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Intellectual property > Copyright Tier 1

The intellectual property group at Loeb & Loeb LLP remains a force in the marketplace, leveraging the deep bench strength of locations in the US and Asia, to represent household names such as Sony, Netflix and Paramount Pictures in high-stakes copyright litigation. The team is headed in Los Angeles by fashion, luxury and retail sector expert Melanie Howard,who brings experience to matters involving cryptocurrency, blockchain and NFTs, and in New York by Barry Slotnick, a music and entertainment specialist whose past clients have included the Beastie Boys, David Guetta, and the J.R.R. Tolkien Estate. David Grossman in Los Angeles is a go-to for major clients in film and television and is currently defending Netflix and the Duffer Brothers in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed over the series “Stranger Things.” Jonathan Zavin handles matters for major recording and publishing clients in New York, where seasoned litigator Wook Hwang also handles industry claims. Senior counsel Sarah Schacter departed in October 2022. Partner Tim Warnock in Nashville joined from Riley Warnock & Jacobson PLC in April 2022, and Los Angeles partners John Gatti and Lauren Fried arrived from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP in February and March 2022.

Practice head(s):

Melanie Howard; Barry Slotnick

Key clients

Paramount Pictures

Lionsgate Entertainment



The Duffer Brothers


Gary Oldman

Working Title


Sony Pictures Entertainment



Straight Up Films

Tracy Chapman

Sony/ATV, Sony Music Publishing, Sony Music Entertainment

Warner/Chappell Music Publishing

Work highlights

  • Representing Paramount Pictures against the estate of Truman Capote which claims that they own the rights to the Academy Award-winning 1961 film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.
  • Representing Sony Pictures, Marvel and related companies in a copyright infringement action brought by a record label in the Southern District of New York over the allegedly unauthorized use of a song in the film “Venom”.
  • Representing singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman in a copyright infringement case based on rapper and songwriter Nicky Minaj’s sampling of Ms. Chapman’s works without permission in which the final result was a judgment entered in federal court in Ms. Chapman’s favor.

M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) Tier 1

With a strong following of start-ups, emerging growth companies, large corporations, private equity and venture capital funds, Loeb & Loeb LLP has established a good reputation in the middle-market M&A space in the US. The firm’s deep roots in the media and entertainment sectors, and longstanding experience in the tech and digital content space make it a go-to destination for business transactions in these spheres. The practice’s cross-border capabilities are also noteworthy, as are its credentials in distressed deals and SPAC acquisitions. Mitchell Nussbaum in New York, who regularly advises public companies on their SEC and NYSE or Nasdaq listing compliance, co-chairs the capital markets and corporate department with Los Angeles-based Arash Khalili, an active dealmaker in the TMT, sports, and healthcare sectors. Based in the New York office, assistant deputy chairs Lloyd Rothenberg and Ronelle Porter handle a mix of corporate, M&A and capital markets work. Giovanni Caruso is another key practitioner in New York; he is a member ‘one of the very best teams in SPAC-related work’.

Practice head(s):

Mitchell Nussbaum; Arash Khalili

Other key lawyers:

Lloyd Rothenberg; Ronelle Porter; Tahra Wright; Ross Emmerman; Giovanni Caruso


‘Giovanni Caruso is fantastic. Smart, level-headed, collaborative and creative.’

‘The team led by Loeb & Loeb partner Giovanni Caruso is very professional and client-oriented in SPAC merger transactions. They are one of the very best teams in SPAC-related work.’

‘Giovanni Caruso has over 20 years of legal experience. The team is extraordinarily helpful, in terms of legal strategy, filing time, schedule flexibility, communications with targets and regulatory agencies, etc.’

Key clients

Sharp Entertainment

Ingenuity Studios

Magnetic Component Engineering (MCE)

Trans Union LLC

ISMS Solutions

Research Tool & Die (RT&D)

Horizon Media

Lavinia Group, LLC

American Iron & Metal Company

NV5 Global Inc.

Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. II

Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. III

Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. V

LifeSci Acquisition II Corp.

Petra Acquisition Inc.

SPK Acquisition Corp.

Vickers Vantage Corp. I

Health Sciences Acquisitions Corporation 2

JATT Acquisition Corp.

Lakeshore Acquisition I Corp.

