Tom F. Shebar

Tom F. Shebar: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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  • The Tabor Center, 1200 17th Street, Suite 2400, Denver, CO 80202
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Biography

Tom Shebar has more than 15 years of experience in transactional law. He focuses his practice on cable television distribution agreements, retransmission consent agreements, media, data and technology licensing, mergers and acquisitions, and related corporate and commercial matters. In addition, Tom has experience in general corporate matters, including the creation of corporate structures, vendor, marketing and consulting agreements, and commercial real estate transactions.

Tom has broad in-house and law firm experience negotiating, structuring, and drafting agreements. His background at a large media distribution company provides him with a business-minded perspective and practical approach to contract negotiations. Tom helps his clients identify opportunities, as well as anticipate and minimize risks in the rapidly evolving industries in which they compete.

Concentrations

•Content acquisition & distribution agreements
•Technology and data licensing agreements
•Consulting and software development agreements
•Mergers and acquisitions
•Securities transactions
•Intellectual property transactions
•Commercial real estate leasing

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Named, Cablefax Top Lawyer, 2018

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Corporate
  • Entertainment & Media

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
303.572.6500  Phone
www.gtlaw.com
University Attended:
Harvard University, B.A., Economics, cum laude, 1991
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2001; Articles & Notes Editor, American Criminal Law Review; Associate Director, Moot Court Board; Research Assistant, Professor Richard Lazarus; Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Mock Trial Team
Year of First Admission:
2001
Admission:
Colorado
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Board of Directors, CityWILD Wilderness Institute of Leadership Development, 2009-2010
•Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem, Rock Mountain Children's Law Center, 2007-2009

Birth Information:
August 27, 1969
Reported Cases:
Experience: Content Acquisition & Distribution: Negotiated and structured distribution agreements for domestic and international linear television content, related VOD assets and OTT rights with major cable and broadcast TV programmers, including Viacom, CBS/Showtime, Fox, NBCUniversal, Turner Broadcasting/HBO & Cinemax, A+E Networks, and Scripps Networks Interactive, AMC, and numerous local broadcast networks.; In 2-year period, closed content distribution deals with combined value in excess of $15 billion.; Technology & Data Licensing: Negotiated and structured app and device distribution agreements with leading technology companies, including Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Roku.; Negotiated and structured data measurement and matching agreements with leading providers of data services, including Nielsen, comScore, Adobe, and Equifax.; Negotiated software application development agreements and complex licensing and service agreements.; Bankruptcy and Restructuring: Managed legal and real estate departments of Blockbuster LLC during management transition following DISH Network's 2011 acquisition of Blockbuster Inc. assets in Chapter 11 bankruptcy sale; managed the legal evaluation and assumption/rejection process for 2,700 commercial agreements during 90-day bankruptcy review period.; In-House Experience: Director and Senior Corporate Counsel, DISH Network/Sling TV, 2009-2017
ISLN:
916060020

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