Los Angeles (PRWEB) January 25, 2016
Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Gary Stiffelman, who is joining the firm as a shareholder in the Entertainment & Media Practice. Stiffelman, who has nearly 35 years of entertainment and media experience, joins the firm from Ziffren Brittenham.
Stiffelman focuses his practice on the areas of entertainment, new media, and telecommunications, representing and negotiating deals for many prominent recording artists and producers, as well as technology entrepreneurs and companies on their expansion and acquisition by major technology companies.
Throughout his career, Stiffelman has also represented new media companies in groundbreaking deals with TV, film companies, music publishers, and record labels. His clients include tech firm MADEFIRE; lyricist Carole Bayer Sager; superstar DJ and music producer David Guetta; and Sophia Amoruso, Founder and CEO of Nasty Gal and bestselling author of “#Girlboss” as well as Kobalt Music Group.
“Gary is a respected lawyer in the entertainment industry,” said Jeff Scott, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles office. “His diverse and unique experience, particularly with technology companies, will be a great asset to our clients.”
Stiffelman serves on the board of councilors for University of Southern California’s Thorton School of Music, and is an executive committee member and past chairman of the University of California, Los Angeles Entertainment Law Symposium. He also served as an Adjunct Professor at UCLA School of Law for 10 years.
“Gary’s diverse work across the entertainment, start-up, and telecommunications industries is a perfect fit for our growing Entertainment & Media Practice,” said Dan Black, Los Angeles shareholder and chair of the West Coast Entertainment & Media Practice. “We are delighted to have him join the firm.”
Stiffelman received his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles, his M.F.A. in Film from the University of Southern California, and his B.A. from Kansas University.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Entertainment & Media Practice
With offices situated in the centers of the entertainment industry, Greenberg Traurig has established a highly experienced, international multidisciplinary entertainment and media practice. The Greenberg Traurig Entertainment & Media Practice focuses on the music, motion picture, television, sports, Internet, digital media, publishing and theater industries. The team has access to key players in the entertainment industry and provides clients with the business-oriented and dedicated counsel needed to thrive in today’s multidiscipline, multimedia entertainment marketplace. The entertainment and media attorneys have consistently been ranked by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA Guide, Super Lawyers, Variety’s “Dealmakers Impact Report” and “Legal Impact Report”, and The Hollywood Reporter’s “Power Lawyers.”
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1,900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com.