July 17, 2012

California attorney Lisa Greer Quateman founded her boutique firm 22 years ago on the premise of “being a small firm with big-firm clients and big-firm deals.” She was recognized as California’s largest women-owned municipal bond counsel firm, and The Los Angeles Business Journal selected Quateman as one of Los Angeles’ Top 100 Attorneys. Her hard work paid off when her firm, Quateman LLP, caught the eye of national law firm Polsinelli Shughart. This July marks the one-year anniversary of Polsinelli Shughart in Los Angeles and Quateman, the Los Angeles managing partner, couldn’t be happier.

“It has been a thrill to build a women-owned law firm to a stage that attracts the interest of a national law firm such as Polsinelli,” said Quateman. “When we merged we were excited about the ability to continue with the team our clients know and trust. They have benefited from the additional services our firm can now offer coast to coast. It’s been a great partnership and we look forward to shared successes.”

Since the merger last July, the Los Angeles office has expanded services, adding health care and litigation. The Los Angeles office built its solid relationship on corporate, real estate and public finance, real estate and corporate transactions, and advisory work for regulated entities.. In addition to Los Angeles, the firm added an office in Dallas last year and has grown to more than 600 attorneys. The firm’s health care practice is recognized as the sixth largest in the nation and with the recent Supreme Court decision on health reform; health care is an issue facing all businesses. The firm focuses its services for clients in finance, real estate, health care, energy, life sciences and litigation.

“It’s exciting to be part of a national law firm that is growing based on clients’ needs,” said Quateman. “We are very happy to be part of a large law firm success story.”

Quateman would be an excellent source or subject for a story about:
• One-year anniversary of merger
• Building a business
• Trends and issues in commercial lending, corporate law and real estate development
• Government assisted financing transactions
• Distressed municipalities

About Polsinelli Shughart

With more than 600 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart ( is a national law firm and recognized leader in the areas of health care, financial services, real estate, life sciences, energy and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, the firm builds enduring relationships by creating value through our legal services - with commitment, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices in Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Kansas City; Los Angeles; New York; Phoenix; St. Louis; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. In California, Polsinelli Shughart LLP.