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Moscone Emblidge & Otis combines with Javid Rubens to form Moscone Emblidge & Rubens LLP

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January 1, 2020 – The lawyers of Moscone Emblidge & Otis and Javid Rubens are pleased to announce their merger, effective January 1, 2020. Together, Moscone Emblidge & Rubens is a 10-person, full-service law firm combining the deep experience in administrative law, land use, public entity representation, and commercial and business litigation from the Moscone team, with the strong background of the Javid Rubens team in M&A work, corporate governance and structuring, early stage financing and strategic transactions, outside general counsel services, and intellectual property.



Lawyers tend to talk a lot and give a lot of stock advice.

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