(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Live Nation has appointed Michael G. Rowles executive vice president and general counsel.
“Mike’s extensive legal knowledge regarding transactional, securities, compliance and corporate finance matters will be instrumental as we solidify our resources as a newly-independent public company,” said Michael Rapino, Live Nation’s chief executive officer. “I look forward to working with Mike and I am confident that his expertise will strengthen our company as we enter a new period of opportunity and growth.”
“As a newly-public entity," said Rowles, "I am very optimistic about the many opportunities at Live Nation. Through the company’s recent restructuring and its refocused business strategy, I believe Live Nation is well prepared to build on its position as a leading global live content and distribution company.”
Rowles previously served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Entravision Communications Corporation since September 2000. He was responsible for advising Entravison on many critical aspects of the company’s operations, as well as strategic planning and legal matters. He was active in corporate governance, transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, SEC and NYSE reporting and compliance, FCC and other regulatory compliance, intellectual property, licensing, trademark and copyright matters, real estate matters, equity incentive plans and corporate finance. He also acted as the primary liaison between the company and its board of directors and all other committees.
Prior to joining Entravision, Rowles was a partner at the law firm of Zevnik Horton Guibord McGovern Palmer & Fognani, L.L.P, where he represented purchasers and sellers in asset, stock and merger acquisitions, as well as companies in both public and private securities transactions, including private placements and venture financing transactions. Prior to joining Zevnik Horton, Rowles held associate positions at several law firms, including Page, Polin & Busch (1995-1996), Jenner & Block (1993-1995) and Burke Weaver & Prell (1992-1993). — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner