Alan Epstein Named Among Top Dealmakers of 2021 by Variety

Willkie corporate partner Alan Epstein has been named to Variety’s “2021 Dealmakers Impact Report” as one of the entertainment industry’s foremost transactional attorneys.

For the fourth year in a row, Alan was recognized among the top financiers, attorneys, executives and entrepreneurs who “forged the major game-changing deals that changed the showbiz landscape.” Variety noted Alan’s established record of achievement, and that he has excelled this year both as a deal lawyer and in launching Willkie’s L.A. office. He has been included on the list every year since 2018.

Variety highlighted his recent success advising Spyglass Media Group in connection with the sale of over 200 feature film titles to Lionsgate and the creation of a strategic content partnership. It also noted his role representing Ryan Reynolds’ creative marketing agency Maximum Effort Marketing in its sale to performance television platform Mountain Digital.

Alan discussed the ways remote work has affected his practice during a very busy year.

“There is huge value to being in the room, where you can look opposing counsel in the eye and read the pulse of the situation more accurately,” he told Variety. “ I also missed the human interactions with my colleagues and the many friends in the industry with whom I work regularly.”

Alan’s profile in Variety’s “2021 Dealmakers Impact Report” can be found here.