Surround Ventures

DiaCarta, Inc.

Comera Life Sciences Holdings, Inc.

Trident Acquisitions Corp.

Aldel Financial

Roth CH Acquisition III Co.

Archimedes Tech SPAC Partners Co.

Agrico Acquisition Corp.

CleanTech Acquisition Corp.

AGBA Acquisition Corp.

Model Performance Acquisition Corp.

Iron Spark Inc.

Brilliant Acquisition Corp.

Lakeshore Acquisition II Corp.

Pacifico Acquisition Corp.

Yotta Acquisition Corp.

Work highlights

  • Advised the principals of Sharp Entertainment in connection with Sony Pictures Television’s $350m acquisition of Industrial Media.
  • Represented Horizon Media in its acquisition of a majority interest in First Tube Media, a leading live digital experience platform for brands.
  • Acted for Archimedes Tech SPAC Partners Co. in its merger with SoundHound Inc., a global leader in voice artificial intelligence.

Media, technology and telecoms > Advertising and marketing: transactional and regulatory Tier 1

Loeb & Loeb LLP is well-regarded in the advertising and marketing sphere, with the team acting for a number of household name clients on a wide spectrum of matters. The advanced media and technology group is chaired by New York-based James Taylor, who has extensive experience advising on a full spectrum of advertising, marketing, and promotions-related transactions, including in adtech and privacy and data protection matters. Chicago-based Amir Azaran and Los Angeles-based Melanie Howard sit as co-deputy chairs of the group, with Howard additionally leading the intellectual property protection and luxury brands departments at the firm, with her practice focusing on the fashion, luxury and retail sectors. Rounding off the leadership team, Brian Heidelberger, also based in Chicago, chairs the advertising, marketing, and promotions group, and has significant experience advising on advertising and promotions matters, including on sweepstakes and contests. Other notable practitioners include Seth Rose, who has substantial experience handling brand and marketing campaigns, and Nerissa Coyle McGinn, who specializes in advertising matters relating to media, technology, privacy, and IP law; both of whom are based in Chicago. In New York, Kenneth Florin is noted for his expertise in new technologies, digital media, and emerging content production-related matters.

Practice head(s):

James Taylor; Melanie Howard; Amir Azaran; Brian Heidelberger

Key clients

Dwayne Wade

Terry Bradshaw


6666 Brand, LLC


Saks Fifth Avenue

Tax > Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations) Tier 1

The ‘nimble and responsive’ team at Loeb & Loeb LLP is a dedicated practice formed of specialist practitioners, many of whom formerly worked for the Internal Revenue Service. Leah BishopJason Lilien, and Diara Holmes lead the team out of Los Angeles, New York, and Washington DC respectively. Marcus Owens in DC is a leading practitioner in the nonprofit field, and regularly advises private foundations, charities, lobbying/political organizations and trade associations. Bishop and Stuart Tobisman in Los Angeles specialize in tax and real estate planning, whereas Lilien and Holmes are particularly active on the transactional and regulatory side.

Practice head(s):

Leah Bishop; Jason Lilien; Diara Holmes

Other key lawyers:

Marcus Owens; Stuart Tobisman


‘As a client, I feel the attorneys sincerely care about the work. Moreover, they are very timely and responsive.’

‘The individuals I work with care. They are truly committed to supporting and guiding our overall success.’

‘I think Loeb & Loeb LLP is a firm that is exactly the right size. They have the experience to handle almost every matter we have. They are also extremely nimble and responsive. Partners collaborate with one another to get matters done and to service clients.’

Key clients

Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

Oceana and Oceana Action; Conservation Fund

New York State Catholic Health Plan (Fidelis Care)

Whistleblower Aid

Disinformation Index

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Yeshiva University

Archdiocese of New York

Work highlights

  • Advised Mother Cabrini Health Foundation on successive rounds of the Coronavirus Emergency Support Grant program.
  • Advised New York State Catholic Health Plan on its sale to Centene Corporation.
  • Advised Oceana on the national level to preserve and restore the world’s oceans, on navigating the federal tax rules concerning political activities.

