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Loeb & Loeb LLP
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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 Netflix and Paramount Pictures in high-stakes copyright litigation. The practice is led 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 successful defended Netflix and the Duffer Brothers in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed over the series Stranger ThingsJonathan Zavin handles matters for major recording and publishing clients in New York. Tal Dickstein, also in New York, works alongside Slotnick on film industry matters. Wook Hwang left the team in April 2024.

Practice head(s):

Barry Slotnick; David Grossman; Melanie Howard

Other key lawyers:


‘Whether in LA or New York, the Loeb team has you covered for copyright and general media litigation.’

‘Dave Grossman is one of the top copyright litigators in LA. Considering the firm’s price point, I think he is #1 in the region in terms of value for money.’


Key clients

Atticus LLC


Matt and Ross Duffer

Miramax, LLC

Paramount Global,

Cable News Network (CNN)


Warner/Chappell Music Publishing

SonyATV Music Publishing, Sony Music Publishing (US) LLC, Sony Music Entertainment


Spirit Music Group

Concord Music Publishing


David C. Cook dba Integrity Music

Capitol CMG, Inc.

Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu pka Sinach

Reservoir Media Management, Inc.

Atlantic Recording Corporation

Elektra Entertainment Group, Inc.

Warner Music Inc. and Warner Music Group Corp.

Shalon Palmer, Worship Online

Roderick Wayne, Jr. (professionally known as Roddy Ricch)

Blue Nike Publishing LLC

Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc

Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corporation

Volume Ventures Publishing, LLC

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Atticus LLC, the production company behind the Aaron Sorkin stage adaptation of the Harper Lee novel To Kill a Mockingbird, in a copyright case brought against the Dramatic Publishing Company to determine the effect of Harper Lee’s copyright termination of a prior exclusive license she granted to Dramatic in 1969.
  • Defended Netflix, and Matt and Ross Duffer, the creators of the Netflix hit television series “Stranger Things,” against a copyright infringement case in which screenwriter and producer Jeffrey Kennedy filed suit through his production company Irish Rover Entertainment asserting, among other claims, that “Stranger Things” included elements from the writer’s undeveloped screenplays and in particular that the “Shadow Monster” was based on a character Kennedy created.
  • Secured a complete victory on behalf of client Miramax, LLC, and its related licensees in a suit brought by renowned photographer Firooz Zahedi, who claims to own the rights to an iconic photograph of Uma Thurman used in the poster for the movie “Pulp Fiction,” which Miramax produced.

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

Praised for providing clients with 'calm guidance', Loeb & Loeb LLP‘s capital markets and corporate team assists a wide range of public and private companies, investment funds and family offices with a range of domestic and cross-border M&A work. The unit is frequently sought out by clients from industries in the such as entertainment, technology and financial services to guide them through impactful transactions. Leadership duties are divided between the New York-based Mitch Nussbaum, who routinely counsels growth companies on IPOs and SPAC transactions, and the Los Angeles-based Arash Khalili, who is well versed in brand monetization issues in the sports industry. Further key contacts in the New York office include Tahra Wright, who focuses on public M&A and securities law matters, Lloyd Rothenberg, who specializes in advising Israeli startups on mergers as well as on stock and asset purchase agreements, and Ronelle Porter, who handles a broad array of transactional and corporate finance mandates. Also in New york, Megan Stombock has developed a market reputation for her knowledge of the entertainment industry.

Practice head(s):

Mitchell Nussbaum; Arash Khalili

Other key lawyers:

Lloyd Rothenberg; Ronelle Porter; Tahra Wright; Giovanni Caruso; Megan Stombock; Ross Emmerman; Barry Mehlman; Allan Duboff; David Levine; Ann Chen; Evan Saunders


‘Over 10+ years working with Lloyd Rothenberg and the team at Loeb & Loeb, I have experienced a group that stays adaptive to the dynamic nature of the transaction process…and, at times, the human elements that go along with that work.’

‘In times of heightened tensions, I can always rely on my team at Loeb for calm guidance, and the correct counsel to make the most informed decisions. The attorneys at Loeb put the work and the end result first, second and third, and leave their egos at the door.’

