Phalen G. “Chuck” Hurewitz represents a broad range of clients in various aspects of the entertainment industry, including:
Music – artists, composers, producers, engineers Film – screenwriters, producers, directors, actors, film composers Television – actors, television hosts, game show hosts, show developers, show runners, production companies, animators, television composers Literary – authors, literary agents Additional – studio executives, talent agencies, public relations firms and personnel, talent in the Latino media
As a helping professional, he assists his clients in identifying their best interests in the short-term and in the long-term. He works closely with them to thoroughly understand their career or professional needs. He helps his clients analyze and understand business proposals, offers and contracts, and negotiates effectively and creatively to get the best results possible. As a former concert pianist, Mr. Hurewitz understands artistic temperaments and as an entertainment lawyer works empathetically with creative personalities.
Mr. Hurewitz graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in History. He was a Daniel Webster National Scholar and a Senior Fellow. He received his law degree from Stanford University, where he acted as Revising Chairman of the Moot Court Board and received the American Jurisprudence Award in Mortgages. After law school, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Justice Byrl Salsman in the California District Court of Appeal. Mr. Hurewitz was later also admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Hurewitz has served and continues to serve on a broad spectrum of community service organizations. He served as Commissioner of the Los Angeles County Commission for Children and Families (1990-2006; chair 1999-2001); Commissioner of the Los Angeles County First 5 LA Commission (formerly Proposition 10 Commission, 1999-2006); President of Alternative Living for the Aging (1982-1983); President of the Metropolitan Region of the Jewish Federation Council (1988-1991); President of Jewish Family Service (1991-1994); President of the Bureau of Jewish Education (1994-1997); and President of Temple Isaiah (1975-1977). Mr. Hurewitz is also a member of the Board of New Directions for Veterans. Mr. Hurewitz has also served as a member of the Board of the Jewish Federation Council, as well as its Executive Committee, a member of the Board of the Jewish Community Foundation, Beyond Shelter, and the L.A. County High School in the Arts Foundation.
Mr. Hurewitz has been AV Rated by his peers for more than 30 years, earned when “a lawyer has reached the height of his professional excellence” and where he “has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest level of skill and integrity.”