Weizenecker works with companies in the entertainment and technology industries, with a focus on film and television, on branding and marketing endeavors. He also has deep experience in the implementation of tax incentive systems for the attraction of entertainment business. His practice has a heavy emphasis on assisting organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, on sweepstakes, contests and endorsements, including litigation pertaining to branding and marketing efforts.
“Steve’s addition to the team is a strategic component of the expansion of Barnes’ entertainment practice in the Southeast,” said Jason Karlov, chair of the firm’s Entertainment and Music Practice Group. “Along with the already strong entertainment capabilities of our Los Angeles office, Steve will be instrumental as we serve clients around the globe in the film, television, music, live events and technology industries.”
Weizenecker is latest attorney to join Barnes & Thornburg’s growing Atlanta office, which recently added corporate attorneys Jennifer Moseley and Roslyn Falk. With his arrival, the office has increased its attorney ranks to 24 since opening in 2009.
“As we look to further our influence in Atlanta, it is critical that we maintain an active talent pipeline and continue to recruit individuals like Steve who share our commitment as a working attorney firm,” said Stuart Johnson, managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg’s Atlanta office. “His work with many of the top entertainment entities provides him robust knowledge of the field that is difficult to match in this market.”
About Stephen Weizenecker
He is Editor-in-Chief of the American Bar Association, Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, and the chairman of the Entertainment, Sports and Entertainment Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. He earned his J.D. from Thomas Cooley Law School, cum laude, and his B.A. from Emory University.
Weizenecker is licensed to practice in Georgia, including the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Court of Appeals of Georgia.
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