Michael A. Taitelman

Michael A. Taitelman is a general business litigator, with an emphasis on real estate and employment. Michael has extensive experience handling all aspects of business litigation, and has successfully tried numerous jury and non-jury trials to a successful conclusion.

Michael also provides business counseling services to a variety of clients, ranging from small, entrepreneurial businesses to large publicly traded companies. In this capacity, Michael serves as de facto general counsel, assisting emerging and established business with all of their legal needs.

Together with partner Bryan Freedman, Michael founded Freedman + Taitelman, LLP in 1997. Prior to that, Michael was a litigation associate at Alschuler, Grossman & Pines, now Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan, LLP.

Michael is admitted to practice before all courts in California and belongs to the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Michael graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1988. He received his J.D. in 1991 from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Michael serves on various civic and charitable organizations in the community. Michael is married with two children.

Michael was honored as a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2004, 2005 and 2006, a peer-based award reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys in Southern California. Additionally, Michael was recognized as a Southern California "Super Lawyer" in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, a peer-based award reserved only for the top 5% of all lawyers in Southern California.


Bryan J. Freedman

Bryan Freedman News

December 04, 2019 - "Gabrielle Union, NBC meet over 'America's Got Talent' firing"

December 04, 2019 - "Pete Davidson’s $1-million standup NDA is his best bit yet"

December 04, 2019 - "Tamron Hall Stands With Gabrielle Union, ‘Women Are Always In This Likability Trap’"

December 03, 2019 - "Pete Davidson's Stand-Up NDA May Be "Effective Deterrent" Even If It Won't Hold Up in Court"

December 02, 2019 - "Gabrielle Union Reportedly Set To Meet With Lawyers Following ‘AGT’ Firing & Rumors Of Discrimination"

December 03, 2019 - "Simon Cowell’s company involves lawyers after Gabrielle Union ‘AGT’ firing"

December 02, 2019 - "Gabrielle Union To Meet With NBC Soon On ‘America’s Got Talent’s “Toxicity”, Will Not Return As Judge"

November 26, 2019 - "Johnny Depp resolves ongoing disputes with lawyers"

November 26, 2019 - "Johnny Depp settles fee dispute with ex-lawyers"

November 25, 2019 - "Five Years Later, Who Really Hacked Sony?"

November 18, 2019 - "David Hunt, 'Carol's Second Act' executive producer, accused of misconduct"

November 17, 2019 - "David Hunt, Patricia Heaton’s husband, accused of inappropriate touching"

November 16, 2019 - "Patricia Heaton's Husband Accused of Inappropriate Touching on Set of CBS' Carol's Second Act"

November 16, 2019 - "Two Female Writers Quit Patricia Heaton’s CBS Show After Making Complaints"

November 14, 2019 - "Judge Sides With Michael Jackson's Estate, Sends ‘Leaving Neverland’ Dispute To Arbitration"

November 07, 2019 - "Judge Pauses Arbitration in ‘Neverland’ Spat Pending 9th Circuit Review"

October 31, 2019 - "Johnny Depp settles long legal battle with lawyer"

October 31, 2019 - "Former Fox host Juliet Huddy reveals how she's been left with nothing after she broke NDA to speak with 'Bombshell' makers"

October 31, 2019 - "Johnny Depp settles legal battle with former lawyer"

October 31, 2019 - "Johnny Depp’s £23million fight with ex-lawyer finally comes to an end"

October 30, 2019 - "Johnny Depp Settles Legal Battle With Attorney Jake Bloom"

October 30, 2019 - "Johnny Depp’s Legal Battle With Former Attorney Ends With Actor Receiving ‘8-Figure Payment’"

October 30, 2019 - "'I have no house or TV career. I have nothing': Former Fox News host Juliet Huddy broke $500K NDA to speak with Bombshell writer, while Megyn Kelly refused and Gretchen Carlson was silenced by $20M settlement"

October 21, 2019 - "Michael Jackson’s Estate Calls HBO’s ‘Leaving Neverland’ Lawsuit Appeal ‘Bogus’"

October 22, 2019 - "HBO Appeals Loss In Michael Jackson "Leaving Neverland" Legal War"

October 22, 2019 - "Michael Jackson estate call HBO’s appeal in ‘Leaving Neverland’ dispute “bogus”"

October 29, 2019 - "The Secret Sources for 'Bombshell': Why Ex-Fox News Staffers Broke Their NDAs for Filmmakers"

October 21, 2019 - "Michael Jackson Estate Moonwalks Over HBO’s ‘Leaving Neverland’ Appeal, Calls Move “Bogus” & “Desperate”"

October 21, 2019 - "Ellen Rakieten Sues Del Shaw Firm for Violating California's "Hot Potato" Rule"

October 04, 2019 - "FaZe Clan files to dismiss Tfue's case, explains New York countersuit"

October 02, 2019 - "LaVar Ball Accused Of Embezzling $2.5 Million From The Family Companies"

September 25, 2019 - "Tfue vs FaZe Clan lawsuit: Court statements refute FaZe claims of New York jurisdiction"

September 25, 2019 - "The Simpsons’ Lisa Simpson Accused of Screwing Over Her Best Friend"

September 24, 2019 - "Estate Of Michael Jackson Earn Win Over HBO In ‘Leaving Neverland’ Battle"

September 21, 2019 - "In A Shocking Turn Of Events Michael Jackson’s Estate Beats HBO In First Step Of Disparagement Lawsuit"

September 21, 2019 - "Even in death, Michael Jackson's estate made $2.3 billion"

September 20, 2019 - "'Leaving Neverland' Judge Sides With Michael Jackson Estate, Compelling HBO to Arbitration"

September 20, 2019 - "The Michael Jackson Estate Just Won a Temporary Victory in Leaving Neverland Lawsuit"

September 20, 2019 - "HBO Can’t Shake the Michael Jackson Estate’s $100 Million Lawsuit Over Leaving Neverland"

September 19, 2019 - "HBO Fails To Get $100M ‘Leaving Neverland’ Suit From Michael Jackson Estate Tossed, For Now"

September 19, 2019 - "Even If 'Leaving Neverland' Judge Rules in Favor of Michael Jackson Estate, HBO Lawsuit Is Far From Over"

September 19, 2019 - "Judge Allows Michael Jackson Estate to Go Forward With $100 Million Lawsuit Against HBO"

September 19, 2019 - "Judge Sides With Michael Jackson Estate in ‘Leaving Neverland’ Dispute"

September 19, 2019 - "Judge Declines HBO’s Request to Throw Out ‘Leaving Neverland’ Lawsuit, Sides With Michael Jackson’s Estate"

August 25, 2019 - "Tfue's lawyer explains why FaZe Clan lawsuit is "an absolute gift""

August 24, 2019 - "Tfue’s lawyer calls parts of FaZe Clan’s lawsuit against Tfue “Laughable”"

August 20, 2019 - "'21 Jump Street' Screenwriter Awarded $438K in Spat With Ex-Lawyer"

August 14, 2019 - "‘Lies of Leaving Neverland’ pokes holes in the stories of MJ’s accusers"

August 13, 2019 - "Michael Jackson Accuser Wade Robson's 2016 Deposition Released In Video Exposing 'Lies of Leaving Neverland'"

August 13, 2019 - "Michael Jackson Accuser Wade Robson's 2016 Deposition Released In Video Exposing 'Lies of Leaving Neverland'"

August 06, 2019 - "FaZe Sues Tfue As Drama Escalates"

August 03, 2019 - "FaZe Clan Is Suing Tfue"

August 02, 2019 - "FaZe Clan Files Countersuit Against Turner “TFue” Tenney For Breaking Contract and Appropriating “Trade Secrets and Confidential Information”"

August 01, 2019 - "Esports War Spawns Over Kroenke Sports' L.A. Gladiators 'Overwatch' Team"

August 01, 2019 - "FaZe Clan now counter-suing Tfue for breach of contract"

August 01, 2019 - "Faze Clan countersues Tfue"

August 01, 2019 - "Fortnite fans won’t stop confusing a British man for Tfue"

