Alan J. Epstein

Mr. Epstein serves a leadership role as the Chair of Venable’s West Coast Business Transactions Group, which includes corporate, tax and wealth planning, real estate and bankruptcy. He counsels public and private companies on various corporate transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, financing transactions, licensing matters, human resource issues and joint ventures. Mr. Epstein's clients include leading production companies, technology companies, digital media businesses, branded merchandising and licensing businesses and internet companies. He also represents high-level executives in public and private companies in many different industries.

Mr. Epstein also provides tax and wealth planning services to high net worth individuals, including many prominent entertainers and professional athletes. He has significant experience in domestic and international tax planning and compliance matters, including advising clients on both "inbound" planning and "outbound" transactions and activities all over the world. His clients have come to rely not only on his legal counsel, but his strategic business advice as well.

Mr. Epstein was appointed by the Canadian Minister of Finance to serve on the Canadian Film Industry Advisory Committee from 1999-2003 and in the process negotiated various rules and regulations on behalf of the entertainment industry. He has previously held Committee positions in the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Mr. Epstein is a frequent speaker on matters pertaining to the entertainment and media industries. He is a Board member of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple and has also served as a classroom mentor to inner-city students through NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship). He is an avid cyclist and aspiring golfer.

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Areas of Practice 1) Tax and Wealth Planning, 2) Corporate and 3) Technology Transactions and Outsourcing
Law School UCLA School of Law (J.D., 1987)
Education University of Wisconsin (B.B.A., 1982)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Venable LLP
Alan Singer
Alan Singer

Alan Singer is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Securities Practice. Mr. Singer advises companies with regard to a diverse range of corporate and securities matters.

Barbara J. Shander
Barbara J. Shander

Ms. Shander advises public and private company clients as well as private equity funds, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, and financing transactions.

Barton W S Bassett
Barton W S Bassett

Barton W.S. Bassett is the leader of Morgan Lewis's Tax Practice. Mr. Bassett's practice focuses on international tax planning for both the outbound operations of U.S. multinationals and the inbound operations of foreign multinationals.