Media-Entertainment Partner David Bauer Stern Joins the Los Angeles Office of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP is pleased to announce the addition of entertainment attorney David Bauer Stern as a partner in the Firm’s Los Angeles office. With nearly 30 years of professional experience, Stern is one of the few media-entertainment attorneys skilled in both litigation and transactional work.
Prior to joining JMBM, Stern served as General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs of Key Brand Entertainment, where he worked with JMBM on matters such as the acquisition of the Broadway Across America assets from Live Nation, as well as Key Brand’s recent Broadway.com acquisition and related financing, and the sale of its Canon and Panasonic Theatres in Toronto.
"After a long and successful relationship working alongside JMBM, I am thrilled to be coming on board to join this talented group of attorneys,” said Stern.
“David has been an invaluable resource and a valued colleague and friend,” commented Tom McGrath, Chairman of Key Brand Entertainment.
“He is that unusual counselor who not only protects the business but also fosters the development and growth of our projects,” said Beth Williams, COO and Head of Production for Key Brand Entertainment.
Stern has also served as a legal and business affairs executive at media companies such as News Corp., Viacom and New Wave Entertainment. He brings with him a rich entertainment background including all manner of television, film and legitimate stage development and production agreements with studios such as Twentieth Century Fox and Showtime; and co-production, finance and distribution agreements for film, television and stage. As General Counsel of an Internet company, Stern also negotiated a precedent-setting interactive game launch on MTV.com. Stern has also handled complex intellectual property litigation matters involving various forms of media while he was in private practice at prominent law firms in Los Angeles and New York City.
“David is a very welcome addition to JMBM,” said Managing Partner Bruce Jeffer. “He brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge and vast experience that will only enhance the work of our Entertainment Group, as well as our Corporate and Litigation teams.”
Stern received his JD from Columbia University, and his BA in Economics and History from Connecticut College.
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