August 01, 2019 - "Faze Lawsuit Reveals Tfue Made Over $20 Million in a Year"

August 01, 2019 - "Faze Clan sues Tfue for breach of contract"

August 01, 2019 - "Tfue claims the casters cost him a kill at the Fortnite World Cup and he’s probably right"

August 01, 2019 - "FaZe Clan Sues Tfue For Breach of Contract, 'You Betrayed Us'"

August 01, 2019 - "Faze Clan sues Fortnite star Tfue, claims he earned more than $20 million from streaming"

August 01, 2019 - "FaZe Clan Claims 'Fortnite' Star Tfue Is Using Its Secrets to Launch a Competitor"

August 01, 2019 - "Esports War Spawns Over Kroenke Sports' L.A. Gladiators 'Overwatch' Team"

August 01, 2019 - "FaZe Clan Vs. Tfue: Esports Comes of Age in the Courtroom"

August 01, 2019 - "FaZe countersues Tfue, files suit in New York"

August 01, 2019 - "Bugha's Fortnite Team CEO Declares War On Stan Kroenke... In Esports Lawsuit"

July 30, 2019 - "Mike Fleiss, Wife Laura, Domestic Violence Restraining Order Dropped... Divorce Settled"

July 28, 2019 - "13 year old Fortnite streamer breaks a milestone as the first female and deaf streamer to join FaZe Clan"

July 19, 2019 - "‘Bachelor’ creator’s domestic scandal is very on-brand"

June 24, 2019 - "Why the Tfue and FaZe Clan contract dispute has big implications"

June 17, 2019 - "Attorney: High-profile gamer Tfue stands for all vulnerable to exploitation in FaZe Clan suit"

June 16, 2019 - "Tfue lawyer fires back at FaZe Clan claims on money and negotiations"

June 15, 2019 - "Tfue's lawyer reveals shocking new details about FaZe Clan lawsuit"

June 15, 2019 - "Tfue’s lawyer says that FaZe Clan taking only $60,000 is “a complete fiction”"

June 15, 2019 - "Tfue's lawyer reveals the contracts offered were allegedly illegal in FaZe lawsuit"

June 15, 2019 - "Bombshell information dropped by Tfue’s lawyer regarding FaZe Clan lawsuit"

May 30, 2019 - "Inside the Lawsuit That Could Shake Up the Entire Esports Industry"

May 29, 2019 - "Johnny Depp’s $50M Malpractice Suit Against Ex-Lawyers Sees Trial Start Date Moved, Again"

May 29, 2019 - "‘Leaving Neverland’ Lawsuit: Judge Rejects Michael Jackson Estate’s Motion For Arbitration – Update"

May 28, 2019 - "Tfue vs FaZe Clan lawsuit: why Fortnite player Turner Tenney is suing gaming’s biggest esports organisation"

May 27, 2019 - "COVER STORY: Massive Online Audiences, Stunning Engagement. Will More Brands Discover Esports?"

May 23, 2019 - "Tfue Sues FaZe Clan"

May 24, 2019 - "Josh Marcus – MKM Group – Why Tfue vs FaZe could be a landmark case for esports"

May 23, 2019 - "FaZe's Banks calls out 'Tfue' in Twitter rant"


May 23, 2019 - "'Fortnite' Gamer Tfue's Contract with FaZe Clan Finally Revealed!"

May 21, 2019 - "A pro ‘Fortnite’ player is suing his team and the entire esports world could feel the fallout"

May 21, 2019 - "Tfue Is Suing Faze Clan In An Explosive Lawsuit That's Rocking The Esports World"

May 21, 2019 - "A New Lawsuit Could Transform How the Influencer Industry Is Regulated"

May 20, 2019 - "Faze Clan and Tfue’s legal dispute could reshape e-sports and YouTube contracts forever"

May 20, 2019 - "Esports Pro Sues Gaming Organization FaZe Clan Over "Oppressive" Contract"


May 20, 2019 - "Streamer & Esports Pro Tfue Sues FaZe Clan Over Contract"

May 20, 2019 - "Pro gamer Tfue files lawsuit against esports org over ‘grossly oppressive’ contract"

May 20, 2019 - "Esports Pro player sues over an oppressive gaming contract"

May 19, 2019 - "NetsDaily Off-Season Report - No. 3 | Draft Sleeper of the Week - Bol Bol"

May 14, 2019 - "Johnny Depp’s Ex-Lawyer Jacob Bloom Retiring As $50M Battle With ‘Pirates’ Star Fights Over Trial Date; Partner Alan Hergott Also Stepping Down"

May 06, 2019 - "HBO Calls the Jackson Estate’s $100 Million Lawsuit a ‘Publicity Campaign’"

May 05, 2019 - "Find Out How HBO Gets Back at Michael Jackson Estate Suit"

May 04, 2019 - "HBO Fires Back At Michael Jackson's Estate Over 'Leaving Neverland' Lawsuit"

May 03, 2019 - "HBO Bats Away Leaving Neverland Suit as Jackson Estate Claims It’s “Afraid”"

May 03, 2019 - "Michael Jackson Estate Slams HBO in Latest Battle Over ‘Leaving Neverland’"

May 03, 2019 - "HBO And Jackson Estate Continue Legal Dispute Over ‘Leaving Neverland’"

May 03, 2019 - "HBO counters $100M ‘Leaving Neverland’ lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson Estate"

May 03, 2019 - "HBO Counters Michael Jackson Estate’s $100 Million ‘Leaving Neverland’ Suit"

May 03, 2019 - "HBO Pushes Back in Michael Jackson Legal Fight"

April 17, 2019 - "“Those people made up a goddamn story” – Michael Jackson’s estate executor considers suing ‘Leaving Neverland’ creators"

April 17, 2019 - "Dan Reed in trouble? Michael Jackson's estate may sue 'Leaving Neverland' director"

April 16, 2019 - "Michael Jackson Co-Executor John Branca Says He's Considering Suing 'Leaving Neverland' Director Dan Reed"

April 18, 2019 - "Johnny Depp's Lawyer Battle Drags in Elon Musk, Kevin Tsujihara"

April 18, 2019 - "Johnny Depp Allegedly Asked Warner Bros. Boss To Fire Amber Heard From Aquaman"

October 25, 2018 - "Ronan Farrow ‘knows nothing’ about meeting with Megyn Kelly’s lawyer"

April 20, 2012 - "BCBG boss in Playboy condom caper"

February 22, 2007 - "Jennifer In Legal Chest War"

April 19, 2019 - "Johnny Depp Accused of Trying to Get Amber Heard Fired from Aquaman"

April 17, 2019 - "John Branca Speaks To Billboard"

April 10, 2019 - "Freedman + Taitelman Announcement - Congratulations to all Variety's 2019 Legal Impact Report Honorees, including our very own Bryan J. Freedman"

April 09, 2019 - "Variety's 2019 Legal Impact Report - Bryan Freedman"

April 06, 2019 - "Michael Jackson Estate Bashes James Safechuck Over Neverland Train Station Inaccuracies"

April 03, 2019 - "WGA's Packaging Campaign Claim "Is Not Grounded in Reality" (Guest Column)"

March 29, 2019 - "Bol Bol Declares for 2019 NBA Draft, Hires Agent After 1 Season at Oregon"

March 28, 2019 - "Freedman + Taitelman, LLP congratulates our very own Bryan Freedman for being selected as a 2019 Top 100 Power Lawyer Honoree by The Hollywood Reporter for the 12th consecutive year."

