LOS ANGELES (May 7, 2009) – Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, a leading California law firm, today announced attorney Mark A. Vega has joined the firm’s growing Los Angeles office. Vega will be Of Counsel in Luce Forward’s business/corporate practice. Vega’s practice focuses on entertainment, marketing and advertising and new media matters. His clients include entertainment content financiers, producers and distributors as well as advertising agencies and commercial production companies.
“As we continue to strategically grow our firm statewide, we look for attorneys like Mark whose practice, work ethic and skill are synergistic with our firm’s expanding business practice group,” said Kurt L. Kicklighter, Luce Forward’s Managing Partner. “Mark’s broad understanding of the entertainment and new media industries will allow us to better serve our diverse clients in Los Angeles.”
In his practice Vega’s projects include creating and maintaining entertainment production and distribution funds, negotiating agreements for the acquisition of literary properties and providing film production services. His advertising and marketing experience ranges from establishing standard operating procedures for the creation and exploitation of intellectual property to working with corporate clients who are integrating their brands into entertainment content.
“Luce Forward has an incredibly rich history in California and I am thrilled to be a part of this bedrock firm and its future,” Vega said. “I look forward to bringing my experience and contacts to enhance the services the firm provides to its clients from the heart of Los Angeles and am happy to introduce my clients to the confident representation style embodied by Luce Forward lawyers.”
Vega was most recently General Counsel/IP Steward at Omelet, a Los Angeles-based version 2.0 advertising and marketing agency he co-founded. Prior to Omelet, he was Of Counsel at Greenberg Traurig in the firm’s entertainment and new media practice. Vega received his both Juris Doctor degree and bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona.
The addition of Vega follows the recent move by corporate attorney and Partner, John C. Kirkland, to Luce Forward’s Los Angeles office. Kirkland focuses on corporate and securities matters including public offering and private placements of debt and equity securities, public company reporting, venture capital financing, negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, tender offers and going private transactions, special committee, audit committee and corporate compliance issues. Vega and Kirkland previously practiced together when they were among the first attorneys hired by Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles based entertainment practice.
Both Vega and Kirkland expand Luce Forward’s business/corporate practice group, which consists of attorneys across the State who provide legal counsel to every type of business, from start-up ventures and closely held firms to publicly traded and multinational corporations. The firm assists its clients with matters including business formation and structure, corporate financing, securities, mergers and acquisitions, planning and transactional assistance, intellectual property, international trade and investments, partnership and limited liability syndications, tax planning and controversies, and franchise law.
Founded in 1873, Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP is a full-service California law firm with offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel Valley/Del Mar, Orange County and Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, visit www.luce.com.