Greenberg Glusker Names Bob Baradaran as Managing Partner

January 15, 2014Press Release
Greenberg Glusker Press Release

Partnership elects new Management Committee for 2014, sets vision for building on recent growth

Greenberg Glusker today announced that Bob Baradaran, 42, a partner in the Firm’s Real Estate Transactional Group, has been elected to serve as its new Managing Partner, becoming just the fifth managing partner since its founding in 1959.

“I am honored that my partners have chosen me to guide our firm as it continues its evolution and growth, while maintaining its focus on providing clients with strategic business counsel on a wide range of legal and financial matters,” said Baradaran.

Baradaran succeeds entertainment, video gaming, and new media litigation partner, Stephen Smith.  Smith led the firm in a period of significant growth, recruiting key lateral partners and significantly expanding the Firm’s CorporateBankruptcy, and Litigation practices.

Baradaran’s election as Managing Partner also marks the return of a transactional partner to Greenberg Glusker’s helm after 20 years, reflecting the Firm’s success in mentoring and developing its next generation of deal makers.  Like Entertainment Group Chair, Matt Galsor, who becomes the newest member elected to the Management Committee, Baradaran is a member of a group of younger transactional partners who have taken on leadership roles and established successful practices, after being groomed by senior members of the Firm.

“Greenberg Glusker has long played a key role within the Los Angeles business community and beyond, and I’m excited to further that important legacy in the years to come,” said Baradaran.

Baradaran advises some of the most recognizable companies in the real estate, sports, and entertainment industries on their real estate and general legal matters. He was named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Real Estate Law” list that recognized the top real estate lawyers in Los Angeles County for 2013, which noted that he “regularly represents clients in complex, high-profile real estate transactions.”

Baradaran earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the USC Marshall School of Business and his and law degree from the USC School of Law.  He joined Greenberg Glusker in 1998 and has served on the Management Committee since 2010.

Also joining Baradaran, Smith and Galsor on the five-member management committee are: Bonnie Eskenazi and Norman Levine, partners in the Litigation Practice Group who were re-elected to the committee.

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