The Dealmaker's Ten Commandments: Ten Essential Tools for Business Forged in the Trenches of Hollywood

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9781501274695: The Dealmaker's Ten Commandments: Ten Essential Tools for Business Forged in the Trenches of Hollywood

The Dealmaker's Ten Commandments provides a practical, no-nonsense methodology for negotiating deals, managing your time and handling crisis, all at the highest level.

Authored by one of the entertainment industry's most beloved success stories, prominent transactional attorney and former child actor Jeff B. Cohen created The Dealmaker's Ten Commandments to overcome resistance and achieve his goals without losing his soul along the way.

Although developed in Hollywood, the real world tactics, strategies, and guiding principles are vital for any business environment.

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Jeff B. Cohen is a prominent transactional attorney and former child actor, best known for playing the role of ‘Chunk’ in the Richard Donner/Steven Spielberg film The Goonies. A co-founder of Beverly Hills–based Cohen Gardner LLP, he has been named by Variety to both its Dealmakers Impact List and Legal Impact List. A distinguished lecturer and active writer, he has authored numerous articles discussing business, technology, and entertainment matters for CNBC, The Huffington Post, Backstage, Lawyerist, and others. He is proud to serve on corporate boards in both the non-profit and for-profit arenas.


There is a common thread between Jeff's busy law office, his extremely pro-active and creative dealmaking and his commitment to not just assisting and educating the next generation but also serving as priest, rabbi and legal eagle to the timeless dreamers and salty pros who have no age. He generously shares a lot of brainstorming time because he knows great stories, projects and profits come from all corners of the biz. If you want to compete, at any level, whether it’s down in the streets or up in the suites, you’ve got to train your brain and steel your nerves for the long distance course. The Dealmaker’s Ten Commandments puts you in the locker room with a pretty damn good coach: [author] Jeff Cohen. (Steven Gaydos, Vice President and Executive Editor Variety)

I have worked with a most talented young Jeff as an actor and adult Jeff as an attorney. He has distinguished himself as one of the most respected dealmakers in our industry. The methodology he has developed with The Dealmaker’s Ten Commandments is invaluable for any professional who wants to make an impact in their chosen field. (Richard Donner, Hollywood Director and Producer)

Not only has Jeff been an amazing attorney, helping guide me through the labyrinth that is the business of Hollywood but now he gave me the gift of The Dealmaker’s Ten Commandments. His amazing business acumen is a lesson for anyone trying to improve their skills in the art of dealmaking. (Terry City, Vice President BuzzFeed)

In Hollywood it’s all about the 'art of the deal,' and with that said, there is no greater artist in the entertainment industry than Jeff Cohen. You can have a good can have a good manager....but without an EXCEPTIONAL attorney who knows the steps to take to craft the perfect deal, you’re gonna have problems. Not only does Jeff know those steps, but he created most of them! (Brian Gott, Producer/Philanthropist-Chairman Starlight Children's Foundation)

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