Thomas Baxter

Baxter Thomas

Thomas Baxter advises media, entertainment, and technology companies, and private equity firms in the entertainment and media industries. Thomas has in-depth experience in matters related to distribution, production, and finance of major films, TV studios, and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs). He advises clients on entertainment-related joint ventures, licensing agreements, and mergers and acquisitions. Thomas previously worked as in-house counsel for a Big Four entertainment studio on corporate matters, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law compliance. 



Representative Matters

  • Represented a top entertainment company in the formation of a strategic joint venture and in numerous corporate governance matters
  • Represented a European reality television company in the formation of and investment in a North American joint venture
  • Represented a major entertainment company in the formation of and investment in a television production company
  • Represented a major studio in its investment in and strategic partnership with a well-known television producer
  • Assisted a top media company with its formation, organization, and financing, and with various investments and corporate governance matters
  • Represented a global technology company in the sale of a transactional streaming service
  • Represented numerous Big Four studios in connection with financing, distribution, and production agreements
  • Represented various MVPDs in numerous carriage transactions with content providers
  • Represented a regional sports network in the acquisitions of media rights related to various professional sports teams




  • J.D. magna cum laude Loyola Law School 2009
    • Judicial extern to the Honorable Vincent P. Zurzolo of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California
    • Articles Editor, Staffer, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
    • Sayre MacNeil Scholar
  • M.B.A. summa cum laude Loyola Marymount University 2009
  • B.S. Finance and Entrepreneurship magna cum laude Florida State University 2003

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Named one of Southern California's “Rising Stars” by Los Angeles Magazine, 2013 - 2018 
  • Included in Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Stars,” 2013 - 2018