Intellectual property > Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing) Tier 2

Loeb & Loeb LLP leverages the deep bench strength of locations in the US and Asia, to safeguard and manage the trademarks of such major entertainers as Tenacious D, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, in addition to household name multinationals including Universal, Netflix, BET, Lionsgate, and Paramount Pictures. The team is headed in Los Angeles by intangible asset acquisition and protection expert Melanie Howard, who specializes in the fashion, luxury, and retail sectors. In Chicago, Douglas Masters counsels brand owners, sports leagues, athletes, and advertisers, on brand strategy. David Grace in Los Angeles has a strong record in assisting start-ups, celebrities, and established corporates. Other key figures include seasoned litigator David Grossman and internet commerce and right of publicity advisor Jorge Arciniega in Los Angeles, Sara Crisafulli, who handles oppositions and cancellations in New York, and Tiffany Dunn, who represents recording artists and songwriters, and Bess Morgan, who manages sponsorship and influencer agreements in Nashville.

Practice head(s):

Melanie Howard


‘The team at Loeb combine a thorough understanding of practice before the USPTO with exceptional commercial awareness to provide a service which we genuinely value. We receive informed guidance on possible next steps and which ones to take given the surrounding facts and circumstances. The team takes time to understand their client’s needs and objectives and use that understanding to provide appropriate advice. They don’t just turn the handle.’

‘Melanie Howard is razor sharp and an absolute pleasure to work with. Bess Morgan stands out in her advice, approachability and availability. Bess covers all of the relevant angles.

‘Very bright and up to date on legal issues and best practices. Excellent communication skills. Thorough analysis and recommendations given in a clear and understandable manner.’

‘Tiffany Dunn continues to impress me with her knowledge of intellectual property matters, and I am confident in her recommended courses of action. She is very personable and demonstrates her commitment to excellence on behalf of her clients.’

Key clients

TelevisaUnivision Inc.

Hudson’s Bay Company/Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor

Circustrix Holdings

Hypebeast Hong Kong Limited

City National Bank

Universal, Netflix, BET, Lionsgate and Paramount Pictures

John R. Cash Revocable Trust, Trust of B.B. King

Midland, Vince Gill, Jerrod Niemann, Casting Crowns, Runaway June, Elvie Shane, Brooke Eden, Abbey Cone, Andrew Peterson, Building 429, Luke Combs, Kane Brown

Grand Ole Opry

World of Wonder Productions, Inc.

Tenacious D, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Byron Allen and his companies, including Entertainment Studios, the Weather Channel, Allen Media Broadcasting

Richard Tyler “Ninja” Blevins

St. John Knits

The Green Hornet

Trustees of the Second Trust of Alfred Hitchcock and Alfred Hitchcock, LLC

Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)

Estate of Kobe Bryant and Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation

6666 Brand, LLC

FAT Brands Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advising TelevisaUnivision Inc on global trademark prosecution, enforcement, and exploitation
  • Represented Kobe Bryant’s estate in the filing of three trademark applications for virtual and digital goods to protect Bryant’s name and brand in the metaverse.
  • Representing a number of studios and production companies, including Universal, Netflix, BET, Lionsgate and Paramount Pictures, in connection with their intellectual property portfolios and trademark enforcement.

Media, technology and telecoms > Advertising and marketing: litigation Tier 2

The advertising disputes practice at Loeb & Loeb LLP forms part of the firm’s wider advanced media and technology department, which covers matters ranging from the development, substantiation, approval, and defense of advertising and marketing content. It has particular expertise representing clients before the NAD, including on matters involving comparative, environmental, pricing and performance, and product packaging-related claims, among others. It also has experience initiating and defending challenges at other self-regulatory forums, as well as with consumer class action litigation and settlements. The team is co-chaired by David Mallen in New York, who was a former deputy director at the NAD and has significant experience in both defending and challenging claims before the NAD and other self-regulatory bodies, and Thomas Jirgal in Chicago, who has substantial experience representing clients from a variety of industries in state and federal court, as well as before the NAD.

