LOS ANGELES, CA – January 10, 2023 – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce that partners Sandford L. Frey, Robyn B. Sokol, and Philip A. Toomey were named 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine.
Attorneys selected as Super Lawyers are among the top five percent of Southern California’s licensed attorneys. Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine recognizes outstanding attorneys in more than 70 areas of practice using a rigorous, multiphase selection process that considers 12 separate indicators of peer recognition, professional achievement and high ethical standards.
Sandford L. Frey (“Sandy”) is a Partner with Leech Tishman and Co-Chair of the Business Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group, where he co-leads the Practice Group, including the Bankruptcy Chapter 11 Debtor and Bankruptcy Chapter 11 Subchapter V Debtor Groups. Based in the Los Angeles office, Frey has experience with out-of-court workouts, Chapter 11 reorganizations, bankruptcy, insolvency and lending, real estate, general corporate and transactional matters and wine law.
Robyn Sokol is a Partner with Leech Tishman, and a member of the firm’s Business Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group where she leads the Court Appointed Trustee and Receivers Group. Based in Leech Tishman’s Los Angeles office, Sokol regularly advises clients on business reorganizations, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy law, and all related transactions and litigation. Sokol has served as lead counsel in scores of trials, evidentiary hearings and motions in bankruptcy, and other, courts throughout the United States. Her work includes negotiating, drafting, analyzing and reviewing loan documents; real and personal property leases; purchase agreements; and licensing agreements. Sokol represents businesses in the manufacturing, marketing, retail, entertainment, finance, golf, hospitality, insurance, real estate, shipping, and healthcare industries.
Philip A. Toomey is a Partner at Leech Tishman and Chair of the firm’s national Employment & Labor Practice Group, where he also leads the Public Sector Employment Group. Toomey is also a member of the Litigation Practice Group, where he co-leads the Restrictive Covenants / Non-Competes Group. He is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Toomey serves as the trusted outside general counsel for international, privately held, and small to mid-market companies in the aerospace, transportation, manufacturing, food production, office and retail services industries, among others. Toomey has more than 37 years of successful business and courtroom experience in helping business owners and organizations sustain and build their enterprises. Clients rely on his rare combination of business experience and legal expertise to meet their needs. Toomey regularly advises clients on issues involving commercial & civil litigation, employment law, insurance and risk management, ethics and business compliance, real estate, intellectual property, internal/external investigations, strategic transactions, corporate structure issues and other business law matters.
“Sandy, Robyn and Phil continue to be well-regarded by their clients and colleagues in the complex fields of business restructuring & insolvency as well as employment & labor,” stated Pete A. Fuscaldo, managing partner of Leech Tishman. “We are fortunate to have them on our West Coast legal team and are pleased to see them once again recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine.”
ABOUT SUPER LAWYERS
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.
ABOUT LEECH TISHMAN
Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl is a national, full-service law firm dedicated to assisting individuals, businesses, and institutions. Leech Tishman offers legal services in business restructuring & insolvency, construction, corporate matters, employment & labor, estates & trusts, intellectual property, litigation & alternative dispute resolution, and real estate. In addition, the firm offers a wide range of legal services to clients in the aviation & aerospace, cannabis, emerging cyber technologies, energy & natural resources, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, and life sciences industries. Leech Tishman has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Sarasota, Washington, D.C., and Wilmington, DE.