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Lozano Smith Names Three New Equity Partners

Fresno, CA (January 11, 2018) – Lozano Smith, LLP, a leading California education and public agency law firm, is pleased to announce that Trevin Sims, Edward Sklar and Sloan Simmons have been promoted to Lozano Smith’s equity partnership.

“Trevin, Ed and Sloan are distinguished and talented attorneys who have dedicated their careers to public agencies and to the students and communities that our clients serve,” said Karen Rezendes, Managing Partner of Lozano Smith. “In addition to their remarkable achievements as attorneys, all have served in leadership roles within the firm helping to generate incredible success and growth for our firm. Our clients have been enriched by each attorney’s depth of expertise and quality of legal services.”

Trevin Sims first joined Lozano Smith in 1996 and later became an office-managing non-equity partner in 2007. Throughout his career, Mr. Sims’ practice has focused on virtually every area of public education law, including facilities and business, board governance, municipal finance, special education, student discipline, classified and certificated employee discipline, and school district reorganization. Trevin also leads Lozano Smith’s Public Safety Practice Group, and trains public agency leaders throughout the state.

Edward Sklar began his career with Lozano Smith in 2001 and later became a non-equity partner in January 2007. Mr. Sklar has held various leadership positions, including serving as the Charter School Practice Group co-chair since 2008 as well as the Walnut Creek office managing partner for the past eight years. Ed is an expert on charter school issues and provides statewide trainings for public entities.

Sloan Simmons’ career began at Lozano Smith in 2002. He was the Student Practice Group co-chair from 2009 until 2013 when he became co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on all aspects of public entity litigation, with a record of success in litigation on complex and wide impact cases, and the student arena including constitutional and other statutory student rights and requirements, student discipline, student records, and all other aspects of student-school related issues. Sloan is a regular contributor and sought-after speaker for the National School Boards Association, the California School Boards Association, the Association of California School Administrators, and other California education associations.

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