Practice head(s):

David Mallen; Thomas Jirgal

Work highlights

Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing Tier 2

The team at Loeb & Loeb LLP frequently works on high-value BPO and ITO transactions in the healthcare and life sciences spaces, including application maintenance and IT infrastructure outsourcing with leading international IT service providers. The sizeable team advises clients from a range of industries, not limited to food and beverages, real estate, retail and automobile, on global outsourcing agreements. New York-based Kenneth Adler, chair of the practice, is experienced in handling the creation of and implementation of cloud computing, multi-sourced environments as well as the renegotiation and termination of existing outsourcing and IT-related agreements. Described by one client as a ‘standout’, Akiba Stern focuses on assisting financial services companies with asset management middle and back-office outsourcings. Chicago-basedAlison Pollock Schwartz develops RFP strategies, competitive supplier down-select processes, post-execution risk management and contract renewals for buyers and IT service vendors alike. Also in Chicago, Liz Allen is a key contact in intersecting media and tech matters, while Amir Azaran is a key contact for advice on SaaS, co-location and low-latency telecoms services outsourcing. Promoted to partner in February 2023, Benjamin Kabak is a key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Kenneth Adler; Amir Azaran

Other key lawyers:

Alison Pollock Schwartz; Liz Allen; Benjamin Kabak; Akiba Stern


‘The team at Loeb & Loeb understands the full universe of technology, systems integration and services.’

‘The lawyers are sharp and easy to work with. They do not overstaff their deals and most of the work they perform has full partner oversight.’

‘Their rates are still fair in a realm where fees have skyrocketed.’

‘Akiba Stern is no nonsense and approaches every deal with pragmatism. He can truly see the forest through the trees.’

‘Akiba Stern understands outsourcing and technology and focuses on what is important and not peripheral minutiae. He is a standout in the industry.’

Industry focus > Sport Tier 3

Loeb & Loeb LLP‘s ‘biggest strength is the experience of its partners’, with practice heads Arash Khalili in Los Angeles and Brian Socolow in Washington, DC/New York providing clients with extensive experience across litigation and transactional work. Socolow is especially well versed in the expanding sports technology and data industry, and Khalili has particular experience in unique corporate transactions, with the firm increasingly active on behalf of esports clients. A standout recent mandate for the team was representing the Chicago Bulls in its multiyear partnership with Chicago-based technology company Motorola Mobility, an example of the firm’s work for household-name sports teams, associations, and individuals. Chicago-based Douglas Masters is a key name when it comes to IP issues in the sports arena and has a strong relationship with National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Practice head(s):

Arash Khalili; Brian Socolow

Other key lawyers:

Seth Rose; Scott Zolke; Douglas Masters


‘Loeb and Loeb is definitely a full-service law firm. I think their biggest strength is the experience of their partners.’

‘Brian Socolow has been there at every turn with the experience and knowledge to help my clients with whatever the need may be.’

Key clients

Dwyane Wade

Chicago Bulls

Angels Baseball, LP and SRB Management Company, LLC

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Buffalo Bills

Chet Holmgren

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins


Cynisca Cycling

Parsons Xtreme Golf

Peak Achievement Athletics

Intersport, Inc.

Simmons Bank

StatStak Inc.

Cavalier Futures

Work highlights

  • Representing NFL football team the Buffalo Bills in negotiations with New York State, Erie County and National Football League in the development, financing and construction of a new football stadium.
  • Represented the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in various intellectual property matters.
  • Representing the Chicago Bulls in its multiyear relationship with Chicago-based tech-giant Motorola Mobility.

Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: litigation Tier 3

Loeb & Loeb LLP has significant expertise in assisting clients from music, television and film with matters such as copyright infringement, profit participation and film distribution arbitration. Intellectual property expert Barry Slotnick co-heads the practice from the firm’s New York office; in a standout matter for the litigator, he is currently representing Sony Music Publishing and Sony Music Entertainment in a copyright infringement case brought by a duo signed to Rafael Pina’s reggaetón label. David Grossman and Christian Carbone  co-chair the practice in Los Angeles. Grossman’s broad practice encompasses copyright infringement, idea submission and rights of publicity; he recently represented NBCUniversal in a copyright-related case over a song used at the Olympics.  John Gatti, a Los Angeles-based litigator, is particularly proficient in dealing with reputationally sensitive cases such as those related to the ‘me too’ movement.

Practice head(s):

Barry Slotnick; David Grossman Litigation; Christian Carbone

Other key lawyers:

John Gatti; Jim Curry; Wook Hwang; Sunny Brenner; Jonathan Zavin; Tal Dickstein; Lauren Fried


‘Jim Curry has been an outstanding partner throughout a long and difficult litigation process. He successfully brought it to a conclusion just prior to trial. Excellent work.’

