Ervin Cohen & Jessup Elevates Two Attorneys to Partner


Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP today announced it has elevated two top real estate transactional attorneys to Partner, Amy Anker and Elizabeth Dryden.

“Amy and Elizabeth are bright, collaborative and have already demonstrated their ability to provide the firm’s clients with the highest level of strategy and service,” said Ervin Cohen & Jessup’s Co-Managing Partner Barry MacNaughton. “They have the character and acumen that is the future of the Firm.”

Amy Anker focuses her practice on real estate acquisitions, dispositions and financing involving all types of commercial properties, including multifamily, office, industrial, shopping center, retail and mixed-use developments. In addition, Amy advises and counsels high-net-worth individuals and developer clients acquiring exclusive luxury homes and residential land in Bel AirBeverly Hills and throughout Southern California. As a registered Tax Agent with Los Angeles County, Amy represents Los Angeles County taxpayers in complicated property tax matters and has appeared in front of the Los Angeles County Assessment Appeals Board. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, graduating summa cum laude, and her J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Amy was selected to the Super Lawyers – Southern California Rising Stars list for 2018.

Elizabeth Dryden’s practice encompasses virtually all areas of transactional real estate, including acquisitions and dispositions, financings, joint ventures, opportunity zone developments, syndications and leasing. With a specialization in leasing, Elizabeth represents both landlords and tenants throughout the world in connection with the leasing of luxury retail, office, industrial, hospitality, restaurant and residential properties. A business person’s attorney, Elizabeth focuses on practical and workable solutions for her clients, collaborating with them to meet their unique legal needs and without losing sight of their overall business objectives. She received a B.A. in Philosophy and Economics from Columbia University and her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was the Senior Production Editor of the Journal of Law & Business. Elizabeth also was selected to the Super Lawyers – Southern California Rising Stars list for 2017 and 2018.

Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP is a full-service firm that provides a broad range of business-related legal services including corporate law; litigation; intellectual property & technology law; real estate transactions and finance; land use; construction & environmental law; tax planning and controversies; employment law; health care law; bankruptcy, receivership and reorganization; and estate planning. For more information, visit



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