Marler is a Director and member of Houlihan Lokey’s Technology•Media•Telecom Group. His experience includes valuing
closely held and publicly traded businesses and providing financial advisory
services in a range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions,
spin-offs, sales, repurchases of minority and controlling interest blocks, and
other corporate finance activities. He has also provided valuations for tax and
financial reporting purposes, gift and estate tax purposes, ESOPs, and dispute
analysis. He is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.
Marler has performed complex financial analyses and has broad experience in
valuing intellectual property in the media and entertainment industries. He has
worked extensively with leading media, sports and entertainment companies,
including Sony Pictures, NBC, DreamWorks, Warner Bros., Comcast, Major League
Baseball, House of Blues, Gray Television, and Six Flags.
Marler speaks and writes frequently on the media, sports, and entertainment
industries and co-authored: Intellectual Property Valuation. Intellectual
Property in Business Transactions.
Oakland, California: Continuing Education of the Bar; 2008.
joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Marler was a controller at Polygram Filmed
Entertainment, responsible for financial reporting, film accounting, and
budgeting. Earlier, he was a member of Spelling Entertainment’s corporate
finance group, responsible for accounting, budgeting, strategic analyses, and
Marler holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Finance from California State
University at Northridge and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
He holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.