About Loeb & Loeb LLP

Storied California firm Loeb & Loeb's primary claim to fame is its renowned Entertainment and Media Practice, though its multi-service offerings extend to litigation, finance, corporate, trusts and estates, intellectual property, real estate, and private equity, among other areas. The firm is counsel to Fortune 100 companies and major players like Amazon.com, Facebook, Visa, Toyota, NCAA, T-Mobile, East West Bank, Netflix, and DreamWorks Animation.

From L.A. to Hong Kong

Loeb & Loeb's century-plus history officially began in 1909 when brothers Edwin and Joseph Loeb founded their eponymous firm. Joseph Loeb also helped to found the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a move that would set the tone for the firm's future. Renowned movie studio Metro Goldwyn-Mayer was among the firm's early clients, along with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Union Bank of California. The firm remained only in California until Loeb & Loeb acquired its New York location through a 1986 merger with Hess Segal. Its expansion into Nashville in 1994 proved fruitful for its Music Industry and Entertainment and Media Practices. Chicago was next, with the 2003 acquisition of a five-lawyer IP boutique. The firm cemented its two decade-long presence in China with the 2009 opening of an office in Beijing, a move which jumpstarted the firm's Asia and International practices. The same year saw the creation of the Washington DC office, a prime location to handle energy, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm's Asia practice later expanded with an additional Hong Kong affiliate office, specializing in M&A and corporate transactions. Loeb & Loeb's Asia practice represented the first Chinese company listed on the American Stock Exchange and the first reverse merger company on the New York Stock Exchange

Today Loeb & Loeb's Entertainment and Media practice continues to go strong, having been recognized as top-tier by U.S. News & World Report, Chambers, Lawdragon 500, and Legal 500- United States. It also received the prestigious Chambers Award for Excellence in Media. Lawyers in the group are singled out in entertainment publications such as The Hollywood Reporter'sPower Lawyers list and Variety's Dealmakers Impact Report. The firm does well for itself overall, having been recognized by Law360 as a "California Powerhouse," included on the National Law Journal's "Intellectual Property Hot List," and top-ranked by The Legal500 United States and The Best Lawyers in America in a variety of different practice categories.  

Tinseltown Legal

Loeb & Loeb has provided entertainment, trusts and estates and intellectual property counsel to some of the world's most recognized individuals and families, including directors Alfred Hitchcock and Woody Allen; music icons Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley; Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry; boxer Muhammad Ali; publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst; the Getty family; hotelier Conrad Hilton; and the estates of J.R.R. Tolkien, Frank Sinatra, and Marilyn Monroe.

With a record like that, it's no wonder Loeb & Loeb has the run of legal Hollywood with relationships with almost every major studio in Tinseltown-Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, DreamWorks, and MGM Studios and major industry organizations Sundance Film Institute, the MPAA, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

And like any good law school applicant, Loeb & Loeb is well-rounded; its relationship with the entertainment industry extends beyond film to include television, music, digital media, radio, publishing, and sports.

It's not just the American entertainment industry that Loeb & Loeb is involved with. The firm plays a leading role in the development of China's emerging entertainment industry and negotiated several projects for revered Chinese director Zhang Yimou's Beijing film company's top-grossing 2011 Chinese film The Flowers of War, including U.S. film distribution and the hiring of dark knight Christian Bale.

Loeb & Loeb has even managed to make an onscreen appearance, of sorts, as part of the inspiration behind The Deep End, the short-lived ABC television series about first-year associates at a BigLaw firm.  David Hemingson, the show's creator and the a producer of shows like How I Met Your Mother and American Dad, was an associate at the firm before starting his TV writing and producing career in the 1990s.

Beyond Hollywood

In addition to Loeb & Loeb's extensive entertainment practice, the firm boasts one of the leading trusts and estates practice in Los Angeles, as well as highly regarded practices in the areas of intellectual property, real estate, litigation, and corporate law.

The firm also has a deep legacy of service in Southern California. Loeb & Loeb was instrumental in overturning a 1981 redistricting plan by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors that discriminated against millions of Latino county residents, which allowed the subsequent election of the first Latina board member. The firm is involved with several pro bono projects, including the Veterans Assistance Project through which it helped an Air Force veteran finally obtain disability benefits after a three year-long case, and it won the 2011 California State Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award for its extensive refugee asylum work.

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Loeb & Loeb LLP

10100 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: (310) 282-2000
Fax: (310) 282-2200


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partners: Craig A. Emanuel (Los Angeles), Mitchell S. Nussbaum (New York), Douglas N. Masters (Chicago), Benny Pang (Hong Kong)
  • Total No. Attorneys 2015: 293

  • Base Salary
    1st year: $160,000

  • Summer Associate Offers
    The firm does not offer a summer associate program

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Advanced Media and Technology
    Advertising and Promotions
    Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights 
    Capital Markets
    Employment and Labor
    Entertainment and Media
    Intellectual Property
    Life Sciences
    Patent Litigation and Counseling
    Private Equity
    Real Estate
    Tax-Exempt Organizations
    Technology and Outsourcing
    Trademarks and Copyrights
    Trusts and Estates
    White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations

Major Office Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA (HQ)
  • Chicago, IL
  • Nashville, TN
  • New York, NY
  • Washington, DC
  • Beijing
  • Hong Kong
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