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Loeb & Loeb LLP

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Steven Hurdle Jr.

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Loeb & Loeb LLP

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Capital Markets & Corporate


Deputy Chair, Capital Markets and Corporate


Steve Hurdle is a transactional lawyer who focuses on helping clients in the media, entertainment, and technology industries to achieve smart and profitable business growth. He advises investors and companies on their mergers and acquisitions, venture financings, strategic relationships and equity offerings.

With a diverse corporate background handling multibillion-dollar business combinations and public securities matters for clients in a variety of industries, Steve has developed a particular depth of experience helping entertainment companies, sources of capital, and entertainers in their business formation, fundraising, investing, and business purchase and sale transactions. He has represented numerous buyers and sellers of scripted and unscripted television production companies in cross-border transactions and frequently collaborates with Loeb & Loeb’s nationally-ranked entertainment attorneys to provide cutting-edge counsel to clients in these fast-changing industries.

Steve also advises innovative technology startups and their founders and investors, and he has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs creating new digital media technologies that disrupt the way content is created, consumed, and monetized. His clients have included: 

  • venture capital and private equity funds 
  • mobile application and game developers 
  • multi-channel networks 
  • incubators 
  • virtual reality and augmented reality companies


University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, J.D.
University of Southern California, B.S., summa cum laude

United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

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

Within: M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Loeb & Loeb LLP is experienced in the purchase and sale of closely held businesses, with special expertise in the entertainment, media, technology, marketing and communications sectors. The team advised notable client Oprah Winfrey and her company, Harpo, on recent critical investments and strategic partnerships, including the sale of a 24.5%  stake in The Oprah Winfrey Network joint venture to Discover Communications. It also assisted NeuLion, a technology product and service provider, with its agreement to be sold to entertainment leader Endeavor; acted for Clearview Capital Fund II in the sale of its majority interest in GCR, a provider of vertical specific software and services, to an affiliate of HKW Capital Partners; and advised Little Airplane Productions, an Emmy-winning animation studio, on its sale to Studio 100 Group, one of the largest animation and live-action studios in Europe. New York-based Mitchell Nussbaum and Los Angeles' Arash Khalili are co-chairs of the firm's capital markets and corporate practice. In addition to Nussbaum's work with US-based companies in technology, life sciences and energy, his international practice includes working with companies from Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Greece, India, Israel, Russia, South Africa and the UK; and Khalili is recommended for complex corporate and commercial transactions in the media, entertainment, technology, sports, health, wellness and fitness industries. Lloyd Rothenberg in New York, who works with both early-stage growth and more mature companies, and Los Angeles' Steve Hurdle, who has acted for numerous buyers and sellers of scripted and unscripted television production companies in cross-border transactions, are the deputy capital markets and corporate chairs. Other highly regarded attorneys are Chicago-based Ross Emmerman, Allan Duboff in Los Angeles and New York's Giovanni Caruso.

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