George Davis

Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, George Davis obtained a law degree from University of Miami in 1983. Following law school, Mr. Davis specialized in mergers and acquisitions while practicing corporate law in New York at the firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

Mr. Davis moved to Los Angeles to take a position in Universal Pictures' Feature Legal Department, where he negotiated writer, producer, director, actor and rights deals in the motion picture department. In 1995, he was promoted to Universal's Feature Business Affairs Department, and in 1996 he left Universal to take a position as Head of Business and Legal Affairs for Morgan Creek Productions. Mr. Davis switched to representing talent in 1997 when he joined the entertainment law firm now known as Nelson Davis LLP.

Mr. Davis' clientele include many internationally-known writers, directors, producers, and actors in the feature film and television worlds, including winners of Academy, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Awards. Mr. Davis spends most of his free time with his three children, running, and traveling.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1997

Areas of Practice

  • Entertainment Law


  • University of Miami School Law, Miami, Florida
    • J.D. - 1983

Past Employment Positions

  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges
  • Universal Pictures, Feature Legal Department
  • Universal’s Feature Business Affairs Department, 1995 - 1996
  • Morgan Creek Productions, Head of Business and Legal Affairs