Entertainment and Media -- Corporate

We help top global entertainment and new media companies and financial institutions negotiate and close sophisticated transactions. Our lawyers are known for their innovative approach to the challenges that can often derail these complex transactions. We focus on practical solutions that will achieve our clients’ goals.

Client Successes

  • Represented Morgan Stanley and Lion Tree as financial advisors to MGM Studios in connection with Amazon’s $8.45 billion acquisition of MGM.

  • Represented HYBE in its $1.0 billion acquisition of Ithaca Holdings.

  • Represented Jukin Media in its sale to Trusted Media Brands.

Helping the Entertainment Industry Get Deals Done

  • We represent a broad array of entertainment clients, including public and private companies, media conglomerates, movie studios, television networks, production companies, video game developers, financiers, financial institutions, private equity funds, venture capital firms, high-net-worth individuals, distributors, producers and executives.

  • Our lawyers have closed numerous loans and other financing deals—many ranging in the hundreds of millions of dollars—for film and television.

  • We regularly represent clients in transactions involving the acquisition or sale of film and television libraries, mergers and acquisitions, format rights, corporate reorganizations and workouts and slate deals.

  • Our clients benefit from the deep knowledge and resources of our global firm, including intellectual property lawyers who have particular expertise in areas where entertainment and tech converge, such as the exploitation of content in new media.

How We Can Help

  • Early stage investment, venture capital, and growth companies

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Private equity transactions

  • General corporate advisory and corporate governance

  • Corporate finance, including access to equity and debt capital markets and IPOs

  • Restructuring

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Sherrese M. Smith

Partner, Corporate Department

Related Practice Areas


Entertainment and Media

Private Equity

Mergers and Acquisitions

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