JULY 6, 2016

Hello Los Angeles, California! Howard & Howard Continues West Coast Expansion

Royal Oak, MI/Los Angeles, CA, July 6, 2016:  Michigan-based law firm Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce the opening of its Los Angeles, California office late last week.  Joining the firm and based in this new office are: Lisa I. Carteen and Ryan A. Ellis.   

The office is located in Century Plaza Towers at, 2049 Century Park East, Suite 330, Los Angeles, CA 90067-3105.

“The West Coast is a dynamic environment for domestic and global commerce. Establishing a new office here is an important part of our growth strategy and will also allow us to better accommodate and support our growing client base in Southern California,” said firm president and CEO, Mark A. Davis. “The additions of Lisa and Ryan align with our strategic goals of continuing to provide our clients with attorneys who bring significant strength and experience to the firm.”  
Carteen is a pragmatic problem solver who litigates a wide range of complex business and intellectual property disputes, including copyright, trademark and patent matters.  
Carteen earned degrees from Campbell University School of Law and the University of Southern California. She is licensed to practice in the States of California and North Carolina. Carteen is also admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; all U.S. District Courts in California; and the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of North Carolina.
Ellis concentrates his practice in business and corporate, entertainment and real estate law.  Prior to joining Howard & Howard, he consulted with businesses on legal matters ranging from corporate formation and funding to mergers and acquisitions activities.
A graduate of Whittier Law School and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, he is admitted to practice in the States of California and Nevada, as well as Nevada Federal Court, and the Central and Eastern Federal Districts in California.

About Howard & Howard

Founded in 1869, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice, providing legal services to businesses and business owners.  With over 140 attorneys, the firm has offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Detroit [Royal Oak]); Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); Las Vegas, Nevada; and Los Angeles, California.  Howard & Howard’s major areas of practice include: bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; business and corporate; commercial litigation; employee benefits; environmental; estate planning; franchising; intellectual property; labor, employment and immigration; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities; and tax.  Our distinguished backgrounds provide us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, including, automotive and industrial; commodity futures; construction; energy and utilities; financial services; gaming; healthcare; and hospitality. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at www.howardandhoward.com.

Stacey M. Parzuchowski
Marketing & Communications Manager
(248) 723-0412; (312) 456-3679
sparzuchowski@howardandhoward.com