LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Top boutique law firm Sklar Kirsh LLP announced today that it has expanded its Litigation and Real Estate practices with the addition of Senior Counsel William Dance and real estate Paralegal Howard Olds.
“We are excited to see continued growth within all practices of the firm,” said firm Co-Chairman Andrew Kirsh. “Both Bill and Howard bring top-notch experience to our already formidable group of litigation and real estate professionals.”
Dance has over 15 years of complex commercial litigation experience, including contract claims, real property controversies, and entertainment and intellectual property claims. “The attorneys at Sklar Kirsh come with a truly diverse array of experience that you don’t typically find outside of the largest law firms,” said Dance. “They are solution oriented, with a deep understanding of their client’s business and goals.”
After graduating with his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, Dance earned an M.F.A. in Film Production at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and spent 15 years working in the film and television industry as a screenwriter, director, producer and editor.
“Bill’s experience on the creative side of the entertainment industry uniquely positions him to understand the goals and legal objectives of our media and entertainment clients,” said Justin Goldstein, chair of Sklar Kirsh’s Litigation Practice Group. After deciding to focus his career on law, Bill attended Harvard Law School and received his J.D. in 2003. He went on to practice at O’Melveny and Tucker Ellis LLP before joining Sklar Kirsh.
In addition to Dance, Olds brings a wealth of experience to the Real Estate practice at Sklar Kirsh. Olds specializes in retail ground and space leasing, purchase and sale transactions, due diligence, title and survey review and analysis, organization and preparation of closing documents and coordinating real estate closings. Prior to joining Sklar Kirsh, Olds worked for the Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. as a Real Estate Manager and Real Estate Due Diligence Specialist. “At Panda, I learned the fundamental importance of the customer experience and I bring that emphasis on exemplary client service to all of my work,” said Olds.
A Los Angeles native, Olds received his B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and earned his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
About Sklar Kirsh
Sklar Kirsh LLP is a Los Angeles boutique law firm that provides sophisticated and expert advice in the areas of corporate, real estate and entertainment law as well as commercial and entertainment litigation. For more information, visit www.SklarKirsh.com.