There is strong and open communication among the deal teams so you feel a cacophony of activity is being managed tightly.’

‘Loeb & Loeb has one of the strongest corporate cultures, supported by best-in-class recruitment to identify individuals of real substance and character.’

Key clients

Vin Di Bona Productions

PRIME AE Group, Inc.

Airship AI Holdings

JATT Acquisition Corp.

Technology & Telecommunication Acquisition Corporation

FG Merger Corp.

Swiftmerge Acquisition Corp.


Edify Acquisition Corp.

Liminatus Pharma LLC

Health Sciences Acquisitions Corporation 2

Genesis Unicorn Capital Corp.

Grand Centrex Limited

Lakeshore Acquisition I Corp.

Model Performance Acquisition Corp.

Brilliant Acquisition

Lakeshore Acquisition II

Pacifico Acquisition

Redwoods Acquisition Corp.

A SPAC I Acquisition Corp.

TransUnion, LLC

MSP Sports Capital

Velo Payments

Philpott Meeks


Lincolnshire Management, Inc.

NV5 Global, Inc.

Industrial Automation Group, LLC

V&A Capital

Horizon Media

OSI Systems

GlassBridge Enterprises, Inc.

Pelstar, LLC

Burrell Communications Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Vin Di Bona Productions and its entertainment studio, FishBowl WorldWide Media in their majority stake sale to an investor group led by Clarion Capital Partners.
  • Represented TransUnion in its definitive agreement to sell G2 Web Services, LCI and Fintellix to an affiliate of Stellex Capital Management LLC.
  • Representing Airship AI Holdings in its agreement to enter into a business combination agreement with BYTE Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company.

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

Loeb & Loeb LLP works at the nexus between advertising, marketing, and technology, offering cross-functional services including counseling on advertising, marketing, media, IP, brand marketing, technology, and privacy law. The practice represents industry-leading clients from various sectors and is frequently involved in complex matters as well as cases relating to emerging areas such as cryptocurrency and NFTs. In New York, James Taylor is particularly adept at handling matters relating to adtech, technology-enabled transactions, media-related agreements, and privacy and data protection issues. Melanie Howard, based in Los Angeles, is a known name for her IP work and has extensive experience in the fashion, luxury, and retail sectors. On the front of technology-driven transactions is Amir Azaran, based in Chicago. He regularly advises on transactional matters pertaining to blockchain, cryptocurrency, and AI. The firm also benefits from the expertise of Chicago-based Brian Heidelberger who is concerned with advertising and promotions matters. Nerissa Coyle McGinn and Seth Rose are notable practitioners for their expansive knowledge of advertising and promotions, marketing campaigns, and IP. They are both based in Chicago. In New York, Kenneth Florin focuses on matters involving the convergence of advertising and promotions, as well as the use of innovative technologies and digital media. Chicago-based Caroline Hudson is an active member of the practice and represents clients before regulatory authorities including the NAD and Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program.

Practice head(s):

Melanie Howard; James Taylor; Amir Azaran; Brian Heidelberger

Other key lawyers:


‘The ability to provide direct business actionable advice makes Loeb unique.’

‘They understand the business and the industry.’

‘Very easy to work with and good collaborators.’

‘They are very down to earth people and can engage with clients at all levels.’

‘The depth the firm has can’t be exceeded.’

Key clients



Hudson’s Bay Company


Work highlights

  • Advising Visa in advertising and sponsorship activations, including its global sponsorship with FIFA, the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the 2023 NFL Super Bowl.
  • Representing Hudson’s Bay Company in advertising, marketing and intellectual property matters.
  • Representing UFC in various advisory and transactional matters, including the launch of their NFT collectible product, UFC Strike.

