In the 2011 edition of its annual U.S. guide, Legal 500 recognized Loeb & Loeb as a leading law firm in six practice areas, including Copyright Law, which garnered a top-tier ranking. The firm was also highly ranked in the areas of Data Protection and Privacy, Domestic Tax, Marketing and Advertising, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Outsourcing. Loeb & Loeb's Kenneth Florin (Marketing and Advertising), Ieuan Jolly (Data Protection and Privacy), Barry Slotnick (Copyright), and Akiba Stern (Outsourcing) were recognized by Legal 500 as “Leading Lawyers” within their respective fields.
In total, more than 20 Loeb & Loeb attorneys were recognized in the Legal 500 U.S. guide, which provides comprehensive rankings of legal service providers throughout the country, based on extensive client interviews and deals from the previous year.
Excerpts from the publication’s editorial review of Loeb & Loeb are below.
IP protection co-chair Barry Slotnick and commercial litigator Jonathan Zavin have extensive experience in copyright litigation. The team continues to represent leading names from the entertainment field including EMI, Sony/ATV Music, Rainbow Media and major film studios, as well as brands such as Harley Davidson Motor Company.
Domestic Tax: West Coast:
Loeb & Loeb LLP’s strongest suit is in trust and estate planning for high-net-worth individuals and closely-held family businesses. Stuart Tobisman has built an expert trust and estates group, which regularly handles the most complex advisory instructions and disputes. Estate planning specialist Leah Bishop is ‘top notch – her response time is terrific and she knows her craft cold’. Paul Frimmer is also recommended for estate, trust and charitable instructions, and John Arao for corporate tax planning and transactions.
Marketing and Advertising:
Loeb & Loeb LLP’s advanced media and technology group is ‘best in class on all fronts’. Clients recommend New York-based practice co-chair Kenneth Florin as ‘extremely smart, timely, client-friendly and cost effective’. Practice co-head James Taylor ‘can always find a reasonable solution that works for all parties’. Rob Andalman in Chicago is ‘creative, exceptionally smart, strategic and responsive’. Clients have ‘absolute confidence’ in trademark litigator Tamara Carmichael.
M&A: Middle Market (sub-$500m):
New York-based Mitchell Nussbaum leads a team described as ‘first rate, smart, experienced, creative, responsive, and having exactly the right mix of toughness and flexibility’. Clients also find the firm’s rates to be ‘good value for money, and can be creatively structured to drive efficiency gains for the client’.
Technology: Data Protection and Privacy:
Loeb & Loeb LLP’s multi-jurisdictional practice combines the international expertise of group head Ieuan Jolly, who wins praise for his ‘impressive knowledge and friendly and commercial approach’, with the firm’s strength in technology and communications law, outsourcing and interactive media and is commended for keeping ‘ahead of the curve in the quickly changing privacy environment’.
Technology and Outsourcing:
Clients are ‘absolutely delighted with the work and business acumen’ of Loeb & Loeb LLP’s five partner outsourcing practice, led by Kenneth Adler, Akiba Stern and Steve Semerdjian. Attorneys are recognized for their ‘contract innovation’. Stern wins the respect of the market for ‘creating world-class contracts which the industry recognizes as benchmark’.
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