Larry E. Verbit

Larry E. Verbit

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Entertainment & Sports Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Law Offices of Larry E. Verbit
 | 6922 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: 323-469-6400
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Entertainment & Sports (80%),
  • Intellectual Property (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Larry Verbit is a "go to" attorney for reality television and production legal matters. Recently he's worked as counsel on multiple projects for Disney+, DisneyNow and Disney Channel, along with a Netflix series among many others and also has provided legal services for broadcast elements of the Rose Parade and for the live show at the Mayfair Supper Club in Las Vegas' Bellagio Hotel.  In the past he's also worked on an international production of a Bravo reality show, numerous TV movies, 5 financed by Proctor & Gamble and WalMart, and numerous other reality programs, including one of Bravo's "Real Housewives" franchises.

    He also has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching TV Production Law at the #7 rated U.S. entertainment law program in the United States.

    For 6 years, he was the #2 lawyer for publicly held Westwood One, Inc., after which he joined Landmark Entertainment Group as its General Counsel. He then joined the Bev. Hills law firm, Heenan Blaikie, and remained with its successor firms for 6 years.

    Larry opened his own firm in 2003 where his clients include some of the largest reality production companies producing today, including several based in the U.K. He also has assisted in closing a $9 million hedge fund financing for a half hour strip program and represented a Telecom that went public.

    Larry’s articles have appeared in law reviews and industry publications. He received the prestigious Ladas Award given by the United States Trademark Assoc. for his article on Moral Rights. He is a former chairman of the Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section of the L. A. County Bar Assoc. and Trustee of the L.A. Copyright Society. He currently serves on the advisory committee of The Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute and the Executive Committee of the Ent. Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Assoc.

    About Larry Verbit

    Admitted: 1987, California

    Professional Webpage: http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/128378

    Honors/Awards:

    • Stephen P. Ladas Memorial Award, United States Trademark Association, 1988
    • National Entertainment Law Writing Competition - 1st Prize, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1986

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Executive Committee, Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Law Section  (Member, 2010-present & Secretary 2018-19)
    • Executive Committee Board Member, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association (1989 - 1995)
    • Member, Advisory Board, Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute (2000 - present)
    • Member, Board of Editors, Broadcast Law Report  (1999-2001)
    • Chairman, Executive Committee Board Member, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association (1994-1995)
    • Trustee, Los Angeles Copyrght Society (2009-2011)

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Board of Directors, New Musicals, Inc. (formerly, Academy for New Musical Theatre)  2012-present
    • Member, Board of Trustees & Counsel, Actors Alley Theatre  1994-2001

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Panelist, Nuts and Bolts of the Entertainment Business: Gaining a Competitive Edge By Understanding the Legal and Business Complexities of the Ever Changing Marketplace, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Barrister’s Committee, 2008
    • Program Chair and Moderator, Cable Television - Trends, Parameters and Deal Points Experienced by Production Companies in Current Cable Transactions, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section, 2007
    • Moderator and Co-Chair for a CLE panel entitled "Are you Covered? Or Naked and Afraid? focusing on the insurance requirements for entertainment companies and media productions., Beverly Hills Bar Association, Entertainment Law Section, 2018
    • Session Coordinator and Moderator, Celebreality: The Inside of Reality Talent Agreements, WestDoc 2012 Conference, 2012
    • Program Co-Chair, The Pros and Cons of Talent Agency Packaging, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Entertainment Law Section, 2016
    • 9 Comm/Ent L.J. 383, Hastings Journal of Communications and Entertainment Law, April 1987, Author, Moral Rights and Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act: Oasis or Illusion?, Hastings School of Law, 1987
    • 78 TMR 579, The Trademark Reporter, Sept-Oct 1988, Author, Moral Rights and Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act: Oasis or Illusion?, The United States Trademark Association, 1988
    • Broadcast Law Report, June, 2000, page 1, Author, Crafting Agreements for Hiring Actors to Appear in Series Pilots, 2000
    • Entertainment Law and Finance, August, 2000, page 1, Author, Crafting Agreements for Hiring Actors to Appear in Series Pilots, 2000
    • Program Chair and Moderator, Pitfalls of Employment in the Entertainment Business, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Entertainment Law Section, 2014
    • Program Chair, Clearing the Present Danger: Rights and Clearances for Films and TV, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Entertainment Law Section, 2013

    Educational Background:

    • BFA, Theatre, Directing Emphasis, Virginia Commonwealth University
    • MFA, Arts and Theatre Administration, The Florida State University

    Industry Groups

    • Film
    • Live Events
    • Radio
    • Television
    • Theatre
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    Office Location for Larry E. Verbit

    6922 Hollywood Boulevard
    Suite 300
    Los Angeles, CA 90028

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    Last Updated: 5/20/2020

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