Global Law Firm Rimon PC Strengthens Bench with Five Lateral Partners Added to the Firm in January
News Celeste Moy · J. Paul Gignac · Robert Goldman · Xiao Tang · Natalia Martinez · February 22, 2023
Rimon, consistently recognized for its innovation and teamwork throughout its 48 offices, is pleased to announce the addition of several new attorneys spanning the firm’s Entertainment, Sports and Media, Government Contracts, Litigation, Real Estate and Trusts and Estates practices.
Rimon Managing Partner Juan Zuniga commented, “We are very pleased to be continuing to build on our recruitment trend in 2023 with the addition of five new attorneys to our firm within the first month of the year. Big law is struggling with attorney retention currently due to the economic climate, and our steady growth trajectory despite this is testimony to the attractiveness of our legal model.”
Washington D.C. based Celeste Moy joins as a partner in Rimon’s ever expanding Entertainment, Sports and Media practice. Ms. Moy, who was previously Counsel at Arent Fox, has extensive music and entertainment law experience primarily representing songwriters, and their successors-in-interest, in disputes over royalty payments and royalty monetization transactions, copyright assignment terminations and recaptures, as well as negotiating and drafting various types of entertainment contracts for recording and performing artists and music producers.
Rimon also added government contracts focused attorney Ira Hoffman in Washington D.C. Mr. Hoffman, who joins Rimon from Butzel Long, has over 30 years of experience advising clients on government contracts and international law, and, more recently, on cybersecurity law and policy. He has represented clients in bid protests before the GAO, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the FAA’s Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (ODRA), and in size protests before the SBA and its Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA). He has also represented clients in a number of Federal and State courts; in agency investigations conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA), Small Business Administration (SBA), Department of Justice (DOJ), Customs & Border Protection (CBP), and Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC); and in internal investigations concerning small business size status and/or eligibility for socio-economic preferences, and compliance with U.S. export controls (ITAR, EAR and OFAC sanctions).
Paul Gignac joins Rimon as a litigation partner in Santa Barbara. Mr. Gignac is an experienced litigator and a trial attorney who handles a broad range of cases and previously ran his own firm. Mr. Gignac focuses his practice on litigation as it relates to real estate, business, entertainment, intellectual property, fiduciary/beneficiary trusts and estates, and plaintiffs’ class actions.
Bob Goldman formerly of DLA Piper joins Rimon’s growing Real Estate team as a partner in Chicago. Mr. Goldman’s practice encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate development and financing, and he represents developers in residential, retail, hotel, office and industrial development. This work includes site acquisition, infrastructure, construction, leasing, sales and financing, including balance sheet loans, CMBS loans and mezzanine lending. Mr. Goldman has extensive experience in joint venture formation, structured finance and private equity investments in development projects.
Outside of the United States, Rimon has been spreading its foot print in Latin America with partner firm, Ibarra Rimon, opening a new office in Medellin, Colombia led by new corporate attorney Natalia Martinez.
Rimon has 48 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.