Loeb & Loeb LLP > Chicago, United States > Firm Profile

Loeb & Loeb LLP
321 NORTH CLARK STREET
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CHICAGO, IL 60654
United States

Intellectual property > Copyright Tier 1

The intellectual property group at Loeb & Loeb LLP maintains a strong market position, marshalling the bench strength of locations across the US as well as in Asia to represent household names such as Sony, Netflix, Universal and Ford in high-profile copyright disputes. The team is led by fashion and luxury brand sector expert Melanie Howard in Los Angeles, and in New York by Barry Slotnick, whose music and entertainment clients have included such artists and creators as 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 the motion picture industry and is currently defending Paramount Pictures against the Truman Capote Estate over the rights to the film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. Jonathan Zavin brings extensive experience representing key recording and publishing clients to the New York office, where Wook Hwang also handles entertainment and automotive industry claims and senior counsel Sarah Schacter provides expertise in litigating music infringement cases at the federal and state levels.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Dave Grossman knows copyright. He is an efficient and skilled litigator, whom I go to for defense of challenging copyright lawsuits.’

Key clients

Paramount Pictures

Universal

NBCUniversal, actor Garry Oldman, and Working Title

Netflix

Bravo, Truly Original and Ryan Seacrest Productions

Morgan Creek Productions

Master Licensing

Sony Music Publishing (US) LLC

Sony Music Entertainment

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

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

Ford Motor Company

ViacomCBS and BET

Ford Motor Company

ViacomCBS and BET

Work highlights

  • Representing Paramount Pictures against the Estate of Truman Capote in a lawsuit whereby the Estate is claiming that they own the rights to the Academy Award-winning 1961 film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, starring Audrey Hepburn.
  • Represented Ford Motor Company successfully in a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by plaintiff Freeplay Music in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, based on Ford’s alleged use of Freeplay’s music without authorization in online and social media advertisements around the world.
  • Representing Bravo, Truly Original and Ryan Seacrest Productions in connection with a claim asserted by former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Kiara Belen over her inclusion in an episode of the Bravo television series “Shahs of Sunset”.

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

Loeb & Loeb LLP is a long-established player in the field of media, entertainment and technology transactions and is likewise formidable in digital content, advertising, financial service, energy and healthcare-related deals. Mitchell Nussbaum runs a broad workload which encompasses M&A, going-private transactions, tender offers and reverse mergers in addition to a wealth of capital markets matters; he co-chairs the practice alongside LA-based Arash Khalili who provides the group with an intimate understanding of the sports, fashion, wellbeing and fitness industries. Ronelle Porter operates from New York alongside Nussbaum and is a star name for cross-border transactions, joint ventures, general matters and corporate governance. The rest of the workload encompasses reorganisation, business start-up, disposition, exit strategy and operational change mandates and often encompasses deals with a cross-border element, particularly those pertaining to Asia, Israel and Western Europe.

Practice head(s):

Mitch Nussbaum; Arash Khalili

 

Other key lawyers:

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

Key clients

Element Partners, LLC

M ss ng P eces

Kyocera Corporation

Netflix

NV5 Global, Inc.

Pelstar, LLC

American Iron & Metal Company

PWS

Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. (I and II)

indie Semiconductor

Rodgers Silicon Valley Acquisition Corp.

BCTG Acquisition Corp.

LifeSci Acquisition II Corp.

Goldenbridge Acquisition Corp.

Orisun Acquisition Corp.

Oprah Winfrey and Harpo, Inc.

Roth CH Acquisition Co. II

Opes Acquisition Corp.

Trident Acquisitions Corp.

Dwyane Wade

Aldel Financial Inc.

NewHold Investment Corp.

Ogle School Holdings, LLC

Grantham University/The Level Playing Field Corporation

Gresham Technologies PLC

Tottenham Acquisition I Limited

AGBA Acquisition Limited

Newborn Acquisition Corp.

Model Performance Acquisition Corp.

LifeSci Acquisition I Corp.

Earth Island

Grimmway Farms

Shareholders of Les Schwab Tire Centers

Work highlights

  • Represented Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. I in a $381m merger with Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
  • Loeb advised NewHold Investment Corp. in its business combination with Evolv Technology, Inc., which has an equity value of $1.7bn.
  • Represented Trident Acquisitions Corp. in its initial business combination with Lottery.com.

