Levine Plotkin & Menin, LLP Announces Expansion into Los Angeles and Expands Team of Lawyers

NEW YORK, September 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Levin Plotkin & Menin, LLP (LPM), a boutique law firm engaged in transactional work in the arts, entertainment and media, today announced the opening of offices in Los Angeles. LPM advises artists and businesses that use their creative services and intellectual property rights, as well as businesses and individuals that provide services to the creative industries.

The expansion of LPM to Los Angeles will build on the company’s existing footprint in the region, and comes after many years of working with studios, creatives, independent producers and others based in the region. The Los Angeles aligns with LPM’s mission to better serve the company’s existing clients and projects and to expand its film and television practice generally. Recent performances include hamilton from stage development to its premiere as a movie on Disney+; Netflix producers Prom realized by ryan murphy; and his longtime client Gloria Steinem about the autobiographical film The Gloriasfeaturing Julianne Moore.

“Our clients are increasingly active in multiple areas simultaneously. We regularly help our theater and literary publishing clients develop films, TV series, podcasts and other media projects, while many studios and rights holders come to us for guidance as they navigate the stage and deliver publishing worlds,” said Loren Plotkin, founder of LPM. “We have now found the perfect match in Los Angeles to enable us to better serve our customers on both coasts and in all media. We are excited about the expansion.”

As a member of Los Angeles expansion, LPM is pleased to announce the addition of David Schachter to his team of lawyers. Schachter joins LPM as a partner and will manage the Los Angeles Desk.

With a significant track record in representing the talents of actors, writers, directors and producers working in multiple sectors of the film and television industry, Schachter will draw on LPM’s expertise in these areas as the business continues to evolve. Among his recent successes, he represents author and screenwriter Taffy Brodesser-Akner, whose bestselling novel Fleishman is in trouble sold to ABC Signature and FX through a very competitive bidding process. A limited series adaptation of the book recently wrapped filming and will premiere on FX on Hulu, with Brodesser-Akner serving as the series’ creator and showrunner. Schachter also represents Scott Mescudi (also known as multi-platinum recording artist Kid Cudi) with regards to his film and television endeavors. Recent deals include a multi-year development and production pact with BRON Studios for Mescudi’s production shingle, Mad Solar Productions; a lead role for Mescudi in the upcoming John Woo Action movie, silent night; and an upcoming Netflix animated project, entergalacticfor which Mescudi will star and serve as executive producer.

“Artists and producers are no longer content to stay creative on the same path,” said David Schachter. “The opportunities for crossover success have never been greater, and with its diversity of entertainment expertise, LPM is ready to help its clients maximize that success. The company has a long-standing reputation as a leader of the industry, with a commitment to innovation and the state I am honored and delighted to join LPM as a partner in this time of transformation and to work with the firm’s team of talented and inspiring lawyers.

About Levin Plotkin & Menin, LLP

Levin Plotkin & Menin, LLP (LPM) is an entertainment law firm founded in New York City in 1977. The firm’s practice covers virtually all areas of arts, entertainment and media, from traditional platforms to emerging technologies. LPM’s vast professional experience allows the company to nurture an idea, project or business from conception to execution.

LPM was classified by Chambers UNITED STATES, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, in Media & Entertainment: Film, Music, Television & Theater-New York and all of the firm’s partners are listed as “New York Super Lawyers” annually. The firm is consistently ranked by US News & World Report-Best Lawyers both nationally and globally. New York Metro as “Best Law Firm” in Entertainment Law.

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