On December 4, 2018, Variety named Alan Epstein, chair of Venable’s Entertainment and Media Group and chair of the firm's West Coast Business Transactions Group, as one of its honorees in the Dealmakers Impact Report for 2018, which includes prominent lawyers, financiers, and corporate executives known for their negotiating skills, and their ability to forge alliances, create consensus, and increase value. All are considered visionaries and have helped negotiate deals that were worth hundreds of millions of dollars or set new precedents in the industry, or both.
Following is an excerpt from the publication:
A transactional attorney with three decades of experience, Epstein handles complex financing, M&A, joint ventures, influencer deals, high-end tax planning, and IP migration strategies. In the past year, he's repped management and production company 3 Arts Entertainment in its majority stake acquisition by Lionsgate Entertainment, Imagine Entertainment in its joint venture with Australian animation studio Animal Logic and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot in the launch of a video game division, Bad Robot Games. "The variety of work that comes across my desk is tremendous," says the Wisconsin native, whose daughter is actress Eden Epstein (Starz's "Sweetbitter"). "There's never a dull moment."