COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 5, 2015 – Anna Amarandos, Caroline Djang and Peter Howell have recently been named partners at Rutan & Tucker, LLP, California’s largest full-service business law firm based in Orange County.
Amarandos is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Section, where she specializes in Environmental Law and is experienced in regulatory compliance involving land, water and air quality issues, the negotiation of environmental agreements for real estate and corporate transactions, redevelopment of contaminated properties, CEQA compliance, and Prop. 65. She received her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Master of Arts from Southern Illinois University and Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Irvine.
Djang is Co-Chair of the Corporate Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights Group and a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Department. Djang’s diverse and comprehensive bankruptcy practice includes the representation of debtors, secured lenders, chapter 11 trustees, landlords, creditors’ committees, and other creditors in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings. Prior to joining Rutan & Tucker, Djang was a judicial law clerk at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for seven years, clerking for U.S. Bankruptcy Judges Ellen Carroll, Vincent P. Zurzolo, Sheri Bluebond and Richard M. Neiter. Djang was selected as a Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representative and is on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum. She has been honored as a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star three times. She received her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.
Howell is a member of the firm’s Government & Regulatory Law Section and Environmental Law and Land Use/Natural Resources Practice Groups. Howell’s practice includes litigation and advisory matters involving governmental agencies, as well as litigation between private parties, and focuses on environmental and land use matters. He has represented a wide variety of private and public-sector clients, including property owners, developers, business owners, cities, water districts, redevelopment agencies, and school districts. He received his Juris Doctor from University of California, Los Angeles in 2003 and his Bachelor of Arts from Bradley University in 1998.
“We are pleased to elevate these outstanding attorneys to the level of partner in recognition of the unique strengths they bring to our clients,” said Steve Nichols, the firm’s managing partner.
About Rutan & Tucker, LLP
Rutan & Tucker is Orange County’s largest full-service law firm with offices in Orange County and Palo Alto. Primary practice areas include corporate and securities law, business, real estate and intellectual property litigation, labor and employment law, intellectual property, real estate, government and regulatory law, land use law, bankruptcy, condemnation and property valuation, environmental law, and taxation and estate planning. Detailed information about the firm is available at www.rutan.com.