Alan U. Schwartz: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Alan U. Schwartz

Los Angeles,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Entertainment & Media
    Contact InfoTelephone: 310.586.6517
    Fax: 310.586.7800
    University Cornell University, B.A., 1953; Oxford University
    Law SchoolYale Law School, LL.B., 1956
    Admitted1957, New York; 1985, California

    Professional & Community Involvement

    •Member, Century City Bar Association
    •Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
    •Member, New York State Bar Association
    •Member, State Bar of California
    •Trustee, Truman Capote Literary Trust

    BornMt. Vernon, New York, 1933

    Alan U. Schwartz focuses his practice on all aspects of entertainment, intellectual property and associated corporate finance, tax and banking transactions. He is an innovator in split rights in film financing deals and insurance-enhanced bank lending arrangements. He is also highly experienced in legitimate theater and book publishing production and financing matters. Mr. Schwartz represents producers and production companies in the United States, Europe and Asia in the production, financing and distribution of film and television production for world-wide distribution.

    Areas of Concentration

    •Motion picture and television production, financing and distribution
    •Legitimate theater production and financing
    •Book publishing
    •Intellectual Property

    Awards & Recognition

    •Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television, 2008-2016
    •Named, U.S. News - Best Lawyers Law Firm of the Year in Entertainment Law - Music, 2011-2012
    •Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008-2011
    •Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2005-2009
    •Featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal's Who's Who in L.A. Law list, 2007
    •Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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    Associated News & Events

    Press Releases

    08.19.15 26 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Best Lawyers in America
    08.27.14 23 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Recognized in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America
    08.21.13 24 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
    09.21.12 26 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Included in 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
    11.21.11 Greenberg Traurig Announces 22 Best Lawyers Throughout California
    08.23.11 Greenberg Traurig's California Intellectual Property Practice Makes Debut Appearance in 2011 Chambers USA Guide
    06.18.09 More than 150 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in 2009 Chambers and Partners USA Guide
    07.07.08 More than 120 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in 2008 Chambers & Partners USA Guide
    03.30.05 Internationally Renowned Entertainment Attorney Joins Greenberg Traurig LLP's Dynamic Los Angeles Office

    Articles, Publications, & Lectures


    •Co-author, Privacy - The Right To Be Let Alone, and Censorship-The Search for the Obscene (The Macmillan Company), and Lawyers and What They Do (Franklin Watts)
    •Mr. Schwartz has had numerous articles published in such magazines as Publishers Weekly, Atlantic Monthly, Theatre Arts Magazine, and the Saturday Review


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    Office Information

    Alan U. Schwartz

    1840 Century Park East, Suite 1900
    Los AngelesCA 90067-2121


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