ISELIN, NEW JERSEY, January 7, 2013 – Lucosky Brookman LLP, a leading corporate finance and securities law firm, has announced that Scott C. Kline has joined the firm as a partner today. Mr. Kline will open the firm’s first office on the west coast in Los Angeles, California. Prior to joining Lucosky Brookman, Mr. Kline was a partner in the Corporate Finance and Asia Practice Groups in the Los Angeles, California office of Blank Rome LLP. Mr. Kline has also previously served as a partner of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman LLP and he has over 20 years of experience with international laws firms, spending almost a decade practicing corporate and securities law at the highest levels.
“We are very pleased that Scott has joined our firm,” said Joseph M. Lucosky, managing partner of Lucosky Brookman LLP. “His prior experience as a partner at two AMLAW 100 law firms representing large international companies, as well as his focus on direct foreign investment in China and Hong Kong, complements our existing corporate finance and securities practice groups.”
Mr. Kline will serve as the head of the firm’s Foreign Direct Investment Practice Group. He has lived and worked in China and Hong Kong for several years as a partner and chief representative of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman LLP’s Shanghai office and as a partner of Blank Rome LLP. Mr. Kline represents numerous companies and investor groups with business interests in China and served as corporate and securities counsel to multiple U.S. listed companies. Mr. Kline has developed a leading practice in handling private equity investments and PIPEs for small and middle market companies seeking growth capital. He has considerable experience representing both large NYSE and NASDAQ listed companies and smaller issuers whose securities are traded over-the-counter. In addition, Mr. Kline also has significant experience representing private domestic and offshore investment and hedge funds, registered investment companies and mutual funds, independent directors and trustees, and investment advisers.
“Adding Scott as a partner is a tremendous step forward for our firm,” said Seth A. Brookman, a founding partner of Lucosky Brookman LLP. “Scott will head our new Los Angeles, California office. California is a geographically important area in the small cap and middle markets. Opening an office on the west coast will greatly enhance service to our growing and diverse client base.”
Mr. Kline graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in economics and finance. He received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1992. Mr. Kline is admitted to the bar of the state of California. He is a member of the American Bar Association and San Francisco Bar Association. Mr. Kline, 48, resides in Dana Point, California.
Lucosky Brookman’s California office is located at 10100 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 300, Los Angeles, California, 90067.
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