Jeff B. Cohen

Jeff Cohen is our exclusively recommended Entertainment Law expert in California on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jeff directly using the contact details listed above.

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Jeff co-founded Cohen Gardner LLP in 2002 and focuses on transactional representation for clients in the entertainment, media and technology verticals.

He has been named by Variety. He has been profiled by The Hollywood Reporter, The ABA Journal, Chambers Associate, Law Crossing, and others.

His first book, The Dealmaker’s Ten Commandments was published by the American Bar Association’s imprint Ankerwycke in 2015.

An active writer, he has authored numerous articles. He discusses business and legal matters for CNBC, The Huffington Post, Backstage, Lawyerist and others.

Jeff received his Juris Doctor from UCLA Law School with an emphasis in business law and his undergraduate degree from The University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Jeff served as President of the Associated Students of the University of California.

Firm Overview:

Cohen Gardner LLP is a boutique, Beverly Hills based law firm with an emphasis on transactions involving technology, entertainment, media, licensing and intellectual property.

Founded in 2002, Cohen Gardner is a law firm headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. The firm assists clients in the areas of development, production and distribution, entertainment finance, business counselling, intellectual property, media law, as well as literary representation.

Ricardo Oliveras

Ricardo Oliveras is our exclusively recommended Entertainment Law expert in Spain on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ricardo directly using the contact listed above.

Head of Sports Law and Corporate partner at ECIJA. Attorney with extensive experience in business and sports law, began his career at KPMG Abogados in 1997. In the sports industry, Ricardo has been a corporate lawyer for organisers of international sporting events (America’s Cup Management -2004 to 2007 – Superleague Formula Motorsport Series -2008 to 2011 -) and has worked as a consultant on legal matters related to sports federations and national and international sports associations, right-holders/ promoters of sporting events, clubs, agencies/ agents and professional athletes in general companies and professionals operating in the field of sport, allowing him to have a broad knowledge on the operation of the sports industry in all its aspects. Among his recent collaborations, we highlight the advice to FIFA as legal counsel in Spain in the selection process of the host country to host the World Cup 2018.

In the commercial field, Ricardo advises numerous national and international companies in the field of commercial contracts and corporate law, as well as several technology start-ups, occupying the position of director or secretary in several of their clients. PDG (general management program) from IESE business school. Master in Business Law from the ISDE (Institute of Law and Economics). Lecturer on the ‘LLM in International Sport’ ISDE. Member of the Spanish Association of Sports Law.

Ricardo Oliveras speaks Spanish, Catalan and English.

Firm Overview:

With over 20 years of experience, we have positioned ourselves as one of the best multidisciplinary and independent firms in the Ibero-American market, as accredited by the most prestigious international directories, offering comprehensive legal services regarding regulatory compliance and information security.

With headquarters in Spain, Portugal, USA, Chile, Panamá, Costa Rica, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil and Puerto Rico, ECIJA has a multidisciplinary team of over 600 professionals, with exceptional experience in their areas of specialisation, enabled to work in different jurisdictions, with extensive knowledge of the different sectors and international markets.

In addition, in 2019, the Firm signed the largest strategic agreement between a Spanish firm and a Chinese firm, through a joint venture with the fourth largest law firm in China, Grandall Law Firm, resulting in the creation of its own China Desk in its Madrid headquarters and the consolidation of a hub between Asia, Iberia and Latin America bringing together more than 3500 lawyers in 18 countries in a total of 57 offices.

Sasha C. Conroy

Sasha Conroy is our exclusively recommended Entertainment Law expert in Vermont on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Sasha directly using the contact details listed above.

She serves as a transactional and intellectual property resource to businesses of all sizes, as well as to individuals. In representing her clients, Sasha brings a creative, problem-solving approach, coupled with a strong attention to detail.

Sasha joined Langrock Sperry & Wool in March of 2015. Previously, she served as Vice President of Business Affairs and Associate Counsel at CBS Sports Network in New York City, where she maintained a diversified commercial practice that included structuring and negotiating a wide variety of corporate agreements across multiple departments within the company.

Prior to joining CBS Sports Network, Sasha was associated with a boutique law firm focusing on all aspects of commercial litigation. She also worked as the line producer on an independent film under a SAG Experimental Film agreement, negotiating various entertainment contracts and overseeing all budgeting concerns.

