DLA Piper is pleased to announce that five of its partners have been selected for Variety's 2018 Dealmakers Impact Report. The list honors the year’s most accomplished dealmakers across all sectors of the entertainment industry who "keep the wheels of Hollywood turning, the content flowing and the money coming in."
The firm's partners included in the report are: Tom Ara, co-chair of the Entertainment Transactions practice and co-chair of the Entertainment Finance practice; David Markman, co-chair of the Entertainment Transactions practice; Robert Sherman, co-chair of the Entertainment Finance practice; and Benjamin Mulcahy and Gina Reif Ilardi, co-chairs of the National Advertising team.
Variety highlighted the arrival of Ara, Markman and Sherman, a trio which has a firmly established Los Angeles-based media and entertainment practice; and the editors also noted that in the past year, Ara has represented "a slew of major entertainment firms in their acquisitions," and that Sherman "advised financiers on various offers and sales." Additionally, the bi-coastal team of Los Angeles-based Mulcahy and New York-based Reif Ilardi were lauded respectively for their experience with matters connected to “digital content initiatives in sports and entertainment" and "a complex TV commercial series using 10 music artists for Chrysler."