LAWYERS OF THE FIRM

PARTNERS

HOWARD E. KING, admitted to bar, 1977, California.  Education: University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1974; J.D., 1977).  Chief Justice, Moot Court Honors Program.  Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers; National Order of Barristers. Named as one of The Hollywood Reporter "Power 100 Lawyers in Entertainment". Designated a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine. PRACTICE AREAS:  Business and Intellectual Property Litigation; Real Estate.

KEITH T. HOLMES, admitted to bar, 1977, California.  Education:  Northwestern University (B.A. 1974); University of  Pennsylvania (J.D. 1977).  Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 1976-1977. Designated a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine.  PRACTICE AREAS:  Real Estate and Corporate Finance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Securities; and Banking.

PETER T. PATERNO, admitted to bar, 1976, California.  Education:  Harvey Mudd College (B.S., with distinction, 1972); University of Hawaii (M.A., 1973); University of California at Los Angeles (J.D., 1976). Designated a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine.  PRACTICE AREAS:  Entertainment Law.

JILL H. BERLINER, admitted to bar, 1984, California, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.  Education:  University of California at Santa Cruz (B.A. with honors in history, 1979); University of Southern California (J.D., 1984).  Member and Editor, University of Southern California Law Review, 1982-1984. Designated a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine.  PRACTICE AREAS:  Entertainment Law.

LAURIE L. SORIANO, admitted to bar, 1986, California. Education: University of Pennsylvania (B.A. cum laude with honors in English, 1983, College of Arts and Sciences; BS cum laude in Economics with concentration in Marketing, 1983, Wharton School of Business); University of California, Davis (J.D., 1986), order of the coif, Editor-in-Chief, UC Davis Law Review; Law Clerk to Hon. Harry Pregerson, U.S. Circuit Judge, Ninth Circuit, 1986-1987. PRACTICE AREAS: Entertainment Law

STEPHEN D. ROTHSCHILD, admitted to bar, 1987, California.  Education:  University of California at Berkeley (B.A., 1984); Loyola Marymount University (J.D., 1987).  Recipient, Bancroft Whitney Award for Excellence in the Study of Employment Discrimination. Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association.  PRACTICE AREAS:  Business, Intellectual Property, and Employment Litigation.

EILEEN LYON, admitted to bar, 1987, California.  Education:  University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1983); University of Southern California Law Center (J.D., 1987).  Member: Southern California Law Review, 1985-1986.  PRACTICE AREAS:  Banking, Corporate, Regulatory and Compliance, Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions.  Member:  American Corporate Counsel, American Bankers Association Regional Counsels Group, State Bar of California Business Law Section (Corporations Committee).

LESLIE E. FRANK, Partner, admitted to bar, 1992, California.  Education:  Carnegie-Mellon University (B.A. with honors, 1987); University of California at Davis, School of Law (J.D. 1992).  Editor, “Environs,” Environmental Law Journal.  PRACTICE AREAS: Entertainment Law and New Media Law.

SETH MILLER, Partner, admitted to bar, 1994, California. Education:  University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1980); University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law (J.D., 1994).  PRACTICE AREAS:  Business and Entertainment Litigation.

DANIEL K. STUART, Partner, admitted to bar, 1999, California. Education:  California State University, Northridge (B.A., 1992); Loyola Marymount University (J.D., 1996). Recipient, Bancroft Whitney Award for Excellence in the Study of Trial Advocacy. Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association. Co-author, California Senate Bill 1162 (1999) which created and/or modified Family Code §§771, 6750-6753 and 7500, commonly known as the Coogan Law.  PRACTICE AREAS:  Entertainment Law; Employment Law; Mergers and Acquisitions.

JACQUELINE SABEC, Partner, admitted to bar, 1999, California. Education:  Education: Ithaca College (B.A., 1995); Golden Gate University School of Law (J.D. 1990).  PRACTICE AREAS:  Entertainment Law; Employment Law; Mergers and Acquisitions.

ASSOCIATES

MADGE S. BELETSKY, admitted to bar, 1986, New York; 1989, California.  Education:  State University of New York at Binghamton (B.A. with honors, 1982); Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.  (J.D., Cum Laude 1985).  Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association.  PRACTICE AREAS:  Corporate; Securities; Banking and Mergers and Acquisitions.

JOSEPH M. CARLONE, admitted to bar, 1997, California. Education: University of Southern California (B.A., 1994); Whittier College School of Law (J.D., 1997). PRACTICE AREAS: Entertainment Law.

MARJORIE GARCIA, admited to the bar, 2005, California. Education: California State University at Northridge (B.A., 2002); University of San Francisco School of Law, (J.D. 2005). PRACTICE AREAS: Entertainment Law.

JOSEPH W. HALBARDIER, admitted to bar, 2006, California.  EDUCATION: University of Texas at Austin (B.A. 2002); Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D. 2005); PRACTICE AREAS: Entertainment and Media Law

KATHERINE E. AVERY, admitted to bar, 2007, New York; 2008, California. Education: University of Massachusetts Amherst (B.A., Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2000); University of Virginia School of Law, (J.D., 2006). PRACTICE AREAS: Real Estate and Corporate Finance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Securities; and Banking.

OF COUNSEL

NIKKI WOLONTIS, admitted to bar, 1978, California.  Education: New York University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1974); Stanford University (J.D., 1978).  Honor Societies: Phi Beta Kappa. Founding Member, Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation.  Member, Los Angeles County and American (Member, Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section) Bar Associations; State Bar of California.  PRACTICE AREAS:  Financial Institutions Law, General Corporate and Regulatory Representation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Bank Applications and Organizations; Corporate Securities.

JEFFREY P. SILBERMAN, admitted to bar 1983, California.  Education:  Haverford College (B.A. 1978); University of Southern California Law Center (J.D., 1983).  Member, Order of the Coif.  PRACTICE AREAS:  Entertainment Law.