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

Loeb & Loeb LLP has a wide, integrated practice, providing advice across advertising, marketing, media, intellectual property, brand marketing, technology, and privacy law. Recent highlights include helping Olympic sponsors in connection with the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 games to create virtual concerts and festivals and to set up live-streaming platforms, among others. The leading team is composed of James Taylor in New York, acting as chair of the advanced media and technology group, co-chair Amir Azaran in Chicago, where also advertising, marketing and promotions head Brian Heidelberger is based, and co-chair Melanie Howard  in Los Angeles, who also leads the IP and luxury brands departments. Kenneth Florin acts as chairman of the firm and is an expert in the convergence of advertising and promotions, emerging media, technology and privacy law.

Practice head(s):

James Taylor; Melanie Howard; Amir Azaran; Brian Heidelberger

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Google / YouTube

Facebook

Amazon

Visa

Netflix

Citibank

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins

Carrie Underwood

Unilever

Pizza Hut

Publicis Groupe (SapientRazorfish, Digitas, Starcom, Saatchi & Saatchi, Spark Foundry, ZenithOptimedia, Expicient) and Publicis Healthcare Communications Group

T-Mobile USA

Toyota Motor North America

Comcast Corporation

Hanesbrands

iHeartMedia

Hudson’s Bay Company

Saks Fifth Avenue

St. John Knits

Work highlights

  • Representing Facebook in matters relating to its Oculus virtual reality hardware and entertainment platform and new advertising formats and products involving augmented reality and artificial intelligence.
  • Representing Netflix in connection with various advertising, promotional, and media matters.
  • Representing Tyler “Ninja” Blevins in connection with numerous media, brand ambassador, endorsement, sponsorship and esports deals, as well as licensing of his right of publicity/persona and brand.

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

The tax-exempt practice at Loeb & Loeb LLP remains the market leader for non-profit work and provides a full-service offering across litigation, trusts and estates and corporate law. Led primarily out of New York, the team has demonstrable strength in federal audits, including the IRS and internal investigations, complex regulatory matters and compliance. On the West Coast, Los Angeles-based practice head Leah Bishop focuses on tax planning and complex charitable gift agreements for donors. She holds several key clients in the real estate and entertainment industry and is supported by Stuart Tobisman who handles estate planning. The team also excels in transactional work and handles corporate restructurings and partnership matters. In New York, co-chair Jason Lilien advises clients on corporate governance and regulatory enforcement actions whilst Diara Holmes in Washington DC has deep expertise advising large public charities and private foundations. Also in DC, Marcus Owens remains a preeminent practitioner in the group.

Practice head(s):

Leah Bishop; Jason Lilien; Diara Holmes

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The most important and unique aspect is the expertise of Marc Owens, the main partner we work with. As a former administrator of the IRS’s Exempt Organization Division, Marc is among the world’s leading experts in non-profit law, and an invaluable resource for us as we navigate the non-profit legal landscape.’

‘Marc Owens is the key partner. We’ve also worked with associate Robyn Mohr, who is very good as well.’

‘The Non Profit practice at Loeb and Loeb has been incredibly helpful and supportive to our organization. They have provided excellent and high quality legal advice and services including corporate restructuring, real estate matters and government relations. They also have made themselves available as strategic advisors and as a”sounding board” to the agency’s managment staff and the agency’s lay leaders. When the agency experienced some serious financial setbacks the firm provided a large portion of their services on a pro bono basis.’

‘All of the attorneys who worked with us at Loeb and Loeb were skilled, knowlegeable, professional and in addition related to us in a supportive and caring manner. Jason Lilien who is the partner we turned to whenever we were in need of non profit legal services (and who would refer us to other members of the firm for specialized services such as in real estate law) is an excellent legal professional and an incredibly supportive and caring person.. He has always provided us with the highest quality legal services either directly or through his associates at Loeb. In addition, his supportive manner, wise counsel and overall approach to providing assistance to us has been essential in contending with the challenges we have faced.’

