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Those are the words our clients use to describe us. We are corporate, real estate, entertainment, and litigation lawyers who combine large-firm backgrounds and experience with a uniquely personalized, deep understanding of our clients and their businesses.


Press, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions

Sklar Kirsh Represents Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios in Acquisition of The Weather Channel

Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, with 41 shows on the air, and owner of eight 24-hour HD cable television networks reaching nearly 160 million aggregate subscribers nationwide, proudly announces its acquisition of the WEATHER GROUP, parent company of THE WEATHER CHANNEL television network and LOCAL NOW streaming service.  Allen purchased the WEATHER GROUP through his company, Allen Media LLC, from The Blackstone Group, Bain Capital, and Comcast/NBCUniversal.

Press, Real Estate

New Standard Equities Acquires 120-Unit Lynnwood Complex for $24MM

After acquiring three multifamily communities in California and Washington last quarter in transactions totaling $74 million, New Standard Equities, Inc., a Los Angeles-based, full-service real estate investment and management company expects to be a net apartment buyer in 2018 as apartment fundamentals in high barrier to entry markets along the West Coast continue to improve.

Press, Real Estate, Financings

Sklar Kirsh Reps The Abbey Company in $229M Retail Portfolio Refinancing

Privately held real estate investment and management firm The Abbey Company received $229.3 million in bridge financing from Citi Real Estate Lending and Barclay’s Bank to recapitalize a 27-property California retail portfolio, according to borrower’s counsel Los Angeles-based law firm Sklar Kirsh.

Press, Entertainment & Media, Real Estate

Welcome Peter R. Fischer (Partner, Real Estate) and Rachel Weise (Associate, Entertainment) to the Sklar Kirsh Team!

Sklar Kirsh Adds to its Real Estate & Entertainment Practices.  Peter R. Fischer Joins as Real Estate Partner & Rachel Weise Joins as Entertainment Associate.

Press, Corporate, Real Estate

Five Sklar Kirsh Attorneys Named 2018 Super Lawyers

Join us in congratulating five of our attorneys who were selected to the 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers® list. No more than five percent of attorneys statewide are selected each year.

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Recent Deals

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Entertainment & Media, Recent Deals, Entertainment M&A

CF – Hurricane

Represented Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios in its purchase of the Weather Group, LLC, parent company of The Weather Channel  television network and Local Now streaming service.

Acquisitions & Dispositions, Recent Deals, Real Estate, Financings

Calmwater acquisition – DTLA student housing USC project

We represented a subsidiary of Calmwater Capital, as lender’s counsel, in connection with a $28,525,000 acquisition financing to a subsidiary of Champion Real Estate Group (Robert Champion),  for the acquisition of real property in DTLA for the development of a student housing project for students of USC.

Recent Deals, Real Estate, Financings

Abbey Portfolio Refi

We represented the Abbey Companies in a portfolio wide refinancing of 27 properties across all asset classes in the amount of $229,300,000 provided by CITI Real Estate Funding Inc., and Barclays Bank PLC.

Acquisitions & Dispositions, Recent Deals, Real Estate

NSE Mediterranean at Towngate

We represented New Standard Equities in its $26,000,000 acquisition of the Mediterranean at Towngate, a 227-unit apartment community in Moreno Valley, California, and introduced NSE to Brixton Capital who provided joint venture equity to capitalize the transaction.

Corporate, Entertainment & Media, Film Finance, Recent Deals, Debt Financing

CF – 41 Meters Down and Hostiles

Represented Byron Allen’s, Entertainment Studios, in connection with multiple P&A loans for widely released theatrical motion pictures, including 47 Meters Down and Hostiles.

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Recent Deals

rep Dogan Junkfood

Represented JMJD Ventures LLC in connection with its purchase of the Junkfood Clothing Company business, a vintage-inspired, licensed-graphics tee business, from Delta Apparel, Inc. (NYSE MKT:DLA) for approximately $28M.

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Recent Deals

rep Angeleno

We represented Angeleno Investors III, L.P. in its follow on investment in Series E Preferred Stock of Renew Financial Holdings Inc. which specializes in affordable financing for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

Acquisitions & Dispositions, Joint Ventures, Recent Deals, Real Estate, Financings

rep RE/FIN – Vista Vasona

Represented an affiliate of Vista Investment Group, LLC in connection with a joint venture with an affiliate of PIMCO Investment Management Co LLC, and we represented the joint venture in the acquisition of the Vasona Technology Park located in Campbell, California for $113,300,000. The acquisition was financed by Wells Fargo Bank.

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  • “Closing real estate deals takes an enormous amount of focus on the operators' part. We rely heavily on the expertise of the Sklar Kirsh team and are confident that our best interests are being met 100% of the time.”
    — Eddie Ring, New Standard Equities, Inc.

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