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Practice Areas

P. John Burke focuses his practice on entertainment and media transactions. He represents private equity and hedge funds, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, high net worth individuals, producers and distributors in various aspects of production, financing and distribution of film and television, with an emphasis on M&A and complex financing arrangements worldwide.


The Hollywood Reporter’s Legal Legends/Power Lawyers (2019); The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 20 Dealmakers (2018-2016) and Power Lawyers 100 (2018-07); Variety magazine’s “Dealmakers Impact Report” (2018, 2016-2013); Variety’s magazine’s transactional lawyers section of “Legal Impact Report” (2019-2013); Southern California Super Lawyers (2019-2007).

Professional Memberships

Officer and Corporate Counsel, American Film Institute; Member, Advisory Committee, UCLA Entertainment Law Symposium


JD, Southwestern University School of Law (1976), LLM, New York University School of Law (1977).