‘Loeb and Loeb has long been one of the premier law firms in the entertainment industry. They have a top-notch team of attorneys and cover every area of entertainment.’

‘Barry Slotnick is smart, knowledgeable, understands our organization inside and out and knows exactly how we would like things handled. He is also witty and charming and enjoys people. He is one of the most well-loved and respected attorneys in the music industry.’

Key clients





Paramount Pictures

Justin Baldoni, Lionsgate Entertainment and CBS

NBCUniversal, Gary Oldman, and Working Title

Matt and Ross Duffer (The Duffer Brothers)

Morgan Creek Productions


Warner/Chappell Music Publishing, SonyATV Music Publishing, PeerMusic, Spirit Music Group, Concord Music Publishing, ABKCO Music

Sunflower Entertainment, The Orchard


Gaumont Television USA

David C. Cook dba Integrity Music, Capitol CMG, Inc. and Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu pka Sinach

Sony Music Publishing (US) LLC; Sony Music Entertainment

Miramax, LLC

Reservoir Media Management, Inc., Atlantic Recording Corporation, Elektra Entertainment Group, Inc., Warner Music Inc., and Warner Music Group Corp.

Straight Up Films, LLC, its principals Marisa Polvino and Kate Cohen, and the Estate of Dr. Viktor Frankl

Tracy Chapman


Shalon Palmer, Worship Online

Vandross Music Group, Warner Records, Inc., Warner Music Group

Sony Pictures, Marvel

Paramount Global (f/k/a ViacomCBS)

MGM Studios

Baobab Studios

Authentic Brands Group

Work highlights

  • Representing CBS in a variety of litigation relating to the popular daytime television program, “Judge Judy”
  • Representing Miramax, LLC in a suit brought by photographer Firooz Zahedi, who claimed to own the rights to an iconic photograph of Uma Thurman used in a poster for the movie “Pulp Fiction,” which Miramax produced.
  • Represented Sony Pictures, Marvel and related companies in a copyright infringement action brought by a record label in the Southern District of New York over the allegedly unauthorized use of a song in the film “Venom.”

Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: transactional Tier 3

The broad entertainment offering at Loeb & Loeb LLP incorporates episodic content for major streaming platforms, live music, immersive entertainment and a subgroup focused on podcasts and their crossover possibilities. Roger Arar co-heads the practice from New York; he has extensive experience of leading on network licensing agreements and represents the Kubrick estate on deals including the development of unproduced Kubrick film projects. In Los Angeles, co-head of practice Scott Edel ‘s practice includes production, financing and distribution transactions such as those he recently handled in support of the computer-animated film ‘Garfield’. Also in Los Angeles, John Frankenheimer  is a music specialist who represents companies and artists; he recently secured new songwriting agreements for Blake Bollinger, Lee Brice and Rachel Wammack. In New York, fellow music expert Debbie White focuses on artists’ work with streaming platforms and is representing media company Hello Sunshine in connection with the production of a music show named ‘My Kind of Country’. Another name to note is New York-based Mark Chamlin who represents Oprah Winfrey in a number of high-profile deals.

Practice head(s):

Scott Edel; Roger Arar

Other key lawyers:

John Frankenheimer; Debbie White; Marc Chamlin; Paul Swanson; Arash Khalili; Derek Crownover; Stefan Schick; Scott Zolke; Denise Stevens; Tiffany Dunn;  Ivy Kagan Berman; Frank D’Angelo; Carol Kaplan; Scott Wilcox; Anne Kennedy McGuire


‘I have worked with several of the leading entertainment law firms. They were all good but I never experienced the kind of comprehensive support that I’ve received from Loeb & Loeb. 

‘I have been working with Marc Chamlin for approximately 15 years and, in that time, Marc has become an essential part of my life and my work.’

‘I worked with Ivy Kagan Berman on union issues and she was extremely helpful.’

‘I worked with Frank D’Angelo and  was very impressed with Frank’s tough, thoughtful and even-handed approach.’

‘They are excellent.’

‘Carol Kaplan is extraordinarily knowledgeable about every aspect of this space and is a dedicated legal advisor. Scott Wilcox has also been great.’

