Walerstein merges with Smith

New law firm reps Bochco, Hoffman, Lopez

Longtime showbiz lawyer Don Walerstein has merged his practice with the boutique shingle Barkin Smith, headed by Gary Barkin and Jill Smith.

Newly minted Walerstein Barkin Smith reps Steven Bochco, a longtime Walerstein client, as well as Dustin Hoffman, George Lopez and helmer Michael Robin. Barkin and Smith’s lists complemented Walerstein’s with a number of unscripted producers, including “American Idol’s” Charles Boyd.

A correction was made to this article on May 15, 2009.

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