Attorney lineup

Zachary Elsea

Zachary Elsea specializes in intellectual property litigation, business litigation, copyright and trademark matters, and other commercial disputes.

Chad Fitzgerald

Chad Fitzgerald specializes in complex entertainment industry disputes as well as business and intellectual property litigation.

Shawn Holley

Shawn Holley is the rare trial attorney who practices in the areas of both civil and criminal litigation.

Lawrence Iser

Mr. Iser specializes in the areas of intellectual property, entertainment, commercial, real estate and employment litigation.

Dale Kinsella

Mr. Kinsella is a nationally known trial lawyer specializing in the areas of entertainment and intellectual property litigation.

Katherine Kleindienst

Katherine handles a wide range of complex litigation matters, including entertainment, intellectual property, and general commercial litigation.

Gregory Korn

Gregory Korn specializes in the areas of entertainment and intellectual property litigation.

Alan Kossoff

Alan Kossoff practices civil litigation, with an emphasis in business, employment, entertainment, malpractice, and personal injury matters.

Michael Kump

Michael Kump is a problem solver who fights tenaciously to protect his clients’ valuable intellectual property and contractual rights.

Aaron Liskin

Aaron Liskin handles a wide range of complex litigation matters.

Suann MacIsaac

Suann MacIsaac specializes in entertainment, intellectual property and general business litigation.

Kate Mangels

Kate Mangels represents companies and individuals in complex civil and criminal matters, including white collar criminal matters.

Amber Melius

Amber Melius' areas of practice include entertainment, copyright, employment, contract and other commercial disputes.

Patricia Millett

Patricia Millett specializes in commercial and entertainment litigation.

Joshua Rosenberg

Joshua Rosenberg handles a wide range of complex litigation matters, including entertainment, intellectual property, and general business disputes.

Allen Secretov

Allen Secretov specializes in intellectual property and entertainment litigation.

Nick Soltman

Nick handles a wide range of litigation matters, including entertainment, IP, general commercial litigation, and white-collar criminal defense.

Kristen Spanier

Kristen Spanier handles litigation matters in the areas of entertainment, intellectual property, and general business law.

Jonathan Steinsapir

Jonathan Steinsapir’s practice encompasses a wide range of commercial litigation matters.

Howard Weitzman – In Memoriam

Howard Weitzman’s clients have included every major motion picture studio; talent agencies; and many high-profile individuals.

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Howard Weitzman In Memoriam

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April 26, 2021

KWIKA Obtains Dismissal of Long-Running Abuse Lawsuit Against Michael Jackson Estate

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The Estate of Michael Jackson, represented by Jonathan Steinsapir and the late Howard Weitzman, scored a major victory on Monday when a Los Angeles judge ruled that the late artist’s...

April 26, 2021

Shawn Holley Selected to Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 “Women of Influence: Attorneys” List

The firm is proud to announce that Shawn Holley has been selected for inclusion in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Women of Influence: Attorneys” list for 2021....

April 21, 2021

Michael Kump Named to the Daily Journal’s List of “Top Intellectual Property Lawyers” for 2021

The firm is pleased to announce that Michael Kump was recently named to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal’s annual “Top Intellectual Property Lawyers” list....

April 13, 2021

Variety’s 2021 “Legal Impact Report” Features Dale Kinsella and Michael Kump

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The firm would like to congratulate Dale Kinsella and Michael Kump on being selected for inclusion in Variety’s “Legal Impact Report” for 2021....

April 8, 2021

Howard Weitzman (1939-2021)

Our beloved friend and partner Howard Weitzman passed away yesterday. A renowned trial lawyer and dealmaker, Howard skillfully handled some of the most famous cases in Hollywood. Howard’s wit, charm,...

April 5, 2021

Nick Soltman Speaks to Los Angeles Times on Regé-Jean Page’s Exit from Hit Netflix Show ‘Bridgerton’

Nick Soltman was recently quoted in Ryan Faughnder's Los Angeles Times article “Why is Regé-Jean Page leaving Netflix's ‘Bridgerton?'” which focuses on Page’s single-season talent deal with Netflix and how...

April 5, 2021

Howard Weitzman and Larry Iser Named to Billboard’s 2021 “Top Music Lawyers” List

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The firm is pleased to announce that Howard Weitzman and Larry Iser have been selected to Billboard’s distinguished “Top Music Lawyers” list for 2021. ...

March 31, 2021

KWIKA Named 2021 “California – Entertainment Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation

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KWIKA is pleased to announce that Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to the world’s leading litigation firms and lawyers, has recognized the firm as a “California - Entertainment Firm of...

March 10, 2021

Chad Fitzgerald Quoted in TheWrap on Bob Chapek’s First Year as Disney CEO

Chad Fitzgerald was recently quoted in Diane Haithman’s TheWrap article “Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s First Year Report Card: High Marks for Not ‘Steering it Off a Cliff.’” The article focuses...

February 26, 2021

KWIKA’S Mattel Team Wins on Appeal of Dismissed Idea Submission Case

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KWIKA’s Mattel team (Larry Iser, Kristen Spanier and Patricia Millett) have prevailed on the appeal from the dismissal by the Los Angeles Superior Court of an idea submission case brought by toy inventor Technology...

February 19, 2021

Gregory Korn Quoted in Bloomberg Copyright and Implied Contracts Article

Gregory Korn was recently quoted in Kyle Jahner’s Bloomberg Law article “‘Inside Out’ Case Shows Gray Area Between Inspired, Swiped.” The piece covers copyright law and breach of implied contract...

February 17, 2021

Allen Secretov Writes on Britney Spears’ Conservatorship for The Hollywood Reporter

Allen Secretov’s guest column “What ‘Framing Britney Spears’ Doesn’t Really Answer” appeared in The Hollywood Reporter. The piece brings attention to an opaque area of law, conservatorships, using Britney Spears’...

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The trend today in the legal profession favors mergers and growth, “platforms and synergies” and multinational offices with many hundreds of lawyers. In 2006, we bucked this trend by opening our own civil and criminal litigation boutique.

Our clients—who run the gamut from artists, creators and entrepreneurs to publicly held corporations—understand that the outcome of litigation depends on the quality and experience of the individual lawyers fighting for you. Not on firm size, “platforms” or offices in exotic locales.

 

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