Greenberg Traurig Expands New York Entertainment Practice …

Greenberg Traurig Expands New York Entertainment Practice

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — Greenberg Traurig announced today that Paul Schindler will join the firm as Chairman of the New York Music Practice and a Member of the International Entertainment Practice. Mr. Schindler was a founding partner of the highly regarded New York entertainment firm of Grubman, Indursky & Schindler, where he practiced for over 30 years.

Schindler will head up the New York Music practice at Greenberg Traurig,
joining leading entertainment attorneys Joel Katz in Atlanta and Jay Cooper in
Los Angeles to develop and service the firm’s burgeoning worldwide
entertainment clients. The Greenberg Traurig entertainment and media
department has 50 professionals from coast-to-coast and worldwide, working in
music, motion picture, television, live stage, cable industries, broadcast,
fashion and digital media in the U.S., and Europe. He will work closely in
New York with such senior lawyers as Andy Tavel, Steven Beer and Marc Jacobson
in entertainment, as well as Barbara Meili, who heads the New York media

“The addition of Paul to Greenberg Traurig further strengthens the depth
and breadth of our prominent national and local entertainment capabilities,”
said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Managing Shareholder of the New York office and
National Operating Shareholder. “Greenberg Traurig now enjoys a one-of-a-kind
entertainment platform in terms of geographic reach and diverse practices.”

“Paul Schindler’s lifetime of relationships and impressive client roster
will complement our practice as we continue to provide top quality service to
those in the entertainment industry,” said Joel A. Katz, Chair of the National
Entertainment Practice.

“There is obvious synergy with Paul’s successful entertainment practice
which will add to our already extensive entertainment capabilities,” said Jay
Cooper, Chairman of the Los Angeles Entertainment Practice.

“I have known Joel and Jay for many years on both a professional and
personal level,” said Paul Schindler. “They have built an outstanding
entertainment practice. Greenberg Traurig’s global reach and diverse practice
areas will allow me to provide my current and future clients with a very
unique platform and top-quality service.”

Schindler has served as counsel to numerous award-winning, multi-platinum
musical artists, producers, record labels and entertainment companies. He
serves on the Executive Committees of NARAS/Grammy’s Entertainment Law
Initiative, Lifebeat, TJ Martell Foundation, Nordoff Robbins and City of Hope.
He is listed in “Who’s Who In Entertainment Law.”

Matthew Greenberg will also be joining Greenberg Traurig’s New York Office
as Of Counsel to the National Entertainment Practice. Matthew was previously
with Grubman, Indursky & Schindler.

About Greenberg Traurig LLP
Greenberg Traurig LLP is an international, full-service law firm with more
than 1,280 attorneys and governmental professionals in 24 offices in the
United States and Europe. The firm is ranked No. 8 as reported in The
National Law Journal’s listing of the largest law firms in the U.S. Greenberg
Traurig offices: Albany, NY; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Atlanta, GA; Boca
Raton, FL; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Fort Lauderdale,
FL; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Morristown, NJ; New York, NY; Orange County,
CA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Silicon Valley, CA;
Tallahassee, FL; Tysons Corner, VA; Washington, D.C.; West Palm Beach, FL;
Wilmington, DE; and Zurich, Switzerland. For additional information, visit the
firm’s Web site at

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