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Overview

Arash Khalili is co-chair of Loeb & Loeb LLP. He also co-chairs the firm’s Capital Markets and Corporate department and is a co-founder of Loeb & Loeb’s highly regarded Sports practice.

A vigorous deal maker and navigator of complex corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial transactions, his experience extends across a wide range of industries including media, entertainment, sports, technology, fashion, food and beverage, and health and wellness. Arash’s dynamic practice allows him to represent a broad spectrum of clients, including global and domestic companies, entrepreneurs, founders, family offices and high-net-worth individuals, professional athletes, celebrities, public figures and influencers.

Understanding his clients’ motivations and risk tolerance, Arash serves as a trusted business and legal advisor, providing strategic counsel to successfully structure and negotiate some of his clients’ most intricate deals in the U.S. and abroad. His execution-oriented approach and unique breadth of experience handling cutting-edge corporate transactions allow his clients to adapt and grow their businesses in today’s advanced data- and technology-driven marketplace.

Arash also skilfully negotiates complex content deals, brand ambassadorship agreements, novel equity partnerships, endorsement deals, and addresses other media and intellectual property matters for brands, high-profile celebrities, athletes and other of the country’s most recognizable figures in entertainment and media.

Arash Khalili is the most dynamic and passionate person I have worked with in this space. Legal 500 Client Commentary

Arash has been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the leading transactional attorneys in Los Angeles in the publication’s “Most Influential M&A Advisors” special report. He was profiled among the “Top 20 Attorneys Under 40” by the Daily Journal and received The M&A Advisor’s 40 under 40 Recognition Award. He is also regularly recognized as a top dealmaker in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. He has authored works on media rights and brand monetization in the sports industry, and is regularly called upon to speak on these issues.

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Education

  • California Western School of Law, J.D.
  • University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A., magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • California

Recognition

  • Named in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, in Nationwide Sports Law: Esports (2023)
  • Named among "Top 100 Lawyers" in California by the Daily Journal (2021)
  • Named among top entertainment lawyers in Variety's "Legal Impact Report" (2021-2023)
  • Named in The Hollywood Reporter's "Power Lawyers" list (2020 and 2022)
  • Named "Sports & Entertainment Trailblazer" by The National Law Journal (2019)
  • Named in The Recorder's California Trailblazers special report (2019)
  • Named "Top Dealmaker" in Variety's Dealmakers Impact Report (2018, 2021 and 2022)
  • Named in The Legal 500 US in Sports and M&A: Middle-Market (2017-2023) and Media & Entertainment: Transactional (2022 and 2023), published by Legalease Limited and John Pritchard
  • Named "Southern California Super Lawyer" in Business/Corporate (2017-2018, 2023) and Entertainment & Sports (2021 and 2022) by Thomson Reuters
  • Named in the Daily Journals "Top 20 Under 40" special report (2014)
  • Named "Southern California Rising Star" in Business/Corporate by Thomson Reuters (2006-2015)
  • Named in the Los Angeles Business Journal's "Most Influential M&A Advisors" special report (2013)
  • Recipient, 40 Under 40 Recognition Award from The M&A Advisor (2012)

Affiliations

  • Co-Vice Chair, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Business and Corporations Law Section (2015-2016)
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Executive Committee, Business and Corporations Law Section  
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Sports Lawyers Association
  • Member, City of Hope Music and Entertainment Industry, Executive Committee