The Business Journal raises the curtain on the legal stars who work in L.A.’s entertainment industry.


Firm: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Law School: UCLA

Clients: Many.

Years in Practice: 30

Most Challenging Deal: DreamWorks financing transaction in 2009: represented Indian company, Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd., in deal to finance new DreamWorks studio.

Best Career Moment: Closing DreamWorks transaction.

Worst: Disney loss on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” since I was expert witness for Disney.

Highlight From Past Year: Being named as one of the top 100 lawyers in California by California Daily Journal and being featured in Super Lawyers.

Longest Workday: Twenty-four hours, because deals wait for no man.

How My Practice Is Changing: It changes every day to keep up with new media, laws and financing transactions.

If I Weren’t an Attorney: I would race motorcycles, snowboard and hang-glide all day.

My Colleagues Don’t Know: That I am just warming up.

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