Partner, King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, LLP
When Peter Paterno left his job writing software for NASA in order to attend law school, the space program suffered a minor setback and the creative community gained a skilled and tireless advocate.
Over his career, Mr. Paterno has nurtured the careers of dozens of multi-platinum recording artists, structuring, negotiating and documenting the myriad of agreements required by successful artists. He is also intimately involved in the formation, purchase and sale of numerous entertainment companies ranging from production, publishing, recording and film companies to merchandise and consumer electronic enterprises (including a well known company engaged in the distribution of headphones, along with a streaming music business). Mr. Paterno also has extensive experience in all aspects of copyright and trademark law, tax planning relating to the entertainment industry, litigation management and live theater production.
In 1990, Mr. Paterno started and became the first president of Hollywood Records, the Walt Disney Company’s popular music record label, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer, Michael Eisner.
Mr. Paterno graduated from Harvey Mudd College (B.S. in mathematics, with distinction 1972); University of Hawaii (M.A. in mathematics 1973); and University of California at Los Angeles (J.D. 1976)
Catalog Shopping 2021
October 15, 2021, 6:00:00 PM
The catalog sale market continues to expand and evolve, with existing buyers expanding their holdings, the major labels getting back into acquisitions, and new players emerging on a weekly basis. In addition, the types of assets being acquired, and the deal sizes (both larger and smaller), are broadening in ways never before seen. This panel will discuss these changes in the marketplace and will feature the voices of several prominent buy-side and sell-side experts as they discuss how these changes are affecting the deal-making process.