Lawrence Shire
Daphne Borowski
United States

Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, P.C.


Managing Partner / Head, Motion Picture, TV, Theatre, Publishing, New Media & Sports

Based in New York, Shire handles many iconic symbols of the city and its spirit, including numerous Broadway productions that reopened post-lockdown (“To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Spring­steen on Broad­way”), filmmaker Spike Lee, actor Robert De Niro and “Law & Order: SVU” star Mariska Hargitay. He also represents NBA star LeBron James and his charitable foundation in all entertainment matters and endorsements, along with rapper Drake (SiriusXM/­Pandora deal for new 24/7 channel), David Byrne (stage show and HBO special “American Utopia”), Andrew Lloyd Webber (new Broadway musical “Cinderella,” opening in 2022), TV execs and personalities (Gayle King and Richard Engel), Meta Platforms (programming ventures with Steph Curry, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and Sofia Vergara) and iHeart (radio and podcast deals).


  • Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, P.C.
  • iHeartMedia, Inc.
  • Meta


  • State University of New York Binghamton (NY, USA)
  • George Washington University (DC, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Dealmaker's Impact
  • Variety Legal Impact
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