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PAUL F. MAYERSOHN, Partner

Before co-founding the firm, Paul Mayersohn practiced with the firm of Cooper, Epstein & Hurwitz and as a sole practitioner in Los Angeles. Mr. Mayersohn’s practice consists principally of representation of producers, performers and creative personnel within the entertain­ment industry, including a number of European entities. He has been instrumental in obtaining and structuring financing and distribution of numerous film projects, including a number of international co-productions. He has negotiated precedential agreements for prominent television personnel and has lectured extensively on independent film productions. He has also consulted as an expert witness in various areas of entertainment law, including agency agreements and participations. Mr. Mayersohn graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles and received his law degree from Southwestern Law School.

SHELLEY H. SURPIN, Partner

Shelley Surpin specializes in representing individuals and companies in the motion picture, television and allied fields, including their activities in independent finance, production and distribution. She received her law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, where she received two American Jurisprudence Awards, after graduating summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University. Ms. Surpin is the former Chair of SubSCREEN, the L.A. County Bar Subcommittee for Film & TV Screen Entertainment. She currently serves on the Executive Board of Stanford in Entertainment. She has previously served on the Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section (IPELS) of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She has spoken on entertainment law topics for U.C.L.A. Extension, the Writers Guild of America, IFP, West and others and has published articles in a variety of motion picture industry publications.  In 2009, she participated in the First International Animation Forum at Zhengzhou, China. She produced the dramatic feature film, Sound of My Voice, a 2012 Fox Searchlight release. Sound of My Voice was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards, including Best First Feature. She also executive produced the feature film Jake Squared, which premiered at the Raindance Festival in London.

R. JAMISON COGHILL, Partner

R. Jamison “Jamie” Coghill is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law's Entertainment and Media Law and Policy Program where he was a member of the Entertainment Law Association and Chief Managing Editor of the Entertainment Law Review. Jamie graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Cincinnati where he majored in Communi­cation with a focus in Mass Media and a minor in Business. The son of a successful musician and music producer, Jamie has been surrounded by the entertain­ment industry his entire life. Jamie is a member of both the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Texas.

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