March 28, 2019 - "Power Lawyers 2019: Hollywood's Top 100 Attorneys | Bryan Freedman"

March 07, 2019 - "Johnny Depp’s $50M Suit Against Amber Heard Bleeds Into $30M Malpractice Case"

February 27, 2019 - "Next Round in 'Judge Judy' Legal Fight to Be Handled by Arbitrator to Speed Up Appeal"

February 21, 2019 - "Michael Jackson Estate Sues HBO Over 'Leaving Neverland' Documentary"

February 21, 2019 - "HBO Says Michael Jackson Docu Still On Despite “Desperate” $100M ‘Leaving Neverland’ Suit – Update"

February 11, 2019 - "UTA & CAA Settle Agent-Poaching Lawsuit"

February 11, 2019 - "CAA and UTA Settle Lawsuit Over 2015 Agent Defections"

January 11, 2019 - "It's Official: Megyn Kelly and NBC Part Ways"

January 11, 2019 - "Megyn Kelly, NBC officially split"

January 09, 2019 - "Heralded Oregon Freshman Bol Bol"

January 09, 2019 - "NBA Teams Rumored to Be 'Very High' on Bol Bol Despite Season-Ending Foot Injury"

January 04, 2019 - "Bol Bol exits Oregon basketball program"

January 03, 2019 - "Top-5 NBA prospect Bol Bol out for season at Oregon, will enter draft"

January 03, 2019 - "Bol Bol Underwent Foot Surgery And Is Expected To Return To The Floor In The Summer"

December 06, 2018 - "Megyn Kelly Now Allowed to Work for Other Outlets Amid NBC and 'Today' Split"

November 21, 2018 - "Megyn Kelly reportedly getting a $30M payout"

November 15, 2018 - "Megyn Kelly, NBC continue to wrangle over details of looming breakup"

October 31, 2018 - "Megyn Kelly’s attorney suggests NBC News chair Andy Lack has “lost control” amid exit dispute"

October 31, 2018 - "Megyn Kelly's Lawyer Blasts NBC, Says She Never 'Asked for More Money Than Her Contract Requires'"

October 30, 2018 - "Megyn Kelly’s lawyer, NBC boss feud over leaking accusations"

October 26, 2018 - "Lawyer: Megyn Kelly to remain at NBC for now despite losing show"


October 26, 2018 - "Megyn Kelly’s Crash at NBC in One Word (Hers): ‘Wow’"

October 25, 2018 - "Megyn Kelly prepares for aggressive NBC legal fight amid blackface controversy"

October 25, 2018 - "Report: Megyn Kelly gets new talent rep, hires top Hollywood lawyer as tensions at NBC escalate"

October 25, 2018 - "Megyn Kelly's Lawyer Set for Friday Showdown With NBC"

October 24, 2018 - "Megyn Kelly No Longer at CAA (Exclusive)"

August 24, 2018 - "Jason Malachi: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know"

September 06, 2018 - "Amy Powell and Paramount TV Reach Settlement Over Her Firing"

September 06, 2018 - "Amy Powell Reaches Settlement Over Her Firing As Paramount Television President"

August 24, 2018 - "Sony Music Has Not Conceded That Vocals on Michael Jackson Album Are Fake"

August 09, 2018 - "Hollywood Assistants Know Everything—And Might Be Ready to Start Talking"

August 02, 2018 - "Kendall Jenner's former beau Blake Griffin reaches child support and custody settlement with ex Brynn Cameron"

August 01, 2018 - "Blake Griffin Settles Custody Battle With Brynn Cameron"

July 24, 2018 - "Amy Powell Lawyers Up for Gender Bias Claim Over Paramount Firing"

June 15, 2018 - "Bryan Freedman of Freedman & Taitelman, Obtains Summary Judgment Win"

MAY 30, 2018 - "Hollywood Docket: Band Name Use; Weinstein Bankruptcy Dodge; 'Rebecca' Verdict"

April 13, 2018 - "Hollywood’s Harassment Investigations Dogged by Lack of Consistency"

April 06, 2018 - "Studio71 Files $5.5 Million Lawsuit Against Learning App Startup"

April 03, 2018 - "The Hollywood Reporter Power Lawyers Breakfast 2018"

October 17, 2014 - "WBO - Resolution of the World Championship Committe | Re: WBO JR. Lightweight Division / Mikey Garcia"

April 04, 2018 - "Power Lawyers 2018: Hollywood's Top 100 Attorneys | Bryan Freedman"

April 03, 2018 - "Judge Judy Makes $45 Million! Outraged Talent Agency Fights in Non-TV Court"

April 02, 2018 - "9th Circ. Won't Revive
Talent Agency's Antitrust Suit"

March 30, 2018 - "Hollywood’s Big Talent Agencies Score Major Win In Legal Battle Over Packaging"

March 14, 2016 - "‘Judge Judy’ Sheindlin Slams ‘Hilarious’ Lawsuit Over Her Salary"

March 05, 2018 - "Mikey Garcia: The smart fighter"

February 21, 2018 - "Variety on Twitter: Founding partner of Freedman & Taitelman, Bryan J. Freedman, has been a force in the top entertainment legal tussles. This savvy litigator is recognized as a part of #Variety500 presented by @verizondigital"


February 14, 2018 - "Blake Griffin Sued for Palimony, You Abandoned Our Family for Kendall Jenner!"

February 14, 2018 - "Blake Griffin Sued for Palimony by Ex-Fiancée Who Claims He Abandoned Her to Pursue Kendall Jenner"

February 14, 2018 - "Blake Griffin Sued Over Leaving Former Fiancee for Kendall Jenner"

January 16, 2018 - "PGA Tour Determined To Avoid Good Faith Issue In Singh Suit"

January 11, 2018 - "Lil Pump Now Free Agent, Contract Voided With Warner Bros."

January 08, 2018 - "Mattel Sued for Stealing 'The Toy Box' Show Idea (UPDATE)"

December 18, 2017 - "Judge Judy's $47M Salary Isn't Reasonable, Says Talent Agency"

June 13, 2017 - "‘Dumb and Dumber’ Producers Sue New Line for $1M"

December 04, 2017 - "Weinstein Company Hit With $2M Suit Over Scandal That Killed Amazon Series"

November 06, 2017 - "Megan Colligan Pursuing Legal Action Against Paramount, Alleges Gender Bias"

November 06, 2017 - "Megan Colligan Out as Global Marketing Chief at Paramount (EXCLUSIVE)"

November 06, 2017 - "Megan Colligan Claims Gender Bias And Discrimination As She Exits Paramount’s Executive Ranks"

November 06, 2017 - "Paramount Shake-Up: Megan Colligan Out as Marketing and Distribution Chief"

November 06, 2017 - "Paramount marketing and distribution head Megan Colligan steps down"

October 02, 2017 - "Gawker Is for Sale and Its Articles Could Be Deleted"

August 29, 2017 - "'21 Jump Street' Writer Says He Was Defrauded by Unlicensed Lawyer"

August 23, 2017 - "Judge Judy Goes Off in Profits Lawsuit: "CBS Had No Choice But to Pay Me""

August 23, 2017 - "This YouTuber Got Paid £350k To Go To Hawaii And You’ll Be Furious At What Happened Next"

August 22, 2017 - "Bethany Mota Sued for Failing to Complete Brand Campaign as Promised"

August 21, 2017 - "YouTube Star Bethany Mota and Her Father Sued Over Failed Skincare Campaign"

July 29, 2017 - "Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia: Fight card, start time, TV & live streaming"

June 13, 2017 - "'Dumb and Dumber' Producers Sue New Line Over Sequel"

June 01, 2017 - "Tom Forman Hits Back At UTA For “Overreaching” Unpaid Commissions Suit – Update"

June 01, 2017 - "UTA Sues Ex-Relativity TV CEO for Unpaid Commissions"

May 22, 2017 - "Suit against Vin Diesel’s ‘xXx’ sequel from ex-business partner dismissed"

May 22, 2017 - "Vin Diesel Escapes ‘xXx’ Sequel “Sham” Case From Ex-Biz Partner"

May 11, 2017 - "How Do You Make the Internet Forget? Here’s How Michael Lynton Did It for the Sony Hack"

May 02, 2017 - "How Mariah Carey Avoided Legal Fallout After Her New Year's Eve Meltdown"

April 26, 2017 - "Power Lawyers 2017: Hollywood's Top 100 Attorneys | Bryan Freedman"

March 24, 2017 - "Thomas Gibson in Hot Water Again Over 'Criminal Minds'"


March 24, 2017 - "'Criminal Minds' Actor Thomas Gibson Suffers Defeat in Fight Over Ex-Manager's Commissions"

March 14, 2017 - "T.J. Miller seeking to dismiss lawsuit over cab altercation"

March 13, 2017 - "T.J. Miller Claims Cab Driver He Allegedly Assaulted Is Trying to Extort Him"

March 09, 2017 - "Inaugural Variety500 2017 Honoree - Bryan Freedman"

March 02, 2017 - "'Berlin Station' Star Sued by Ex-Talent Manager"

January 20, 2017 - "Chris Columbus’ 1492 Facing Counter Suit In Payments Dispute With Ocean Blue – Update"

January 19, 2017 - "Chris Columbus' 1492 Entertainment Sues Investors"

January 01, 2017 - "Mariah Carey Sues Over Canceled Concerts in South America"

November 10, 2016 - "Bliss Media Fires Back at Lawsuit Over Orlando Bloom's 'Smart Chase'"

March 02, 2016 - "How Dumb Is It, Legally, for a Celebrity to Tweet While in the Middle of a Lawsuit?""

