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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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United States

Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP has particular experience in advising providers of real estate capital, such as lenders, borrowers and investors, on financing transactions including mortgage and mezzanine loan transactions, construction, acquisition and pickup refinancing. Other areas of expertise include affordable housing transactions, CMBS and cross-border transactions. Washington DC-based affordable housing expert Kenneth Lore¬†represented a Washington DC-area developer on the creation of a $260m immigration and customs enforcement headquarters in Prince George‚Äôs County, Maryland. New York-based Martin Siroka, who is ‚Äėcalm, thoughtful and knowledgeable‚Äô advised Starrett City Associates on its $905m sale of Spring Creek Towers to Brooksville Company and Rockpoint Group. New York real estate co-head¬†Andrew Jagoda¬†acted as lead counsel to AIG on around 30 transactions in the past year, while¬†Timothy Little, David Dlugie, Daniel Huffenus¬†and Bruce Kosub¬†are also key practitioners in New York, Chicago, Charlotte and Dallas respectively. The firm continues to represent Callahan Capital Properties, Sacramento Kings, The Blackstone Group, Bank of America, The Barack Obama Foundation and The Carlyle Group.

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United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense - ranked: tier 5

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals - ranked: tier 3

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Drawing on significant trial experience, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is noted for its team of 'exceptional attorneys, who respond quickly' to clients, which include both corporates and individuals. In New York, Scott Resnik represented the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation in a fraud trial against the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General regarding services provided to undocumented immigrants; the client was cleared on all charges. He also defended William Scully, former president of Pharmalogical, in a 73-count indictment in the Eastern District of New York regarding allegations that the company bought unapproved pharmaceuticals in Europe to resell in the US; Resnik obtained acquittals on the 11 most serious counts and secured a relatively lenient sentence. Other important names include Alan Brudner in New York, Gil Soffer in Chicago, Nadira Clarke in Washington DC and Lily Chinn in San Francisco.

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Financial services litigation
Financial services litigation - ranked: tier 4

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Led from the firm's Chicago headquarters by David Bohan and Christian Kemnitz, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP has a strong pedigree representing clients in litigation and regulatory investigations across the spectrum of financial products, from exchange-traded securities, options, futures and funds, to the most sophisticated OTC derivatives executed across both public and dark, fully electronic venues. Kemnitz is representing Chicago-based trading firm, Infinium Capital Holdings, in a case brought by former employees claiming they were duped into investing into an employee capital pool based on misleading claims about the firm's financial health. Los Angeles-based partner Stuart Richter excels in defending financial services clients (and others) in class action claims; he is defending more than 50 banks and credit unions in a series of class action claims concerning the alleged improper charging of overdraft fees. Other clients include Morgan Stanley, Barclays and HighTower Advisors.

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General commercial disputes
General commercial disputes - ranked: tier 5

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP excels in securities litigation and white-collar defense, and is especially notable in the financial services, healthcare and insurance sectors. Beyond these areas, the team is equipped to handle a broad range of commercial cases in state and federal courts across the US, and its expertise in class actions is also of note. Gil Soffer and Stacey McKee Knight head the team from Chicago and Los Angeles respectively. Anthony Paccione in New York receives praise.

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Securities litigation - defense
Securities litigation - defense - ranked: tier 3

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP has a team that is 'extremely responsive and just as knowledgeable'. 'Hands down my number one choice', remarks a client, who praises the firm's 'very pragmatic lawyers who understand business concerns, not just legal ones'. Bruce Vanyo leads the practice from Los Angeles and has 'a well-earned reputation as the godfather of securities litigation defense; his track record backs it up and he is unparalleled in his knowledge'. Among the firm's 'extremely smart attorneys with strong intuition and a strategic mindset' are Chicago-based Michael Diver, LA-based Richard Zelichov ('exceptional, very bright') and Christina Costley and, in New York, Jason Vigna. A highlight for the team was its work in securing the dismissal of four securities class actions consolidated in California on behalf of Natera, in which plaintiffs alleged that the company's IPO offering documents were false and misleading.

