David and Marksmall(February 26th, 2012) A great night for Buffalo Niagara at the Oscars as “The Artist” took awards for Best Picture, Actor, Director, Original Score, and Costume which went specifically to Niagara Falls Native Mark Bridges (pictured on left), a 1978 Graduate of LaSalle High School who gave a Niagara Falls shout out on national television.

Along with Producer Harvey Weinstein who started his movie career in Buffalo, another Western New York native that played an integral part on the legal side of “The Artist” is Lewiston native David Albert Pierce (pictured on right).

David is managing partner of a six attorney law firm that served as U.S. counsel for La Petite Rein (the production entity) for “The Artist”. In this role the Pierce Law Group, LLP were responsible for negotiating and drafting all of the contracts with the American talent and crew, as well as, the location agreements and negotiating with all of the trade unions on behalf of the production company.

Congratulations Mark, David, and Harvey!

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