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 Ranked #1 in U.S. Announced M&A Transactions in the Media Industry
Thomson Reuters Year-End 2016 M&A League Tables
Weil “always puts the client first, tailoring guidance specifically to the situation’s needs” and “providing a unique and valuable perspective.”
Legal 500 US
Weil is “extremely responsive, cutting-edge and highly experienced.”
Legal 500 US
Ranked among the top 3 firms in Band 1 in New York for Media & Entertainment Litigation, and known for “handling significant IP and right of publicity matters, as well as contractual disputes including content licensing and carriage agreements” and offering “expertise in IP in the context of social and digital media.”
Weil Named Media & Entertainment “Practice Group of the Year”
Yehudah Buchweitz Named 2015 MVP for Media & Entertainment
Frederick Green was named “Dealmaker of the Week” by The Am Law Daily for his lead role advising Verizon Communications Inc. in its $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL Inc.
Advising DIRECTV in its acquisition by AT&T, Weil partners Fred Green and Mike Lubowitz “led a team that in a matter of a couple of weeks crafted one of the largest global deals in recent history”.
Media & Entertainment “Deal of the Year”
Americas Tax Awards 2015