January 08, 2012 - "Billboard Battle Waged on Sunset Boulevard""

July 20, 2012 - "Wesley Snipes Compares Talent Agency-Client Relationship To That Of A Pimp And Ho"

October 10, 2016 - "Perez Hilton’s Vulgar Response Angelina Jolie’s Lawyers Over Lawsuit Threat: ‘F**k You And Suck My D**k’"

August 31, 2016 - "Vin Diesel Scores Knockdown in Former Partner's Lawsuit Over ‘xXx’ Sequel"

October 03, 2016 - "Orlando Bloom's 'Smart Chase' at Center of Hollywood-China Legal Dispute"

October 03, 2016 - "U.S. Producer Sues Chinese Financier for Firing Him From Film"

August 13, 2016 - "Fired ‘Criminal Minds’ Star Thomas Gibson Lawyers Up, Considers Legal Action"

August 12, 2016 - "UTA Hints At Future Run On Additional CAA Agents in Legal Filing"

August 12, 2016 - "No Decision Yet On Status Of UTA Vs. CAA Agent Poaching Suit"

August 12, 2016 - "UTA Asks Court For Green Light to Poach More CAA Agents"

July 30, 2016 - "How Mikey Garcia secured his release from Top Rank after drawn-out legal battle"

July 12, 2016 - " 'Most Interesting Man' Lawsuit Moves Forward Despite Appeal"

July 22, 2016 - "Former Letterman Producer and His Business Manager Sued for Fraud"

July 13, 2016 - "CBS Sees ‘Judge Judy’ Lawsuit Over $47M Salary & Profits Get Trial Date"

June 30, 2016 - "'Broken City' Producers
Facing $6.2M Lawsuit for Racketeering"

January 03, 2016 - "Paternity Suit Against Wayne Rogers Will Go On, Despite Actor's Death"

May 31, 2016 - "UTA Targets “Whining” CAA’s Richard Lovett In Agent-Poaching Lawsuit"

May 31, 2016 - "UTA Rips "Whining" CAA’s Poaching Tactics in Lawsuit Response"

May 04, 2016 - "Judge SLAPPs 'Most Interesting Man in the World' Countersuit Out of Her Courtroom"

May 04, 2016 - "UTA Scores Win Over CAA In Agent-Poaching Suit; Escapes Punitive Damages"

May 02, 2016 - "UTA & ICM Win In Antitrust & Anti-Packaging Suit Challenged By Boutique Agency"

April 20, 2016 - "Power Lawyers 2016: Hollywood's Top 100 Attorneys"

April 20, 2016 - "UTA & ICM Partners Win Dismissal Of Anti-Packaging Suit From Boutique Agency"

April 19, 2016 - "Laird Hamilton, Gabrielle Reece Sued After Backing Out of Reality Series"

April 15, 2016 - "CBS, Big Ticket Fire Back at Agent in ‘Judge Judy’ Lawsuit, Claim He Was Paid $17 Million ‘For Doing Nothing’"


April 12, 2016 - "Hollywood Attorneys Guide the Biz"

March 27, 2016 - "Inside the Raging Legal Battle over Sumner Redstone’s Final Days"

March 10, 2016 - "The Most Interesting Man in the World … Got Fired"

March 16, 2016 - "'Judge Judy' at Center of Potential Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit"

March 14, 2016 - "CBS Sued Over ‘Judge Judy’s $47M Salary & Profits From Syndicated Series"

March 03, 2016 - "Girlfriend of Late 'Simpsons' Co-Creator Sues His Estate for $5M"

October 02, 2015 - ""Most Interesting Man in the World" Sued by Former Agent"

February 19, 2016 - "'Most Interesting Man' or 'average guy who doesn't pay bills'? Insults fly as Dos Equis actor and ex-agent sue each other"

January 15, 2016 - "Judge Shuts Down Taryn Manning’s Lawsuit Against Business Partner"

January 02, 2016 - "Paternity suit against actor Wayne Rogers to continue despite his death"

December 18, 2015 - "'New Girl' Zooey Deschanel Being Sued for Commission by Manager"


December 17, 2015 - "Zooey Deschanel Says Suit By Ex-Manager Over ‘New Girl’ Commissions Is ‘Meritless’"

December 17, 2015 - "Zooey Deschanel sued by former management"

December 16, 2015 - "Zooey Deschanel Sued by Former Manager Over ‘New Girl’ and Hello Giggles Commissions"

December 16, 2015 - "New Girl Star Zooey Deschanel Being Sued by Ex-Manager"

December 17, 2015 - "'New Girl's' Zooey Deschanel, in war with ex-manager, says 'Hello Giggles' lawsuit is 'absurd'"

December 17, 2015 - "UTA & ICM Partners Score Win In Anti-Packaging Suit From Boutique Agency"

December 17, 2015 - "Zooey Deschanel Lawsuit By Ex-Managers “Absurd” & “Retaliatory”, Says Marty Singer – Update"

December 16, 2015 - "Zooey Deschanel Sued by Ex-Manager for Commissions on 'New Girl,' Hello Giggles"

December 02, 2015 - "The Variety Dealmakers
Impact Report 2015"

December 03, 2015 - "Hollywood Docket: Agency Wars; "Blurred Lines" Judgment; "Bait and Switch" TV Ads"

November 21, 2015 - "Selling Stardom: A talent agent and a trail of unhappy clients"

November 09, 2015 - "ICM Partners Slams “Conspiracy” Claims By Boutique Agency In Anti-Packaging Suit; UTA Seeks Dismissal Too – Update"

October 12, 2015 - "UTA Attempts to Delete Large Portions of CAA Defections Lawsuit"

October 12, 2015 - "UTA Wants CAA’s “False” Amended Anti-Agent Poaching Lawsuit Gutted"

October 08, 2015 - "With new equal-pay act, will Jennifer Lawrence get paid like Bradley Cooper?"

October 02, 2015 - "UTA & ICM Accused Of Forming TV “Cartel” with WME & CAA In New Complaint From Boutique Agency"

September 18, 2015 - "UTA & ICM Gets Antitrust Claim Dropped In Anti-Packaging Lawsuit"

September 18, 2015 - "Hollywood Agencies Escape Antitrust Claim Over TV Packaging Fees in Poaching Lawsuit"

September 04, 2015 - "CAA Adds “Aiding & Abetting” Claims Against UTA In Agent-Poaching Lawsuit"

August 27, 2015 - "Courtney Love Ends Defamation Row With $350K Settlement"

July 31, 2015 - "Taryn Manning, who plays Pennsatucky on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, has sued Caroline Dimech"

July 20, 2015 - "CAA Expected To File Amended Complaint In UTA Agent Poaching Case"

June 26, 2015 - "Mikey Garcia Winning Legal Battle Against Top Rank’s Servant Contract"

February 11, 2015 - "YouTube Network Machinima Sues Backing Music Firm Over 'Free' License Fees"

May 20, 2015 - "UTA Slams CAA Lawsuit Over Agent Defections"

May 20, 2015 - "UTA Fires Back at CAA Defections Lawsuit: "A Flailing and Desperate Attempt to Save Face" (Exclusive)"

May 20, 2015 - "UTA Hits Back At CAA Over Agent Poaching Lawsuits"

