IP Lawyer Joins Loeb & Loeb

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 01:00

Loeb & Loeb LLP has announced that Thomas A. Guida has joined the firm's Intellectual Property and Entertainment Groups as a partner. Mr. Guida, who will reside in the New York office, formerly practiced law at Baker & Hostetler LLP in New York.

Mr. Guida's practice focuses on the development, licensing, financing and protection of intellectual property assets, with a particular emphasis on digital and interactive media, branded entertainment, entertainment technology and complex licensing transactions. He has significant experience in structuring commercial and corporate transactions for clients in the digital space such as joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and co-branded licensing programs, as well as character, apparel, music, software, television and film licenses and distribution agreements.

Mr. Guida also maintains an active online IP enforcement practice, and has litigated complex trademark, copyright, and domain name disputes for clients throughout the United States and in Europe.

Mr. Guida is the fourth partner to practice in the IP area to join the firm laterally in the past two months. In February, the firm added a patent litigation team led by three partners from Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. The firm plans two more IP partner additions.

Loeb & Loeb has announced that Ira Schreger has joined the firm's New York office as a partner in the Corporate Group. Mr. Schreger joins from Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP in New York where he was a corporate partner also practicing in its intellectual property and technologies, Israel market, life sciences, and patent areas.

Mr. Schreger represents a wide array of both U.S. and non-U.S. public and private companies involved in diverse business operations, and counsels their respective management in a broad range of their business and legal affairs issues.

Previously, Mr. Schreger served as senior vice president, legal and corporate secretary of Sequa Corporation, a $2 billion NYSE manufacturing conglomerate.

Loeb & Loeb has announced that Timothy J. Bellamy and Paul P. Sagan have joined the Los Angeles office and will practice in the firm's nationally recognized Entertainment and Media Group.

Mr. Bellamy's practice encompasses a variety of entertainment transactions, including the negotiation and drafting of content license and distribution agreements; the negotiation of agreements pertaining to the launch of cable networks and entertainment divisions of media companies; merger and acquisition work; domestic and international joint venture transactions, and corporate governance and financing matters.

Mr. Sagan's finance practice focuses on complex lending transactions and related matters, involving the representation of significant financial institutions in their capacities as agents or lenders in a multitude of industries.