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Loeb & Loeb LLP

321 NORTH CLARK STREET, SUITE 2300, CHICAGO, IL 60654, USA
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United States

Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 5

Loeb & Loeb LLP

‚ÄėSmart, experienced and very responsive‚Äô Loeb & Loeb LLP¬†advises buyers, seller, landlords and tenants on commercial leasing, acquisitions, sales and joint ventures. On the finance side the firm acts for lenders and borrowers on loan origination, CMBS, syndicated credit facilities, loan participations, inter-creditor agreements and mezzanine financing. A recent highlight saw the firm represent the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority on a PPP for the $18bn development of the new West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor in Los Angeles. Another highlight included acting for the County of Los Angeles on a PPP with Trammell Crow Company for the construction of a $400m high-rise office building for the County of Los Angeles. ‚ÄėSkilled attorney‚Äô Steven Kornblau , who ‚Äėexcels on both complicated and contentious deals‚Äô, advised Aareal Capital Corporation on a $460m senior mortgage loan secured by the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills and the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Kornblau also advised the LA Metro on the $1.5bn redevelopment of the James A Farley Post Office, which will be converted into part of Moynihan Station in New York. Raymond Sanseverino¬†heads the team in New York with support from Nichole Cortese, Kenneth Sold, Kenneth Freeman¬†and Scott Schneider. David Barksdale¬†joined as a partner from Ballard Spahr LLP¬†in the Los Angeles office. All named attorneys are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

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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

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Chicago's Jeremy Margolis and New York's Jay Musoff jointly chair the team at Loeb & Loeb LLP, which handles a variety of white-collar criminal cases, regulatory enforcement matters, internal investigations, trials and appeals for corporate clients. Recent highlights for Musoff included representing the special committee of the board of Link Motion in an independent investigation into allegations of mismanagement and corruption by the company's chairman. He is also representing Wins Finance Holdings and its chairman and CFO in SEC investigations and a securities class action concerning allegations of misrepresentation in the company's public filings. Corey Rubenstein in Chicago and Tiffany Moseley in Washington DC are also recommended.

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United States: Industry focus

Sport
Sport - ranked: tier 3

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Loeb & Loeb LLP's sports group attracts praise for its 'honesty, flexibility' and 'ability to laser focus on the key issues and provide practical advice'. The team has particular expertise advising on eSports matters, such as assisting NFL athlete Reggie Bush with corporate, technology, labor, regulatory and IP aspects relating to the establishment of an eSports technology platform. Los Angeles-based Arash Khalili and Brian Socolow in New York jointly head the practice which also includes Douglas Masters in Chicago, who acted for the National Collegiate Athletic Association in trademark litigation against online gaming company Kizzang. The group was strengthened with the arrival of advertising and marketing partner Brian Heidelberger in the Chicago office from Winston & Strawn LLP; he acts for NBA player Dwyane Wade in connection with all business and sponsorship deals and intellectual property matters.

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United States: Intellectual property

Copyright
Copyright - ranked: tier 1

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Loeb & Loeb LLP is highly skilled in the music and entertainment industry, with a client roster that includes CBS, the rock band The Eagles and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Barry Slotnick is a key figure and defended NBC and Sylvester Stallone against allegations of idea theft brought by a personal trainer in relation to the television series Strong. He also acted for Sony Music in a copyright infringement claim brought by songwriters concerning the Justin Bieber hit Somebody to Love. Elsewhere, David Grossman  and Jonathan Zavin represented Fox Searchlight and Guillermo del Toro in a lawsuit brought by the estate of playwright Paul Zindel, which alleged that the client's movie The Shape of Water infringed upon the play Let Me Hear You Whisper.