April 29, 2015 - "About Town - Hollywood Hits The Red Carpet | THR's Power Lawyers Breakfast"

April 15, 2015 - "Power Lawyers 2015: Hollywood's Top 100 Attorneys Revealed"

April 14, 2015 - "The Variety Legal Impact Report 2015"

April 10, 2015 - "People Reader - Diane Wayne's Convivial personality puts parties at ease"

March 26, 2015 - "Prophet Walker v Asm Mike Gipson"

March 26, 2015 - "Former opponent sues South LA assemblyman Mike Gipson over 'dirty' campaign flyer"

March 26, 2015 - "United Talent Agency Sues Ex-Clients Over Commissions"

July 03, 2014 - "'Butterfly Effect' Production Company Sued For Failing to Share Film's Profits"

April 14, 2014 - "Courtney Love Hit With $96K Judgment After Missing Settlement Payment"

February 26, 2015 - "Courtney Love Fails to Thwart Defamation Lawsuit"

February 26, 2015 - "Courtney Love Fails to Get an Appeals Court to Dispense Defamation Lawsuit"

February 16, 2015 - "United Talent Agency Escapes Screenwriter's Lawsuit Over 'The Purge'"

February 10, 2015 - "Machinima, Collective Digital Studio Fight ‘Copyright Troll’"

February 09, 2015 - "Machinima, Collective Digital Studio File Suits Over Online-Video Music “Shakedown”"

February 05, 2015 - "‘Bad Judge’s Kate Walsh Settles Commissions Lawsuit With Ex-Managers"

December 23, 2014 - "Octavia Spencer Wins Lawsuit Over Weight-Loss Endorsement Deal"

December 04, 2014 - "Jay Penske's Legal War With Variety's Former Owner Heats Up"

October 09, 2014 - "Ben Affleck at Center of Legal War Among 'The Accountant' Producers (Exclusive)"

October 06, 2014 - "‘Resurrection’ Star Sued Over Unpaid Commissions From ABC Series"

October 03, 2014 - "'Dumb and Dumber To' a no-brainer sequel 20 years in the making"

September 29, 2014 - "Kate Walsh Sues Ex-Managers Over 'Bad Judge' Commissions (Exclusive)"

August 20, 2014 - "‘Criminal Minds’ Star Sued By Ex-Manager Over Commissions"

August 12, 2014 - "Did the California Labor Commissioner Just Shake Up the Music Industry?"

July 21, 2014 - "Octavia Spencer Headed to Trial Over Weight Loss Endorsement"

July 16, 2014 - " ‘Dumb & Dumber To’ Producers Lawsuit Settled"

July 03, 2014 - "Benderspink Claims Fraud, Sues For Profits On Ashton Kutcher Pic ‘The Butterfly Effect’"

June 27, 2014 - "91-year-old Sumner Redstone caught in catfight"

June 25, 2014 - "Sumner Redstone Legal Turmoil: Fighting Women, Lie-Detector Tests, Stolen Laptop With 'Private' Photo"

June 23, 2014 - "UTA Sues Poppy Montgomery for Failing to Pay Commissions"

June 23, 2014 - "UTA Sues ‘Unforgettable’ Star Poppy Montgomery Over Unpaid Commissions"

May 19, 2014 - "Property Owner May Pull Plug on Tech Mainstay"

April 30, 2014 - "Power Lawyers 2014: The Complete List A-Z" & "Power Lawyers 2014: The Litigators" - Bryan Freedman makes THR's 2014 Power Lawyers

April 29, 2014 - "'Wolf of Wall Street' Producer Attacks Racketeering Claim (Exclusive)"

April 21, 2014 - "Mikey Garcia & The Art Of Breaking The Cycle"

April 18, 2014 - "Ex-housekeeper returns Alanis Morissette's dog

April 18, 2014 - "Alanis Morissette -- You Oughta Know ... I GOT MY DOG BACK!!!"


April 16, 2014 - "Garcia files suit against Top Rank"

April 09, 2014 - "‘Dumb & Dumber To’ Financiers Steeped In “Illegal Activity”, Producers Claim; Red Granite Says Claims Are “Baseless”"

April 09, 2014 - "‘Dumb and Dumber’ Producers Claim Red Granite Used ‘Ill-Gotten Gains’ to Finance Sequel"

April 09, 2014 - "Lawsuit Claims 'Wolf of Wall Street' Financed With Embezzled Money (Exclusive)"

March 17, 2014 - "Actress Sued in Weight
Loss Twitter Twist"

February 20, 2014 - "Courtney Love Back
in Trouble in Latest Defamation Lawsuit"

December 13, 2013 - "Nikki Finke Hires
Charlie Sheen Lawyer as Penske Arbitration

December 11, 2013 - "'Extra' Host Maria
Menounos Beats Celebrity Stylist's Defamation

September 19, 2013 - "Jeff Berg’s Resolution
Agency Sued By Month-Long Agent Poached
From ICM"

September 18, 2013 - "Courtney Love, Social
Media Defamation Pioneer, Strikes Again"

September 17, 2013 - "Courtney Love Hit With
Yet Another Defamation Lawsuit (Exclusive)"

August 28, 2013 - "Octavia Spencer's Tweets
at Center of Endorsement Lawsuit (Exclusive)"

August 26, 2013 - "Perez Hilton Beats MTV's
'16 and Pregnant' Star in Court"

July 22, 2013 - "Insults Fly in 'Dumb and Dumber'
Sequel Countersuit (Exclusive)"

July 15, 2013 - "Joe Roth Settles Lawsuit Over
Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' (Exclusive)"

July 01, 2013 - "Inside the Operations of a
Media-Suing Machine"

May 22, 2013 - "Power Lawyers: THR Unveils
America's Top 100 Entertainment Attorneys"

May 11, 2013 - "UPDATE: UTA & ‘Scrubs’ Star Donald Faison Settle Unpaid Commissions Lawsuit"

You Made $75k Per Ep on 'Scrubs' ... So Pay Us!"

May 9, 2013 - "UTA Sues Another Ex-Client for

May 1, 2013 - "Chris Nolan's 'Dark Knight Rises'
Agency Fight Moves to Arbitration (Exclusive)"

April 9, 2013 - "Perez Hilton Wins 5-Year-Long
Dispute Over Publishing Woman's Mean-Spirited
E-Mail (Exclusive)"

March 29, 2013 - "PMC, Prometheus Settle
Deadline-TVLine-THR Lawsuit"

February 22, 2013 - "'Anger Management'
Lawsuit Claims Joe Roth Committed Fraud
to Satisfy Charlie Sheen"

February 21, 2013 - "Lawsuit Alleges
'Liz and Dick' Insurance Money Scam"

February 19, 2013 - "Joe Roth Goes for Win
in $50 Million 'Anger Management' Lawsuit"

January 25, 2013 - "Syfy, NBCU Accused Of
Stealing Concept For ‘Face Off’"

January 25, 2013 - "Lawsuit Claims SyFy's
'Face Off' Stolen From Pitch Meeting"

January 15, 2013 - "Sharon Waxman & TheWrap
Sued For Fraud By Former Executive"

December 18, 2012 - "Leah Remini Sued By
Former Managers Over ‘Family Tools’ Fees"

December 18, 2012 - "Leah Remini's Ex-Managers
Sue for Commissions From New ABC
Sitcom (Exclusive)"

October 22, 2012 - " 'Petty' Complaints or Poor
Security at City Plaza?"

