LOS ANGELESAttorneys Jeffrey Sklar and Andrew Kirsh have founded Sklar Kirsh LLP, a Los Angeles-based law firm concentrating on corporate and real estate transactional law.

Based in Century City, Sklar Kirsh LLP opens its doors with a team of nine attorneys, including Shawn Haghighi, Stephen Halper, Mary Ruth Hughes, Blake Fix, Justin Gaynor and Navid Morè. The attorneys say in a statement that clients include local, regional and national businesses in alternative energy, automotive, banking, consumer products, digital media, entertainment, food and beverage, healthcare and technology.

Sklar formerly had his own firm Sklar Law PC. Kirsh most recently was a partner with Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Raines Feldman.

Kirsh chairs the new firm’s Real Estate Department, which represents developers, operators, syndicators, investors, funds and lenders in a wide range of matters including acquisitions, dispositions, equity investments, syndications, fund formation, development, leasing, financing, note purchases and foreclosures. Sklar Kirsh LLP’s real estate clients include institutions, family offices, and regional owners and operators across all asset classes of real estate, including multi-family, retail, office, industrial, and hospitality.