Named partner, Grubman Shire & Meiselas
Last Year's Rank: 50
With A-list clients including Madonna and Sean "Diddy" Combs, Grubman and Meiselas have numerous crowning achievements for 2016. Meiselas worked with The Weeknd, who debuted atop the Billboard 200 with Starboy and landed branding deals with Puma and H&M. Grubman, who has worked with Bruce Springsteen since 1982, was involved in negotiations with Simon & Schuster for The Boss' memoir Born to Run. The Brooklyn Law School grad also consulted for Spotify, Live Nation, Azoff MSG Entertainment and Sony. Says Grubman, "If I didn't have the support of the lawyers that work for me, I'd be walking down 57th Street selling pencils."
Go-To-Lunch Spot: Grubman "Brooklyn Diner, where they've named a pie after me: ‘Allen Grubman's Chocolate Pudding Pie.' Try it."