October 03, 2012 - "Courtney Love's Daughter
Won't Testify in Mom's Twitter
Defamation Lawsuit"

October 03, 2012 - " 'Wolf of Wall Street'
Producers Settle Dueling Lawsuits"

September 27, 2012 - "Reality TV Producer
Drops UTA Romantic Conflict Lawsuit
(Exclusive) - Hollywood"

September 6, 2012 - "Batman Director Chris
Nolan Sues His Agencies To Determine
Their Commission"

September 6, 2012 - "Christopher Nolan Sues
Talent Agencies CAA And WME Over Fees"

AUGUST 24, 2012 - "Scorsese's 'Wolf of Wall
Street' Backer Trades Lawsuits with
Producer (Exclusive)

AUGUST 23, 2012 - "Judge Upholds $325,000 Award
Against Barry Sonnenfeld Over
'MiB3' Commissions (Exclusive)"

July 25, 2012 - "Judge Tentatively Dismisses
Atty From Playboy Condom Suit"

JULY 25, 2012 - "Buyers lose 3-year dispute
over Norman Chandler's
former home"

JULY 24, 2012 - "AAU tourneys fight over
drawing cards"

JULY 18, 2012 - "Power Lawyers 2012 -
Bryan Freedman"

JUNE 22, 2012 - "Melissa Joan Hart Settles
Talent Manager Lawsuit"

JUNE 18, 2012 - "Courtney Love's Legal Nemesis
Seeks to Force Frances
Bean Cobain Testimony"

JUNE 15, 2012 - "Bethenny Frankel Settles $100
Million Manager
Lawsuit (Exclusive)"

JUNE 13, 2012 - "Joe Roth’s ‘Anger Management’
Countersuit Without Merit,
Says Plaintiff’s Lawyer"

JUNE 13, 2012 - "'Anger Management' Producer
Joe Roth Countersues in $50
Million Legal Battle (Exclusive)"

APRIL 25, 2012 - "Arbitrator Rules Barry Sonnenfeld
Owes UTA For ‘Men In Black III’"

APRIL 25, 2012 - "'Men in Black' Director Barry
Sonnenfeld Loses $325,000
Arbitration to UTA (Exclusive)"

APRIL 19, 2012 - "Law Firm Freedman & Taitelman,
LLP Files $220 Million Lawsuit
Against Designer Max Azria"

APRIL 19, 2012 - "BCBG CHAIRMAN Sued for $220
Million Over Playboy Condoms"

APRIL 18, 2012 - "Charlie Sheen's 'Anger
Management' Hit With $50
Million Lawsuit (Exclusive)"

APRIL 12, 2012 - "Pauly D Sued By ICM Talent
Agency; 'Jersey Shore' Salary
Revealed (Exclusive)"

APRIL 2, 2012 - "MTV Dodges Essence
Infringement Claims, For Now"

MARCH 4, 2012 - "Longtime home of former
Times publisher is focus of

MARCH 1, 2012 - "Talent Agency Sues 'House
of Payne' Star Keshia Knight
Pulliam for Commissions

FEBRUARY 14, 2012 - "‘Star Trek’ Actor’s Jilted
Agency Sets Phasers To ‘Sue’"

FEBRUARY 14, 2012 - "Yes, I did say that!
A look at who's saying
what in entertainment."

FEBRUARY 14, 2012 - "Chris Pine Sued By Former
Agents; 'This Means War,'
'Star Trek 2' Salary
Revealed (Exclusive)"

JANUARY 25, 2012 - "Globes trial focuses on
history of dispute"

FEBRUARY 7, 2012 - "Golden Globes Trial: Ex-HFPA
President Says No Meeting
Notes Were Destroyed"

FEBRUARY 3, 2012 - "Legal Brawl Erupts Over Tom
Cruise Thriller 'One Shot' (Exclusive)"

NOVEMBER 18, 2011 - "Ex-Condor's discrimination
suit dismissed"

OCTOBER 27, 2011 - "Melissa Joan Hart Sued By
Former Manager for Commissions"

SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 - "Hollywood Reporter Called a
Serial Plagiarist"

AUGUST 25, 2011 - "Maria Menounos Sued for
Defamation by Former 'Access
Hollywood' Stylist (Exclusive)"

JULY 15, 2011 - "Daily Journal: Settlement
assures low rents"

JULY 13, 2011 - "Power Lawyers 2011 -
Bryan Freedman"

JUNE 2, 2011 - "Facebook Seeks Contract,
E-Mails in ‘Scam’ Ownership Suit"

MAY 26, 2011 - "The Collective Sues
Manager Claiming Stolen
Clients (Exclusive)"

MAY 20, 2011 - "EXCLUSIVE: Michael Ovitz Sued
For Owing $203K Legal Fees
In Pellicano Scandal"

MAY 11, 2011 - "Bethenny Frankel Sued by
Ex-Manager for $100
Million (Exclusive)"

MAY 10, 2011 - "UTA Sues Writer/Producer Over
'American Pie 4' Commissions"

APRIL 11, 2011 - "O.C. 'Housewife' -- Ordered
to Pay Ex-BF $40,000"

MARCH 28, 2011 - "Arbitrator Chosen to Handle
Charlie Sheen Case (Exclusive)"

MARCH 11, 2011 - "UTA Sues World of Wonder
Over 'Tori & Dean'"

MARCH 11, 2011 - "UTA Sues 'Tori & Dean'
Producer Over Profits"

MARCH 8, 2011 - "Dreier Firm Swindled Fees,
Lawyers Claim"

MARCH 4, 2011 - "Courtney Love Settles
Twitter Defamation Case"

MARCH 4, 2011 - "Courtney Love's $430k
settlement of Twitter case shows
libel rules apply to online rants"

MARCH 3, 2011 - "Courtney Love to Pay
$430,000 to Settle Twitter
Defamation Case (Exclusive)"

FEBRUARY 23, 2011 - "Deadline.com's Parent Company
MMC Sends 'Cease & Desist'
Letter To TheWrap"

JANUARY 12, 2011 - "Celebrity Tweets on Trial"

JANUARY 6, 2011 - "Civil trial over Courtney Love's
tweets about designer
is postponed"

JANUARY 12, 2011 - "'Housewife' Gretchen Rossi
ordered to pay $40K"

JANUARY 5, 2011 - "Real Housewife Gretchen Rossi
Has to Pay"

JANUARY 5, 2011 - "Tweet Music: Courtney Love
Sued for Defamation Over Posts"

JANUARY 4, 2011 - "Courtney Love’s Tweets Lead
to Unique Defamation

DECEMBER 23, 2010 - "EXCLUSIVE: OC Housewife
Gretchen Rossi May Be Forced To
Pay $40,000 In
Attorney Fees To Ex"

DECEMBER 8, 2010 - "Lunch With One of The
Hollywood Reporter's Top 100
Entertainment Attorneys"

DECEMBER 2, 2010 - "Nikki Finke Sues 'Deadline
Hollyweird' Website, But Who
Is Running It?"

OCTOBER 1, 2010 - "Nikki Finke website sues
for copyright infringement"

SEPTEMBER 21, 2010 - "Tamra Barney's Real Estranged
Househusband of O.C. Busted for
Domestic Violence"

SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 - "Courtney Love ordered to
appear for deposition"

AUGUST 11, 2010 - "Writer claims his own
managers stole 'Lottery Ticket'"

JULY 20, 2010 - "Facebook Claimant Must
Answer `Where Have
You Been?'to Succeed"

JULY 16-18, 2010 - "Power Lawyers 2010"

JUNE 16, 2010 - "Who is Trenton Brungard?
UTA sues to unmask
fake agent"

MAY 24, 2010 - "Self-help guru Wayne
Dyer sued for stealing
from Tao book"

MAY 18, 2010 - "Wayans brothers joke theft
case moves to L.A."

