Robyn L. Roth

Attorney

Robyn L. Roth has more than twenty-five years of experience in a broad range of legal matters, including residential and commercial real estate, corporate transactional matters, and entertainment business and finance transactions.

 

Ms. Roth is well known for her unique practice and expertise in residential real estate matters, regularly closing eight-figure residential purchases and sales, as well as multi-million dollar residential construction projects. She maintains a full-service commercial and residential real estate practice, including purchases and sales transactions, real estate financing, title insurance, landlord-tenant and leasing matters, surveys, boundary disputes, easements, and construction matters.

 

Her business practice includes structuring and advising corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, developing equity and debt structures, structuring rights deals, executive and staff employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and termination agreements.

 

Ms. Roth’s entertainment finance and transactional practice includes entertainment production, distribution, and finance, including bank and non-traditional financings for domestic and international productions, advising on guild issues related to financing, structuring backend, deferral, and other contingent compensation arrangements, talent and writer agreements, acquisition of intellectual property, and licensing.

 

Excellence, experience, responsiveness, and discretion are the hallmarks of Ms. Roth's practice, along with a practical, results-oriented approach to solving problems that comes from a focus on and sensitivity to her client’s goals and business objectives. Ms. Roth represents individuals, families, and privately and publicly-owned companies in many industries, often acting as outside general counsel, and has particularly deep roots representing entertainment clients in their real estate and corporate legal matters.

 

Ms. Roth is a former partner at the well-known entertainment law firm of Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman, LLP in the Corporate Department, where she developed her unique practice, and prior to that was an associate at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster, LLP in the Real Estate Department where she began her career as a transactional real estate lawyer.

Ms. Roth is also the co-author of REMODEL THIS! A Women’s Guide to Planning and Surviving the Madness of a Home Renovation (Penguin/Perigee 2007). She has been quoted and interviewed extensively on real estate and remodeling in print, on radio, and online, including in the New York Times, Oprah.com, and Wisconsin Public Radio.

 

Ms. Roth is a frequent speaker on real estate law, corporate entertainment topics, and independent film production and finance, including at the Beverly Hills Bar Association, UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, the University of Southern California’s Annual Institute on Entertainment Law and Business, and the Worklaw Annual National Conference and Seminar.

 

As a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Ms. Roth has served as an officer of its Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section and the co-chair of its Annual Symposium, “Feature Films: From Acquisition to Distribution.” She is an alumna of the Anti-Defamation League’s prestigious Salvin Leadership Program and remains active in the ADL, serving on its Legal Affairs and Entertainment Committees. She is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Levitt Pavilion - MacArthur Park.

 

Ms. Roth earned her B.A. in Communication Studies from UCLA, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and received her law degree from the Harvard Law School. She is a Los Angeles native who grew up in the city’s famed Laurel Canyon neighborhood.

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1988.
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1985.
     Summa Cum Laude.
     Phi Beta Kappa.

Bar & Professional Memberships

The State Bar of California.
The Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Practice Areas

Real Estate
Business Transactions
Entertainment Finance