COSTA MESA – Rutan & Tucker LLP has added three experienced associates in recent days, further strengthening its practices in bankruptcy, real estate and municipal and government agency law.
Roger Friedman, a seventh-year associate with a practice emphasis on bankruptcy, joined the firm’s Financial Practices Group on Feb. 25. Friedman is a 1996 graduate of the Columbus School of Law. He clerked for Bankruptcy Court Judge Mitchel Goldberg and comes to Rutan & Tucker from Irell & Manella LLP.
Don Pelgrim, a fourth year associate, joined the firm’s Real Estate Section last month. Pelgrim is a 1999 graduate of Loyola Law School and comes to Rutan & Tucker from Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth LLP.
Anthony Taylor, a third-year associate, rejoined Rutan & Tucker’s Municipal and Government Agency Law Section last month after a two-year stint at Burke Williams & Sorensen LLP. Taylor is a 2000 graduate of the University of Southern California law school. His practice emphasizes eminent domain, land use, environmental law and political law.
“We are happy to welcome Roger and Don and to welcome back Anthony,” said Managing Partner Jeff Oderman. “These additions make three of our strongest practices even stronger.”
The additions of Friedman, Pelgrim and Taylor increase Rutan & Tucker’s attorney count to 129. Rutan & Tucker, with roots going back to 1906 and headquartered in Costa Mesa, is the oldest and largest law firm headquartered in Orange County. Its primary practice areas include corporate and securities law, intellectual property, real estate and land use law, municipal and government agency law, business and real estate litigation, bankruptcy, labor and employment law, condemnation and property valuation, environmental law, and taxation and estate planning.