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David Hochman

David Hochman is a partner with Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP. His practice focuses on counseling small and medium-sized companies, start-up businesses, and individuals in connection with a broad range of transactional matters. Mr. Hochman advises clients in connection with entertainment, licensing, and intellectual property issues, as well as general business matters. Mr. Hochman provides personal, practical, and proactive legal services.





Areas of Practice

Licensing and Merchandising

  • Provide strategic branding and planning

  • Review existing or draft new, agreements for celebrity endorsements/product sponsorships

Film, Television & Direct to Video

  • Review and revise existing, or draft new, financing, production, and distribution agreements for live and animated features

  • Negotiate, draft, and finalize actor, writer, director, and producer agreements

  • Advise clients in the dramatic, reality, live, as well as, animated, genre regarding production and music distribution agreements

  • Represent clients in connection with recording, distribution, publishing, licensing, and management agreements

New Media

  • Counsel clients regarding all forms of exploitation, including Internet, wireless, and mobile programming and distribution

Intellectual Property

  • Ensure copyright and trademark protections, registrations, and counsel clients in strategic planning

  • Provide guidance regarding chain of title and rights clearance issues

General Business & Corporate

  • Corporate formation for any choice of entity and transactional agreements/documentation


  • Juris Doctor (1998), Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California

  • Bachelor of Arts in History (1987), University of California, Los Angeles, California


  • Member of the State Bar of California


  • Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section

  • Member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Entertainment Law Division

Honors & Outside Activities

  • Member of the Board of Governors at Cedars Sinai Medical Center

  • Executive Committee Member of the Legal Services Division of the United Jewish Fund of Los Angeles

  • Member of the Wexner Heritage Foundation