MARILYN BARRETT specializes in tax planning and tax controversy proceeding, including submission of private ruling requests, audits and appeals, Tax Court proceedings, and administrative law hearings. She also assists clients in business matters, including choice of entity, business formation, partnership and limited liability company agreements, and mergers and acquisitions. Marilyn received her B.S. in Accounting with highest distinction from the University of Kansas and her J.D. from UCLA Law School, where she was an Associate Editor of the UCLA Law Review. Marilyn is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Bars of the State of California and the District of Columbia. Marilyn served on the Executive Committees and was elected as Chair of the Taxation Sections of both the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Marilyn is AV Preeminent Peer Review rated , the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell, and is recognized by her peers as a “Super Lawyer.” Marilyn has also received numerous awards for her charitable work, including the Humanitarian Award from the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women, Commendation from the Los Angeles County Commission on the Status of Women, and the Lenny Somberg Award (volunteer of the year) of the Saban Community Clinic. Marilyn has authored more than 40 articles for legal journals and is the contributing editor on Federal Taxation for the CEB California Business Law Reporter.
SCHUYLER M. MOORE
SCHUYLER M. MOORE is a partner in the corporate entertainment department of Greenberg Glusker, practicing entertainment, corporate, and tax law. Mr. Moore holds his undergraduate degree from UCLA (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude) and his law degree also from UCLA (first in class). Moore has been practicing in the entertainment industry since 1981, and he represents a broad spectrum of clients throughout the entertainment industry, including producers, sales agents, foreign distributors, and financiers. He has handled some of the largest financing transactions in Hollywood, including Reliance’s investment in DreamWorks, the Ratpac-Dune slate financing for Warner Brothers, the Hemisphere slate financing for Sony and Paramount, and the Hunan Group slate financing for Lions Gate. He is the author of several books, including The Biz: The Basic Business, Legal, and Financial Aspects of the Film Industry, a popular book in its 4th edition, Taxation of the Entertainment Industry, the leading treatise on that topic, and What They Don’t Teach You in Law School. He was an adjunct professor at both the UCLA Law School and the UCLA Anderson School of Management, teaching Entertainment Law and Finance for many years, and he is a frequent speaker and writer on a wide variety of entertainment subjects.
Mr. Moore has been named (a) one of the top 100 entertainment lawyers by the Hollywood Reporter, (b) one of the top 25 entertainment lawyers by Variety, (c) one of the top 100 lawyers in California by the Daily Journal and (d) one of top 3 "Most Influential Lawyers" in media by the National Law Journal.
TOM LAWSON has been an active tax law practitioner for over 37 years, and returned to the firm in 2005. His practice focuses on the representation of individuals and their businesses in connection with income and wealth transfer tax planning. He also does sophisticated tax planning for business transactions. During his prior tenure as a partner at Loeb & Loeb from 1987 to 1996, he served as chair of the firm’s tax department and was a member of the firm’s management and compensation committees. Mr. Lawson is a frequent author and lecturer on tax-related subjects, including at the University of Southern California Federal Tax Institute on multiple occasions.