A law firm specializing in entertainment industry transactions and based primarily in Los Angeles and New York is expanding its presence in Nashville.
3B Law equity partner Matt Jacobs moved to Nashville in 2021 and has since hired two associates locally. The company is currently based out of temporary office space, but is working with Cushman Wakefield agent Cameron Grier to find a permanent space in downtown Nashville, Jacobs said.
Most of Jacobs and the firm’s work involves film studios, streaming companies and production houses, including financing, production and distribution deals for film and television projects. For now, much of Jacobs’ work remains in Los Angeles and New York, though the goal, he said, is to continue building a client base in Nashville. A local client is Skyway Studios, a Dickerson Pike film production studio.
The two new associates are Jacob Vega and Sophia Kostas, and Jacobs said he plans to hire more in the near future. After graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Law, Vega practiced with Legility, King & Ballow and Ransom Legal. Kostas also attended UT and later earned a J.D. from Georgetown University. He also interned at the Tennessee Valley Authority and OMNIA Partners before joining 3B this summer.
Jacobs has practiced entertainment law in Los Angeles and New York since 2009 after beginning his career in M&A. He joined 3B in 2019 and was named an equity partner in September.
“Having been with us for 3 years, Mr. Jacobs was our first foray into a lateral partner,” founding partner Hamish Berry said in a statement. “The partnership has been a wholehearted success and Mr. Jacobs has been instrumental in supporting the company’s continued growth, specifically the recent opening of the Nashville office, as well as playing an important role in in the professional development of our entire team.”
The company’s clients include A24, Jax Media and Mockingbird Pictures, according to the release.