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Mark Steverson, 50, attorney

Music expert worked with Justin Timberlake

Mark Steverson, an entertainment attorney who became an entrepreneur and worked with such talent as Justin Timberlake, died of complications from an intestinal transplant on Oct. 22 in New York. He was 50.

Steverson was an expert in the music and film businesses, especially successful in the areas of international branding and merchandising. He was with the law firm of Rudolph & Beer in New York for several years, when his clients Timberlake, Britney Spears plus the bands 98 Degrees and ‘N Sync were beginning their music careers. Steverson left the firm a few years ago and maintained a business relationship with Timberlake as he pursued other international entertainment ventures as well.

Born in Corona, he graduated from UCLA and earned a law degree from Southwestern Law School, He first practiced law in California, then was at MTM Studios, followed by stint at the Gersh Agency.

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