Shareholder Tom Ara of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will join the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) this week to share his insight on a panel titled, “Choice of Business Entity Issues in Entertainment.”

Los Angeles (PRWEB) October 12, 2015

Shareholder Tom Ara of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will join the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) this week to share his insight on a panel titled, “Choice of Business Entity Issues in Entertainment.” The event will be held this Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 11:45 a.m. in Beverly Hills.

The event, presented by LACBA’s Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section, will discuss the processes involved when selecting entities for entertainment projects. Specifically, the panelists will focus on when to establish an LLC versus a corporation for a project-specific single purpose vehicle (SPV), and larger issues surrounding SPVs. The panel will discuss when and where to establish the SPV, how the SPV should fit into the corporate structure, and how SPVs can become guild signatories for the project. In addition, relevant tax issues and foreign co-productions will be addressed in relation to entertainment projects.

Ara, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Entertainment and Media Practice, advises feature film studios, television networks, production companies, Internet and mobile-based content producers and distributors in corporate transactions as well as in the development, production, and distribution of motion picture, television, and new media content. In addition, Ara acts as chief outside counsel to multiple motion picture, television, and new media production and distribution companies as well as a business advisor to many such companies in connection with their launch. Ara handles an array of complex entertainment transactions across the globe, particularly with clients and transactions in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Registration information and additional event details can be found here.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Entertainment & Media Practice

With offices situated in the centers of the entertainment industry, Greenberg Traurig has established a highly experienced, international multidisciplinary entertainment and media practice. The Greenberg Traurig Entertainment & Media Practice focuses on the music, motion picture, television, sports, Internet, digital media, publishing, and theater industries. The team has access to key players in the entertainment industry and provides clients with the business-oriented and dedicated counsel needed to thrive in today’s multidiscipline, multimedia entertainment marketplace. The entertainment and media attorneys have consistently been ranked by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA Guide, Super Lawyers, Variety’s “Dealmakers Impact Report” and “Legal Impact Report,” and The Hollywood Reporter’s “Power Lawyers.”

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1,900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com.

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