Stuart Liner '87

Liner, Yankelevitz, Sunshine & Regenstreif

Stuart Liner is managing partner and founding member of Liner, Yankelevitz, Sunshine & Regenstreif. The Santa Monica firm, which opened its doors in 1996, is a full-service, one-stop-shop with expertise in entertainment, real estate, corporate transactions, bankruptcy and creditor's rights and tax and estate planning. When Liner decided to add entertainment to the mix, his firm attracted clients like Leeza Gibbons, Steven Bochco and Kate Hudson. "Our angle is to try to represent talent rather than studios or production companies." Liner and Yankelevitz built the firm with lightning speed and, with its satellite office in San Francisco , it's grown to more than 60 lawyers. "We have constantly strived to add the best people and broaden the practice," Liner says.

His philosophy of surrounding himself with only the best extends to family as well. Though he could easily credit entrepreneurial spirit and sharp instincts for his accomplishments, he instead credits his wife Stephanie: "I couldn't do it without her," he says.