Practice/Industry Group Overview
Loeb & Loeb LLP's entertainment practice is among the largest in the world, with more than 75 attorneys serving a client base throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, the Far East and Australia from our offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Nashville. Our multi-faceted entertainment practice includes:
- Advertising and Promotions
- Branded Entertainment
- Corporate Media and Entertainment
- Entertainment Finance
- IP and Entertainment Litigation
- Motion Picture and Television
We also advise clients with respect to guild and union issues, including counseling companies about SAG, AFTRA, DGA, WGA, Teamsters and IATSE agreements. In addition, we frequently draw upon our numerous resources in other areas of the firm. Attorneys from the Corporate, Financial Services, Tax, Labor and Employment, Litigation and Trusts and Estates practices are often involved in serving entertainment clients. This provides clients with direct access to senior counselors who can provide resolution to a wide variety of legal needs.
Our legal expertise and understanding of our clients' businesses and objectives enables us to give practical advice for prudent decision making. Our established history and reputation in the entertainment and media industry allows our experienced attorneys to add knowledge, depth and insight for every client, case and transaction. We have decades of industry-insider experience and long-standing, high level relationships in the advertising and entertainment industries, which allow us access to resources in those communities that are critical to our clients' success.
Clients and Industries
We serve a national and international client base, including entertainment and media companies; music industry record labels, distributors and publishers; motion picture and television producers, distributors, writers, directors and actors; playwrights, composers and other artists; private equity, venture capital and film funds; financial services firms; and national advertisers and advertising agencies.
Leadership in Law
Our entertainment and media group recently received high praise in the 2008 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers. Chambers ranks lawyers and law practices through interviews with clients and competitors. Loeb & Loeb ranked in the top band of U.S. law firms in the areas of Transactional Media and Entertainment, Advertising, Theater, Film, Television & Music. The firm also ranked in the second band for excellence in Media and Entertainment Litigation and Copyright and Contract Disputes. Sixteen entertainment and media partners were individually recognized for their achievements within these categories.
As quoted by Chambers, "Celebrated for dealing with sophisticated and sought-after entertainment transactions and financings within California and beyond, the 'extraordinary and stellar' entertainment team at Loeb & Loeb moves up the Chambers tables following rave reviews from clients and competitors alike. One client summarized market consensus by noting: 'The group knows all the ins and outs of the industry. There is nothing it cannot master; it's an out-of-this-world player for music and theater, as well as film and TV production and distribution.' "
Similarly, the 2008 edition of The Legal 500 United States, a law firm referral guide, praised Loeb as being "highly regarded as a 'one-stop shop for all areas of entertainment work' " and that "Loeb & Loeb's client roster reads a little like a who's-who of major entertainment companies."
Woodward/White, Inc.'s The Best Lawyers in AmericaŽ and Lawdragon 500: New Stars, New Worlds have also recently recognized Loeb & Loeb's entertainment and media practice as among the best.
Craig A. Emanuel
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