Mr. Chatham has represented major stars, producers, directors, writers, financiers, independent production companies, and major corporations. He acts as general counsel to prominent dealmakers in the motion picture and television industry and provides advice regarding production matters, investment and acquisitions, management strength, deal structuring, and other strategic planning. Mr. Chatham has litigated civil and criminal matters in state and in federal courts involving a myriad of complex litigation matters including claims for breach of contract, negligence, fraud, shareholder disputes, trademark and copyright infringement, and other general business disputes and wrongful conduct. Litigation aside, Mr. Chatham also provides services to his clients to deter litigation that includes preparing and implementing employee and partnership agreements, negotiating business contracts as well as advising on private matters.
Before his legal career, Mr. Chatham worked for Lehman Brothers, Inc. in New York. During his time on Wall Street, Mr. Chatham primarily traded corporate bonds in the primary and secondary markets and was a Registered Representative of the National Association of Securities Dealers. Mr. Chatham obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia where he received a tennis scholarship.
Mr. Chatham has been profiled in a number of publications, including Southern California Super Lawyers, and has been a legal analyst for nationally syndicated television shows. Mr. Chatham is admitted to practice in California before U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit; Northern District of California; and Central District of California. He is also admitted to practice in Hawaii and the District of Columbia. Mr. Chatham is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Hawaii Bar Association and the D.C. Bar Association.
John Hogan’s practice focuses primarily on commercial and business transactions and corporate practice. Mr. Hogan represents a broad range of clients including individuals, start up businesses, and international companies. A general sampling of his corporate clients include those in development, construction, design, retail, manufacturing, distribution, resellers, health care, entertainment, and mobile technology. The scope of his transactional practice focuses on corporate planning and structure, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, protection of intellectual property rights, construction, estate planning, and a variety of other contractual matters.Mr. Hogan provides these professional services for his clients to not only deter potential litigation down the line, but also to provide a structure and clear set of parameters that will govern in the event of litigation.
Mr. Hogan frequently lectures at educational, institutional, and organizational settings on current legal events that affect his clientele. Most recently, he has addressed such topics including getting paid in today’s economy, negotiating risk in contracts, and identifying common employment issues. In addition to lecturing, he has also been published numerous times on related topics.
Mr. Hogan earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles and his juris doctorate at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He is admitted to practice in the State of California and the United States District Court, Central District of California.