October 18, 2011

Polsinelli Shughart’s Los Angeles Managing Partner Lisa Greer Quateman is featured in the 2011 “Who’s Who in L.A. Law” Special Report by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Recipients of this designation are selected by local experts and attorneys to zero in on those “best known for closing the biggest deals.” This honor is then bestowed upon the top 40 large-scale dealmakers whose skill set requires an understanding of their clients’ needs as well as the mind set of their opposing counsel.


Polsinelli Shughart Chairman Russ Welsh said, “Lisa Quateman is a well-deserving recipient due to her years of dedication and commitment to excellence. She is a great reflection not only of Polsinelli Shughart, but also her colleagues in Los Angeles and across the nation.”


Quateman began her career after earning her J.D. from UCLA School of Law. Then, after gaining 11 years of experience at law firms in Los Angeles and New York, she decided to open her own boutique firm, Quateman LLP. Quateman’s idea was to create a “small firm with big-firm clients and big-firm deals.” Twenty-two successful years later, this firm caught the expanding eye of Polsinelli Shughart. After combining these two firms, Polsinelli Shughart is able to serve its clients’ needs from coast to coast.


Upon hearing of this achievement Lisa Quateman stated, “I am honored to receive this prestigious recognition and excited to be included among such a select group of individuals.”


Like most attorneys, Quateman’s activities are not limited to the office, but extend into the community. On October 18 she will be moderating a panel called ‘‘Negotiating Women’’- an intriguing discussion about successful negotiation skills. She has extensive non-profit and corporate board experience.


Quateman is a great source for reporters on issues about:


¨      Capital markets, commercial lending and project finance

¨      Corporate law

¨      Real estate finance

¨      Real estate development/transactions

¨      Government-assisted financing, such as FDIC loss-sharing agreements and municipal bonds


For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael at or 816-395-0618.


About Polsinelli Shughart

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