Century City partner Matthew C. Thompson has been named to The Hollywood Reporter’s “Power Lawyers 2021” list, which annually profiles Hollywood’s top 100 lawyers.
Matt was lauded for counseling Dwayne Johnson in the growth of his business empire, which now includes the XFL football league. Matt was also praised for representing Johnson in the expansion of his spirit brand Teremana tequila’s distribution reach through a deal with Jägermeister. The deal has contributed to Teremana becoming one of the most successful spirit brands of all time. The Hollywood Reporter further cited Matt for his work brokering music rights deals for Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group.
Matt is firmwide leader of the Media and Entertainment group. He represents entertainment companies and sources of capital in complex M&A and financing transactions, as well as general corporate matters. He also represents entertainment companies and other similar parties in a wide variety of industry-focused commercial transactions.