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Jack McBride focuses his practice on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. He has experience in a wide range of industries, including media, financial services, technology, manufacturing, aerospace and consumer products, and has represented acquirers, sellers and others in connection with a wide variety of both public and private transactions.

For more than 30 years, Jack has advised boards, special committees and executive management regarding M&A, joint venture, financing and other deal strategies and structures. He has served as a legal advisor to corporations, private equity and other financial services firms, providing them with strategic, as well as day-to-day legal advice.

Jack represents a wide range of major real estate and other clients as securities counsel in their EB-5 financings. Jack also served as general counsel to a major national media company where he was responsible for all of its corporate, real estate, financing, intellectual property and other legal matters.


  • Private equity
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Financing
  • Joint ventures
  • Entertainment and media
  • EB-5 financing and securities



  • NBC Acquisition of Universal Pictures
  • Sony Acquisition of MGM
  • Loews Cineplex Legal Matters
  • Merger of Loews Theatres with Cineplex Odeon Corporation to form one of the world’s largest movie exhibition chains.
  • $300 million acquisition of Grupo Cinemex, one of the largest movie exhibition chains in Mexico.
  • Acquisition of 50% interest in the Megabox Cineplex movie exhibition chain in South Korea.
  • Establishment of $1 billion Senior Bank Facility and $300 million; Subordinated Note Facility and issuance of 10 million shares of common stock.
  • Supervised successful negotiation and closing of over $500 million Exit; Financing in connection with LCE’s emergence from Chapter 11.
  • Formation of Yelmo Cineplex, a Spanish joint venture that owns and operates one of the largest movie exhibition chains in Spain.
  • Supervised successful restructuring of company and subsidiaries under Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the United States and CCAA in Canada.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southern California Super Lawyers,  2005-2016, 2018-2019
  • Recipient, Human Rights First, Los Angeles Pro Bono Star Award, 2017
  • Active in Pro Bono Representation, including representation of unaccompanied alien children (working with KIND (Kids in Need of Defense)), and asylum applicants (working with Human Rights First).
  • Member, American Bar Association


  • J.D., St. John's University School of Law, 1982
    • Senior Notes and Comments Editor, St. John’s Law Review
  • M.A., high honors, The University of St. Andrews, 1977
  • California
  • New York