Sasha is a North Country native and resides in Colchester with her husband and young son. She enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and fishing, and has been known to waste a day with a good book.

Firm Overview:

Working together for our clients and communities

Langrock Sperry & Wool offers a full range of legal services to business and individual clients throughout Vermont. We are one of the largest law firms in the state, with twenty-eight attorneys and offices in Burlington and Middlebury.

We are also one of the oldest firms, having just celebrated our 50th year of serving Vermonters. But those bare facts do not begin to describe who we are.

We are a diverse group of well-rounded individuals supported by an experienced staff. Rather than a hierarchy with narrow specialities in isolated departments, we are colleagues who serve our clients as a team. We get together regularly – often at lunch – and apply our collective knowledge to the pressing legal problem of the day. Broad and flexible minds, working together across disciplines, yield the best results for our clients.

Mark J. Geragos

Mark Geragos is our exclusively recommended Entertainment Law expert in California on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mark directly using the contact details listed above.

As the Principal with the internationally known trial lawyer firm of Geragos & Geragos, Mark Geragos cemented his national reputation as a trial lawyer a dozen years ago with back-to-back State and Federal Court jury trial acquittals for renowned Whitewater figure Susan McDougal, later securing a presidential pardon for Ms. McDougal for a conviction sustained prior to his representation of her.

During the last decade, Geragos has won two consecutive dismissals of murder charges against clients by proving flawed eyewitness identification. One of those clients later won a $1.7 million settlement when the Geragos firm sued the City of Glendale for their false arrest of that client. In another twelve-week murder trial where the victim was the defendant’s four-year-old daughter, Geragos was the lead lawyer where the jury did not convict his client. He was the attorney who successfully represented Chris Brown last year.

Geragos won dismissal of prostitution charges against James Bond movie director Lee Tamahori; dismissal of all felony charges – including kidnapping and torture – for Hung Bao Zhong, the recognised exiled leader of China’s shadow government with an estimated 38 million followers worldwide; dismissal of murder charges for the third time for a USC co-ed charged with murder in the death of her fetus; and dismissal of a decades-old murder charge against Japanese national Kazuyoshi Miura, a case christened the “Japanese O.J. Case” by Japanese media.

Geragos was one of the lead lawyers in a pair of groundbreaking Federal Class Action Lawsuits against New York Life Insurance and AXA Corporation for insurance policies issued in the early 20th century during the genocide of over 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Turk Regime, eventually settling these two cases for more than $37.5 million. He is currently suing the Government of Turkey for reparations arising out of the Armenian Genocide.

Geragos is the only lawyer besides Johnnie Cochran ever named “Lawyer of the Year” in both Criminal and Civil arenas. California Law Business Magazine named Geragos “One of the 100 Most Influential Attorneys in California” three years in a row, and Geragos has repeatedly been voted by his peers as one of Los Angeles’ SuperLawyers. His $59 million jury verdict in a trade secrets case against pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Corporation was voted both “Top Ten Verdicts in 2008 in California” by the Daily Journal, as well as “Top Fifty Verdicts in the United States” by the National Law Journal.

Mark Geragos has represented some of the most prominent figures in the world. His client list has included former Congressman Gary Condit, former first brother Roger Clinton, Academy Award-nominated actress Winona Ryder, pop star Michael Jackson, Nicole Ritchie, singer Chris Brown, hip hop stars Nathaniel “Nate Dogg” Hale and Sean “Diddy” Combs (aka Puff Daddy), international arms dealer Sarkis Soghanalian, and the Sarkisyan family, whose seventeen-year-old daughter died when Cigna Corporation refused to authorise a liver transplant. For the last several years, Geragos has represented Barry Bonds’ personal trainer, Greg Anderson, in his matter relating to the Federal Investigation into steroid use in Professional Sports.

Geragos has regularly appeared as both guest and legal commentator on the “Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “Dateline NBC,” “Larry King Live,” “Greta Van Susteren’s On the Record,” “60 minutes,” and “48 hours,” and has lectured extensively and authored numerous articles and Law Review publications on the subject of Media and the Law.

Mark Geragos attended Haverford College in Pennsylvania as an undergraduate, and later earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School. He was born in Los Angeles.