JANUARY 30, 2010 - "'Housewife' sued by man
alleging libel and slander"

JANUARY 29, 2010 - "'Real Housewives of O.C.'
Star Slapped with Suit"

JANUARY 20, 2010 - "Bob Yari Prods. files
for bankruptcy"

DECEMBER 31, 2009 - "Old Laws, New Apps Lead
to Rise in Lawsuits"

DECEMBER 1, 2009 - "Bob Yari faces contempt
hearing, fines in secret
battle with UTA"

NOVEMBER 19, 2009 - "Perez Hilton claims victory
(and plugs new book) after
Black Eyed Peas' manager

OCTOBER 26, 2009 - "Designer's lawsuit against
Courtney Love for libel
on Twitter continues"

OCTOBER 29, 2009 - "Judge Allows Twitter-Libel
Suit Against Rocker Love"

OCTOBER 8, 2009 - "Short Outbursts on
Twitter? #Big Problem"

SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 - "Bad Hair Day Cited
in Ventriloquist Case"

AUGUST 26, 2009 - "Rocker Love Says Her
“Vile” Tweets Warned

AUGUST 25, 2009 - "PAYBACK! WME Tries To
Bully Fired Agents: Agents
Bully WME Right Back
For Salaries"

AUGUST 21, 2009 - "Courtney Love vs.
Designer over Lawsuit"

AUGUST 3, 2009 - "Judge rules defamation
case against Britney Spears'
mother can go ahead"

July 24-26 2009 - "Bryan Freedman
honored again as one of
the entertainment industry’s
most Influential Attorneys"

JULY 23, 2009 - "Judge: It's a Spears
Family Affair"

JUNE 30, 2009 - "Wesley Snipes, talent
agency settle suit"

JUNE 24, 2009 - "Perez Hilton sues Black Eyed
Peas’ manager over altercation"

JUNE 23, 2009 - "Lawyer says Perez Hilton set
to sue over punch"

JUNE 23, 2009 - "The Perez Hilton-will.i.am
feud, digitally direct
to the masses"

JUNE 22, 2009 - "Perez Hilton lawyer
threatens Will.I.Am"

JUNE 9, 2009 - "Britney Spears' Camp Responds
To Sam Lutfi's Lawsuit"

MAY 8, 2009 - "Perez Hilton wins judgment
against PerezRevenge site"

APRIL 30, 2009 - "Sam Lutfi Won't Go Down
Without a Fight"

APRIL 21, 2009 - "Closing Arguments Heard in
Britney Restraining Order Case"

APRIL 21, 2009 - "Britney and Sam Lutfi:
A Very Tangled Web"

APRIL 20, 2009 - "Perez Hilton Sued
by Ohio Woman"

APRIL 20, 2009 - "Sam Lutfi Tones Down
Attack on Britney Spears"

APRIL 2, 2009 - "Courtroom battle over
Britney Spears and her
one-time confidant"

APRIL 1, 2009 - "Is Britney Spears Trying
to End Her Father's Control?"

MARCH 27, 2009 - "Photographer Says Web
Site Defamed Her"

MARCH 26, 2009 - "Courtney Love Sued by
Designer 'Boudoir Queen'"

MARCH 7, 2009 - "Judge rules Wesley Snipes
must answer more
lawsuit questions"

FEBRUARY 24, 2009 - "Britney Spears' father keeps
tight control over pop
star's every move"

FEBRUARY 23, 2009 - "Britney's dad testifies
for restraining order"

FEBRUARY 4, 2009 - "Britney Spears' former
manager sues pop star
and parents"

FEBRUARY 4, 2009 - "Lutfi Lawyer: Money's
Not Behind Britney
Spears Lawsuit"

FEBRUARY 3, 2009 - "Sam's Attorney Speaks:
Lynne Spears 'Destroyed Sam's
Reputation' And Exposed Brit
'For Her Own Profit'"

JANUARY 20, 2009 - "Video: Julia Roberts
Swears and Rants at Paparazzi"

DECEMBER 11, 2008 - "Samantha Ronson, the Web
and suits to spare"

NOVEMBER 24, 2008 - "Lenders Yanking
Borrowers’ Bucks"

OCTOBER 6, 2008 - "Blogger Hilton Collects $87K
From Lohan Pal Ronson"

JULY 25-27, 2008 - "Power Lawyers: the 100 most
influential attorneys in

APRIL 2, 2008 - "Perez Hilton Retaliates Against
Sony BMG Claim For Posting
Britney Tunes"

JANUARY 24, 2008 - "Perez Hilton Wins in Lohan
Friend Suit"

JANUARY 23, 2008 - "Blogger Perez Hilton gets
$85,000 in Lohan friend's lawsuit"

DECEMBER 7, 2007 - "Perez Hilton wants Samantha
Ronson to pick up his Bar tab"

DECEMBER 7, 2007 - "Perez Hilton wants Samantha
Ronson to pick up his Bar tab"

NOVEMBER 1, 2007 - "Perez Prevails in Ronson
Libel Suit"

AUGUST 28, 2007 - "Agents Sue Innovative"

JULY 24 - AUGUST 6, 2007 - "A tangled Legal Web"

JUNE 27, 2007 - "Gossip Blogger Perez
Hilton Sues Photo Agency"

MAY 18, 2007 - "Snap Judgment"


APRIL 2007 - "Demolition Man"

MARCH 9, 2007 - "Judge Denies Injunction
Against Perez Hilton"

MARCH 9, 2007 - "Perez Hilton Evens
Score in Paparazzi Lawsuit"


FEBRUARY 23, 2007 - "Paparazzi Pile on
Perez Hilton"


FEBRUARY 21, 2007 - "Blogger Perez Sued over
Topless Aniston Pic"

FEBRUARY 21, 2007 - "Blogger Perez Sued over
Topless Aniston Pic"

FEBRUARY 12, 2007 - "Judge: 'Hot News'
Misappropriation Applies
to Photos"

2007 - "New Complaint - Chris

DECEMBER 19, 2006 - "Legal Pad: Copyright Vs.
the Paparazzi Mentality"

DECEMBER 18, 2006 - "Paparazzi Sue Celeb Blogger
for $7.6M"

DECEMBER 18, 2006 - "Paparazzi sue celeb blogger
Perez Hilton"


DECEMBER 1, 2006 - "Blogger Perez Hilton Hit
With Photo Agency Copyright


MAY 22, 2006 - "Rescue Dawn - Production

MAY 21, 2006 - "Movie Game Is Not So Easy"


APRIL 17, 2003 - "Party that failed to file
opposition to summary
judgment motion was not
entitled to mandatory relief
for attorney's neglect."

MARCH 5, 1999 - "When in a Niche,
Less Can, Indeed, Mean

Bryan J. Freedman was selected as an inaugural Variety500 2017 honoree. The Variety500 is an unranked international professional index of 500 business leaders shaping the global 600 billion dollar entertainment industry. Professionals are indexed based upon nominations received from the Variety editorial board, industry leaders, data and research.

Bryan J. Freedman was selected as one of the most influential entertainment litigators in the country by The Hollywood Reporter in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and in all twelve years has been named in the Top 100 Power Lawyers list. Additionally, Bryan was recognized as a Southern California "Super Lawyer" in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, a peer-based award reserved only for the top 5% of all lawyers in Southern California. Also, Bryan has the unique distinction of being 1 of only 22 selected Honorees to Variety's 2015 Legal Impact Report.

Bryan has been a trial lawyer since 1991 and has extensive experience litigating unique and complex entertainment, real estate, employment and commercial disputes. Bryan's wide ranging experience, including a vast knowledge of asset based judgment collection, allows the client the opportunity to not only successfully litigate a case through trial but also be able to collect assets to satisfy the judgment through both domestic and international mechanisms and resources. Bryan's trial experience includes successfully defending numerous large corporations and achieving multimillion dollar verdicts on behalf of real estate development companies.

Chosen as a Life Member of the Kingston's National Registry of Who's Who and the National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals, Bryan was also recognized by his peers as a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2004. Bryan's clients include large and small internet-based entertainment companies, motion picture, television and production companies, talent agencies, actors, personal and business management firms, national real estate brokerage companies, real estate development and management companies, national food service distributors, multi-state restaurant companies, banks, financial institutions, and multi-national corporations.

Bryan and his partner, Michael Taitelman (also named a Southern California Super Lawyer and Rising Star) have been friends since their college days at the University of California at Berkeley, and started Freedman + Taitelman, LLP in 1997 to provide the same large firm litigation expertise and aggressiveness along with smaller firm client attention and efficient cost management. Bryan takes an active role in all matters and focuses on effective strategies to help his clients attain their goals.


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Steven E. Formaker

Steve Formaker is a litigator with extensive experience in handling business, commercial, real estate and insurance, and probate disputes. He has conducted numerous jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations. He has also briefed and argued appeals in both federal and state appellate courts.

