• 10.06.16

    Natarelli Selected as “Best in the Business” by Illinois Mortgage Bankers’ Association

    The Illinois Mortgage Bankers’ Association, the nation’s oldest state trade organization for mortgage bankers, awarded Manatt’s Brett Natarelli, a partner in the firm’s consumer financial services practice, the “Best in the Business” for Other Industry Service ...

  • 09.23.16

    CVB Financial Merges With Valley Commerce Bancorp

    Street Insider covered Manatt’s representation of CVB Financial in a merger agreement with Valley Commerce Bancorp (VCPB). Craig Miller and David Gershon, partners in the firm’s financial services practice, led the Manatt team that represented CVB Financial in the deal.The merger will ...

  • 09.22.16

    Chinese Investment in Film Industry Prompts Questions From Congress

    Variety interviewed Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about Congress’s concerns about the rise of Chinese investment in the film industry. A letter from sixteen members of Congress, written in early September, cited ...

  • 09.20.16

    Sony Pictures Partners With Reality One on VR Slate

    Variety covered Manatt’s role in Sony Pictures’ partnership with Reality One, an immersive media content studio, to develop, produce and finance a slate of virtual reality content. Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, drafted and handled ...

  • 08.11.16

    Dura Coat Sells Majority Stake to Axalta

    The Daily Journal covered Manatt’s representation of coil and spray coating coatings manufacturer Dura Coat Products Inc., in its sale of a majority stake to Axalta Coating Systems LLC, announced on August 1, 2016.Axalta, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is expected to ...

  • 08.11.16

    STX at Center of Hollywood-China Relationship

    The Los Angeles Times quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about Chinese tech giant Tencent and Hong Kong-based telecommunications firm PCCW’s recent investments in STX Entertainment.“STX has been at the ...

  • 08.01.16

    Market Distress Doesn’t Faze Wanda’s Strategy

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about China’s Dalian Wanda Group’s delay in integrating Legendary Entertainment after acquiring the company earlier this year."Whatever ...

  • 07.15.16

    Unicorns Edge Out Average Joes in Slow IPO Market

    The New York Business Journal featured Manatt’s Katherine Blair, a partner in the firm’s capital markets practice, in a Q&A-style article about the initial public offering (IPO) of Line, a messaging app for mobile devices. When asked about the direction of the market considering the ...

  • 07.13.16

    Paramount Deal Could Be ‘Jewel’ for Wanda Group

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about Viacom’s rumored deal to sell a stake of Paramount Pictures to China’s Dalian Wanda Group.   “Buying a significant stake in a ...

  • 07.13.16

    Congress Seeks Education Before Marketplace Lending Regulation

    Crowdfund Insider interviewed Manatt’s Brian Korn, chair of the firm’s digital finance and marketplace lending practice, for an article about the subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit’s educational hearing on Fintech and Marketplace Lending.“There ...