Leading lawyers

Bruce Vanyo - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Next generation lawyers

Michael Diver - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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United States: Finance

Commercial lending
Commercial lending: advice to lenders - ranked: tier 3

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

'A great firm that holds itself to the highest professional standards', Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP has established itself as one of the leading players in the mid-market direct lending space. The group, which 'always provide timely and expert advice' and 'will work around the clock to make sure work gets done', is instructed by an extensive list of major funds, including Antares Capital, Golub Capital, and Ares Capital. Recent mandates include advising Deerfield Management Company on a $147m loan to Melinta Therapeutics to finance its acquisition of the infectious disease business of The Medicines Company. The firm has also advised clients on joint ventures with other debt funds, which recently included acting for Antares Capital in relation to a new joint venture with Bain Capital as well as a co-investment program with Harvard Management Private Equity. Michael Jacobson ('an incredible attorney with the highest knowledge of all matters pertaining to credit') leads the 'top-notch' team out of Chicago. Other contacts include Stuart Shulruff and Derek Ladgenski in Chicago, and Kristopher Ring and Glen Lim in Los Angeles.

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Financial services regulation
Financial services regulation - ranked: tier 7

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Combining 'the highest-caliber legal intelligence with carefulness and cross-sectional business knowledge', Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP provides 'user-friendly, responsive and commercial advice' to clients on both the buy and sell side. A particular strength of the firm is its 'broad knowledge of derivatives law', where clients appreciate its ability to provide 'practical, real-world advice' on the regulatory issues impacting exchange-traded and OTC derivatives across all asset classes and transaction types. Working alongside the firm's London office, New York-based of counsel Guy Dempsey is assisting ICBC Standard Bank on all aspects of commencing a new swap business and registering as a swap dealer with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Chicago-based practice co-head Lance Zinman has an excellent understanding of the regulatory regimes underpinning activity undertaken by hedge funds and proprietary trading firms. Alongside New York-based Allison Yacker, he recently advised Waterfall Asset Management on the creation of a fund structure that facilitates investment by non-US persons in assets that generate income effectively connected to a US trade or business. Wendy Cohen is recognized as a 'standout practitioner' for broker-dealer matters and is a key member of the team, as are 'rock star' Henry Bregstein and Arthur Hahn, who also co-head the team from New York and Chicago, respectively. Other clients include Royal Bank of Canada, UBS and Futures Industry Association.

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Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate - ranked: tier 4

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is experienced in representing financial institutions and lender groups in restructuring and bankruptcy-related financings, including DIP financing. The firm is also known for its work with indenture trustees relating to credit default administration and subsequent litigation, as well as for acquiring and selling assets of companies in distress. Chicago-based John Sieger leads a national practice with offices in Illinois, California and New York. The New York office was recently boosted by the arrival of a team from Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, including the 'exceedingly sophisticated' Steven Reisman (now head of insolvency and restructuring in New York), Theresa Foudy, Cindi Giglio, Shaya Rochester and corporate specialist Evan Borenstein. Also notable in the 'strong team' is Craig Barbarosh, who splits his time between Orange County and New York, and was lead counsel to Wilmington Trust, the indenture trustee with respect to $200m of notes issued by Canadian company Nortel Networks; the complex, cross-border matter relates to an allocation dispute involving more than $7bn of the company’s sale proceeds that was litigated in joint trial proceedings in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. In another highlight, the team is representing a joint venture comprising Gordon Brothers Retail Partners and Hilco Merchant Resources in the Chapter 11 of retailers Brookstone Holdings and Samuels Jewelers pending in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware; the team successfully resolved the various objections filed against store closing sales, as well as litigating the application of Section 327 of the Bankruptcy Code to the joint venture.

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Structured finance: derivatives and structured products
Structured finance: derivatives and structured products - ranked: tier 2

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is primarily engaged by sell-side clients in OTC and exchange-traded derivatives matters, and has particular expertise in advising swap dealers on issues such as registration, reporting, ongoing trading matters and regulatory investigations. Headed by Arthur Hahn in the Chicago office, the department is also active in the commodities space and has experience advising clearinghouses and market exchanges. Guy Dempsey advised ICBC Standard Bank on its CFTC registration for the commencement of its swap-dealer business, and is also assisting Jefferies Derivative Products with the development of swap-dealer policies pursuant to new CFTC requirements. Additionally, Stanford Renas and Don Macbean advised Morgan Stanley Commodities on multiple long-term hedging transactions. Also recommended is special counsel Gary DeWaal, who has acted for broker-dealers and proprietary trading groups in relation to crypto-asset trading and clearing matters.

