LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Top boutique law firm Sklar Kirsh today announced that Brien R. Kelley and Enrique A. Monagas have been selected by the Los Angeles Business Journal as Top Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles. The publisher writes that these “particularly stellar minority attorneys in the L.A. region who happen to be from a broad cultural spectrum” are recognized as professionals “who are particularly impactful and who maintain the highest professional and ethical standards.”
“Brien and Enrique are enormously skilled attorneys and they have continually demonstrated their capacity to deliver the highest level of strategy and service,” said Sklar Kirsh Founding Partner Jeff Sklar.
Brien, a Partner in the firm’s Real Estate practice, was recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal for, among other efforts, his success “representing TruAmerica Multifamily, LLC, in connection with a $100 million joint venture portfolio acquisition.” Brien was a star since his days at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholar and a Ralph J. Bunche Alumni Scholar. At USC Gould School of Law, Brien was a Legion Lex Merit Scholar, Vice-President of the Black Law Students Association and a member of the Hale Moot Court Honors Program.
His practice focuses on complex real estate transactions, with significant experience in commercial and multi-family residential acquisitions and dispositions, real property secured financing, joint venture formation, mezzanine financing and due diligence.
Enrique, Senior Counsel in the firm’s Litigation practice, focuses on business, intellectual property, entertainment and constitutional matters. He has represented clients before the U.S. and California Supreme Courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Hispanic National Bar Association and the National LGBT Bar Association have each recognized Enrique as a “Top Lawyer Under 40.” The Los Angeles Business Journal commends him for having “successfully represented Southern California Edison in litigation concerning the enforcement of tariffs filed with the California Public Utilities Commission and allegation of fraud against the utility. He won a motion for summary judgment using a rarely used legal principal, ‘The Filed Rate Doctrine.’”
Sklar Kirsh LLP is a boutique law firm that provides sophisticated and expert advice in the areas of corporate, real estate, bankruptcy and entertainment law as well as commercial, real estate and entertainment litigation. For more information, visit www.SklarKirsh.com.