Loeb & Loeb has promoted Ryan M. Austin to partner. Austin represents clients in federal and state tax matters in the Los Angeles office. 

Kathryn Eidmann has been named Robins Kaplan supervising senior attorney of Public Counsel’s Opportunity Under Law. Eidmann will lead a team of impact litigation attorneys who work closely with Robins Kaplan on a pro bono basis. The fellowship marks the latest collaboration between Robins Kaplan and Public Counsel. 

Sal LaViña has joined as a partner in the real estate practice of Barnes & Thornburg‘s Los Angeles office. Previously, he was chair of the real estate practice at Enenstein Ribakoff LaViña & Pham.

Stephanie Nelson-Patel is joining Miller Starr Regalia as an associate in the firm’s transactional department in Walnut Creek. Nelson-Patel was previously an associate at Seigfreid Bingham’s office in Kansas City, Missouri.

John Sebastinelli has joined Greenberg Traurig‘s San Francisco office as a shareholder in the firm’s government law and policy and insurance regulatory and transactions practices. Sebastinelli was previously at Michelman & Robinson. 

Bryan Thompson has joined as special counsel in the corporate and entertainment groups at Barnes & Thornburg‘s Los Angeles Office. He was previously senior vice president and head of business affairs at The Jackal Group, a subsidiary of Fox Networks Group. 

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