best Law Firms in the nation, and in Los Angeles, in the area of land use and zoning."

About JMBM's Land Use and Zoning Practice
JMBM's particular strength is handling all permitting and compliance issues for businesses seeking to locate and develop new sites, relocate or expand operations. Projects that JMBM's lawyers have helped move through the approval process include residential developments and apartment complexes, hotels, shopping centers, theaters, office buildings, plus a wide range of industrial projects such as mines, energy plants and manufacturing facilities.

About JMBM
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is a full-service law firm committed to providing clients with outstanding results. From our offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County, we serve our clients' needs worldwide. For more information about the full range of practice areas provided by our attorneys, visit www.jmbm.com.

About the U.S. News Media Group
The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine, the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com, and www.rankingsandreviews.com.

About Best Lawyers Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over a quarter century, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers® lists are excerpted in a wide range of general interest, business and legal publications worldwide, reaching an audience of more than 17 million readers.

U.S. News & World Report is a registered trademark of U.S. News & World Report, L.P. Best Lawyers is a registered trademark of Woodward/White, Inc.