Media and Entertainment

Weil’s 80-lawyer, cross-disciplinary, cross-office team continues to leave an imprint on the media and entertainment industry and to break new ground for some of the largest, best-known companies in the world. Our lawyers regularly advise on multibillion-dollar transactions and related financings and try complex contractual and licensing disputes, in addition to providing counseling on myriad trademark, copyright and other intellectual property issues.
Weil’s work in this sector continues to set the pace in a world that has become increasingly brand-focused, high-tech, high-speed, digital and social. This evolution presents significant legal challenges with broad ramifications that test the boundaries of copyright trademark, misappropriation, as well as First Amendment law and even general commercial litigation, as never before.

We also serve as a trusted advisor on the largest and highest profile deals in the industry. Weil has extensive experience working with international media and entertainment companies and investors in transactions as diverse as mergers and acquisitions and related financings, cross-border transactions, spin-offs, IPOs, intellectual property licensing and counseling, royalty, debt and equity offerings and restructurings. Our experience encompasses all areas of global media, publishing and telecommunications in matters of industry-wide significance. Our media and entertainment transactional practice involves particularly close collaboration among our M&A and Private Equity, Capital Markets and Technology & IP Transactions practices.

Weil’s renowned restructuring attorneys have handled complex matters for clients in the media and entertainment field. These include chapter 11 cases for The Reader’s Digest, the Texas Rangers Baseball Partners and the NHL’s Dallas Stars. In the Texas Rangers matter, Weil minimized the impact of chapter 11 on the team, which went on to the World Series.

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