Stanley Gold rejoined prominent entertainment law boutique Gang Tyre Ramer & Brown last week, ending his 25-year run as president and chief executive of the late Roy Disney’s investment firm, Shamrock Capital Advisors.
Gold, who will serve as of counsel at Beverly Hills-based Gang Tyre, will continue to serve as chairman of Shamrock’s public equity group.
“I’ve given up the CEO position at Shamrock and turned it over to younger people,” he said.
Gold started his legal career at Gang Tyre in the late 1960s, and served as the firm’s managing partner until 1985, when he left for Shamrock.
During his time at Shamrock, Gold said he kept in touch with the Gang Tyre team, including name partner and well-known entertainment attorney Bruce Ramer, whom he considers a lifelong friend.
Now, Gold said he’s excited to be practicing law again.
“I get to keep my hand in it and figure out what’s happening, and have some fun with people I like and admire,” he said.
Gold’s focus at Gang Tyre will be on high-level financing and corporate deals in the entertainment industry.
He expects he will be busier than ever, splitting his time evenly between the firm and Shamrock.
“That’s the way you stay alive and enjoy life,” Gold said. “My theory is if you want a job done in a hurry, then give it to a busy man.”
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP boosted its presence in the entertainment industry with the addition of litigator Jeffrey Goldman.
Goldman left Loeb & Loeb LLP and joined Jeffer Mangels earlier this month as partner. He specializes in copyright and trademark litigation, and contract disputes among record labels, music publishing companies, artists and producers.
Goldman said he joined Jeffer Mangels’ Century City office because he preferred working at a smaller shop where he could take new clients without worrying about conflicts. Also, he’s always been impressed with the firm’s attorneys.
“I’ve known some of the attorneys at Jeffer for many years, I’ve had battles against them,” Goldman said. “There was a tremendous amount of respect I have for the firm and the talent of its people, which was a big attraction.”
Goldman brings a roster of cases, including one case on behalf of the four major record labels against Myxer Inc., an Internet company that sells ringtones, videos and games for mobile phones. The suit accuses Myxer of making copyright music available without rights or royalty payments.
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