‘The non-profit team at Loeb has a breadth of experience that makes their advice uniquely valuable. In particular, the relationship partner I work with not only advises many non-profit organizations who face similar challenges, but he has worked in state government in a regulatory role which allows him to provide a great perspective when advising us regarding corporate governance and compliance issues.’

‘As noted above, Jason Lilien, who is the relationship partner we work with at Loeb, has a tremendous amount of knowledge regarding not for profit organizations and he has also served in a regulatory role at the NY AG’s office, which enables him to provide unique and valuable perspective to our organization on corporate governance, compliance and board issues.’

Key clients

Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

Oceana

Oceana Action

New York State Catholic Health Plan (Fidelis Care)

Conservation Fund

Whistleblower Aid

Disinformation Index

Work highlights

  • Advised the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, the largest charitable foundation focused on New York State, on successive rounds of the Coronavirus Emergency Support Grant program, which has provided over $70m to support charities and their frontline workers in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Advised New York State Catholic Health Plan (Fidelis Care) as lead counsel on all closing and post-closing transactional matters in connection the sale as well as outside general counsel with respect to ongoing matters.
  • Advised Oceana, a nonprofit ocean conservation organization focused on influencing specific policy decisions 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

Representing such major entertainers as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Loretta Lynne, Carrie Underwood and Tenacious D, as well as luxury brands such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor, the intellectual property protection group at Loeb & Loeb LLP safeguards and manages the trademarks of clients, counseling on engagement of influencers and the leveraging of assets through cutting-edge marketing, advertising and media platforms. The team is headed in Los Angeles by Melanie Howard, who provides brand guidance on acquisition, licensing and exploitation to clients in the media, tech, automotive, retail, fashion and financial services sectors. The group is supported in Los Angeles by trademark dispute resolution expert David Grace and Jorge Arciniega, who arrived from McDermott Will & Emery LLP in February 2021 and specializes in sponsorship and celebrity endorsements, and in Nashville, Tennessee by new partner Bess Morgan, promoted January 2022, whose expertise includes assisting clients with IP-related advertising matters.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Univision Communications

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

Richard Tyler “Ninja” Blevins

City National Bank

Arnold Schwarzenegger

World of Wonder Productions, Inc.

Tenacious D

Carrie Underwood

John R. Cash Revocable Trust

Trust of B.B. King

Midland, Vince Gill, Jerrod Niemann, Casting Crowns, Runaway June, Andrew Peterson, Building 429, Luke Combs and Kane Brown.

Grand Ole Opry

Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)

Comcast

Washington Football Team

Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt

Christie Brinkley, Inc.

Loretta Lynn

Work highlights

  • Acting as intellectual property counsel to Univision Communications, providing services in global trademark prosecution, enforcement, and exploitation.
  • Representing Hudson’s Bay Company/Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor in the global management of the company’s trademark portfolio and domain name portfolio.
  • Representing well-known musical artist Tenacious D, comprised of Jack Black and Kyle Gass, in connection with brand protection matters, including: (a) trademark portfolio management and strategy; (b) domestic and foreign prosecution and maintenance for trademark matters; and (c) enforcement counseling, both in the U.S. and globally.

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

Loeb & Loeb LLP has an all-round approach to advertising and marketing, offering assistance during the development, approval and defense of advertising and marketing content, with an emphasis on regulatory matters. David Mallen in New York and Thomas Jirgal in Chicago are the key names in the department; both act as co-chairs and worked as deputy directors at the National Advertising Division and have therefore significant expertise in claims before the NAD, including comparative, environmental, pricing and performance claims, among others. Chicago's Brian Heidelberger heads the advertising, marketing and promotions group and is known for his activity representing brands and agencies in the marketing of their products and services.

Practice head(s):

David Mallen; Thomas Jirgal

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘A no attitude team of lawyers and paralegals that provide quality business actionable advice. They take the time and make the effort to learn their client’s business. Super responsive and dependable. Good people to work with. In terms of billing, Loeb keeps its lean.’

‘David Mallen and Tom Jirgal have an active NAD practice and are considered leading practitioners in this space.’

Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing Tier 2

Loeb & Loeb LLP handles both business process and IT outsourcing transactions for clients across sectors including healthcare, insurance, retail and property management. The team’s work includes advising on global outsourcing deals, and it also provides assistance on resolving performance failure issues related to existing agreements. The practice is led by New York’s Kenneth Adler and Amir Azaran in Chicago. Akiba Stern in New York focuses on counselling clients from the financial services sector, while Allison Schwartz in Chicago handles the outsourcing of business and IT processes. In New York, associate Benjamin Kabak is another name to note and has a focus on technology outsourcing deals.

Practice head(s):

Kenneth Adler; Amir Azaran

Testimonials

‘Loeb has its fingers on the pulse of outsourcing and really understand the market. We use them because they don’t get caught in the weeds and are able to see the big picture of a deal. They have also been instrumental in getting customers to see the positions of a service provider.’

‘We work with Akiba Stern and he is phenomenal. He is also one of the “old guard” of the outsourcing world and helped write the book on outsourcing deals. We like working with him because he is extremely knowledgeable about outsourcing and tech and is an incredibly straight shooter. Akiba is able to distill problems down to their bare essence and get both parties comfortable with a common ground.’

Key clients

Brookfield Properties

Work highlights

  • Represented Brookfield Properties in negotiations with a leading international business process outsourcing firm (Genpact) for the outsourcing of our client’s entire accounts payable business process.

Industry focus > Sport Tier 3

The team at Loeb & Loeb LLP is noted for its strong track record handling both transactional and litigious work spanning the full spectrum of sports matters, including team acquisitions, dispositions and ownership bids, broadcast and media rights and issues related to the development and operation of arenas and stadiums. The group is also well versed in the growing area of esports and fantasy sports. Los Angeles-based Arash Khalili leads the practice alongside Brian Socolow in New York, who is an expert in media broadcast and distribution agreements and sponsorship and IP matters. Also recommend is Chicago-based Douglas Masters, who is highly regarded for being ‘extremely successful in terms of obtaining desired results’. A new addition to the New York group is Ian Carleton Schaefer, who joined the firm in January 2021 from Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., bringing extensive expertise in workplace and employment issues.

Practice head(s):

Arash Khalili; Brian Socolow

Testimonials

‘The firm has a great profile, and their partners are well-educated, highly skilled professionals who understand an organization’s business needs. Practicality is important when engaging an outside firm, and this firm stands out in that category.’

‘We have worked with Doug Masters on several matters (IP monitoring and consulting, trademark litigation, etc). Masters provided us with excellent representation in a cost-effective manner. He has been extremely successful in terms of obtaining desired results. He plays an important role advocating internally with our leadership, as well as externally with opposing counsel. He understands our position, always responds to inquiries in a timely manner, and takes the time to ensure his approach mirrors our preferred strategies.’

‘Doug Masters possesses the unique skill to quickly get to the heart of the legal issue and provide the right perspective on the matter. He finds the proper case law (regardless of venue) and is always spot on with the best approach to take.’

Key clients

Dwyane Wade

Angels Baseball LP

SRB Management Company LLC

Buffalo Bills

Washington Football Team

Miami Heat

Smith & Co

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins

Reggie Bush

Allen Crabbe

John Wall

Tristan Thompson

Donovan Mitchell

Nyjah Huston

Ephraim Salaam

Tony Gonzalez

Udonis Haslem

DeAndre Jordan

Daniil Medvedev

Cassidy Jarrell

William Morris Endeavor

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Element Partners LLC

SuperDraft Inc

Simmons Bank

StatStak Inc

Parsons Xtreme Golf

Churchill Downs Inc

BetAmerica

United States Golf Association

Nike Inc

Comcast

Work highlights

  • Advised basketball superstar Dwyane Wade in connection with his purchase of an ownership stake in the Utah Jazz basketball franchise.
  • Representing NFL football team the Buffalo Bills in negotiations with New York State, Erie County and National Football League in connection with the development, financing and construction of a new football stadium.
  • Advising Smith & Co in connection with its name, image and likeness (NIL) practice working with high-profile college athletes.