Key clients

Oprah Winfrey and Harpo

Glenn Close

Jeff & Jackie Filgo


HYBE (formerly known as Big Hit Entertainment)




Eric Nam

Sharp Entertainment

The Who

Christina Aguilera

Carrie Underwood

Gabby Barrett

Sam Hunt

Duran Duran

LeAnn Rimes

Regina Spektor

Melanie Martinez

Luke Combs

Old Crow Medicine Show


Dan Smalley

Dylan Brady

Lance Miller

Anna Vaus

Tyler Reeve

Vince Gill

Jerrod Niemann

Casting Crowns

Runaway June

Elvie Shane

Brooke Eden

Abbey Cone

Gordie Sampson

Double Down Music and Dallas Davidson

Jesse Frasure

Rodney Clawson

Teyana Taylor

Given Music Publishing

Dune Grass Music

Warner Bros.

Julie Taymor

Benjamin Lowy

Vivek Tiwary

Lia Vollack

Paula Wagner

Barry Weissler

Patti LuPone

Natasha Katz

Clint Black

Ross Golan


Sony Pictures Entertainment



MGM Studios

Bold Films

Disney Jr.




Media Rights Capital


Village Roadshow

Jenna Segal

Alliance Entertainment

Ashley Gorley

Natalie Hemby


Buffalo Bills

Hello Sunshine


Alcon Entertainment

Black Label Media


Morgan Creek Productions

Studio 8




Valve Corporation

Games Workshop

Elli Hakami, Julian Hobbs and Talos Films

RTR Media

Scott Brothers Entertainment

Station 6 Productions

Rust Movie Productions

Streamline Global

Stanley Kubrick Estate

Hearst’s King Features

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Estate of Otis Redding, Jr.

John R. Cash Revocable Trust

Lemonada Media, LLC

Audiochuck Network

Mike Rowe

Ree Drummond

Steve Irwin Family

Ty Pennington

Country Music Thunder Festivals

Superfly Events

Chet Holmgren

Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford

Van Jones

Reggie Busch

Tony Gonzalez

Ingenuity Studios

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins

Lionel Richie

Desi Perkins

Jasmine Tookes

Josephine Skriver

Nexon Studios

Work highlights

  • Represented Nexon, a global leader in virtual world games, in its $400 million strategic minority investment in AGBO.
  • Represented Oprah Winfrey and Harpo in a number of high-profile transactions including the production and licensing of “Oprah + Viola Davis” to Netflix.  
  • Representing Christina Aguilera on all agreements, including handling the clearance work for her Spanish language album.

Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

The white-collar criminal defense and investigations practice at Loeb & Loeb LLP is active in representing both corporates and individuals in cases ranging from securities fraud to money laundering and public or commercial corruption. The team is calibrated to handle domestic and international investigations and government enforcement matters under the leadership of Andrew DeVooght and Jeremy Margolis in Chicago, as well as New York-based Jay Musoff. In Washington DC, former federal prosecutor Tiff Moseley is reputed for her experience in the life sciences sector, where she advises clients on cross-border litigation, compliance, and internal investigations.

Practice head(s):

Jeremy Margolis; Jay Musoff; Andrew DeVooght

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. and Cura Partners Inc.

FAB Universal and its former CEO and CFO

Former CEO of Environmental Packing Technologies Holdings, Inc.

Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) Tier 4

Loeb & Loeb LLP assists well-known brands in the media and entertainment space on uses of innovative new technologies through data-driven business models and transactions. New York-based chair of the practice Jessica Lee advises organizations on designing privacy programs in line with GDPR, HIPAA, VPPA, NIST and CPRA regulations. Lee is an expert in the ad-tech, e-commerce, and entertainment space as well as the healthcare and financial services industries. Chair of the media, entertainment and tech department James Taylor, in New Yok, advises clients on issues around data and new information channels in order to reach consumers and market products. Chair of the luxury brands and intellectual property practice Melanie Howard, based in Los Angeles, and advertising and marketing expert Nathan Hole, in Chicago, are key contacts for data-driven transactions. Also in Chicago, Nerissa Coyle McGinn is the key name for handling children’s online privacy issues, while Susan Israel, based in Los Angels, works closely with senior counsel Robyn Mohr, in Washington DC, on federal law matters. Tanya Forsheit departed in May 2022.

