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Freeman Freeman & Smiley Combines with Saul Ewing

Saul Ewing LLP has expanded nationally, opening two offices in Southern California through a combination with 50-attorney law firm Freeman Freeman & Smiley. With offices in Los Angeles and Orange County, the combined Firm now has 18 offices nationwide and more than 400 attorneys.

Nationally recognized in the areas of real estate and trusts and estates, Freeman has been a fixture in the Southern California legal communities for nearly 50 years, with clients including individuals, start-up businesses and Fortune 500 companies throughout California. Freeman attorneys also have significant experience representing clients in the financial services, food and beverage, technology and retail, manufacturing and distribution industries.

“The collaborative culture, bench strength, industry focus and full range of legal services is what attracted us to Saul Ewing,” said Steven Ziven, former managing partner of Freeman, who will now serve as managing partner of the Los Angeles office. “With 18 offices and more than 400 attorneys, we will now be able to serve clients much more holistically and effectively and have boots on the ground where they are needed.”


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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