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

With a practice divided between Los Angeles and New York, Loeb & Loeb LLP covers TV production, the music industry, Broadway plays, and has particular expertise in the branding side of talent management. Scott Edel co-heads the team from Los Angeles, a specialist in advising Hollywood production companies such as Showtime and Black Label Media as well as digital platforms. His fellow co-head Roger Arar is based in New York, focusing on film and TV development, finance, production, distribution, and talent. John Frankenheimer from Los Angeles chairs the firm’s music industry practice and represents both organizations as well as talent clients. Vice chair of the music industry practice Debbie White is based in New York and focuses her practice on representing music industry players as well as digital media and tech companies.  

Practice head(s):

Scott Edel; Roger Arar

Other key lawyers:

John Frankenheimer; Debbie White; Marc Chamlin; Paul Swanson; Arash Khalili; Carol Kaplan; Derek Crownover; Stefan Schick; Steve Hurdle; Scott Zolke; Ivy Kagan Bierman; Denise Stevens; Tiffany Dunn; Anne Kennedy McGuire; Rachel Kiwi; Brittany Berckes; David Manella; Nathan Drake

Testimonials

‘David Manella is the future of entertainment law, and his attention to detail, inventiveness, and willingness to try new language is admirable and endlessly helpful.’

‘Loeb & Loeb is a highly effective practice with an impeccable reputation for professionalism and confidentiality. They expertly represent A- list talent by bringing a broad range of experience and references to the table.’

‘I have worked exclusively with Marc Chamlin for nearly 25 years and have found him to be an invaluable advisor and strategist. Marc helps me focus on the bigger picture and long term goals that have been instrumental to my success. He is collaborative, good humored and well respected by all who work with him.’

‘Carol Kaplan is a stand out partner: she thinks creatively and always keeps in mind the larger objective we’re trying to achieve.’

‘The firm’s sector know-how is impressive and extensive, from legacy rights to new streamer rights to theatre and merchandising.’

‘I have had extensive experience of working with Roger Arar. He is calm knowledgeable, businesslike, responsive, and supportive. I feel I rely and rust in his judgment.’

‘Loeb’s team is exceptionally well versed in the entertainment industry, and the fees are very reasonable. The members truly care about their clients and staff.’

‘Tiffany Dunn is truly a gifted and caring attorney who provides expert advice on a timely basis. She is competent and responsive to my firm.’

Key clients

Oprah Winfrey and her production company, Harpo

Glenn Close, Mike Rowe, Ree Drummond, Steve Irwin, Ty Pennington, Loretta Lynn, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt

Leading K-Pop bands, including BTS, TXT, Seventeen, Big Hit Entertainment, Nu’est and Enhyphen

Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Entertainment, Nickelodeon, Lionsgate, MGM, Disney Jr., HBO, Laika, Media Rights Capital, STX and TEGNA

Fox Broadcasting, Showtime, BuzzFeed, Nintendo, Valve Corporation, Vice Media, Google/YouTube, Whistle Sports, Zynga, World of Wonder Productions, Inc.

Christina Aguilera, Duran Duran, Diane Warren, Nessa Barrett, Primary Wave, The Who, Regina Spektor, Tenacious D

Midland, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Jerrod Niemann, Casting Crowns, Runaway June, Andrew Peterson, Building 429, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt, Gabby Barrett, Ashley Gorley

Hearst’s King Features, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Stanley Kubrick Estate, John R. Cash Trust, Estate of Alfred Hitchcock

Sharp Entertainment, Truly Original, Alcon Television, Black Label Media, Tencent, Hello Sunshine, Talos Films, RTR Media, LLC

Lemonada Media, LLC, Audible, Audiochuck Network, M ss ng P eces

Citibank, G-Shock, Casio and Uber

Journey, Diana Ross, Bill Maher, Gamble & Huff, Dwayne Wade, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Lionel Richie, Sofia Richie

Bway.io, Seaview

Element Partners, LLC, SuperDraft, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Oprah Winfrey and her production company, Harpo, in connection with production of The Me You Can’t See, a six-part mental health docuseries for Apple TV+ with Prince Harry.
  • Advising K-pop superstars BTS, providing counsel in all of the group’s business interests, including on all aspects of North American deals, including IP strategy, distribution agreements, marketing services agreements, merchandise deals, featured artist agreements, performance agreements, and acquisition of labels.
  • Represented Natalie Hemby, a two-time Grammy award-winning songwriter, in the sale of her music catalog to CTM/Outlander Music.

Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Loeb & Loeb LLP acts for large Fortune 500 companies, privately owned businesses and also high-profile individuals on white-collar criminal cases, regulatory enforcement matters and internal investigations. Its broad expertise includes FCPA matters, antitrust violations, tax fraud, money laundering, environmental matters and corruption. The team is led by Jeremy Margolis and Andrew DeVooght in Chicago, and Jay Musoff in New York. Margolis handles cross-border cases, including internal investigations and compliance matters; DeVooght is an experienced trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor who is well versed in disputes; Musoff is a name to note for securities litigation and enforcement proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Jeremy Margolis; Jay Musoff ; Andrew DeVooght

Other key lawyers:

Joseph Duffy; Tiff Moseley

Testimonials

‘The people we work with at Loeb are always positive and confident.’

‘They are never overwhelmed and are always up for the challenge.’

‘Everything is “solvable” from their perspective.’

‘They have become friends and I trust the firm with unlimited confidence.’

‘Jeremy Margolis is an outstanding lawyer.’

‘Jeremy Margolis has great instincts and experience and is wonderful with clients.’

Key clients

Peter Armbruster, Former Chief Financial Officer of Roadrunner Transportation Systems

John Coli, former head of the Chicago Teamsters and a member of the Joint Council.

Edward Burke, City of Chicago Alderman

Richard Klarchek

FAB Universal and its former CEO and CFO

Wins Finance Holdings

Jeffrey Klein

AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing New York State Senator Jeffrey Klein in an investigation by the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics.
  • Representing John Coli, former head of the Chicago Teamsters, who has been charged in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois with criminal violations of the Taft-Hartley Act and with extortion relating to his role as the former head of the Chicago Teamsters.
  • Representing City of Chicago Alderman Edward Burke, who has been criminally charged in the Northern District of Illinois with extortion in connection with his alleged efforts to obtain benefits for himself and his law firm in exchange for taking official action as a City Alderman and as head of the City Council’s Finance Committee.

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

At Loeb & Loeb LLP in New York, James Taylor acts as head of the advanced media and technology practice, which comprises the privacy, security and data innovations group. The team is co-led by Jessica Lee and recent addition Tanya Forsheit, who joined in September 2021 from Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC and is based in Los Angeles. Lee oversees clients launching, marketing and monetizing their digital products and content.  Forsheit is a privacy and data security lawyer with longstanding experience in interest-based advertising, privacy policies, mobile apps, cloud computing, smart devices, and data analytics.

Practice head(s):

James Taylor; Jessica Lee; Tanya Forsheit

Key clients

Comcast Cable Communications

Toyota Motor North America

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins

NBCUniversal Media LLC

Comcast Cable Communications

Comcast Cable Communications

Toyota Motor North America

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins

NBCUniversal Media LLC

Comcast Cable Communications

Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: litigation Tier 4

With a strong focus on content litigation, the team at Loeb & Loeb LLP are specialists in cases of profit participation and alleged copyright infringement. Based in New York, practice co-head Barry Slotnick represents both record companies and creators in these matters. In Los Angeles, co-head David Grossman focuses his expertise on advocating for investors, insurers, and financial institutions in media and entertainment matters. With his extensive experience in commercial litigation, particularly advertising and marketing, co-head Christian Carbone , based in New York, further expands the firm’s scope. Additionally in Los Angeles, co-head Daniel Murphy is an expert on issues arising in real estate.

Practice head(s):

Barry Slotnick; Daniel Murphy; Christian Carbone; David Grossman

Other key lawyers:

Jim Curry; Wook Hwang; Sunny Brenner; Jonathan Zavin; Tal Dickstein; Linna Chen; Sarah Schacter

Testimonials

‘Loeb has deep knowledge and experience in the music and theatre businesses. They would be among my first choices for any substantial litigation in either of these areas.’

‘Barry Slotnick and Tal Dickstein are wonderful entertainment litigators. Their knowledge of the music business is broad and deep, and their litigation skills are superb, both in motion and appellate practice and in the courtroom.’

