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News & Publications >> Press & Media >> Allen Matkins Partner Michael L. Matkins Honored as MS Society's 'Los Angeles Leader of the Year'

Allen Matkins Partner Michael L. Matkins Honored as MS Society's 'Los Angeles Leader of the Year'

LOS ANGELES – November 9, 2017Allen Matkins, a California-based full service real estate and business law firm, congratulates one of its founding partners, Michael L. Matkins, for being honored as the Multiple Sclerosis Society's "Los Angeles Leader of the Year." Courtney Platt, an inspiring young woman living with MS, will receive the "Dorothy Corwin Spirit of Life" award at this year's Dinner of Champions on November 30. Allen Matkins partners O’Malley Miller and David Stone will serve as two of the event’s “Dinner Ambassadors” and Tony Natsis is on the Dinner Committee.

“Mike Matkins is an extraordinary leader – in the truest sense of the word,” said Lewis C. Horne,  President of the Southern California and Hawaii Division for CBRE and Chair of the MS Society's 42nd Annual Dinner of Champions. “His integrity permeates everyone in his firm of 200 lawyers, and he has significantly impacted the real estate footprint in our city.”

Allen Matkins is honored to have Mike's leadership and contributions -- both to the law firm and the communities in which it serves -- recognized at this premier event. Since its founding, Allen Matkins has been an active supporter of countless organizations and causes throughout California, and Mike's contributions to the MS Society is a reflection of that culture.

The Dinner of Champions is one of the most highly visible fundraising events in Los Angeles. Each year, the event honors a philanthropist who has made a significant contribution to his or her community, and is heavily supported by the entertainment, legal, financial and healthcare industries. This event has contributed nearly $50 million dollars toward global research initiatives to stop, restore and end MS, along with local programs and services in Southern California and Nevada for people with MS and their families. The goal of the Dinner of Champions is to raise money for direct services for 133,000 touched by MS in the Chapter area; for research into better treatments, and to find a cure. Click here for event tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

The National MS Society helps each person affected by MS in our area address the challenges of living with MS. It helps by raising funds for cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education and providing programs and services that empower people with MS and their families to move their lives forward. Its staff and volunteers are dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Through its chapters' support services and educational programs for people living with MS and their families and friends, it helps connect people in its local communities who want to do something about MS now.

Allen Matkins, founded in 1977, is a California-based law firm with approximately 200 attorneys in four major metropolitan areas of California:  Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco.  The firm's areas of focus include real estate, construction, land use, environmental and natural resources; corporate and securities, real estate and commercial finance, bankruptcy, restructurings and creditors' rights, joint ventures and tax; labor, employment and OSHA; and trials, litigation, risk management and alternative dispute resolution in all of these areas. For more information about Allen Matkins please visit