Thomas Baxter

Baxter Thomas

Thomas Baxter advises media, entertainment, and technology companies, and private equity firms in the entertainment and media industries, as well as celebrities, athletes, and influencers in connection with their business activities. He advises clients on entertainment-related joint ventures, licensing agreements, endorsement deals, 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. Thomas has in-depth experience in matters related to distribution, production, and finance of major films, TV studios, and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs).



Representative Matters

  • Represented actor Ryan Reynolds in connection with a sweat equity joint venture, investment, and promotional service agreement with Mint Mobile
  • Represented Gary Barber in connection with the relaunch of Spyglass Entertainment
  • Represented numerous professional athletes and A-list celebrities in connection with endorsement and "sweat equity" deals
  • 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


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Southern California, 2013 – 2019