Tax > Not-for-profit (Fortune 1000 private foundations, national trade associations, and charities) Tier 1

Loeb & Loeb LLP acts for prominent nonprofits across numerous sectors, including education, healthcare, and conservation, with expertise handling the full spectrum of tax matters. The group handles all aspects of tax compliance, in addition to covering audits and investigations and advising on marketing and corporate governance. Jointly leading the team are Diara Holmes of Washington DC, Jason Lilien of New York, and Leah Bishop, who is based in Los Angeles. Other core team members in DC include Marcus Owens, who has significant experience in the practice area and previously worked within the Exempt Organizations Division of the IRS, and Neil Lefkowitz, who is noted for his ability to provide tax advice in the context of education sector M&A. In Los Angeles, Stuart Tobisman is regularly sought out by high net worth individuals for estate and tax planning advice. New York-based Talia Metson made partner in early 2024 and has experience advising nonprofits of all sizes, including religious entities and health care groups. Kimberley Eney joined the DC office from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in July 2023.

Practice head(s):

Leah Bishop; Jason Lilien; Diara Holmes


‘Unique practice ability and extraordinary follow through.’

‘Neil Lefkowitz is thorough, reasonable, effective, consistent, and flexible.’

‘Our counsel was incredibly informed, wise, and pleasant to work with.’

‘Neil Lefkowitz stood out for his deep industry expertise, kind demeanor, and high level of professionalism. He was deeply committed to us and somehow almost always available.’

Key clients


NAACP Empowerment Programs

Humane Society of the US

Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

March for Our Lives Foundation

March for Our Lives Action Fund

New York State Catholic Health Plan

Special Olympics

Oceana and Oceana Action

Conservation Fund

Oprah Winfrey and The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation

Disinformation Index

Caleb Williams and Caleb Cares Foundation

Presidio Graduate School

St. Augustine College

Drexel University

Jessup University

Work highlights

  • Advised Oprah Winfrey and The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation on establishing the People’s Fund of Maui in the aftermath of the wildfires in Maui in August 2023
  • Advised Mother Cabrini Health Foundation as outside general counsel.
  • Represented nonprofit universities in their mergers, including Presidio Graduate School in its merger with the University of Redlands and St. Augustine College in its merger with Lewis University.

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

Noted for its ability to ‘provide considered, well thought through advice’, Loeb & Loeb LLP demonstrates notable prowess across licensing agreements, global portfolio management and brand strategy, frequently handling cutting-edge technologies, and is well-positioned to operate for standout clients such as the Estate of Kobe Bryant, Carrie Underwood and City National Bank. Fashion, luxury and retail expert Melanie Howard, who fields a strong practice comprising of strategic brand protection guidance and assisting clients with IP issues surrounding M&A and other commercial transactions, jointly leads from Los Angeles with Sara Crisafulli, who is particularly well-versed in fashion, entertainment, hospitality and technology and media sectors. Bess Morgan leads from Nashville, possessing extensive experience in managing domestic and international trademark portfolios, and in counselling clients on brand selection and clearance. in LA, Jorge Arciniega leverages his vast experience in the field to assist clients with global trademark portfolio management, while David Grace is demonstrably capable of advising start-ups, established brands and Fortune 500 companies.

Practice head(s):

Melanie Howard; Sara Crisafulli; Bess Morgan

Other key lawyers:

Jorge Arciniega; David Grace; Tiffany Dunn; Denise Stevens; Jessica Manavi


‘From paralegal to partner, the team at Loeb are a great bunch of people to work with. No box-ticking or one-size fits all approach here.’

‘They provide considered, well thought through advice.’

‘Melanie Howard is a joy to work with; responsive, commercial, and rigorous in her examination of the facts and details.’

Key clients

Estate of Kobe Bryant and Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation

TelevisaUnivision, Inc.

Hypebeast Hong Kong Limited

Hudson’s Bay Company/Saks Fifth Avenue; Saks.com LLC

Hot Topic, Inc. (and its affiliates, Hot Topic Merchandising and HU Merchandising)

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Groupe SEB and its affiliated companies

City National Bank

Whitebridge Pet Brands


FAT Brands Inc.

Carrie Underwood

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins

Elevation Studios

John R. Cash Revocable Trust

World of Wonder Productions, Inc.

Big Loud, Dallas Davidson’s Play it Again entities, Given Music Publishing, National Music Publishers Association, Twelve6 Entertainment, CTK Management, Musicnotes Inc.

