Robert H. Steinberg


Robert H. Steinberg in an attorney in the firm’s Entertainment Finance group and has been practicing in the entertainment and finance areas for over 30 years.  During that time, Mr. Steinberg, with other members of the Entertainment Finance group, has been involved in the financing of over 600 film and television projects.  Mr. Steinberg’s practice focuses on representing independent entertainment companies in all of their business activities, including: the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of the raising of their initial capitalization; the formation of the entity and the preparation of the corporate governance documents; the negotiation and documentation of bank credit facilities (both revolving facilities and project loan facilities); the negotiation and documentation of production, finance, and distribution agreements with major studios and distributors; negotiating employment agreements for key executives; and assisting companies on real estate, labor, and employment matters.  

Mr. Steinberg and Gipson Hoffman & Pancione have represented many commercial domestic and international banks in their entertainment lending activities, including documentation of single motion picture and television production loans and working capital revolving credit facilities.  He has represented a number of private funds specializing in entertainment lending and investments, and assisted entertainment clients that have become creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.  Mr. Steinberg also has represented buyers of a number of film and television libraries.

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Mr. Steinberg was raised in Nebraska and attended Indiana University, where he received a degree in accounting and graduated in the top ten of his class of more than 5,000 graduates.  After graduation, Mr. Steinberg passed all four parts of the national CPA exam on his first attempt and remains a licensed Certified Public Accountant.  He relocated to Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA School of Law in 1983.  He is an avid sports fan and runner, and he loves international travel.  


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1983.
B.S., Indiana University, 1980.
     Highest Distinction.
     Beta Gamma Sigma.

Bar & Professional Memberships

The State Bar of California.
United States District Court, Central District of California.

Practice Areas

Entertainment Finance