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July 26th, 2022

Newsy

Bryan Sullivan Featured in Newsy Segment Examining the Role of Movie Producers
Bryan Sullivan appears in a Newsy segment entitled “Why Do Movies Have So Many Producers?” examining the role of the movie producer and why, in recent years, there has been an increase in the average number of producers credited per ... read more

July 7th, 2022

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Authors Forbes Article on Implications of Roe v. Wade Reversal for Hollywood
In a recent Forbes article, Bryan Sullivan examines Hollywood’s reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade, allowing states the option to legally ban abortion. Bryan shares that there has been significant criticism from both high-profile Hollywood ... read more

June 16th, 2022

Marquis Who's Who

Devin McRae Inducted into Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Registry
The firm is pleased to announce that Devin McRae has received the honor of being inducted into Marquis Who’s Who, which has published directories of the top professionals in the world since 1899. Profiled individuals are selected for inclusion based ... read more

June 15th, 2022

Court Dismisses Trademark Infringement Allegations Against Early Sullivan Clients
Early Sullivan clients Sayam Sotelo and J. Frank Sotelo, represented by Bryan Sullivan and Zachary Hansen, were granted a motion to dismiss in a case brought by church organization Abundant Living Family Church (ALFC) for allegations involving trademark infringement on ... read more

June 13th, 2022

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Pens Forbes Article on Defamation Lawsuits In Light of Johnny Depp/Amber Heard Trial
Bryan Sullivan recently wrote an article for Forbes on the nature of defamation lawsuits in light of the highly publicized defamation trial involving Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. In the article, Bryan shares that defamation lawsuits are generally very difficult ... read more

May 31st, 2022

Early Sullivan Obtains Complete Defense For Sun West in Wrongful Termination, Disability Discrimination Case
An Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae trial team, comprised of Scott Gizer, Diane Myint Luczon, Padideh Zargari, Cameron Aronson, D’Metria Bolden, and Jackie Hosey obtained a complete defense for its client Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. (“Sun West”) against ... read more

May 27th, 2022

The New York Times

Devin McRae Speaks with New York Times About Lawsuits in the Aftermath of Popular Home Makeover Shows
In a recently published New York Times article exploring what goes on behind the scenes of popular home makeover television shows, Devin McRae weighs in on the construction lawsuits that have become increasingly common in their wake. The article describes ... read more

May 27th, 2022

Devin McRae Attends Variety’s “Power of Law Breakfast”
On April 20, 2022, Devin McRae attended Variety’s “Power of Law Breakfast,” an invitation-only event honoring attorneys selected to Variety’s annual “Legal Impact Report.” Attendees of the event and honorees of the “Legal Impact Report” are considered top attorneys in the entertainment ... read more

May 16th, 2022

Los Angeles Business Journal

Eric Early Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Top 100 Lawyers” List
The firm is pleased to announce that Eric Early was recently selected to the Los Angeles Business Journal‘s inaugural “Top 100 Lawyers” list. The coveted list recognizes the region’s outstanding legal community by profiling Los Angeles’ top 100 lawyers for ... read more

April 28th, 2022

TheWrap

Bryan Sullivan Comments on High-Level Executive Departures Following Amazon’s Acquisition of MGM
Bryan Sullivan recently spoke to TheWrap regarding the news that MGM Studios’ motion picture group chairman, Michael De Luca, and president, Pam Abdy, are departing their roles. The announcement comes approximately one month after Amazon closed an $8.5 billion acquisition ... read more

April 20th, 2022

Variety

Bryan Sullivan and Devin McRae Recognized in Variety’s 2022 “Legal Impact Report”
The firm is pleased to announce that Bryan Sullivan and Devin McRae were recently selected to Variety‘s annual “Legal Impact Report,” which honors the top in-house attorneys, litigators, and transactional lawyers in Hollywood. In this year’s exclusive list, Variety spotlights ... read more

March 30th, 2022

TheWrap

Bryan Sullivan Speaks to TheWrap on Bob Chapek’s Second Year as Disney CEO
Bryan Sullivan was recently quoted in Diane Haithman’s TheWrap article “Why Disney CEO Bob Chapek Gets Both an A and an F on His 2nd-Year Report Card.” The article focuses on the past year at Disney and evaluates Chapek’s leadership ... read more

March 29th, 2022

The Washington Post

Devin McRae Sheds Light On Possible Legal Ramifications of Will Smith’s Oscars Slap in The Washington Post
In an article published in The Washington Post, Devin McRae weighed in on the recent Oscars incident in which Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock in the face on stage after Rock made a joke about the actor’s wife, Jada ... read more

March 23rd, 2022

TheWrap

Bryan Sullivan Comments On Amazon’s Acquisition of MGM For TheWrap
In a recent article for TheWrap, Bryan Sullivan shared his thoughts on Amazon’s recent acquisition of MGM. In addition to outlining the logistics of the $8.5 billion deal, the article notes the contrasting cultures of Amazon and MGM, and it ... read more

March 11th, 2022

Newsy

Bryan Sullivan Speaks to Newsy About Studios Purchasing Individuals’ Life Rights
In a recent segment by Newsy, Bryan Sullivan shares extensive insight on the legalities of purchasing an individual’s life rights to create art. The segment exemplifies this practice by detailing Netflix’s purchase of Anna Sorokin’s life rights, resulting in its ... read more

March 3rd, 2022

Los Angeles Times

Devin McRae Quoted In Los Angeles Times On Violence Concerns Surrounding Kanye West’s “Eazy”
In an article published in the Los Angeles Times, Devin McRae weighed in on the recent controversy surrounding the release of Kanye West’s “Eazy” music video. The music video depicts a cartoon version of West kidnapping and burying celebrity Pete ... read more

February 10th, 2022

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Early Sullivan Obtains Preliminary Injunction For Its Clients Preventing Neighbors From Blocking Property Access
Early Sullivan obtained a Preliminary Injunction for their clients Carl and Laurie Madsen preventing efforts by their neighbors to bar them from using a roadway to their otherwise landlocked home. The Madsen’s property, purchased with intentions to build a home, ... read more

February 4th, 2022

Realtor.com

Scott Gizer Provides Insight to Realtor.com on How Homeowners Can Protect Their Home From Lawsuits and Creditors
Scott Gizer was recently featured in a piece for Realtor.com discussing precautionary measures American homeowners should take to safeguard their home from litigation or creditors. The article examines common scenarios that could yield a lawsuit, notes the standard policies homeowners ... read more

January 25th, 2022

Court Sides With Early Sullivan Client After $1M Loan Scheme
In a major bench trial victory, a Court found in favor of Early Sulivan client Cashera Plaza which, in hopes to build a car wash and auto repair center, entered into a $1.13 million construction loan with defendant lender Bian ... read more

January 20th, 2022

Thomson Reuters

Seven Early Sullivan Attorneys Named 2022 Southern California “Super Lawyers”
The firm is pleased to announce that several of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters’ 2022 Southern California “Super Lawyers” list. The “Super Lawyers” distinction is given annually to the nation’s most outstanding attorneys, based on ... read more