Tenacious D

CrichtonSun, LLC and Sherri Crichton

Work highlights

  • Representing the estate of Kobe Bryant, Vanessa Bryant and the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation in connection with brand protection and strategic partnerships, including domestic and foreign trademark portfolio management, strategy, both in the U.S. and globally.
  • Serves as intellectual property counsel to Hot Topic, Inc, providing services in global trademark prosecution and portfolio management, enforcement and exploitation.
  • Advising Carrie Underwood in a comprehensive range of brand protection, endorsement and licensing, and television, radio and live performance matters.

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

Loeb & Loeb LLP specializes in representing clients before the NAD in challenges pertaining to comparative claims, environmental claims, native advertising, and product packaging claims to name a few. Additionally, it is involved in NARB disputes, Lanham Act false advertising claims, class actions, and IP disputes. The New York-based team is chaired by David Mallen and Chicago-based Thomas Jirgal. Mallen’s former position as deputy director of the NAD gives him extensive expertise in defending and challenging claims before the NAD, NARD, and other regulatory authorities. Jirgal has substantial experience representing clients from a range of industries in matters including false advertising, antitrust, and unfair competition. Elizabeth O’Neill is a notable name in the group for her focus on claim substantiation issues as well as defending and challenging claims before the NAD.

Practice head(s):

David Mallen; Thomas Jirgal

Other key lawyers:

Elizabeth O’Neill


‘The ability to provide direct business actionable advice makes Loeb unique.’

‘They understand the business and the industry.’

‘Very easy to work with and good collaborators.’

‘They are very down to earth people and can engage with clients at all levels.’

Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: transactional Tier 2

With its robust interdisciplinary composition and strengths in IP litigation, entertainment labor, and corporate matters, Loeb & Loeb LLP‘s media and entertainment team excels in helping clients seize cross-sector expansion opportunities in various areas of the market, including motion pictures and interactive media. The team is well-regarded for its ability to advise on innovative licensing and streaming deals in the music industry, providing strategic counsel to music companies, financial institutions, and leading technology firms. The practice also regularly handles transactions for clients active in the Broadway and live theatre, non-scripted television, sports, and new media spaces. Co-heading the practice from Los Angeles is Scott Edel, an expert in production, financing, and distribution transactions, while in New York, co-head Roger Arar specializes in network licensing agreements, finance, distribution, and production transactions. Other key figures in New York are Marc Chamlin, who chairs the firm’s television department, and music expert Debbie White. Los Angeles partner John Frankenheimer is also noted for his representation of clients in the music space, including record companies and distributors, multinational and independent music publishers and major artists. Sponsorship and licensing expert Bess Morgan, who practices from Nashville, is a further name to note.

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; Tiffany Dunn; Ivy Kagan Bierman; Frank D’Angelo; Carol Kaplan; Scott Wilcox; Anne Kennedy McGuire; Bess Morgan


‘The lawyers at Loeb & Loeb seem to genuinely like one another and work extremely well together. Marc Chamlin is always my main contact, and he brings in the other attorneys as needed to support on specific matters. Marc always remains actively involved with these teams to make sure his colleagues know me and that I know them. In addition to knowing their areas well, the lawyers at Loeb & Loeb are efficient with their time and they are good communicators.’

‘Beyond being an excellent lawyer, Marc Chamlin has guided my career in a variety of ways. I can honestly say that in 15 years he has never let me down once.’

‘Marc Chamlin has a deep knowledge of the industry and a passion for his clients that is unmatched.’

‘I have worked with Ivy Kagan Berman on union issues, and she was extremely helpful. I  also worked with Frank D’Angelo and I was very impressed with Frank’s tough, thoughtful and even-handed approach on my behalf during a challenging and time-sensitive negotiation.’

‘They are the best in the business. Extremely knowledgeable, experienced, very thorough, diligent and efficient. I cannot recommend Loeb & Loeb any higher.’

‘Very easy to work with, always available and always reassuring. You know you’re in the best hands when you are working with them.’

