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Ex-MGM Official to Rejoin Former Law Partners

Stephen D. Silbert, former vice chairman of MGM-Pathe Communications Co., will rejoin his former law practice partners on next week when he becomes “of counsel” at Christensen, White, Miller, Fink & Jacobs.

Silbert, 49, was a partner in the firm of Wyman, Bautzer, Kuchel & Silbert until he left in 1985 to join financier Kirk Kerkorian at MGM. He served as president of MGM/UA Communications until Kerkorian sold the studio to Giancarlo Parretti. Silbert left in May, while troubled MGM-Pathe was renegotiating its debts.

Christensen White is the Century City law firm formed by Terry Christensen, who also had joined Kerkorian at MGM, and other former Wyman Bautzer partners in 1988. Their departure from Wyman Bautzer lead to an acrimonious court battle and, eventually, the dissolution of the firm.

Silbert said he is pleased to be rejoining “my friends and former partners, the only people I ever practiced with. . . . I saw what my former law partners were doing, and I couldn’t help being impressed.

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