Power Lawyers: THR Unveils America's Top 100 Entertainment Attorneys
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Why he matters: Leslie's brother had just finished a big renegotiation for the cast of MTV's Buckwild when tragedy struck and star Shain Gandee died, causing MTV to cancel the show. The news was better in 2012 for The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King, who inked an extended development deal with CBS. Moonves also renegotiated sister-in-law Julie Chen's deals for Big Brother and The Talk.
Big deal: In March, he completed a major pact with CBS for Jeff Foxworthy to host this summer's cooking show The American Baking Competition, marking the network's largest-ever initial hosting deal. He also is helping the Blue Collar comedy brand expand with a theme park in Alabama. Says Moonves, "I tell my clients to always maximize on a brand and look for unconventional sources of revenue."Click here to read THR's complete Power Lawyers list.