Greenberg Glusker

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Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
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HeadquartersLos Angeles, CA
No. of attorneysApproximately 100
Major practice areasEntertainment, Real Estate, Environmental, Bankruptcy/Insolvency, Corporate, Employment, Estate Planning, Technology, Intellectual Property, Taxation, Litigation
Key peopleArthur N. Greenberg, Philip Glusker, Bertram Fields, Stephen Claman, Sidney J. Machtinger, Stephen Smith
Date founded1959
SloganThe Counsel You Keep.
Website
http://www.greenbergglusker.com/
 
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Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
Greenberg Glusker Logo.gif
HeadquartersLos Angeles, CA
No. of attorneysApproximately 100
Major practice areasEntertainment, Real Estate, Environmental, Bankruptcy/Insolvency, Corporate, Employment, Estate Planning, Technology, Intellectual Property, Taxation, Litigation
Key peopleArthur N. Greenberg, Philip Glusker, Bertram Fields, Stephen Claman, Sidney J. Machtinger, Stephen Smith
Date founded1959
SloganThe Counsel You Keep.
Website
http://www.greenbergglusker.com/

Greenberg Glusker (Full name Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP) is a law firm based in Los Angeles, CA, best known for representing high-profile celebrity clients in matters of entertainment law.

History[edit]

The firm that would become Greenberg Glusker was first founded in 1947 as Hill, Jones, and Attias, by retired Assistant Attorney General Irving Hill and his partners.[1] Philip Glusker joined the firm in 1950, after graduating from Yale and accepting a position at the firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, which was rescinded after the firm found out he was Jewish. In 1954, he became a partner with the firm.[2] In 1959, Arthur Greenberg joined the firm, and Hill, Greenberg & Glusker opened on April 1 in a converted Safeway store on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, with Stephen Claman, the firm’s first associate, joining that June.[3] In 1961, Hill left the firm after being appointed to the California Superior Court by Governor Pat Brown, and the firm was renamed Greenberg Glusker.[4]

A full-service firm that originally specialized in real estate, it became known for its role in entertainment law after 1982, when entertainment lawyer (and partner) Bert Fields joined the practice.[5] The number of attorneys at the firm number "approximately 100", with a client roster that contains a number of celebrities, including Tom Cruise, Madonna, James Cameron and Warren Beatty.[6][7] Lawyers at the firm also produce an entertainment law blog called Law Law Land as well, which won the ABA Journal’s 4th Annual Blawg 100 Award in the “For Fun” category in 2010.[8][9]

Previous cases[edit]

Lawyers[edit]

In 2008, litigation attorney Rachel Wilkes was presented with a Distinguished Pro Bono Service award from the Los Angeles County Bar Association for her work on obtaining asylum for HIV-positive individuals facing immigration proceedings at San Pedro Detention Center on Terminal Island.[22] The same year, estate planning attorney Jon Gallo was named by Worth Magazine as one of its Top 100 Attorneys.[23] Greenberg Glusker real estate attorney Steven J. Lurie was included in the California Real Estate Journal's "California Dealmakers" in 2009, after handling approximately one billion dollars worth of real estate transactions in one year.[24]

In 2013, three members of Greenberg Glusker were named to The Hollywood Reporter's list of the Top 100 Entertainment Lawyers in America.[25] Talent lawyer Matt Galsor was named for hanlding daily affairs for Tom Cruise and James Cameron, closing a deal with Paramount for Cruise to star in Mission: Impossible 5, as well as with Warner Bros. for him to star in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and brokering a deal between Ubisoft and New Regency to produce a feature film based on the video game Assassin’s Creed, starring Michael Fassbender.[26] Litigation attorney Bonnie Eskenazi was named as well, for filng suit against Universal Music for a vendor of accounting software that claims the music label isn’t paying royalties in an accurate or timely manner, as well as for acting as the outside general counsel of Bob Marley’s estate, as well as helping with the development of a film.[27]

