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Loeb & Loeb Promotes 11 Lawyers to Partnership

Loeb & Loeb LLP is pleased to announce the elevation of 11 lawyers to the firm’s partnership. The new partners are David Beddingfield, Steve Byrd, Brandon Cherry, Talia Englander, Ryan Martin, Talia Metson, Robyn Mohr, John Piskora, Greg Richner, Jonathan Thielbar and Patricia Whitten.

In a joint statement, Co-Chairs Mitch Nussbaum and Arash Khalili said, “We take great pleasure in welcoming these exceptional lawyers to the partnership. They are an important part of the firm’s future, and their dedication to excellence, commitment to their clients and significant contributions to the firm will continue to help propel the firm forward.”

David Beddingfield—Litigation, Los Angeles 

David Beddingfield handles high-stakes and complex commercial disputes, including representing companies, boards of directors and executives in a diverse range of criminal, civil, regulatory and administrative matters; advising companies and independent directors on both complex and sensitive internal investigations and fiduciary obligations; and advising companies regarding electronic discovery and document retention obligations, strategies and cost-saving methods. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A. from The Ohio State University.

Steve Byrd—Entertainment, Chicago

Steve Byrd’s practice focuses on all phases of television, motion picture and digital content development, production and distribution, with a growing emphasis on all forms of animated content. He advises clients on the optioning and acquisition of rights, original screenplays and literary works; the engagement of writing, directing, acting and producing services; television development, option and series deals; day-to-day production legal; and all forms of distribution agreements. Steve negotiates agreements for all forms of animation and other production services, licensing, consumer products, book publishing and music for a diverse range of productions. He received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law and his B.A. from The Moody Bible Institute.

Brandon Cherry—Entertainment, Los Angeles

Brandon Cherry focuses his practice on entertainment transactions, including media finance. He represents independent production companies in all aspects of business and legal affairs, including the structuring, drafting and negotiation of agreements relating to the development, production, distribution and financing of entertainment projects. Brandon’s practice also extends to representing financial institutions, investment banks, independent production companies and producers in structuring and administering entertainment-related financings. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and his B.S. from Duke University.

Talia Englander—Real Estate, New York 

Talia Englander focuses her practice on commercial real estate law, representing both landlords and tenants in the leasing of large high-end properties, including retail establishments, offices, mixed-use buildings and restaurants. Her insider’s perspective on the real estate industry enables her clients to achieve their goals by making informed business decisions. Talia received her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and her B.A., summa cum laude, from the City University of New York at Queens College.

Ryan Martin—Advanced Media & Technology, Chicago 

Ryan Martin focuses his practice on advertising, media, marketing and promotions, copyright, trademark, privacy and other intellectual property matters. He assists consumer brands and advertising agencies in the negotiation of sponsorship and talent agreements, branded entertainment and media deals, and the licensing of music and IP, with a focus on sports and entertainment matters. Ryan received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan and his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  

Talia Metson—Trusts & Estates, New York

Talia Metson maintains a broad-based practice related to tax-exempt organizations. She advises clients on the full life cycle of a nonprofit organization, including formation, grant-making, board fiduciary duties, corporate governance, compliance issues, acquisitions, sales, bankruptcy filings and dissolution. Talia represents both public charities and private foundations in large-scale enforcement actions and internal investigations. She has significant experience working with health care organizations, religious corporations and nonprofits of all sizes. Talia advises clients on pre- and post-mortem estate planning and administration, and she has extensive experience in planning and preparing wills and complex trusts for high net worth individuals and families. Additionally, Talia advises estate planning clients on charitable bequests and negotiating and drafting lifetime gifts and charitable trusts. She received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and her B.A., cum laude, from Barnard College. 

Robyn Mohr—Advanced Media & Technology, Washington  

Robyn Mohr counsels clients on complex issues related to data privacy, digital marketing, advertising and e-commerce. She advises clients on everything from interest-based and addressable advertising, data analytics, location-based tracking, smart devices and wearables to the use of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, virtual and artificial reality, and facial recognition technologies. Robyn works with clients to design their privacy programs and operationalize privacy and data security requirements, including state privacy laws and other regulations pertaining to advertising, marketing and consumer protection. She received her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and her B.B.A. from Emory University. 

John Piskora—Litigation, New York

John Piskora is a commercial litigator and trial attorney with extensive experience handling complex commercial actions, including disputes concerning real property, IP and licensing, and securities, crypto assets and governmental investigations. He has served as lead counsel in both state and federal courts as well as in private arbitration. John has represented major motion picture studios, independent film producers, designers and individuals in copyright, trademark, right of publicity, licensing, advertising, cryptocurrency and accounting disputes. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law and his B.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music.

Greg Richner—Real Estate, New York

Greg Richner advises clients on a broad range of complex real estate matters, including commercial leasing, acquisitions, dispositions and financing. He represents real estate investment funds, financial institutions, developers, landlords and tenants. Greg received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A., magna cum laude, from The George Washington University.

Jonathan Thielbar—Patent Litigation & Counseling, Chicago

Jonathan Thielbar maintains a broad patent practice with an emphasis on patent procurement and strategic counseling. His engineering background provides valuable insight into his clients’ electronic, mechanical and software innovations at all stages of development. Jonathan helps clients align patent portfolios with broader business goals, working with startup companies to optimize revenue-generating IP and counseling publicly traded companies on managing portfolios both domestically and internationally. He also represents clients in all phases of patent litigation, from federal district court to post-grant procedures before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeals Board. Jonathan received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law and his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Patricia Whitten—Capital Markets & Corporate, Los Angeles

Patricia Whitten focuses her practice on a wide range of commercial lending and banking transactions, including securities-based lending, senior secured lending, private equity and hedge fund transactions. She represents financial institutions in structured finance and debt-financing transactions for privately held and publicly owned companies and high net worth individuals. Patricia also advises clients on multifacility cross-border transactions, syndicated loan transactions, cash flow and asset-based financings, acquisition financings, and loan restructurings/workouts. Patricia received her J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.