Key clients

Adult Swim

Alcon Entertainment

Black Label Media



Flawless AI


Cartoon Network Studios


Legendary Entertainment

Rick and Morty, LLC



STX Entertainment

Village Roadshow

Warner Bros Animation

Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Aperture Media Partners

Ley Line Entertainment

Cast & Crew Financial Services

Buffalo Bills

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

Bank of Hope

Comerica Bank

City National Bank

O&M Theatricals

O’Henry Productions

SteadiBeat Media

Black Cap Productions

White Dog Productions

Handspring Puppet Company

Stephen and Ruth Hendel

Seaview Productions

Jamrock Productions

Mike and Carlee, Inc

Lionel Richie

Vin Di Bona Productions

FishBowl WorldWide Media

Cindy Crawford

Annapurna Pictures and Annapurna Games

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins

Dot Dot Dot

Diana Ross

Katherine Schwarzenegger

Oprah Winfrey

Harpo Productions

Glenn Close


Big Hit Music





JYP Entertainment

Christina Aguilera

Duran Duran

The Who

Regina Spektor

Artists Equity

Games Workshop


Morgan Creek Entertainment

Nexon Studios




Valve Corporation


Nexstar Media Group

Lemonada Media

Audiochuck Network

Warner Bros.

Sony Pictures Entertainment



BET Networks



Bad Robot Productions


Disney Jr.





The Seelig Group

Media Rights Capital

World of Wonder Productions, Inc.


Talos Films

True Religion

Hello Sunshine

Linden Labs

Stanley Kubrick Estate

StudioCanal TV

The Last Manhunt, LLC


The Steve Irwin family

Truly Original

Sharp Entertainment

Lucky 8 TV

Bungalow Media

Hudsun Media

RTR Media

Scott Brothers Entertainment

Six West Productions

Plimsoll Productions

Crossroads Live, Inc.

Creative Partners Productions, LLC

New York Theatre Workshop

The Flea Theater

Center Stage Baltimore

Alley Theatre

Hartford Stage

The New Group

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

Alliance Entertainment

Horizon Media

Tenacious D

The Estate of BB King

The Estate of Otis Redding, Jr.

The John. R. Cash Revocable Trust

Bon Iver

Black Pumas

Big Loud Records

The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli

Loretta Lynn

Old Crow Medicine Show

Dylan Brady

Double Down Music

Dallas Davidson

Tape Room Music, LLC

Carrie Underwood

Given Music Publishing

Dune Grass Music


CTM Outlander

GoDigital Media Group

Hearst’s King Features

Superfly Events


The Estate of Alfred Hitchcock

Frederick Loewe Trust

The Maurice Sendak Foundation

The Estate of Ella Fitzgerald

Ford Motor Company

Work highlights

  • Assisted domestic and foreign-based independent production companies with obtaining SAG-AFTRA Interim Agreements throughout 2023.
  • Represented Alliance Entertainment in its business combination agreement with Adara Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company.
  • Assisted Oprah Winfrey and her production company, Harpo, with the launch of the People’s Fund of Maui, a fund created to distribute cash directly to those affected by the wildfires in Maui.

Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing Tier 2

Loeb & Loeb LLP has a robust record in ITO and BPO work as well as in legacy outsourcing and next-generation sourcing transactions, particularly in the fields of cloud-based solutions, machine learning, AI, and robotic process automation. Clients in the healthcare, insurance, and real estate sectors benefit from the team's holistic approach, bolstered by collaboration with lawyers from the firm's digital media, IP, and payment technology teams. The well-established Kenneth Adler spearheads the practice and handles complex national and global outsourcing transactions, with particular strengths in outsourcings related to infrastructure, call centers, and financial services. Adler is also well-versed in deals realted to cloud computing and multi-sourced environment strategies. Akiba Stern’s scope of work extends to the structuring and implementation of commercial strategies, in addition to strong BPO work for financial services institutions and investment banks. Benjamin Kabak is a trusted advisor for ITO and BPO transactions, working closely with clients in the healthcare and personal care sectors. From the Chicago branch, Liz Allen‘s core strengths include matters relating to media, advertising, and tech, while Alison Pollock Schwartz is reputed for her work involving the development of RFP strategies, contract negotiation strategies, and post-execution risk management. Listed lawyers are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Kenneth Adler

Other key lawyers:

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

Industry focus > Sport Tier 3

Frequently providing counsel to individual investors and ownership groups in bids for professional sports franchises and esports teams, the Loeb & Loeb LLP team is active across transactions in the entertainment, financial services, and  telecommunications spaces. Based out of Los Angeles, Arash Khalili co-heads the practice and is noted for his vast experience handling M&A and joint ventures on behalf of professional athletes and public companies. Co-head Brian Socolow, who divides his time between Washington DC and New York, specializes in advising clients on media broadcast and distribution agreements as well as on trademark licenses, while Chicago-based Seth Rose and Douglas Masters stand out for their knowledge on advertising and IP issues, primarily within the tech and automotive sectors. Also in Chicago, Lisa Wiznitzer primarily focuses on joint ventures and corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Arash Khalili; Brian Socolow

Other key lawyers:

Seth Rose; Scott Zolke; Douglas Masters; Brian Heidelberger; Lisa Wiznitzer

Key clients

Angels Baseball, LP

SRB Management Company, LLC

Smith & Co.

Cavalier Futures

Range Media Partners

National Collegiate Athletic Association

Cynisca Cycling

Life Sports Agency

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins

Frost Bank

Simmons Bank

Miami HEAT


Viii Sports

Peak Achievement Athletics


MSP Sports Capital

Buffalo Bills

Nexstar Media Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Frost Bank in connection with an agreement with the San Antonio Spurs for a naming rights partnership for the Spurs’ home arena.
  • Advised MSP Sports Capital in connection with its acquisition of a majority interest from ESPN Productions Inc., a subsidiary of ESPN, Inc., in X Games, and in connection with negotiations for the media rights agreement between MSP and ESPN concerning continuation of X-Games telecasts on the ESPN family of networks.

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

Loeb & Loeb LLP offers an experienced intellectual property practice that is active in the media and entertainment sphere. Its skilled litigators can handle all aspects of IP disputes in state, federal, and appellate courts; as well as arbitration tribunals. Barry Slotnick chairs from the firm’s New York office and is renowned in the music industry for his copyright expertise. In Los Angeles, Sunny Brenner combines his knowledge of IP theory with a deep understanding of the entertainment industry, Jim Curry is an accomplished litigator that focuses on distribution issues, IP, and media torts, and Tal Dickstein assists his music, motion picture, and advanced media clients with their complex legal and business issues, and John Gatti has extensive litigation and trial experience at all levels of the US judiciary. Tim Warnock, based in Nashville, is a seasoned trial litigator and an approved Rule 31 mediator in Tennessee. Wook Hwang left the firm in April 2024.

Practice head(s):

Barry Slotnick; David Grossman; Christian Carbone

Other key lawyers:

Key clients



Paramount Global

Cable News Network

Chappell Music Publishing

Sony Music Entertainment

Condé Nast


Gary Oldman



Warner Records

Work highlights

  • Represented Atticus in a copyright case brought against the Dramatic Publishing Company to determine the effect of Harper Lee’s copyright termination of a prior exclusive license.
  • Successfully defended Netflix and the creators of the Netflix hit television series “Stranger Things,” against a copyright infringement case in which screenwriter and producer Jeffrey Kennedy filed suit.
  • Brought a trademark and false advertising action on behalf of Condé Nast against musical artists Drake and 21 Savage, arising from their use of a fake issue of Vogue magazine and the VOGUE marks.

Real estate > Land use/zoning Tier 3

Boasting a strong record of securing entitlements for high-profile projects, Loeb & Loeb LLP‘s land use practice is capable of guiding clients through the development process, from conception and feasibility through community and political outreach to processing and land use litigation. New York’s Raymond Sanseverino is the firm’s chair of the wider real estate department. With extensive experience working with governmental entities and private developers, Paul Rohrer is the co-deputy chair in Los Angeles, while Steven Kornblau is the co-deputy chair in New York and is an expert on real estate financing matters. New York’s Nichole Cortese heads the commercial real estate leasing group. Other key members of the Los Angeles-based team are Allan Abshez and Elizabeth Camacho, who focus on land use and development law, environmental review, and litigation, and Sophia Mei-Ling Chang, who is experienced in advising on public land, public infrastructure, and affordable housing developments. New York partner Brian Helweil arrived from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in May 2023, and Chrystal Dyer LaRoche, also based in New York, joined from Ropes & Gray LLP in April 2023.