The third named was litigation attorney (and partner) Bert Fields, who represented the Mario Puzo estate against Paramount over a literary sequel to The Godfather, as well as being involved with Tom Cruise’s $50 million defamation lawsuit against the publisher of Life & Style magazine.[28] Galso was also named as one of 2013's Attorneys of the Year by The Recorder.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ArchiveGrid: Papers of Irving Hill, 1930-1998 (bulk 1960-1998)". Beta.worldcat.org. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  2. ^ "Southern California Lawyers - How Anti-Semitism Inspired the Creation of a Los Angeles Institution". Superlawyers.com. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  3. ^ "After 50 Successful Years, Greenberg Glusker Team Plans for More". Metnews.com. 2009-04-23. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  4. ^ "Finding aid of Irving Hill papers". Oac.cdlib.org. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  5. ^ February 25, 2013 (2013-02-25). "Profile: Greenberg Glusker 50th Anniversary for Variety — Robyn Weisman". Robynweisman.com. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  6. ^ "Our Firm | Greenberg Glusker | Full-Service Law Firm in Los Angeles, California". Greenberg Glusker. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  7. ^ "And the Oscar Goes To". Amlawdaily.typepad.com. 2010-03-07. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  8. ^ "About Law Law Land". LawLawLandBlog.com. 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  9. ^ "The 4th Annual ABA Journal Blawg 100". Abajournal.com. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  10. ^ "Viacom Drops a Lawsuit Against Fox". NYTimes.com. 2001-09-08. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  11. ^ "Tom Cruise Target Cries Uncle | E! Online". Images.eonline.com. 2001-08-29. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  12. ^ Ricardo Cestero Tom Cruise's lawyer (2003-01-16). "Entertainment | Cruise wins 'gay' claims legal battle". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  13. ^ Burrough, Bryan. "Talk of the Town". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  14. ^ Lattman, Peter (2006-10-18). "L’Affaire Pellicano: Feds Put Full-Court Press on Bert Fields - Law Blog - WSJ". Blogs.wsj.com. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  15. ^ By NIKKI FINKE, Editor in Chief. "EXCLUSIVE: Bert Fields Can Put Pellicano Scandal Behind Him; "Done And Over"". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  16. ^ "Pellicano Update: A Sigh of Relief at Greenberg, Glusker - Law Blog - WSJ". Blogs.wsj.com. 2006-04-13. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  17. ^ "Tom Cruise, Bert Fields Win Dismissal of Pellicano Wiretapping Suit". TheWrap. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  18. ^ "Industry Happening: Ubisoft Wins $13 Million Bratz Judgment Against MGA - Game Industry News". Gameindustry.com. 2008-02-14. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  19. ^ Raby, Mark (2008-04-08). "Ubisoft deal for exclusive Tom Clancy rights sealed". TG Daily. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  20. ^ "Colorado Entity Estopped From Asserting Rights in Characters Created by Stan Lee - Bloomberg Law". About.bloomberglaw.com. 2010-03-31. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  21. ^ "Godzilla Creator Files Lawsuit Against Brewers of ‘Mechahopzilla’". Brewbound.com. 2013-09-09. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  22. ^ "California Bar Journal". Archive.calbar.ca.gov. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  23. ^ "2008 Top 100 Attorneys". Worth Magazine. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  24. ^ "Greenberg Glusker Partner Steven Lurie Named among Elite California Real Estate Dealmakers. - Free Online Library". Thefreelibrary.com. 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  25. ^ "Power Lawyers: THR Unveils America's Top 100 Entertainment Attorneys". The Hollywood Reporter. 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  26. ^ "Matt Galsor". The Hollywood Reporter. 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  27. ^ "Bonnie Eskenazi". The Hollywood Reporter. 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  28. ^ "Bert Fields". The Hollywood Reporter. 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  29. ^ "Introducing Our Attorneys of the Year". Law.com. 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 

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