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Structured finance: securitization
Structured finance: securitization - ranked: tier 1

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is 'one of the few firms with the depth of experience necessary to handle complex issuer-side CRE CLOs'. Leveraging 'an impressively deep bench', the firm is able to 'provide excellent legal service across a variety of related practice areas', and is driven by 'a keen understanding of its clients' business needs'. Jointly headed by Howard Schickler and Washington DC-based Anna-Liza Harris, the team is among the market's most active issuer-side counsel, and is especially well known in the RMBS, auto and equipment sectors. Harris, alongside Chris DiAngelo and Washington DC-based Seth Messner, are acting for Aspen Capital and its affiliated public REIT in the securitization of re-performing and non-performing mortgage loans. Also in the mortgage loan space, the team advised Marathon Asset Management, as collateral manager, on its first CRE CLO since the 2008 financial crisis. Other key contacts include Joseph Topolski, who advised Westlake Financial Services on multiple issuances of sub-prime auto loan ABS, and Stanford Renas, who acts for clients such as Deutsche Bank Securities in CLO transactions. Joshua Yablonski in the Charlotte office, and Claudine Chen-Young in Washington DC are also recommended. GM Financial, Ford Motor Credit Company and Fannie Mae are among the team's key clients.

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United States: Industry focus

Environment: litigation
Environment: litigation - ranked: tier 3

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP¬†acts on environmental crimes, workplace safety and major accident response cases; it covers regulatory litigation and criminal and civil enforcement in the energy, chemical, refining, manufacturing, construction and transportation sectors, among others. Washington DC-based Steve Solow¬†is acting as court-appointed monitor for Princess Cruise Lines in the implementation of an environmental compliance plan as part of its criminal penalty for intentional vessel pollution. In Washington DC and Chicago,¬†Karl Heisler¬†‚Äėhas a singular ability to clarify the inordinately opaque and confusing nature of environmental laws for the unanointed‚Äô. Other key contacts include Greg Dillard¬†in Houston, Lily Chinn¬†in San Francisco, and Nadira Clarke¬†in Washington DC. Mark Farley left the team to found his own firm.

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Environment: regulatory
Environment: regulatory - ranked: tier 3

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP¬†specializes in environmental crimes, workplace safety and major accident response, acting for an impressive roster of clients that includes Chevron and ExxonMobil. It has been advising DuPont on matters concerning a catastrophic toxic environmental release that resulted in multiple fatalities in La Porte, Texas, in 2014, including, most recently, resolving all administrative citations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and all alleged civil CAA violations with the EPA and DOJ with no admission of wrongdoing. Key contacts in Houston include¬†Greg Dillard¬†and the ‚Äėwonderful‚Äô Scott Elliott. In Washington DC, Steve Solow, Nadira Clarke¬†and Anne Carpenter¬†are key practitioners. Also recommended are Austin-based Danny Worrell, San Francisco-based Matthew Baker¬†and Lily Chinn, and Tom Van Wyngarden¬†in Los Angeles. Mark Farley founded his own firm in 2019.

Next generation lawyers

Scott Elliott - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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Healthcare: service providers
Healthcare: service providers - ranked: tier 5

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

With 'unparalleled Medicare and Medicaid expertise', the healthcare team at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 'is extremely effective at dealing with regulators and adversaries'. The practice handles M&A, joint ventures, reimbursement and compliance strategies, as well as financing matters, while the litigation work typically relates to white collar internal and governmental investigations, False Claims Act disputes and anti-kickback law. 'Exceptional' New York partner Joseph Willey represents several healthcare systems in local government audits and investigations concerning the threatened recoupment of Medicare and Medicaid payments, Medicaid audit disallowance and compliance issues in the billing of services. In Chicago, Ken Davis 'is regarded nationally as a premier radiology healthcare attorney', while the 'spectacular' Megan Hardiman is recommended for her 'knowledge, professionalism and communication skills'. The opening of a new office in Dallas resulted in an influx of corporate healthcare matters for managing partner Mark Solomon and his team, which also comprises former Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP partner Lisa Atlas Genecov. She leads the team together with Chicago-based Laura Keidan Martin.

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Sport
Sport - ranked: tier 4

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

The Chicago-based sports and sports facilities group at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 'blends technical experience with practical knowledge' and 'puts clients first while always focusing on the bigger picture and the right business deal'. Boasting 'extensive experience', Adam Klein heads the practice and attracts praise for being 'a great leader who is always willing to get his hands dirty and get in the weeds'. He is assisting Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks with their new telecast rights agreements and sponsorship agreements, and is representing Golden State Warriors in relation to its arena construction loan, tax and capital structure matters and its eSports activities. The team also acted for a group led by David Bonderman in connection with its proposed acquisition of a new NHL franchise in Seattle.