Leading lawyers

Barry Slotnick - Loeb & Loeb LLP

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Trademarks: litigation
Trademarks: litigation - ranked: tier 4

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Loeb & Loeb LLP is well regarded for its representation of entertainment industry clients and also counts media, consumer products and financial services companies among its roster. In Los Angeles, co-head David Grace recently acted for Ruthless Records, representing the widow of Eazy-E in a dispute with her stepson that prohibited his use of the names NWA, Straight Outta Compton and Ruthless. In another highlight, Chicago-based Douglas Masters obtained permanent injunctive relief against Kizzang on behalf of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The matter, heard before the TTAB, concerned the defendant’s use of its Final 3 and April Madness offerings, which were in violation of the client’s 'March Madness' and 'Final 4' trademarks. Masters and Grace are chairs of the practice, as is Barry Slotnick, who is part of the firm’s New York office.

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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 1

Loeb & Loeb LLP

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.

Leading lawyers

Mitchell Nussbaum - Loeb & Loeb LLP

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Advertising and marketing: litigation
Advertising and marketing: litigation - ranked: tier 2

Loeb & Loeb LLP

The advertising disputes practice at Loeb & Loeb LLP is jointly led by Thomas Jirgal and David Mallen, based in Chicago and New York respectively. Mallen has particular experience acting for clients before the NAD and in a recent highlight successfully defended GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in a challenge initiated by Procter & Gamble relating to GSK's product claims in connection to its over-the-counter fiber laxative Citrucel. The team also represented Rodan + Fields in Lanham Act litigation against Procter & Gamble (P&G), in which the client sought a declaration that advertising claims challenged by P&G were truthful and not misleading, and is acting for A. O. Smith in a suit alleging that the claims made by Rheem that it is the '#1 brand of water heaters' are false and misleading. BuzzFeed, T-Mobile and Comcast Cable Communications are all clients.

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Advertising and marketing: transactional
Advertising and marketing: transactional - ranked: tier 1

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Fielding an interdisciplinary team based across the firm's New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville and Washington DC offices, Loeb & Loeb LLP combines media, technology, data and regulatory expertise in marketing and advertising matters. The team's impressive client roster includes Toyota, Comcast Cable Communications and Visa. In a recent work highlight the practice assisted the latter with negotiations with the International Olympic Committee to extend its Olympic sponsorship for another 12 years. Noteworthy is also the firm's advice to Amazon on mobile marketing and text messaging promotional campaigns, including advising on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA); the matter is led by Brian Nixon, intellectual property expert Melanie Howard (both in LA) and New York-based David Mallen. Chicago-based Seth Rose is advising T-Mobile USA on celebrity talent and endorsement deals and sponsorship arrangements. In addition to acting for prominent brands, the team also assists leading agencies, such as several Publicis Groupe agencies. Kenneth Florin and James Taylor in New York and Nathan Hole in Chicago jointly head the practice which was bolstered by the additions of Chicago-based partners Brian Heidelberger, Monique Bhargava and Robert Newman from Winston & Strawn LLP in May 2018.

Leading lawyers

Brian Heidelberger - Loeb & Loeb LLP

James Taylor - Loeb & Loeb LLP

Kenneth Florin - Loeb & Loeb LLP

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Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) - ranked: tier 3

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Data Privacy and Data Protection - ranked: tier 2

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Loeb & Loeb LLP’s practice is jointly led by New York-based Ieuan Jolly and Jessica Lee as well as Chicago’s Robert Newman, who joined the team with Monique Bhargava from Winston & Strawn LLP in May 2018. Jolly and Lee have been advising advertising and public relations companies as well as Regeneron Pharmaceuticals on their respective GDPR compliance projects, while Newman has been assisting clients with consumer data collection use and technological innovations. The chair of the New York-based advanced media and technology practice James Taylor is also well versed in data privacy and data protection work.

