Hollywood Law Impact List

Firm: Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal & LaViolette

The practice: The dealmaker behind many big-budget, big-bang pics over the years still boasts a big-name client list that includes producers Jerry Bruckheimer, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard and actors including Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Jackie Chan and Jet Li.

Also found on his speed dial is helmer Martin Scorsese, for which the gregarious, foul-mouthed Bloom recently helped negotiate a four-year, first-look deal with Paramount.

Back in 2001, Bloom secured a whopping $29.25 million guaranteed contract for Arnold Schwarzenegger for the soon to be Governator to star in “Terminator 3″ — a deal that also included, according to Slate, a lump sum of $1.5 million for private jets, a fully equipped gym trailer, three-bedroom deluxe suites on locations, round-the-clock limousines, and personal bodyguards.

POV: Bloom refused to speak to Variety for this profile, but he did offer this rebutal to the publication several years ago when he was asked if a salary dispute caused a prized attorney to leave his Firm: “That’s a pile of fucking shit.”

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