Elkins is the third former general counsel to join the firm in recent years from entertainment companies, further distinguishing Sklar Kirsh as an unrivaled law firm serving companies and executives in the Entertainment and Media industry. Michael Rosner, former General Counsel at Relativity and an entertainment and commercial finance specialist, joined the firm in 2013, and Scott Ehrlich, former General Counsel at Deluxe Entertainment and an M&A specialist, joined in 2016.
"By recruiting top talent, we've created a team with a unique understanding of the complexities and nuances of Entertainment transactions," said Sklar Kirsh Co-Chairman Jeffrey Sklar. "Hillel's impressive in-house experience in film and TV gives us a competitive advantage in representing entertainment companies and executives."
Elkins, a graduate of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, received his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He spent seven years at Loeb & Loeb before becoming General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs at Blumhouse Productions. After Blumhouse, Elkins joined Relativity, ultimately heading its Business & Legal Affairs department.
"There are so many synergies between my areas of expertise and those of the accomplished lawyers of Sklar Kirsh. That, together with the fact that I have known and worked with so many of them over the years, made this an opportunity too good to resist," says Elkins.
Sklar emphasized that the firm enjoys close collaboration with top Los Angeles-based talent boutique law firms and assists their clients with corporate and real estate transactions. The Entertainment & Media Group's expertise includes development, production, distribution, finance and M&A.
The Entertainment & Media Group offers complementary services to the firm's Corporate practice that also includes Jennifer Borow who specializes in complex joint ventures and M&A, and Stephen Halper who specializes in complex equity investment transactions and early stage companies, as well as the firm's Real Estate practice, chaired by Andrew Kirsh.
About Sklar Kirsh
Sklar Kirsh LLP counsels privately held and public companies, family offices, growing businesses, and high net worth individuals on legal and business matters that arise at all stages of the business and real estate life cycle, including mergers and acquisitions, purchase and sale agreements, equity and debt financings, fund formation, leasing, corporate governance, tax, executive compensation and employment arrangements, and dispute resolution. In addition, its Entertainment & Media Group provides a full array of legal services to production companies, distributors, networks, financiers, digital platforms, and other content producers, rights-holders and exploiters. For more information, visit www.SklarKirsh.com.
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