Jason Taketa Moves from Manatt to Sklar Kirsh

Sklar Kirsh LLP today added Corporate Partner Jason Taketa to its business law powerhouse. Jason joins Sklar Kirsh after nearly 18 years of practice with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP in its Los Angeles office as a top M&A and corporate finance attorney.

“Jason is a seasoned and well-respected M&A lawyer and we are excited that he has decided to join the Sklar Kirsh team,” said Sklar Kirsh Co-Chair Jeffrey A. Sklar. “He brings a wealth of deal experience that will be extremely valuable for our clients.”

Taketa, who has also been seconded In-House Counsel at Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc., said he is looking forward to taking his practice to the next level at Sklar Kirsh.

“Sklar Kirsh will enable me to continue providing sophisticated M&A and corporate advice to my clients while delivering the value of a boutique firm,” said Taketa. “The team is young, entrepreneurial and comprised of former Big Law attorneys which makes for a dynamic environment.”

Jason added that Sklar Kirsh reminds him of Manatt’s origins, which he would have loved to have witnessed first-hand.

“Manatt was founded 55 years ago by two young ex- big firm attorneys, and it grew into what it is today,” said Taketa, who lives in Encino and obtained both his Bachelor’s degree and J.D. from the University of Southern California. “This move for me feels like a natural step in my career. I feel like I am getting in on the ground floor of something very special.”

Sklar KirshLLP is a boutique law firm that provides sophisticated and expert advice in the areas of corporate, real estate, bankruptcy and entertainment law as well as commercial, real estate and entertainment litigation. For more information, visit www.SklarKirsh.com.