Key clients

Paramount Pictures

David C. Cook dba Integrity Music

Capitol CMG, Inc.

Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu pka Sinach

NBCUnivers

Energy BBDO, Inc.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Gaumont Television USA

Netflix

Sony Music Publishing (US) LLC

Sony Music Entertainment

CBS

Ford Motor Company

Morgan Creek Productions

Bravo

Ryan Seacrest Productions

Truly Original

ViacomCBS, BET

Universal and Legendary

Warner/Chappell Music Publishing

PeerMusic

Spirit Music Group

Concord Music Publishing

ABKCO Music

Master Licensing

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Fox Searchlight, Guillermo del Toro

Reservoir Media Management, Inc.

Atlantic Recording Corporation

Elektra Entertainment Group, Inc.

Warner Music Inc.

Warner Music Group Corp.

MGM Studios

Baobab Studios

Work highlights

  • Representing Paramount Pictures in a claim by the Estate of Truman Capote regarding the rights to the film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” starring Audrey Hepburn.
  • Representing defendant music publishers and songwriters in a claim brought by Lisa Brunson alleging unauthorized exploitation of the song “Way Maker”.
  • Representing NBC Universal and others in Lanham Act claims by Janice Dickinson for false endorsement, false advertising, and trademark dilution.

Real estate Tier 5

Loeb & Loeb LLP is nationally regarded for its capabilities in commercial leasing, and its counsel in property acquisitions, dispositions and joint venture transactions. The New York office is the home of practice chair, Raymond Sanseverino, a prominent figure in leasing, brokerage and conveyancing transactions in the New York market. Kenneth Sold, co-chair Nichole Cortese , and Peter Strauss, all in the same office, are also regular counsel to landlords and tenants in office and retail leasing and subleasing.

Practice head(s):

Raymond Sanseverino; Nichole Cortese

Other key lawyers:

Kenneth Sold; Peter Strauss

Testimonials

‘Nichole Cortese – exceptional attention to detail, availability and responsiveness, effectiveness in dealing with other party’s counsel.’

 

Key clients

Global Net Lease

SL Green Realty Corp.

Stone Ridge Asset Management

Reverence Capital Partners, L.P.

American Finance Trust

Netflix Studios, LLC

Brookfield Properties

Carlyle Investment Group

Uber Technologies Inc.

New York City REIT

BNY Mellon Bank

Ivanhoe Cambridge

Columbia REIT

Global Holdings

Hines

RWN Management LLC

Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company

Trinity Real Estate, Park Tower Group, and Pearlmark Real Estate Partners

Thomson Reuters

TIAA / Nuveen

Toyota

Ermenegildo Zegna Corporation

BMR Funding – Subsidiary of Silver Paint Capital

Williamsburgh Garage, LLC

Jordache Enterprises Inc.

D.K. Property, Inc.

Murray Hill Mgmt Realty

Saks Fifth Avenue

Pearl Spaces LLC

U.S. Polo Association & US Outlet Stores LLC

Hudson’s Bay Company

Japond Restaurant LLC

Refinitiv US LLC

Gabay & Ameri II LLC

VBGO 425 Lexington LLC

Global Net Lease

SL Green Realty Corp.

Stone Ridge Asset Management

Reverence Capital Partners, L.P.

American Finance Trust

Netflix Studios, LLC

Brookfield Properties

Carlyle Investment Group

Uber Technologies Inc.

New York City REIT

BNY Mellon Bank

Ivanhoe Cambridge

Columbia REIT

Global Holdings

Hines

RWN Management LLC

Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company

Trinity Real Estate, Park Tower Group, and Pearlmark Real Estate Partners

Thomson Reuters

TIAA / Nuveen

Toyota

Ermenegildo Zegna Corporation

BMR Funding – Subsidiary of Silver Paint Capital

Williamsburgh Garage, LLC

Jordache Enterprises Inc.

D.K. Property, Inc.

Murray Hill Mgmt Realty

Saks Fifth Avenue

Pearl Spaces LLC

U.S. Polo Association & US Outlet Stores LLC

Hudson’s Bay Company

Japond Restaurant LLC

Refinitiv US LLC

Gabay & Ameri II LLC

VBGO 425 Lexington LLC

Global Net Lease

SL Green Realty Corp.