Steve is admitted to practice before all California courts, the United States District Courts for the Central, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Steve did his undergraduate work at UCLA, where he earned a B.A. magna cum laude in 1977. He is a 1980 graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). While in law school, he competed in the James Patterson McBaine Moot Court Competition, was a member of the Moot Court Board and the Student-Faculty Committee on Clinical Education, and interned with Judge John Purchio of the Alameda County Superior Court.


Sean M. Hardy

Sean M. Hardy News

Sean M. Hardy is general litigator with an emphasis on business, real estate, insurance, intellectual property, and entertainment. Sean has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, including pleadings, discovery, law and motion practice, dispute resolution, and trial preparation.

Sean has represented clients ranging from individuals and small businesses to public companies.

Sean graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California in 2006, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Sean received his J.D. from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2009, and was admitted to the California State Bar in 2009.

While in law school, Sean worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Dean D. Pregerson of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Sean was a staff member on the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal. In 2010, his article, “A Fighting Chance: The Proposed Servicemembers Access to Justice Act & Its Potential Effects on Binding Arbitration Agreements”, was published in the Journal’s spring edition.

Read Sean's “A Fighting Chance: The Proposed Servicemembers Access to Justice Act & Its Potential Effects on Binding Arbitration Agreements” full article


Jesse Kaplan

Jesse Kaplan News

Jesse Kaplan is an experienced litigator whose practice includes general business, commercial, securities, entertainment, intellectual property, real property insurance coverage and internet disputes. Mr. Kaplan has extensive experience handling all aspects of litigation, including jury trials.

Prior to joining Freedman + Taitelman, LLP, Mr. Kaplan practiced law in New York where he represented clients ranging from Fortune 50 corporations, to small technology companies. Mr. Kaplan is admitted to practice in both State and Federal courts in California and New York.

Mr. Kaplan graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1999. He received his J.D. from The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2002. He received the First Honors Award in Torts for earning the highest grade in is class for that subject.


Bradley H. Kreshek

Bradley H. Kreshek is a litigator whose practice focuses on real estate and general business disputes. Brad has extensive experience drafting pleadings and motions, propounding and responding to discovery and trial preparation. Brad also has experience at the appellate level.

Prior to beginning his career as an attorney, Brad was a project manager for a preeminent real estate development company in Southern California.

Brad graduated from the University of Southern California in 1987 with a degree in Business Administration. Brad received his J.D. in 1997 from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, where he was a member of the law review.


Chad M. Mandell

Mr. Mandell is a former federal and state prosecutor. He focuses on litigation involving intellectual property, entertainment, white collar criminal defense, real estate, and insurance fraud.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Mandell prosecuted major felony offenses at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, and served as a state prosecutor in Lake County, Illinois. He has first-chaired numerous bench and jury trials throughout his career.

Mr. Mandell has significant experience handling litigation involving the First Amendment, right of publicity issues, trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, unfair competition, false advertising, and complex contractual disputes. In addition, he regularly represents clients in matters involving antitrust, price fixing, fraud, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act, internal investigations, and data security and privacy.

A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (J.D.) and the University of Wisconsin – Madison (B.S.), he is admitted to practice law in California and Illinois.

Representative Experience:

Intellectual Property, Technology, and Related Litigation:
  • ▪ Defended international fashion company against actress Halle Berry in right of publicity action.

  • ▪ Defended national movie theater developer against actors Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper in right of publicity action.

  • ▪ Defended start-up technology company in trade secret and copyright action involving allegedly misappropriated software.

  • ▪ Counseled and defended national clothing retailer in connection with numerous copyright, patent, and trademark infringement lawsuits.

  • ▪ Represented provider of high-end data security services in prosecuting claims arising from shareholder dispute.

  • ▪ Defended supplier of memorabilia and collectables against television production company in copyright infringement action.

  • ▪ Defended sports licensing agent in class action suit brought by putative class of 60,000 former college athletes who claimed that video game manufacturer and national interscholastic athletic association violated their right of publicity in connection with collegiate football and basketball video games produced by manufacturer.

  • ▪ Defended accounting firm in defamation and breach of contract action by successfully obtaining a unanimous jury verdict and dismissal of Plaintiff’s entire case.

Complex Litigation, Investigations, Insurance Fraud, and White Collar Defense:
  • ▪ Represented insurance clients in the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators of large-scale insurance fraud in the healthcare and auto repair industries and in the wake of significant natural disasters.

  • ▪ Defended one of California’s largest providers of utilization review services against provider of electrotherapeutic medical devices in antitrust and civil RICO action.

  • ▪ Defended industrial manufacturing company in antitrust, price fixing, and civil RICO action.

  • ▪ Represented international celebrity in prosecution of fraud and breach of contract claims relating to complex movie and television deals.

  • Counseled business and charitable entities in connection with data breach incidents.


David M. Marmorstein

David M. Marmorstein is a litigator emphasizing the areas of business and employment related disputes, with a focus towards employment discrimination related matters and experience in real estate disputes. David has extensive experience in all aspects of pleadings, discovery, depositions, law and motion practice, dispute resolution and trials.

In addition to his experience as a business and employment litigator, David practiced Employment and Labor Law for two years, representing a network of nationwide labor organizations and their union members, as in-house counsel. David has experience, through his involvement with organized labor, litigating various disputes through grievances and arbitrations. David was also involved in his capacity as in-house counsel, with extensive contract negotiations and litigating voting rights before the National Labor Relations Board.

David is a member of the California State Bar, the American Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Ninth Circuit.

David received his B.S. degree in 1994 from the California State University, Northridge. He received his J.D. from the University of San Diego in 1997. David is married with three sons.


Benjamin Marsh

Benjamin A. Marsh is a litigator whose practice focuses on business, entertainment, intellectual property, insurance and real estate disputes. Mr. Marsh is a member of the California State Bar and is admitted to practice before all California State Courts, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Mr. Marsh received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 2006. During law school, Mr. Marsh was a Production Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review from 2005 to 2006 and a Staff Writer for the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review from 2004 to 2005.

Mr. Marsh earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Colgate University in 2003, where he graduated cum laude and was inducted into the Pi Sigma Alpha political science honors society.


Adam N. Pugatch

Adam Pugatch is a litigator whose practice focuses on general business, entertainment, and real estate matters.  Adam has experience in all stages of civil litigation including law and motion practice, dispute resolution, and trial preparation.  He is admitted to practice before all California State Courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Prior to joining Freedman + Taitelman, LLP, Adam was an associate at a Los Angeles firm where he litigated on behalf of corporations and national insurance companies in a variety of complex matters.  From 2012 to 2013, Adam was a member of a team of attorneys representing a diverse group of creditors seeking recovery of investor losses resulting from a billion dollar structure settlement Ponzi scheme.

Adam graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in Public Relations.  He received his Juris Doctorate from Southwestern Law School, where he was a member of the Immigration Law Clinic and externed with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.


Brian Elliot Turnauer

Brian Elliot Turnauer is a general business litigator, with an emphasis on business, real estate, insurance, intellectual property, and entertainment. Brian has extensive experience handling all aspects of general civil litigation, including dispute resolution and jury trials.

Additionally, Brian co-authored an article entitled "Gain A New Perspective On Pre-Trial Practice" which was published and presented at the 2007 National Business Institute Seminar on Bad Faith Insurance Claims In California. He also co-authored the report "U.S. Arms Trade With Turkey Violates Domestic and International Law – Contributing to the Genocide of the Kurds" which was published and presented to the United Nations' Human Rights Commission in 1998. Brian was a contributing writer to the entertainment treatise entitled, "Entertainment Law: Legal Concepts and Business Practices," Second Edition (West Group, 1998) R.C. Lind, P. Acton, T. Selz and M. Simensky.

Prior to joining Freedman + Taitelman, LLP, Brian was a senior litigation associate with the national law firm of Tressler, Soderstrom, Maloney & Priess, LLP. He has served as the Director of Business and Legal Affairs for Network Presence, LLC and Photonovel Publications.

Brian is a member of the California State Bar and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Entertainment and Intellectual Property Committees of the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Bar Associations. Brian is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Ninth Circuit.

Brian graduated cum laude from Drexel University in 1994 where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Communications. He received his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in 1999.