Mr Arash Khalili > Loeb & Loeb LLP > Los Angeles, United States > Lawyer Profile

Loeb & Loeb LLP
10100 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD
SUITE 2200
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067
United States
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Work Department

Capital Markets and Corporate

Position

Co-Chair, Capital Markets and Corporate; Co-Chair, Sports

Career

Arash Khalili is a vigorous deal maker and navigator of complex corporate and commercial transactions across a wide range of industries, including media, entertainment, technology, sports, health, wellness and fitness. Understanding his clients’ motivations and risk tolerance, Arash serves as a trusted business and legal advisor, structuring and negotiating some of his clients’ most intricate deals in the U.S. and abroad, and bringing them successfully across the finish line.

Arash represents both private and public companies, family offices, and high-net-worth individuals, from media, production and technology companies to professional athletes and celebrities, as well as funds, sponsors, promoters and fashion apparel companies. While the media, entertainment, technology, sports (including eSports), and health, wellness and fitness industries continue to evolve, Arash’s execution-oriented approach and unique breadth of experience handling cutting-edge corporate transactions allow his clients to adapt and grow their businesses in today’s advanced data- and technology-driven marketplace. His portfolio also includes mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity and debt financings, brand monetization, cross-border transactions, and corporate governance, as well as general business and dispute resolution-related matters.

Education

California Western School of Law, J.D.
University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A., magna cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

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

Loeb & Loeb LLP’s M&A team is active in cross-border and cross-industry transactions, leveraging the strengths of the firm’s media and entertainment, technology, advertising, healthcare, energy, sports and financial services practices to provide full legal support to public and private company clients irrespective of industry sector. Mitchell Nussbaum in New York co-chairs the capital markets and corporate group, and specializes in advising growth companies and underwriting banks on IPOs, follow-on public offerings, PIPE deals and other securities transactions. Los Angeles-based Arash Khalili jointly leads the team alongside Nussbaum; Khalili is particularly standout in the media and entertainment sector, advising on brand monetization and disputes in addition to M&A, investment deals and financing transactions. Deputy chair Steven Hurdle (also in Los Angeles) is a key contact for digital media tech start-ups and their founders and investors. Also recommended is Lloyd Rothenberg in New York, who advises both early-stage growth companies and more mature companies in the technology, media, marketing and advertising sectors.

United States > Industry focus > Sport

Loeb & Loeb LLP houses a multidisciplinary team with experience in litigation, financing, corporate and commercial work, and intellectual property to provide a full service to sports sector clients. One of the key growth areas for the team is esports, where the firm acts for high-profile individuals in media rights and endorsement deals, as well as representing league operators in broadcast rights and venue licensing matters. The bicoastal practice is chaired by Arash Khalili and Brian Socolow, who are based in Los Angeles and New York respectively, both of whom are highly experienced in IP-related transactions along with a wide range of commercial work. On the contentious side, Chicago-based IP and advertising litigator Douglas Masters is highly active in the brand protection space, working with brand owners, sports leagues, and individual athletes on copyright and trademark matters. In late 2019, the firm saw the arrival of Derek Crownover, who joined the Nashville office from Dickinson Wright PLLC and handles a broad spectrum of commercial work, with a particular specialism in copyright matters.