Stone Ridge Asset Management

Reverence Capital Partners, L.P.

American Finance Trust

Netflix Studios, LLC

Brookfield Properties

Carlyle Investment Group

Uber Technologies Inc.

New York City REIT

BNY Mellon Bank

Ivanhoe Cambridge

Columbia REIT

Global Holdings

Hines

RWN Management LLC

Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company

Trinity Real Estate, Park Tower Group, and Pearlmark Real Estate Partners

Thomson Reuters

TIAA / Nuveen

Toyota

Ermenegildo Zegna Corporation

BMR Funding – Subsidiary of Silver Paint Capital

Williamsburgh Garage, LLC

Jordache Enterprises Inc.

D.K. Property, Inc.

Murray Hill Mgmt Realty

Saks Fifth Avenue

Pearl Spaces LLC

U.S. Polo Association & US Outlet Stores LLC

Hudson’s Bay Company

Japond Restaurant LLC

Refinitiv US LLC

Gabay & Ameri II LLC

VBGO 425 Lexington LLC

Global Net Lease

SL Green Realty Corp.

Stone Ridge Asset Management

Reverence Capital Partners, L.P.

American Finance Trust

Netflix Studios, LLC

Brookfield Properties

Carlyle Investment Group

Uber Technologies Inc.

New York City REIT

BNY Mellon Bank

Ivanhoe Cambridge

Columbia REIT

Global Holdings

Hines

RWN Management LLC

Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company

Trinity Real Estate, Park Tower Group, and Pearlmark Real Estate Partners

Thomson Reuters

TIAA / Nuveen

Toyota

Ermenegildo Zegna Corporation

BMR Funding – Subsidiary of Silver Paint Capital

Williamsburgh Garage, LLC

Jordache Enterprises Inc.

D.K. Property, Inc.

Murray Hill Mgmt Realty

Saks Fifth Avenue

Pearl Spaces LLC

U.S. Polo Association & US Outlet Stores LLC

Hudson’s Bay Company

Japond Restaurant LLC

Refinitiv US LLC

Gabay & Ameri II LLC

VBGO 425 Lexington LLC

Work highlights

  • Represented SL Green Realty Corp. in numerous commercial leasing matters at One Vanderbilt in Manhattan, New York.
  • Represented Stone Ridge Asset Management, a financial services firm, in connection with an approximately 16-year lease of 97,652 rentable square feet at One Vanderbilt Avenue in Manhattan, New York.
  • Represented affiliates of New York City REIT in connection with new leasing matters and workouts and restructurings of existing leases and mortgage debt related matters across its ownership portfolio of office and retail assets located in New York City. Approximately 300,000 square feet of space was involved in the various leasing activities.

Tax > US taxes: non-contentious Tier 7

Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: transactions

Industry focus > Healthcare: life sciences

Regulatory experts Loeb & Loeb LLP are known for their strong FDA guidance and exceptional patent litigation abilities, with new York-based co-heads Scott Liebman, Fran Stoller and Mark Waddell providing expertise on FDA compliance, transactions and IP litigation respectively.  
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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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Amir Azaran photoMr Amir AzaranPartner and Deputy Chair, Advanced Media and Technology
Monique Bhargava photoMs Monique BhargavaPartner
Nerissa Coyle McGinn photoMs Nerissa Coyle McGinnPartner and Chief Diversity Partner; Co-Chair, Diversity Committee
Ross Emmerman photoMr Ross EmmermanPartner
Daniel Frohling photoMr Daniel FrohlingPartner
Brian Heidelberger photoMr Brian HeidelbergerPartner and Chair, Advertising, Marketing & Promotions
Nathan Hole photoMr Nathan HolePartner
Thomas Jirgal photoMr Thomas JirgalPartner and Co-Chair, Advertising Disputes
Jeremy Margolis photoMr Jeremy MargolisPartner and Co-Chair, White Collar Criminal Defense & Investigations
Robert Newman photoMr Robert NewmanPartner and Co-Chair, Privacy, Security & Data Innovations
Alison Pollock Schwartz photoMs Alison Pollock SchwartzPartner
Seth Rose photoMr Seth RosePartner
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