Toni advises a broad range of business clients, from sole proprietors to emerging businesses to not-for-profit institutions to middle-market companies, in a variety of industries, including film, television, music, gaming, new media, eCommerce, commercial and investment banking, insurance, retail, manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, consumer products, restaurants, health care, software and technology, fashion, marketing, and public relations.
Her Entertainment & Sports practice focuses on production, talent representation, motion picture, television and new media development, distribution and licensing, and other entertainment issues. Toni provides legal advice to writers, directors, producers and production companies, offering legal representation at all stages of production. She has served as production counsel for independent film projects.
Prior to founding the firm, Toni was a corporate attorney who worked on a variety of business and M&A transactions totaling over $400 million. She developed substantial experience drafting and negotiating a variety of business contracts that arise throughout the life cycle of a venture.
Toni served as the Director of Business and Legal Affairs for an international film distribution company where she oversaw the acquisition and distribution of over 25 films. She also spent three years as a litigation associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Zevnik Horton, experience which gives her the ability to spot critical issues that could threaten the viability of business transactions or disadvantage a client if the partnership encounters obstacles.
Toni continues to be a mentor to students and recent graduates from UCLA School of Law and other local law schools.