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Bob Lange is a founding partner of the entertainment law firm, Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo, LLP. He represents numerous accomplished actors, hosts, directors, writers, television and motion picture production companies, producers, showrunners and executives in the entertainment industry. Bob has extensive transactional experience, both as a lawyer and executive, including more than 25 years in private practice, and 7 years as a motion picture and television executive. In addition to traditional scripted television and film, he has developed an extensive expertise in the field of reality television, representing several important companies and key talent. For example, Bob represented Authentic Entertainment on its sale to Endemol, and more recently represented ThinkFactory Media in its acquisition by ITV. He has enjoyed long lasting relationships with many clients and often provides significant business and strategic advice, in addition to legal advice.
Bob’s legal career began at Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp in 1980. Five years later he was appointed President of Empire Entertainment, an independent motion picture production and distribution company that produced over 20 pictures during his tenure and established U.S. domestic theatrical distribution operations and an extensive international sales network. He later served as Executive Vice President of Weintraub Entertainment Group, where he was the senior business executive in the motion picture, television and concert fields. Following his tenure as an executive, Bob co-founded Kleinberg & Lange in 1992 (the predecessor of his current firm) with partner Ken Kleinberg. The firm has become one of the premiere entertainment law firms in the United States and celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017.
In 2015 and 2017, Mr. Lange was named a “Power Lawyer” by The Hollywood Reporter, a “Super Lawyer” by Southern California Super Lawyers magazine from 2015-2019, and was listed in Variety’s “Legal Impact Report,” having also appeared as a “Talent Dealmaker” in Variety’s 2013 “Dealmaker Impact Report.” In 2016 and 2017, he was selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters’ exclusive list of “Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyers.” In 2018 and 2019, he was selected for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America” for motion pictures and television law, as well as music law, ranking him among the top lawyers in the nation. He has also earned the highest rating (“AV Preeminent”) for legal ability and ethics by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and is a member of the American Bar Association, California Bar Association and Beverly Hills Bar Associations, as well as a member of the ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports. He is married with three children.