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Blank Rome appoints transactions partner in Los Angeles


Blank Rome has appointed Robert L Kahan as a partner in the firm’s Corporate, M&A, and Securities group in Los Angeles.

Kahan focuses his practice counselling middle-market companies in the lifestyle industries, including restaurants, entertainers, marketers, and merchandisers, across a variety of corporate transactions. Bob joins Blank Rome from a leading Am Law 100 firm in Los Angeles.
“We’re thrilled to have a veteran attorney like Bob join our growing corporate team,” says Grant S Palmer, Blank Rome’s Managing Partner and CEO. “Bob is well known for his negotiation skills, having represented both buyers, sellers, and investors over the course of his career. We look forward to the contributions that he’ll make to the Corporate group as well as our growing Los Angeles office.”
Kahan’s career spans more than four decades, advising clients through mergers and acquisitions as well as providing securities, franchising, and licensing counsel. Entertainment lawyers and firms rely on Bob for advice as they structure, negotiate, and draft significant deals on behalf of their celebrity clients. Additionally, Kahan has provided counsel on tax and governance issues that arise during significant transactions.
More specifically, Kahan’s clients include entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals, private equity firms (in conjunction with their portfolio company investments and sales), and other mid-market companies. He also represents franchisors and franchisees, licensing companies, entertainers, and athletes in connection with licensing and endorsement transactions.
“Bob is well suited to counsel our clients with corporate needs in Los Angeles and beyond,” says Louis M Rappaport, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Corporate, M&A, and Securities practice group. “He’s carved out a niche practice for himself over the years, advising clients in the lifestyle industry on their most important transactions. From the conception of a venture to the dissolution of a business, and everything in between, Bob is a go-to attorney in his industry segment.” 
“Blank Rome is a great match for my unique practice and I look forward to reconnecting with former colleagues and friends like Frank Kaplan, Kevin Martin, Pauline Martin, Jason Kim, and Stacy Phillips,” says Kahan. “And, the Firm is currently focussed on expanding its corporate offerings in Los Angeles, which underscores Blank Rome’s commitment to this growing practice and region. In addition to the synergies between my existing practice and Blank Rome, I’m really energised by the opportunity to help the Firm expand in a strategic way.”

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