Leading lawyers

Adam Klein - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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Transport: aviation and air travel - finance
Transport: aviation and air travel - finance - ranked: tier 3

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

The ‚Äėtop-quality‚Äô team at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP¬†has experience in cross-border and emerging market¬†structured finance deals and commercial fleet transactions, and also handles the sale, financing, purchase and operation of business jets.¬†Department head Timothy Lynes¬†(‚Äėa¬†good leader‚Äô) advised long-standing client Embraer on several matters, including the ongoing amendments to the purchase agreement between Embraer and SkyWest, regarding SkyWest‚Äôs purchase of more than 100 aircraft. Further, Lynes and¬†Jane Cavanaugh¬†advised Citibank on the sale¬†by Wells Fargo Bank Northwest, National Association of four Boeing 757-200 airframes to Cavu Aerospace. Tom Healey¬†is also noted, as are New York-based¬†Stewart Herman¬†and securitization expert Paul Kruger, who joined in 2018 from Sidley Austin LLP. Named lawyers are based in Washington DC unless stated otherwise.

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United States: Intellectual property

Copyright
Copyright - ranked: tier 3

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP focuses on areas such as fashion, music, entertainment and technology, with a client roster that includes NBCUniversal, the estate of Michael Jackson, and Live Nation. David Halberstadter is a key figure who advised Starz Entertainment, Anchor Bay Entertainment and CBS Television Studios in relation to two separate lawsuits brought by writers who believed that the television series Power infringed upon their work.  Elsewhere, Karen Artz Ash advised Calvin Klein in licensing issues surrounding its use of imagery from the artist Andy Warhol and the photography of Dennis Hopper. Floyd Mandell is also a key figure and is very active in the technology sector.

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Trademarks: litigation
Trademarks: litigation - ranked: tier 3

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP¬†represents clients from a wide array of sectors with particular expertise in acting for clients in the fashion and entertainment industries. The ‚Äėproactive‚Äô attorneys are ‚Äėexcellent communicators‚Äô and ‚Äėexperts in domestic and international matters‚Äô. Chicago-based Floyd Mandell¬†successfully defended PepsiCo in a dispute where plaintiff SportFuel alleged that the client‚Äôs use of the tagline ‚ÄėGatorade. The Sports Fuel Company‚Äô infringed upon its trademarks. In another high-profile highlight, the team currently represents Forever 21 in a dispute with adidas concerning the use of striped designs on apparel. New York-based Karen Artz Ash¬†ensures ‚Äėthat nothing is overlooked‚Äô, she leads the practice with Mandell. Kristin Achterhof¬†and Roger Furey, respectively based in Chicago and Washington DC, are recommended.

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United States: Investment fund formation and management

Alternative/hedge funds
Alternative/hedge funds - ranked: tier 3

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Fund formation mandates form the backbone of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP's workload, however the team also has a strong reputation in the market for advising on quant funds and manager M&A deals. Lance Zinman and Allison Yacker advise Waterfall Asset Management on regulatory matters, fund formation, structuring and investment deals, while of counsel Fred Santo and Wendy Cohen assist Welton Investment Partners with fund restructuring matters. Other clients include AQR Capital Management and Burford Capital. Zinman and Henry Bregstein jointly lead the practice. Other than Zinman in Chicago, named lawyers are based in New York.

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United States: Labor and employment

Workplace and employment counseling
Next generation lawyers

Michelle Gyves - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) - ranked: tier 2

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP's 'team is very hands-on; it takes the time to understand clients' business and works with them to find the right work product for their needs'. The practice has particular sector knowledge in healthcare, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, sports, financial services, investment funds, education, manufacturing, parking and transportation, publishing and media, and technology. The team regularly advises on LBOs, management buyouts, going-private transactions, proxy contests, spin-offs, tender offers and restructurings; it fields attorneys with experience in all aspects of takeovers, both friendly and hostile, including designing and implementing defensive controls. Significant clients include Chicago-based private equity fund Ellipse Capital, septic services company Wind River Environmental, and Sterling Partners, a diversified investment management platform. Recent work saw the team advise Ellipse Capital on the sale of its portfolio company Monroe Engineering to ShoreView Capital, a Minneapolis-based private equity fund. It also acted for Wind River Environmental on several matters, including the acquisition of Certified Environmental Services, an environmental testing service; assisted Harmony Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical company, with its acquisition of the exclusive right to develop, register and market the narcolepsy treatment drug pitolisant in the US; and advised Versatex Holdings (Versatex), a portfolio company of Highlander Partners and manufacturer of branded trip, sheet and mouldings, on the sale of Versatex to The AZEK Company. New York's Evan Borenstein is 'a terrific resource and a trusted partner, who consistently provides high-quality, practical advice and gets quickly to the heart of the matter'; and Mark Grossmann, who focuses on advising private equity funds, as well as institutional and entrepreneurial corporate clients, is global corporate practice head and divides his time between Chicago and New York. Other notable advisers are Chicago-based entrepreneurial ventures practice head Matthew Brown, Jeffrey Patt and Kimberly Smith; Charlotte's Russell Black; Washington DC-based Mara Glaser McCahan; and New York's Farzad Damania.

