Michael J. Weiss is a partner representing entertainment professionals, businesses, and individuals in a wide variety of transactional and litigation matters.
Mr. Weiss’ transactional practice focuses on television and motion production and finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and compliance and trademark and copyright registrations and licensing. Mr. Weiss has expertise in motion picture finance and secured creditor transactions and he has represented clients on more than fifty produced feature films.
Mr. Weiss is a seasoned negotiator in all media transactions and he is experienced in the representation of directors, writers and actors; television and feature production and distribution agreements; recording and songwriter agreements; and book publishing agreements.
Mr. Weiss represents clients in Merger and Acquisition transactions, frequently including the sale or purchase of restaurants in the Los Angeles area.
During the course of Mr. Weiss’ litigation practice, he has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in more than one hundred litigations with amounts in controversy in the tens of millions of dollars. Mr. Weiss’ primary litigation practice areas include trademark and copyright infringement, invasion of privacy matters, labor and employment, breach of contract, wills and trusts, bankruptcy, securities fraud, business divorces and business torts.
Membership and Affiliations
Mr. Weiss is admitted to practice in California (1999) in all of the California state courts. He is also licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (1999).
Mr. Weiss enjoys playing competitive baseball and producing television shows and motion pictures, including, the feature White Boy Rick which stars Matthew McConaughey and will be released in August of 2018. Mr. Weiss resides in Agoura Hills where he and his wife Lara manage their three children’s baseball and basketball teams.
- Pepperdine University School of Law, – J.D., 1999
- Boston University – B.A., 1993
Bar, Court Admission and Licenses
- State of California
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