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Bobby Chipman is an associate in the Corporate & Financial Services Department in the Los Angeles office. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, venture capital, joint ventures and reorganizations, as well as providing daily corporate governance and business counsel. Bobby advises clients and executes deals in the entertainment, sports and media industries. Bobby is a member of the firm’s Music and Digital Media Practice.

Bobby is a Certified Public Accountant. 

 

Experience

Bobby has advised on the following selected significant matters:*

  • Representation of REP 1 Football in its sale to Excel Sports Management.
  • Representation of Platinum Equity in its acquisition of Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment.
  • Representation of ICM Partners in its acquisition of Stellar Group, a premier international sports agency.
  • Representation of leading film and television studio in multiple financing rounds.
  • Representation of a private equity firm music fund in its acquisition of a music library that includes multiple hit country music records.
  • Representation of a private equity firm music fund in its acquisition of the entire sound recording and music publishing catalog of an international popstar.
  • Representation of ICM Partners in its acquisition of Select Sports Group, an NFL agency.
  • Representation of Lakeshore Entertainment in connection with the sale of its film and music library to Vine Alternative Investments.
  • Representation of ICM Partners in connection with the sale of a minority equity interest to Crestview Partners.
  • Representation of Sony Pictures Television in the sale of a majority interest in Crackle, Sony Pictures Television’s online video-on-demand (VOD) platform, to Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment and the creation of a new streaming video joint venture Crackle Plus.
  • Representation of ICM Partners in connection with its proposed merger with Creative Artists Agency.
  • Representation of private equity firm in its acquisition of an adventure park.

*Bobby advised on some of these matters prior to joining Willkie in 2022.

Credentials

Education


Washburn University School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2016 Washburn University, M.B.A., 2016 Washburn University, B.B.A. (magna cum laude), 2013

Bar Admissions


California Missouri Kansas