Practice head(s):

James Taylor; Jessica Lee

Key clients



The New York Times

National Collegiate Athletic Association



Real estate Tier 4

Loeb & Loeb LLP is highly active in commercial leasing and subleasing, acquisitions, sales and joint ventures, environmental issues, land use, zoning, development and entitlement matters. It is also increasingly active on distressed real estate transactions and workouts. The New York office houses global chair, Raymond Sanseverino, head of transactions, Christopher Barbaruolo and head of real estate finance, Steven Kornblau. Nichole Cortese and Kenneth Sold are instructed by major New York landlords and tenants, while Victoria Stephanova is active on joint ventures and acquisitions.

Practice head(s):

Raymond Sanseverino; Christopher Barbaruolo; Steven Kornblau

Other key lawyers:


‘Experience, knowledge, and commitment to achieving the client’s goals. Ability to find satisfactory resolution of contentious issues.’

‘Thoroughness. Ability to provide quality work expeditiously on multiple assignments.’


Key clients



SL Green Realty

Outshine Properties

Arbor Realty Trust

RFR Holdings/ RFR Realty

Columbia Property Trust

Necessity Retail REIT

Global Net Lease

Brookfield Properties

Collection Center Property Company

Trinity Real Estate

Rego Park Office Tower

New York City REIT


US Retail/US Outlet/US Outlets Deer Park

Williamsburgh Garage LLC

Axonic Capital

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.

BNY Mellon Bank

Georgica Green Ventures

Harbor Group International

Healthcare Trust

Hudson’s Bay Company

Japond Restaurant

Richard and Cheryl Schefer


Nakash Bellevue

Marx Realty

Ivanhoe Cambridge

Carlyle Group

Stoneridge Group

TigerJoy Holdings

Work highlights

  • Representing Rabina, a multi-generational, family-owned and operated real estate investment and development firm based in New York, in its $540 million construction financing package, and additional joint venture equity, for the approximately 1,000 foot tall to-be-constructed mixed-use skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan at 520 Fifth Avenue.
  • Represented global audit and consulting firm KPMG in its 20-year lease of approximately 450,000 SF for its new headquarters.
  • Represented SL Green Realty in connection with several marquis deals at SL Green’s world-class developments at One Madison Avenue and One Vanderbilt.

Healthcare > Life sciences Tier 5

Loeb & Loeb LLP‘s chiefly New York based practice handles the full scope of life sciences mandates, including adverse event reporting and response, patent enforcement, and the approval of biosimilars and biologics products. Fran Stoller advises both public and private biotech, pharmaceutical, and technology companies on corporate and financing transactions, in addition to research and development collaborations. Mark Waddell handles the patent litigation side of the practice, representing drug companies in biosimilars and Hatch-Waxman related matters concerning exclusivity protection. Mitchell Nussbaum maintains a corporate and capital markets focused practice, routinely advising on private placements, IPOs, and proxy contests.  

Practice head(s):

Fran Stoller; Mark Waddell; William Kramer; Michael Nussbaum

Key clients

Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. II

Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. III

Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. V

Petra Acquisition Inc.

SPK Acquisition Corp.

Vickers Vantage Corp. I

Health Sciences Acquisitions Corporation 2 (HSAC2)

Genenta Science S.p.A.

DiaCarta, Inc.

Comera Life Sciences Holdings, Inc.

Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

JATT Acquisition Corp.

ThinkEquity LLC

Boustead Securities, LLC

Lakeshore Acquisition I Corp.

Work highlights

  • Represented the issuer, Genenta Science S.p.A., in a foreign company U.S. IPO under SEC form F-1, and related regulatory and securities issues.
  • Represented Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. V in its business combination with AUM Biosciences Pte. Ltd. The transaction reflected a pre-money equity value of $400 million for AUM.
  • Advised Titan Pharmaceuticals’ board of directors in connection with its various dealings with an activist shareholder.

Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: transactions

Intellectual property > Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)

Melanie Howard in Los Angeles chairs Loeb & Loeb LLP‘s intellectual property protection team, which has presence in Chicago, New York and LA, and a particular specialism in the management of portfolios and in representing clients at the PTAB.

Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multi-service law firm with more than 400 lawyers focusing on select core industries and practice areas, rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients. The firm represents multinational, Fortune 100 companies in their mid-market transactions and litigation matters and serves as primary outside counsel to a multitude of mid-market clients. The firm also represents clients ranging from start-ups to high-net-worth individuals and families. Loeb & Loeb has offices located in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Washington DC, San Francisco, Beijing and Hong Kong. The firm has an established history and nationally recognized reputation in the entertainment and media industries and is highly regarded for its depth in financial services and real estate.

Loeb & Loeb prides itself on client matters being conducted and coordinated expertly, efficiently and expeditiously. Its culture is geared towards establishing and strengthening long-term client relationships, with an emphasis on senior attorney involvement in all transactions and matters. Teams are kept to optimal size to provide the highest quality advice, utmost efficiency and seamless, cost-effective service across practices and offices.

Main areas of practice: Advertising and promotions; bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights; capital markets, corporate; digital media; energy; entertainment; finance; intellectual property; life science; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations; outsourcing; patent litigation and counseling; privacy; private equity; real estate; securities litigation; talent; tax; technology licensing; trademarks and copyrights; trusts and estates; white-collar criminal defense and investigations.

International work: Loeb & Loeb assists foreign companies, particularly in Asia and other emerging markets, with cross-border corporate and securities transactions; private equity and venture capital financings; and litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings.

Loeb & Loeb also represents companies and individuals in the global entertainment industry in complex motion picture production, distribution and financing deals.

Department Name Email Telephone
Advanced media and technology James Taylor
Bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights Lance Jurich
Capital markets and corporate Mitchell Nussbaum
Capital markets and corporate Arash Khalili
Employment and labor Michelle La Mar
Entertainment and media Scott Edel
Finance Peter Seiden
Litigation Christian Carbone
Litigation Daniel Murphy
Patent litigation and counseling Mark Waddell
Real estate Raymond Sanseverino
Trusts and estates Alyse Pelavin
Trusts and estates Cristine Sapers
Photo Name Position Profile
Ryan Austin photo Mr Ryan Austin Partner
Leah Bishop photo Ms Leah Bishop Partner
Regina Covitt photo Ms Regina Covitt Partner
Linda Deitch photo Ms Linda Deitch Partner
Allan Duboff photo Mr Allan Duboff Partner
Scott Edel photo Mr Scott Edel Partner and Chair, Entertainment
W Allan Edmiston photo Mr W Allan Edmiston Partner
John Frankenheimer photo Mr John Frankenheimer Partner and Chair, Music Industry; Chairman Emeritus
David Grace photo Mr David Grace Partner
David Grossman photo Mr David Grossman Partner and Co-Chair, Litigation
Rachel Harris photo Ms Rachel Harris Partner and Chair, International Trust & Estate Planning
Melanie Howard photo Ms Melanie Howard Partner and Chair, Intellectual Property Protection; Chair, Luxury Brands; Deputy Chair, Advanced…
Ivy Kagan Bierman photo Ms Ivy Kagan Bierman Partner and Chair, Entertainment Labor
Christopher Kelly photo Mr Christopher Kelly Partner
Arash Khalili photo Mr Arash Khalili Partner and Co-Chair, Capital Markets and Corporate; Co-Chair, Sports
Michelle La Mar photo Ms Michelle La Mar Partner and Chair, Employment & Labor
Daniel Murphy photo Mr Daniel Murphy Partner
Ronald Pearson photo Mr Ronald Pearson Partner
Paul Severin photo Mr Paul Severin Vice Chair, Loeb & Loeb LLP
Shahrooz Shahnavaz photo Mr Shahrooz Shahnavaz Partner
Paul Swanson photo Mr Paul Swanson Partner and Chair, Entertainment Finance
Stuart Tobisman photo Mr Stuart Tobisman Partner
Scott Zolke photo Mr Scott Zolke Partner
Number of Partners : 225
Number of Lawyers : 214
Chairman : Kenneth R. Florin
Vice Chairmen : Paul Severin
Vice Chairmen : Mitchell S. Nussbaum
Other Offices : Beijing
Other Offices : Chicago
Other Offices : Hong Kong
Other Offices : Los Angeles
Other Offices : Nashville
Other Offices : New York
Other Offices : Washington DC
Other Offices : San Francisco