News

July 26th, 2011

Press Release

Early Sullivan Celebrates First Anniversary By Adding Transactional Practice

Los Angeles, CA – July 26, 2011 – Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP (“Early Sullivan”), thriving one year after its split from Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro LLP (“Glaser Weil”), has added a transactional practice in response to growing client demand. Early Sullivan’s success comes from its passion for the practice of law and relentless pursuit of client interests.

Adam Thorpe and Michael Smarinsky are the key players in the firm’s transactional practice. Thorpe, a General Corporate and Real Estate dealmaker, previously practiced at Glaser Weil and Van Etten, Suzumoto & Becket LLP.

Smarinsky was previously the lead attorney in negotiating significant real estate transactions, and responsible for content protection, as Executive Vice President at MGM. He played a major role in the drafting, introduction and passage of the 2005 Family Entertainment and Copyright Act, and participated in many of the Motion Picture Association of America’s activities to establish technology standards for digital media.

“I’ve been around many smart lawyers throughout my career, and this firm employs the brightest lawyers adapting to drastic changes in the legal climate. They are adhering to a leaner, more flexible model without compromising legal acumen. I’m proud to be at Early Sullivan,” says Smarinsky.

Thorpe adds, “We have heard so many clients complain about other firms billing excessive amounts for legal work that should have taken far less time to do. When a client signs up with us, we talk to them about billing structure, and we are open to a creative approach.”

Managing Partner Eric Early knows that corporations and individuals want big firm experience along with a commitment to control spiraling legal costs. “Michael Smarinsky and Adam Thorpe add experience and depth to our firm, and expand the range of services we provide. We further stand behind our unwavering belief that our clients deserve the best possible representation, along with controlled and efficient billing practices.”

Early Sullivan, a business and entertainment law firm, represents a wide variety of clients in litigation and transactions, including Fidelity National Financial, First American Title Insurance Company, Sun West Mortgage, William Morris Endeavor, American Broadcasting Company (ABC), EHR Aviation and Endemol USA, Inc.

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