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Wednesday, April 21, 2010


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Jeffer Mangels Partner Sherman Makes Move to Reed Smith


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Michael S. Sherman, the former chair of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP’s Entertainment Industries Group, has joined Reed Smith LLP as a partner in its Corporate & Securities Group, the firm has announced.

Sherman, whose practice focuses on entertainment, media, licensing, advertising, and copyright and trademark counseling, became a resident of Reed Smith’s Century City office on Monday.

He explained that he made the move because “Reed Smith provides an exceptional platform from which to advise and counsel entertainment and media producers, distributors, rights-owners, lenders, borrowers, and public and private investors around the world, as well as other capital providers and users throughout the entertainment industry.”

John M. Iino, vice chair of Reed Smith’s Business & Finance Department, praised Sherman as “an important addition” to the firm’s entertainment practice.

“His capabilities complement our strong media finance team in London, who have collaborated with Michael going back 20 years, working with mutual clients,” Iino said, adding that Sherman’s “experience in representing the business and legal needs of talent in the industry, as well as his work with entrepreneurs in the entertainment space, are areas of growth for Reed Smith, and we are confident there is no one better to lead that effort for us.”

Stuart Shanus, Reed Smith’s Century City managing partner, said he was “thrilled” to have Sherman join the office and that he was looking forward to working with his new colleague to “build and expand the firm’s entertainment practice.”

Sherman joined Jeffer Mangels as a partner in 1987 after having spent 15 years with Greenberg Glusker.

He earned his undergraduate degree from UCLA and graduated Order of the Coif from the UC Berkeley School of Law in 1970. Sherman was admitted to practice the following year.

Reed Smith, founded in 1877, maintains 22 offices with nearly 1,600 attorneys worldwide.


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