Entertainment attorney, business strategist, counselor, producer, and writer. Founder of the Entertainment Innovators Association and Chicago Writers Association. Former Managing Director, of Six Degrees, and established celebrity and product licensing division. VP, Production & Development National Lampoon and developed entertainment properties on all platforms including publishing, live, online, gaming, location-based, motion picture, and video. Created the development and production division at Prism Entertainment. Represent talent, production companies, corporations, music labels, authors, publishers, performers, and others in all aspects of transactional law and unbundled services including contract drafting and review, ghostwriting, negotiation, business and career strategy and counsel, consulting attorney in mediation, and more. Author of several books including The Future of Fun: Evolving Entertainment and the Nature of Fun. I also have extensive personal development training and offer transformational counseling to enhance creativity and performance, change unwanted behaviors, relieve stress and anxiety, sleep better, and achieve overall well-being. I enjoy working with people and companies to help them have fun and live up to their potential.
Unique traits: I have a deep understanding of both the creative and business aspects of the entertainment industry as well as human achievement. Having worked for over a decade with individuals, small businesses, startups, and Fortune 500 companies alike, I am an empathetic and experienced strategist with an educational and consultative approach to both business relationships and lawyering. I have also worked in production and writing myself, so appreciate the challenges in these areas. As a counselor, I've acquired an exceptional set of skills to help creative and business people reduce stress, tap into creativity, and clarify and achieve their goals. UCLA BA Theater, AFI Screenwriting Fellow, USC Annenberg School MA Communications Management, Loyola Law School JD. Certified in several personal development modalities including fitness nutrition coaching, hypnotherapy, NLP, EFT, handwriting analysis, and more. Using both sides of my brain to help others.