LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Los Angeles-based law firm Sklar Kirsh LLP today announced that its partner Simone Collins was selected as a winner in a Los Angeles Business Journal special supplement recognizing the most influential women lawyers in the city. The “Women of Influence: Women Lawyers” list recognizes women lawyers “for their exceptional legal skills and achievements across the spectrum of responsibilities, their exemplary leadership, as evidenced by the highest professional and ethical standards, and for their contributions to Los Angeles community as a whole,” writes the editor.

“Simone is an exceptional lawyer who brings intelligence, skill and creativity to every transaction she handles,” says the co-founding partner Jeffrey Skler. “We are proud to see Simone recognized among these talents Los Angeles Lawyers.”

A member of the Corporate Department, Collins’ practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other complex investments and strategic business transactions. “Collins has extensive experience advising private companies, private equity firms and their holding companies, business owners and investors in structuring and negotiating domestic and cross-border transactions, including acquisitions and stock and asset disposals, leveraged buyouts, strategic complements, debt and equity financings, and other general corporate and business matters,” the special file states. “Collins has also experience representing start-up entities, founders and entrepreneurs in connection with entity formation, seed funding rounds and exit planning.” She has represented clients in a wide range of industries including media and entertainment, technology, hospitality/restaurants, retail and consumer products, s professional services, manufacturing and industry.

Born in Cape Town, South Africaand raised in New Jersey, Collins earned his JD, cum laude, from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Collins graduated with a BS in finance, cum laude, from the University of Marylandwhere she was a member of the Division I women’s soccer team.

Collins has been recognized as a Southern California Rising Star Super Lawyers every year since 2018. She was also recognized as a nominee for the 2021 Inspirational Women Forum and Awards by Los Angeles Times Magazine.

Collins is a member of the Los Angeles chapter of the Association for Business Growth (ACG) and is a member of the Women’s Board of Directors of the ACG-LA. She is also a member of the Los Angeles Development Council for the United States Soccer Federation.

Sklar Kirsh LLP is a boutique law firm that provides sophisticated, 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


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