Practice head(s):

Raymond Sanseverino; Paul Rohrer; Steven Kornblau; Nicole Cortese

Key clients


County of Los Angeles

Claremont McKenna College

Claremont Graduate University

National Real Estate Development

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Chapman Yorba VIII, LLC

Work highlights

  • Represented Primestor in the acquisition (via long term ground lease) and entitlement of an approximately 13.8 acre site in the City of Norwalk’s civic core for a project which will include up to 350 residential units, 110,000 square feet of commercial uses, publicly accessible plazas and open space.
  • Advised the County of Los Angeles’ Public Works Department on a public/private partnership development of an anaerobic digestive facility  in Calabasas, California.
  • Represented Claremont McKenna College in the entitlement of the Roberts Campus East sport complex on a 75 acre site adjacent to its current campus.

Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Loeb & Loeb LLP has extensive experience within the white-collar legal landscape, which ranges from money laundering and fraud to FCPA violations and public corruption. Jeremy Margolis and Andrew DeVooght are based in Chicago. Margolis is an expert in fraud matters, including fraud that relates to banking, healthcare, and tax. DeVooght is recommended for companies needing an experienced lawyer to conduct internal investigations. Also located in Chicago, Joseph Duffy is another seasoned lawyer in the team who has significant experience acting for executives facing investigations into insider trading, antitrust violations, and bribery. Practicing from the firm’s New York office, Jay Musoff frequently defends large corporations and their directors in securities litigation. Tiffany Moseley left the firm’s Washington DC office in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Jeremy Margolis; Jay Musoff; Andrew DeVooght

Other key lawyers:

Joseph Duffy; Robin Waters; Ali Schaller


‘Jay Musoff is a fantastic lawyer and extremely skilled in representing individuals and entities in white-collar matters.’

Key clients

Lafarge S.A.

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.

Cura Partners Inc.

Cachet Financial Services

Work highlights

  • Representing Lafarge S.A. in civil litigation following the company’s guilty plea to conspiring to provide material support to foreign terrorist organizations.
  • Represented the former CFO of Roadrunner Transportation Systems, in connection with the U.S. DOJ indictment for alleged $245 million accounting fraud.
  • Representing Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. and Cura Partners Inc. in securities litigation.

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

Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions Tier 4

Noted for its work in relation to AI, cloud platform, and NFT projects, the technology and sourcing practice at Loeb & Loeb LLP routinely works with established clients in the healthcare, media, and real estate sectors. The firm deals with enterprise software, tech acquisition projects, and SaaS solutions. Kenneth Adler leads the department and has demonstrable experience in the renegotiation of IT agreements in addition to advising on data security strategies. Akiba Stern is reputed for his know-how in tech transfer and e-commerce projects, while Benjamin Kabak focuses on the negotiation of corporate tech agreements. In Chicago, Alison Pollock Schwartz advises on data licensing and IT-related consulting, while Liz Allen concentrates on tech- and media-related advertising and marketing. Unless otherwise specified, all named individuals are based in New York.

Practice head(s):

Kenneth Adler


‘The attorneys are exceptionally responsive and qualified. They provide the information I need efficiently and in a digestible manner.’

‘The responsiveness and attitude of the attorneys I have dealt with, sets them apart. I would recommend Kenneth Adler and Alison Pollock Schwartz.’

Real estate Tier 4

With extensive experience advising on all sides of deals, Loeb & Loeb LLP acts for lenders, borrowers, developers, and investors across a wide gamut of real estate matters that includes acquisitions, disposals, and leasing as well as real estate finance and litigation. Advising on a number of headline deals, including its representation of The Buffalo Bills in the development of a new stadium, the practice is noted for its broad coverage of asset classes spanning industrials and office through to residential. Based in New York, Raymond Sanseverino serves as global chair, with Christopher Barbaruolo leading on real estate investments and transactions. Meanwhile, Nichole Cortese leads the leasing side, and real estate finance head Steven Kornblau being praised by one client as ‘an exceptional attorney with a very deep knowledge of complex issues.’ Also noted is deputy chair of the investments and transactions team, Victoria Stephanova, who is regularly involved in a broad set of finance and investment transactions.

