Ron Sittler Joins Stroock as a Partner in Firm's Entertainment Litigation Group

Dec 02, 2010, 16:00 ET from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a national law firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York and Miami, announced today that Ron Sittler has joined the firm as a partner in its entertainment and media litigation group. Mr. Sittler joins a prestigious group of partners including Hollywood Reporter "Top 100 Entertainment Lawyers" John Gatti and Sky Moore (also a Variety Dealmaker) and Variety "Up Next Dealmakers" Matthew Thompson.

"Stroock's presence and reputation in the entertainment business made this a really easy decision," Sittler said. "It is very exciting to be part of such a successful practice. I am honored to call some of the best entertainment and media attorneys in the country my partners."

Sittler joins Stroock from Bingham McCutchen, where he was a partner in Bingham's Entertainment and Media Group. His practice includes entertainment and media litigation, film finance, lender liability claims, business fraud, and complex contract disputes. Ron also advises financial institutions, investment funds and private investors in all aspects of motion picture financing.

"Ron's experience in both the transactional and litigation aspects of the industry form a perfect complement to Stroock's practice," said John Gatti, Chair of Stroock's Entertainment Litigation Group.  "He is a valuable addition to Stroock's growing entertainment litigation department and immediately broadens the Firm's expertise in that area."

Added Stroock transactional entertainment partner Matthew Thompson, "Ron's approach to client representation mirrors our own, making him a perfect addition to the team.  We both consider it our mission to understand the business of our clients and advise them in ways that add value to their bottom line, not ours."  

Stroock's entertainment group represents a broad array of clients including financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, family offices, high net worth individuals, studios, networks, major independents, producers, distributors, sales agents and talent, in high-profile transactional and litigation matters.

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is a law firm providing transactional and litigation guidance to leading multinational corporations, investment banks and private equity firms in the U.S. and abroad.  Stroock's emphasis on client service and innovation has made it one of the nation's leading law firms for 135 years.  Stroock's practice areas include capital markets/securities, commercial finance, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity, private funds, derivatives and commodities, employment law and benefits, energy and project finance, entertainment, environmental law, financial restructuring, financial services litigation, insurance, intellectual property, investment management, litigation, personal client services, real estate, structured finance and tax.  For more information, please visit Stroock's website at

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