July 27, 2012

"From boutique to big firm, one year later," from the Los Angeles Daily Journal

by Ryne Hodkowski

As Lisa Greer Quateman receives a visitor in Polsinelli Shughart LLP's 18th floor office in Century City, she's replying to an email from someone in North Carolina while noticing her caller ID that someone from New York is calling. Such is the pace of a national law firm. Just 13 months ago, Quateman owned and operated Quateman LLP, a boutique firm with approximately a dozen attorneys focused on transactional and advisory work for finance, corporate and real estate. Now, she's the managing partner of the Los Angeles office of Polsinelli Shughart, a Kansas City-based national firm with more than 600 attorneys and 18 offices. Last July, Polsinelli Shughart and the boutique firm "joined forces" as Quateman described it.

"I decided to challenge myself to be successful in a large firm in today's environment,"said Quateman.

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About Lisa Greer Quateman:

Lisa Quateman represents domestic and multi-national companies and individuals doing business in a wide range of industries, as well as financial institutions and governmental entities. Her practice encompasses transactional and advisory work in the fields of finance, banking, corporate, securities, real estate, international and municipal law, including real estate and corporate acquisitions, capitalization structuring, complex financings and securities issues. She serves as outside counsel for numerous large and middle market companies, financial institutions and federal, state and local governmental entities. Ms. Quateman often handles matters involving cross-border parties and issues, in contracting and financing transactions.