Practice head(s):

Raymond Sanseverino; Christopher Barbaruolo; Steven Kornblau; Nichole Cortese; Paul Rohrer; Victoria L. Stephanova


‘Steve Kornblau is an exceptional attorney with a very deep knowledge of complex issues.’

‘The firm has provided broad services to the client covering lease negotiations (office and retail), litigation, and bankruptcy with clarity and efficiency.’ 

‘Nichole Cortese for lease negotiations, Gil Feder for litigation and dispute counsel, Daniel Besikof regarding bankruptcy – All have provided excellent advice and guidance, frequently in advance of being requested, and conduct themselves efficiently, being efficient and targeted with their time expended on any matter.’

Key clients

American Strategic Investment Co. (formerly New York City REIT)

Arbor Realty Trust

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. New York Branch (BBVA)

BNY Mellon Corporation

Brookfield Properties

The Buffalo Bills

Claims Conference

Clarion Partners

Collection Center Property Company

Crayhill Capital Management, L.P.

Georgica Green Ventures

Global Net Lease

Harbor Group International

Herbert Smith Freehills New York LLP

Ivanhoé Cambridge


Mizuho Securities USA

Marx Realty

National Cooperative Bank, N.A.

RFR Holding/RFR Realty

SL Green Realty Company

Smith Hill Capital


Diana Azrak and the Estate of Marvin Azrak (individually and as shareholders of Carter Industries, Inc.)

Cushman & Wakefield U.S., Inc

American Strategic Investment Company (formerly New York City REIT)

Murray Hill Mgmt Realty

U.S. Outlet Stores LLC d/b/a U.S. Polo Association and US Retail Stores LLC

US Outlets Deer Park LLC d/b/a Jordache/US Polo Association

Nakash Bellevue LLC

Arlene Lestingi

Gabay & Ameri II LLC

Work highlights

  • Represented real estate firm Ivanhoé Cambridge in a long-term lease with both Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation and Fox Corp, which will extend their tenancy in 1211 Avenue of the Americas for another 20 years.
  • Represent the NFL team The Buffalo Bills in connection with the development, financing, construction and lease of a new stadium, which includes a year-to-year extension on the team’s current lease and a 30-year lease agreement for the new stadium.
  • Representing Global Net Lease in connection with acquisitions, sales and leasing transactions across the United States, including recent notable transactions involving industrial, laboratory, office spaces.

Healthcare > Life sciences Tier 5

Loeb & Loeb LLP combines expertise in FDA regulatory issues with a specialization in patent litigation, advising clients on the marketing and commercialization of their drugs and representing them in patent disputes, including those falling under Hatch-Waxman. Washington DC-based Jim Czaban takes the lead on FDA compliance across the life cycle of medical products and representing them in enforcement actions. Mitchell Nussbaum handles a range of corporate and capital markets matters, with Fran Stoller on research collaborations, licensing agreements and securities law. Mark Waddell represents clients in Hatch-Waxman and biosimilars litigation, as does Kathleen Gersh, who also advises on FDA regulation. Unless otherwise specified, all lawyers are New York-based.

Practice head(s):

Fran Stoller; Mark Waddell; Jim Czaban; Mitchell Nussbaum

Other key lawyers:


‘Outstanding SEC filing, FDA regulatory, and IP expertise.’

Key clients

Genentech, Inc./InterMune, Inc.

JATT Acquisition Corp.

Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Swiftmerge Acquisition Corp.

Health Sciences Acquisitions Corporation 2

QVC/Home Shopping Network


Maxim Group LLC

MAIA Biotechnology, Inc.

Liminatus Pharma LLC

Redwoods Acquisition Corp.

Work highlights

  • Represented Liminatus Pharma LLC in its merger with Iris Acquisition Corp.
  • Advised Rosemont Pharmaceuticals on FDA issues regarding prescription drug product development strategies.

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
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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