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Procopio Elects Five Attorneys to Partnership

San Diego, CAProcopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is pleased to announce that five attorneys have been elected to the firm partnership. The election of Victor M. Felix, Grant Puleo, Sarah K. Rosen, Timothy E. Salter and Spencer C. Skeen is effective as of January 1, 2008.

“We are proud and honored to add these talented attorneys to the firm’s partnership,” said Thomas W. Turner, Jr., managing partner. “Each of these fine lawyers has earned this milestone, not only through consistently exhibiting their exceptional legal skills, but also through their hard work, perseverance and their unwavering dedication to the core values we treasure at Procopio.”

Victor M. Felix focuses his practice on intellectual property and business litigation. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes and infringement litigation. He also represents business owners, institutions, individuals and commercial landlords and tenants in securities and business disputes. Mr. Felix received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University, magna cum laude, and his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. He is a registered patent attorney, admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Felix currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the La Jolla Playhouse.

Grant Puleo’s practice includes a wide variety of real estate, finance and business transactions. He has extensive experience in a broad array of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, development, dispositions, leasing and financing of all product types as well as specialized transactions. Mr. Puleo also represents clients in business matters involving the purchase and sale of business assets and the formation and restructuring of business entities. Previously a trial attorney, Mr. Puleo provides general litigation advice to clients, negotiates on behalf of both landowners and users to resolve real estate-related litigation, and provides his business clients with risk management and litigation avoidance counseling. Mr. Puleo received a B.A. in Political Science from San Diego State University in 1990 and his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law with great distinction (Order of the Coif) in 1995. Mr. Puleo is a member of BIOCOM’s Facilities and Finance Committee and serves as pro bono legal counsel for VOICE YOUTH.

Sarah K. Rosen’s practice is primarily focused on representing developers and lenders in connection with the construction, financing and sale of commercial office, residential and mixed-use development projects, hotels and casinos, and energy and other infrastructure projects. Her work includes negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements, commercial leases, construction contracts, and financing documents for a wide array of projects, both domestically and abroad. Ms. Rosen received a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Mathematics-Applied Science in 1992 from the University of California, Los Angeles and her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1995. She currently serves on the Community Advisory Council of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the Birch Aquarium and is a member of CREW – Commercial Real Estate Women.

Timothy E. Salter is a member of Procopio’s litigation team, focusing his practice on construction litigation matters. Over his 17 years of practice, he has represented sureties, general contractors and subcontractors in a variety of complex construction litigation matters, including claims for delay, disruption and acceleration. Mr. Salter earned his law degree from the University of Santa Clara Law School and his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is an active volunteer in the San Diego Chapter of Big Brothers, Big Sisters and has been a mentor in the program for over six years.

Spencer C. Skeen’s practice emphasizes business and commercial litigation, employment counseling and litigation and real estate litigation. Mr. Skeen represents businesses, governmental entities and officials, and individuals in arbitrations and state and federal courts. He has successfully defended numerous class action law suits involving wage and hour, securities and unfair competition claims. Additionally, he represents clients in matters pending before regulatory bodies including the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Health Services, and the United States Department of Agriculture. Mr. Skeen received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California at Davis in 1992. In 1995, he graduated With Great Distinction, Order of the Coif, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he served as a member of the Law Review and National Moot Court Honors Board. Mr. Skeen is active in the community and presently serves on the Small Business Advisory Board for the City of San Diego.

About Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LL

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP was established in 1946 and is now one of the largest business law firms in the San Diego region. With offices in San Diego and Carlsbad, Procopio’s more than 110 experienced attorneys provide comprehensive legal services in the areas of construction; corporate and securities; emerging growth and technology; employment, labor and benefits; environmental, land use and governmental affairs; finance, restructuring and bankruptcy; health care; intellectual property; international law; litigation; Native American law; patent prosecution and counseling; real estate; tax; trademarks and copyrights; and trusts, estates and probate. Through its membership in Law Exchange International and Legal NetLink Alliance, Procopio's ability to assist clients reaches around the world.