Leading lawyers

Ieuan Jolly - Loeb & Loeb LLP

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Media and entertainment: transactional
Media and entertainment: transactional - ranked: tier 2

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Loeb & Loeb LLP's media and entertainment practice boasts experience which spans the motion picture, music, theater, reality television and emerging technology sectors. In recent work highlights, the team assisted Alcon Television Group with an agreement with Amazon to pick up the fourth season of The Expanse and advised Annapurna Pictures with the formation of its joint venture with MGM and a $350m senior secured revolving credit facility with JP Morgan Chase Bank. Los Angeles-based Scott Edel, who jointly heads the team alongside Roger Arar in New York, led the advice to Tencent Pictures regarding its agreements with Skydance Media, Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox in connection with the financing and distribution of The Terminator sequel. Key names to note include Ivy Kagan Biermaem in Los Angeles for employment work; New York-based Marc Chamlin, who counts Oprah Winfrey and actress Glenn Close among his clients; John Frankenheimer and Debra White, who are based in Los Angeles and New York respectively, for music industry transactions; and New York-based partners Carol Kaplan and Stefan Schick for theater work. Following several departures to Paul Hastings LLP, the team benefits from the arrivals of Paul Swanson in Los Angeles from Irell & Manella LLP, and three Chicago-based partners from Winston & Strawn LLP, including advertising experts Brian Heidelberger and Monique Bhargava, and data and privacy lawyer Robert Newman.

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Outsourcing
Outsourcing - ranked: tier 2

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Loeb & Loeb LLP’s 'smart and accommodating' practice group handles outsourcing matters in various industry sectors, including the healthcare, education, retail and software sectors. New York-based practice head Kenneth A. Adler and Chicago-based Alison Pollock Schwartz advised Northwell Health on the renegotiation and restructuring of legacy IT outsourcing engagements, while New York-based Akiba Stern and Washington DC-based Neil Lefkowitz assisted Claremont Graduate University with an outsourced program management agreement with Noodle Partners, which aims to provide an online degree program in information security. Similarly, the team advised the education services provider Evidence in Motion on an outsourced program management agreement with Baylor University for a physical therapy education program. Also in 2018, the Chicago office welcomed Brian L. Heidelberger, Robert H. Newman and Monique N. Bhargava, all of whom joined from Winston & Strawn LLP. New York-based associate Benjamin B. Kabak is another name to note.

Leading lawyers

Akiba Stern - Loeb & Loeb LLP

Kenneth A. Adler - Loeb & Loeb LLP

Rising stars

Benjamin B. Kabak - Loeb & Loeb LLP

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United States: Tax

Not-for-profit (Fortune 1000 private foundations, and national trade associations and charities)
Not-for-profit (Fortune 1000 private foundations, and national trade associations and charities) - ranked: tier 1

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Loeb & Loeb LLP has a top quality national practice that provides the full range of advice to non-profit organisations. Of recent note, the team advised Fidelis Care, its corporate members, and the Catholic Dioceses of New York on the $3.3bn sale of Fidelis Care to Centene Corp, the nation's largest Medicaid managed care plan provider; this marked the largest-ever non-profit sale in New York and helped create Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, the state's largest charitable foundation, which the firm continues to advise. The firm also served as examiner's counsel in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of WonderWork, which was one of the largest non-profit bankruptcies in recent history. New York-based co-chair Jason Lilien and Washington DC-based partner Marcus Owens have both previously held high-ranking government positions; department co-chair Diara Holmes and Los Angeles-based tax expert Leah Bishop are also recommended.

Leading lawyers

Jason Lilien - Loeb & Loeb LLP

Marcus Owens - Loeb & Loeb LLP

Next generation lawyers

Diara Holmes - Loeb & Loeb LLP

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US taxes: non-contentious
US taxes: non-contentious - ranked: tier 7

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Loeb & Loeb LLP has particular expertise in the entertainment, real estate and energy transactions, where it advises on tax benefits associated with renewable energy projects. In addition, the team has strength in transactional and tax-efficient structuring for corporates, private clients and tax-exempt organizations. Recent work for the team includes advising Oprah Winfrey on an equity investment in True Food Kitchen, and acting for Picture Head Holdings in its recapitalization by Trive Capital and Five Crowns Capital. Alan Tarr in New York and Los Angeles partners Ryan Austin and Shahrooz Shahnavaz are the key figures in the practice group.

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