Leading lawyers

Mark Grossmann - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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Private equity buyouts
Private equity buyouts - ranked: tier 5

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP's buyouts practice is largely centred in Chicago, but also features expertise located in New York and Los Angeles, and in 2018 it established a Dallas office, adding several new partners and clients. Key clients include Frontenac Company, Victory Park Capital, Pfingsten Partners and Prairie Capital, with HIG Capital and Equity Group Investments new names. While the firm itself has outstanding healthcare credentials, the private equity practice crosses additional industries such as manufacturing and distribution, food and beverages, consumer goods, logistics and financial services. It advised Pfingsten Partners on its acquisition of drone maker Lumenier. 'Smart lawyer' Kenneth Miller and Kimberly Smith head the team, with Martin Ruhaak and Christopher Atkinson also highly rated. All named partners are based in Chicago.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Advertising and marketing: transactional
Advertising and marketing: transactional - ranked: tier 3

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP has experience spanning from the consumer products, fashion, food and beverage and luxury sectors to technology and software and the medical, sport and gaming industries. The group handles a range of contractual issues and sponsorship agreements for its impressive client roster that includes Calvin Klein, Agave Loco and PepsiCo. The team also continues to act for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks in connection with new telecast rights agreements and sponsorship agreements, and advised the Bulls on the negotiation of documents related to obtaining the right to host the NBA All Star Game at the United Center. New York-based Doron Goldstein heads the practice alongside Kristin Achterhof in Chicago. Other key names to note include Floyd Mandell, also in Chicago, and intellectual property partner Sean Wooden who recently joined the Washington DC office from Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP's legacy firm, Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP.

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Media and entertainment: litigation
Media and entertainment: litigation - ranked: tier 5

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

The 'very experienced and knowledgeable' media and entertainment litigation team at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 'takes pride in its work', such as recently successfully defending STX Entertainment in litigation brought by Sesame Workshop over the use of the tagline 'No Sesame. All Street.' in its promotional materials for the R-rated movie, The Happytime Murders. Zia Modabber is acting for The Estate of Michael Jackson in a putative class action alleging Michael Jackson was not the actual vocalist on three tracks from his first posthumous album. David Halberstadter, the 'patient and thorough' Joel Weiner and Gloria Franke Shaw, who attracts praise for 'exceptional litigation for copyright infringement cases', are key names to note. Shaw recently acted for Barstool Sports, a satirical sports and men’s lifestyle blog, in a defamation and false light claim brought by rap and hip-hop artist Andre Roxx after he was mistakenly identified in a news story. All attorneys mentioned are based in Los Angeles.

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Media and entertainment: transactional
Media and entertainment: transactional - ranked: tier 4

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP's Los Angeles-based practice has particular experience in the entertainment content space, and also handles a range of financing and merchandising transactions. Michael Hobel is advising HBO on a range of matters, including in relation to HBO's hit Game of Thrones series, licensing and production arrangements, and entertainment finance transactions. Other work highlights include acting for Media North America in connection with the revival of its successful television series American Idol, and advising Debmar-Mercury on the distribution of television series, such as BoJack Horseman and Schitt’s Creek. The group also acts for Paramount Pictures, Starz Media and Hulu, and assisted the latter in contractual negotiations, including those with Legendary for the series The Looming Tower. Susan Grode is another key name to note.

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United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious
US taxes: non-contentious - ranked: tier 6

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP¬†is noted for its ‚Äėdepth of experience and knowledge of practice leadership‚Äô. The team regularly advises on corporate tax planning and structuring in connection to M&A, spin-offs, private equity matters, REITs and real estate transactions.¬†Saul Rudo¬†is ‚Äėdeeply experienced and knowledgeable while being an excellent listener and communicator‚Äô; he recently advised Periscope Equity on its investment acquisition in Integrated Behavioral Health. Rudo also regularly advises Sterling Partners on its acquisitions and investment activities. Valentina Famparska,¬†Kenneth Miller¬†and Brandon Hadley¬†in Washington DC are other key contacts. Employee benefits lawyer¬†Kate Saracene¬†joined the New York office in November 2017 from Nixon Peabody LLP, but Austin Lilling¬†left for¬†Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP¬†in August 2018. All named individuals are in Chicago unless noted otherwise.

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