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ROPERS MAJESKI KOHN & BENTLEY ANNOUNCES CREATION OF FIRM CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER ROLES

Press Release - 10/2/13

ROPERS MAJESKI KOHN & BENTLEY ANNOUNCES CREATION OF FIRM CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER ROLES

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.  – Oct. 2, 2013 – Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley, P.C. (RMKB), a multi-service law firm offering litigation and transactional services nationally and internationally, announces new firm leadership and management structure. Partner Michael J. Ioannou has been named chairman and Partner Jesshill E. Love has been named chief operating officer. The duo are assuming the leadership responsibilities from Richard K. Wilson, who has been leading the firm’s strategic direction over the past 17 years as managing partner. Ioannou and Love will maintain their current legal practices in addition to their new managerial duties.

“Rick has done a phenomenal job spearheading the firm’s transition from a purely insurance-defense firm in California to a multi-disciplinary legal practice spanning both West and East Coasts,” said Ioannou. “Our new management structure is designed with the firm’s diversified business model at its core, and we see great potential to grow our litigation and business advisory practices in a number of geographic markets. Of course, we remain steadfastly dedicated to our client service-centric values.”

Both Ioannou and Love have extensive managerial and leadership experience. Ioannou has been a continuous member of the firm’s management committee since it was established in 1996 and has served as resident director of RMKB’s San Jose office since 1994. Ioannou has maintained a robust 32-year general business and litigation practice representing small, medium and large corporations, including multibillion dollar public companies in the U.S. and India. Ioannou’s work involves complex business and IP litigation matters, as well as strategic corporate advice on a myriad of issues.  

Love is a business and real estate attorney who serves as an outside general counsel for growing companies and handles the spectrum of business operational matters, such as lease agreements, contract negotiations, employment agreements, intellectual property protection, litigation management, insurance issues, licensing and mergers and acquisitions.

“After 34 years with the firm and 17 as the managing partner, I decided it was time for me to move on from management. I’m proud to pass the torch to Mike and Jess. They have an ability to see both the long-term picture and execute the day-to-day details required to manage our firm,” said Wilson. “RMKB is in excellent hands as it continues its strategic direction as a multi-service firm with seasoned trial and business lawyers providing the highest standards of client service at the best value.”