April 9, 2019 (Los Angeles) – Recognized as leading attorneys in the Los Angeles business community, partners Colleen Hart and Sandra Lee Montgomery were named Most Influential Women Lawyers by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Colleen and Sandra are honored for their exceptional legal skill, exemplary leadership and contributions to the LA community.
A trusted advisor and dynamic legal mind, Colleen handles employment arrangements and benefit plans for many of California’s biggest companies. She offers a multidisciplinary approach to compensation and benefits issues with a focus on tax planning, securities laws and corporate governance. Some of her most notable clients include Ares Management, 99 Cents Only Stores, Neiman Marcus, the World Surf League and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Beyond her cutting edge legal work, Colleen is a pillar in her community and a leader in veterans’ advocacy.
Sandra represents first- and second-lien senior lenders, mezzanine investors, and equity sponsors in senior debt, mezzanine and private equity financing arrangements, particularly those involving private sources of capital. She is a recognized leader in the predominantly male industry of banking & finance, having closed more than $2.5 billion in transactions for clients across the country over the past 12 months. A member of the Firm’s Private Credit and Finance Groups, she has particular depth in complicated finance structures for alternative lenders.