Global Law Firm Rimon PC Adds Four New Attorneys, expanding Corporate, Real Estate and Competition Practices
Innovation Glenn D. Smith · Derek A. Ridgway · Hossein Sajjadi · Susana Aljure · May 9, 2023
Rimon, consistently recognized for its innovation and teamwork throughout its 47 offices is pleased to announce the addition of four new attorneys in the firm’s corporate, M&A, real estate and competition practices and spanning the firm’s locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Bogotá.
Rimon added M&A attorney Glenn Smith as a Partner in Los Angeles. Mr. Smith advises issuers and bankers in capital market transactions, funds on investments, and portfolio matters, as well as public and private companies in capital raising and M&A. He also counsels’ clients on employment matters, board structure and composition, and new business initiatives. He has wide experience helping clients in a number of industries, including aerospace, technology, life sciences, hospitality, health care, and manufacturing. Mr. Smith comes from Hogan Lovells LLP where he was Counsel.
“I am thrilled to be joining such a respected international firm that allows me to continue to serve my clients at a higher value proposition,” said Mr. Smith on his move to Rimon.
Further expanding its real estate practice, Rimon also added Derek A. Ridgway as a Partner in San Francisco/Silicon Valley. Mr. Ridgway is a seasoned commercial real estate and construction attorney with more than 25 years of experience. Mr. Ridgway advises in-house corporate counsel, corporate real estate executives and principals in domestic and international real estate transactions. Several of his transactions have been listed in the San Francisco Business Times Top Real Estate Deals. In conjunction with his real estate work, Mr. Ridgway negotiates and documents joint venture transactions, real estate syndicates, limited partnerships and other real estate holding vehicles for the development and operation of real estate assets and communities. Mr. Ridgway joins Rimon from Hanson Bridgett LLP, where he was Partner.
“I am excited to be working with such a high caliber group of attorneys who are more than willing to provide my clients with practical advice and thoughtful solutions,” said Mr. Ridgway. “This leads to greater efficiency, better results, and most important, happy clients.”
Rimon also added Hossein Sajjadi in Chicago as an Associate. Mr. Sajjadi has a business law practice which focuses on representing emerging growth companies throughout their lifecycles as well as the venture capital and private equity funds that invest in those businesses. His experience includes strategic acquisition and sale transactions, business acquisitions and divestitures, corporate consolidation transactions, asset acquisition and sale transactions, joint ventures and other strategic arrangements. Mr. Sajjadi has prior experience as an associate with Jones Day and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.
Rimon continues growth in Colombia with the addition of Susana Aljure as an attorney in Bogotá with partner firm, Rimôn Ibarra. Ms. Aljure supports the firm’s competition focused practice. Rimôn Ibarra recently opened an office in Medellín with the addition of new Partner, Natalia Martinez.
“2023 is shaping out to be another great year for Rimon,” said Managing Partner, Juan Zúñiga. “We have added 13 attorneys since the start of the year, which is a testament to the continued attractiveness of our model. Our compensation system provides attorneys with complete autonomy, allowing them to have better control over both their earnings and their work/life balance. As a result, Rimon attorneys are very happy, and that message is getting out in the industry. We are very pleased to welcome Glenn, Derek, Hossein, and Susana to the firm.”
Mr. Smith graduated from Cornell Law School (J.D.) and University of Utah (B.S.) Mr. Ridgway graduated from University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D.) and Loyola Marymount University (B.A.) Mr. Sajjadi graduated from Santa Clara University (J.D., M.B.A.) and University of California Santa Barbara (B.A., Business Economics; B.A., Psychology). Ms. Aljure graduated from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Universidad Santo Tomás (MA Criminal Law).
Rimon has 47 offices across five continents. The firm is widely known as being at the vanguard of legal innovation. The firm has been repeatedly recognized by the Financial Times as one of North America’s most innovative law firms. The firm’s Managing Partners were both named ‘Legal Rebels’ by the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal and have spoken on innovations in the practice of law at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools. Rimon and its lawyers have also received numerous awards for excellence, including from Best Lawyers and Chambers.