LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2007 – LAWFUEL – American Lawyer Newswire – Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today 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.
Los Angeles office managing partner Mickey Mayerson said, “We have been looking for experienced lawyers to serve our entertainment and media clients, in particular in entertainment finance, which is a robust and growing area of our practice.” He added, “Paul’s corporate lending know-how will make him an integral member of our entertainment finance team. While Tim’s transactional experience and rich background with television and new media companies will supplement our capabilities and enhance service to our television and new media clients.”
With the addition of Bellamy and Sagan, Loeb & Loeb has hired a total of nine attorneys since the beginning of 2007.
Timothy J. 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.
Prior to joining Loeb & Loeb, Bellamy worked as senior level executive, general counsel and in-house consultant for various entertainment corporations and television networks throughout California including Fox, Disney and Sony. He has been responsible for many forms of domestic and international content distribution, including multi-network cable and satellite, all forms of Internet distribution including download to own and burn, as well as distribution via mobile platforms. As general counsel of a basic cable network, he was in charge of all that network’s legal work including programming, production and distribution, as well as the sale of the network to Comcast.
After law school, Bellamy clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and regulated broadcast and cable television as an attorney with the FCC in Washington, D.C. He was also a legislative director for Congressman Bob Clement, and a legislative assistant for Congressman Bill Green. He earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School (1992) and his B.A. from Emory University (1985).
Paul P. 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. His work for clients has included a variety of loan transactions, such as leveraged cash flow and asset-based loans, single lender and syndicated transactions, multi-tranche facilities, senior and subordinated facilities, acquisition financings, cross-border transactions and special purpose loans.
Sagan joins the firm from the Corporate Lending Group at Winston & Strawn LLP. He earned his J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (1991) and his B.A. in Mathematics (honors) from Brown University (1984).
About Loeb & Loeb LLP: Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multiservice national law firm with more than 260 attorneys and offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Nashville. The firm is recognized as a leading law firm in the areas of corporate and securities matters; litigation; entertainment and media law; finance; real estate; intellectual property; private equity; employment; advertising and promotions and tax and wealth services. Our clients include some of the world’s largest financial institutions, major media and entertainment companies, advertising groups, real estate companies, and Big Four accounting firms, as well as many high net worth individuals.