Loeb & Loeb LLP at a Glance


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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 include nationally recognized practices in the areas of advertising and marketing, technology, trusts and estates, intellectual property, real estate, and nonprofit law. The firm is counsel to Fortune 500 companies and major players like Amazon.com, Google, Visa, Toyota, NCAA, Hoffmann-La Roche, T-Mobile, Bank of America, and Warner Music Group, as well as clients ranging from emerging companies to high-net-worth individuals and families.

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 the addition of a Hong Kong office.

Today Loeb & Loeb's Entertainment and Media practice continues to go strong, having been repeatedly recognized as "Law Firm of the Year" in Entertainment Law by U.S. News & World 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-including Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, DreamWorks, and MGM Studios and major industry organizations, including the Sundance Film Institute, the Recording Academy, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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 Chinese film The Flowers of War, including U.S. film distribution and the hiring of dark knight Christian Bale.

Beyond Hollywood

In addition to Loeb & Loeb's extensive entertainment practice, the firm boasts one of the largest trusts and estates practices in the nation. In the high-profile probate battle of 2016, the firm served as lead trial counsel to Sumner Redstone-controlling shareholder of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp.-securing a complete dismissal of the matter after just a single day in court.

The firm's nationally recognized real estate practice represents major commercial real estate landlords and tenants, property owners and developers on both coasts, handling the full range of transactions, as well as real estate litigation and land use matters. The team advised the landlord/property owner in a 1.2 million square-foot Midtown Manhattan lease for media giants 21st Century Fox and News Corp - one of the largest leasing deals in the market this year.

The firm also has a deep legacy of pro bono service in the communities it serves. 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 actively involved with the Veterans Assistance Project, through which it has helped numerous veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces in obtaining disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In 2016, Loeb & Loeb received the "LFC Champion" award from Lawyers for Children in recognition of its long history of pro bono work with the organization's young clients, including representation in adoption proceedings, custody hearings and foster care placement matters. The firm is also recipient of the 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


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chairman: Michael Beck
  • Managing Partners: Paul Severin (LA), Laurie Ruckel (NY), Douglas N. Masters (Chicago), Lawrence Venick (Hong Kong)
  • Total No. Attorneys 2017: 368

  • Base Salary
    1st year: $180,000
    2nd year: $190,000
    3rd year: $200,000
    4th year: $215,000
    5th year: $225,000
    6th year: $235,000
    7th year: $250,000
    8th year: $260,000

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

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Advanced Media and Technology • Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights • Capital Markets • Corporate • Employment and Labor • Energy • Entertainment and Media • Finance • Intellectual Property • Life Sciences • Litigation • Nonprofits and Tax-Exempt Organizations • Patent Litigation and Counseling • Private Equity • Pro Bono • Real Estate • Sports • Tax • Trusts and Estates

Major Office Locations

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