Steven Katleman: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Steven Katleman

Los Angeles,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Entertainment and Media
    Contact InfoTelephone: 310.586.7876
    Fax: 310.586.7800
    University University of California at Los Angeles, A.B., magna cum laude
    Law SchoolUniversity of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D.
    Admitted1980, California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

    Professional & Community Involvement

    •Adjunct Professor, Film and Television Law, University of Southern California Law School
    •Member, American Bar Association
    •Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association

    BornLos Angeles, California, July 11, 1954

    Steven Katleman represents creators, producers, distributors and financiers of content in all media, emphasizing television, motion pictures and digital media. Mr. Katleman's clients include television production companies and suppliers to television networks and syndicators, feature film producers and domestic and international distributors, as well as individual artists such as writers, producers, performers and directors. He also handles other content-related matters, such as entertainment marketing, product integration, book publishing, celebrity endorsements and merchandising arrangements.

    Areas of Concentration

    •Contract negotiations and counselling on behalf of producers, writers, performers and directors in television and motion pictures
    •License and production agreements on behalf of producers and program suppliers to broadcast networks, cable networks, syndicators and digital portals
    •Domestic and international production finance and distribution transactions for television and motion picture projects
    •Oversight of content-related matters in connection with merger and acquisition transactions with television and motion picture companies and other content suppliers
    •Participation and contingent compensation arrangements, including supervision of participation audits
    •Complex rights and literary property matters
    •Entertainment marketing and product integration matters for international advertisers and brands
    •Celebrity endorsement and sponsorship matters
    •Merchandising, commercials and direct marketing
    •Publication agreements
    •Management of complex rights, diligence and risk management matters for reality television projects

    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
    10.02.12 Greenberg Traurig Sponsors ABA Forum on Entertainment & Sports Industries' 2012 Annual Meeting
    09.21.12 26 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Included in 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
    06.26.12 Greenberg Traurig Entertainment Shareholders Highlighted by Variety Magazine Among Leading Attorneys
    11.21.11 Greenberg Traurig Announces 22 Best Lawyers Throughout California
    06.24.05 Business of Live 8 Managed By Greenberg Traurig's L.A. Entertainment Practice

    Articles, Publications, & Lectures

    Speaking and Panels (partial list)

    •The American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries
    Variety Entertainment Summit
    •Beverly Hills Bar Association
    •Practicing Law Institute
    •Promotion Marketing Association
    •Digital Hollywood
    •Lecturer for numerous continuing legal education programs in California and New York

    Awards & Recognition

    •Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television, 2009-2016
    •Listed, Variety, Legal Impact Report: 50 Game-Changing Attorneys, 2012
    •Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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    Office Information

    Steven Katleman

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


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