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First new California Partner since firm expansion

Partner Madison Spach has joined Frost Brown Todd AlvaradoSmith’s (FBT) Orange County office. He is the first new Partner to join FBT’s California offices since it merged with AlvaradoSmith in January. Spach brings more than 30 years of litigation experience in a variety of industries including real estate and construction. He also advises clients both within and outside bankruptcy proceedings and litigation.

“Madison is a proven heavyweight in complex business, construction, and real estate litigation, bringing with him an unmatched depth of understanding in transactional issues and problem-solving,” said Orange County Managing Partner Ruben A. Smith. “His acumen, garnered from years of managing high-stakes disputes and representing a diverse range of stakeholders, significantly strengthens our firm’s capabilities to serve our middle-market clients. Madison’s arrival marks the first in a series of strategic additions to our California offices since the AlvaradoSmith FBT merger in January. We’re invigorated by our mission to continue growing our team with talented attorneys, fortifying our ability to navigate the evolving needs of our clients in California and nationwide.”

Prior to joining FBT, Spach was a founding and named Partner of his previous firm. He also spent several years serving as the Director of the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum. Spach is a graduate of Duke University School of Law.

In addition to Spach, Counsel Craig Young, previously a partner with AlvaradoSmith, has also signed on with FBT’s Orange County office. Young is also a registered investment advisor who assists clients with estate planning and business succession.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Craig to our team at Frost Brown Todd AlvaradoSmith,” said Smith. “His diverse experience across law, finance, and public service uniquely equips him to navigate our middle market clients’ complexities. Craig’s commitment to efficiency and fiscal responsibility, coupled with his proven leadership and community impact, makes him a strong addition to our firm. We look forward to the valuable insights and comprehensive advice he will bring to our clients.”