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P. John Burke, partner/head of the entertainment group, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Dealmakers Impact Report 2012: Legal Eagles

Burke, with 35 years of entertainment law experience, represented Trinity Opportunities and Shikumen Capital Management in a $275 million debt and equity arrangement with Village Roadshow Entertainment Group. He’s known for keeping his hand in after brokering deals, like managing the 250-plus-title Weinstein film library for Goldman Sachs and Assured Guaranty. He also handles Dune Capital Management’s $600 million production and distribution deal with Fox, along with Commerzbank’s $300 million slate financing arrangement for Spyglass Entertainment and its $100 million slate financing for Focus Features. He repped Trinity and Shikumen in a $275 million debt and equity arrangement with Village Roadshow Entertainment Group, “a significant transaction for two reasons: Chinese investing in a U.S. entertainment company, and making it easier for Village Roadshow to refinance its JP Morgan facility, which is used to fund the Warner Bros. relationship.”

Outside the office: Collects guitars he can’t play and motorcycles his wife won’t let him ride.

Top cause: Pro bono general counsel to the American Film Institute

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