Attorney Profile:

Alan U. Schwartz

Alan U. Schwartz: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP


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. Alan 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.

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

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, 2008-2017
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

AV , AV Preeminent , Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

08.16.16 29 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Listed in 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

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

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Entertainment & Media

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
310.586.6517  Phone
310.586.7800  Fax
University Attended:
Cornell University, B.A., 1953
Law School Attended:
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1956
Year of First admission:
1957, 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

Birth Information:
Mt. Vernon, New York, 1933

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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