Weissmann flies solo with new firm

Co-founder of Weissmann Wolff unfurls new banner based in Encino

Eric Weissmann, one of the founders and principals of the prominent Beverly Hills law firm of Weissmann Wolff Bergman Coleman Grodin & Evall, is forming his own law firm in Encino.

Joining him will be clients including Paul Mazursky, Keith Carradine, Michael Cimino, Gene Wilder, Jonathan Kaplan, Wen Jiang, Maxim Shostakovich and Andrei Konchalovsky. He also represents a number of international companies including CJ Ventures from Korea, Emperor Multimedia Group from Hong Kong and KDB, or Korea Development Bank. His publicist said that a total of 50 clients will be following him to the new firm.

Before his practice at the Beverly Hills firm, Weissmann was formerly vice president and worldwide head of business affairs for Warner Bros., and a partner at Kaplan, Livingston, Goodwin, Berkowitz & Selvin, where he was head of the entertainment department.

Earlier this month, Weissmann, Wolff announced that it was merging with Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin & Tobin, with offices in Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The new firm is called Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation, and known as Weintraub Tobin.