Adam R. Raichilson

Century City
  • 10250 Constellation Blvd.
  • Suite 1100
  • Los Angeles, CA 90067
  • USA
Profile Experience

Adam Raichilson is an associate in the Century City office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Entertainment, Sports & Media Practice.

Mr. Raichilson represents motion picture studios, production companies, and other entertainment, sports, and media clients in a variety of transactions that involve the acquisition, financing, licensing, and exploitation of intellectual property and media-related assets. Mr. Raichilson’s experience includes advising on entertainment and sports industry mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, debt and equity financings, project-specific development, and co-finance and production-related transactions.

Mr. Raichilson’s experience includes advising:

  • Skydance Media in a US$275 million equity raise from investors RedBird Capital Partners, CJ Entertainment, and Tencent Holdings
  • NFL Players Association in the negotiation of a strategic joint venture with MLB Players Association and RedBird Capital Partners to commercialize player intellection property
  • A24 Films in a variety of matters, including a slate finance agreement with Apple Inc., output distribution agreements, single picture production and co-finance agreements, strategic joint ventures, and the maintenance and refinancing of its credit facilities with Comerica Bank
  • Sinclair Broadcasting Group in a variety of matters, including the US$9.6 billion acquisition of twenty-one Fox regional sports networks and the negotiation of a strategic joint venture with the Chicago Cubs to launch the Marquee Sports Network
  • Kuku Studios, an animation production company, in a variety of matters, including an overall development deal with Netflix, project-specific financing and licensing agreements and general corporate guidance
  • New Republic Pictures in a slate finance deal with Paramount and a co-financing agreement with Amblin for the picture 1917
  • Ithaca Holdings LLC in its acquisitions of numerous music companies, including Big Machine Label Group, a recording label and publishing company that includes the Taylor Swift catalogue
  • A global media company in its potential bid to purchase The Weinstein Company out of bankruptcy
  • Anonymous Content in a variety of matters, including the sale of a significant equity stake to Emerson Collective, a television co-financing deal with Paramount, and an internal corporate restructuring
  • Netflix in a variety of matters, including the acquisition of Millarworld, a comic book publisher, and rights acquisition and production agreements for single pictures and series
  • MUFG Union Bank in the maintenance of its corporate credit facility with LSC Films, a slate co-financier of Sony Pictures
  • Al Jazeera Media Network in a variety of production related matters for Sadeem, a Middle Eastern reality television series about social media influencers
  • Univision Communications in its successful bid to purchase Gawker Media out of bankruptcy for US$135 million
  • Content Partners in its acquisition of Revolution Studios
  • Blue Man Group in its sale to Cirque du Soleil
  • Burn Later Productions in a variety of single picture financing arrangements for independent films, including A Kid Like Jake
  • Hersh Interactive Group in an investment into Envy Gaming, an e-sports company
  • beIN Media Group in a variety of matters, including its acquisition of Miramax and the maintenance and refinancing of its corporate credit facility with Bank of America
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