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Sheppard Mullin Recognized in Variety's 2023 Dealmakers Report


Nine Sheppard Mullin Entertainment attorneys were recognized in Variety's 2023 Dealmakers Impact Report. This prestigious report is an annual list that recognizes top transactional lawyers who have worked on the year’s most substantial and significant deals in the media and entertainment industries.

Robert Darwell, Aaron Campbell, Ramela Ohanian and Nicolas Urdinola were lauded for representing clients at the intersection of tech, sports and entertainment, including Meta, Amazon-Wondery and TelevisaUnivision. According to Variety, “The team enjoys exploring new territory, be it helping Meta further expand its metaverse or aiding Paramount in breaking into the Latin American live sports market. They also advised France’s Artémis in purchasing a majority stake in CAA, and guided Amazon Studios in a four-picture deal with Tyler Perry and acquiring the documentary ‘Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story’ for an undisclosed sum.”

Shaun Clark, Robb Klein, Leif Cervantes de Reinstein and Daniel Schnapp "have become a transactional go-to team for high-profile clients. Each partner has his own specialty — film financing for Klein, television for Cervantes de Reinstein, music and tech for Schnapp and branding and M&A for Clark — ensuring every client has access to their collective expertise, regardless of the type of transaction,” noted Variety. Recently, the team represented Lionsgate in its $500 million acquisition of EOne from Hasbro, among other multimillion dollar deals.

Associate Han Kim was recognized on Variety's coveted "Dealmakers: UpNext" list, which highlights entertainment attorneys under the age of 40 making waves across the industry.

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