April 3, 2023

Partners Sidney Fohrman, Alex Weingarten and Shane Nix and have been named to Billboard’s “2023 Top Music Lawyers,” an annual list of the music industry’s foremost dealmakers, counselors and litigators.

The publication noted the attorneys’ work on cutting-edge transactions and high-profile disputes for clients including TikTok, Selena Gomez and Jamie Spears. Billboard highlighted Willkie’s role advising a startup that is developing a digital marketplace for the buying and selling of securitized music assets on a regulated, public exchange.

Sid Fohrman is Chair of Willkie’s Music and Digital Media Practice in Los Angeles. He represents public and private companies, as well as talent, public figures and entrepreneurs across the entertainment industry on complex transactions. Billboard has selected Sid for this honor every year since 2019.

Alex Weingarten is Managing Partner of Willkie’s Los Angeles office and Chair of the firm’s Entertainment Litigation Practice. One of the entertainment industry’s top trial lawyers and business leaders, Alex has been recognized by Billboard every year since 2018.

Shane Nix is a leading tax attorney focused on issues specific to the entertainment industry. He counsels companies and individuals on complex business transactions, with an emphasis on transactional tax matters relating to the acquisition, disposition and restructuring of businesses, corporations and partnerships. Shane was previously named to the “Top Music Lawyers” list in 2022.

Billboard also highlighted Sid Fohrman’s focus on cultivating success across the music industry and ensuring that technological and commercial innovations allow artists to flourish.

“We, as an industry, should work collaboratively to ensure that all music industry stakeholders — from artists, writers, labels and publishers to distributors and companies innovating music use — all thrive during these times of unprecedented music creativity and consumption.”