“All deals need to be win-win situations.”

“My aim is for you to achieve your professional goals.”

“I’m the door opener, not the obstacle in your way.”

Dinah Perez:

“Elite Entertainment Attorney in Los Angeles.”

Top Rated Entertainment Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Top Rated Entertainment Attorney in Los Angeles!

Dinah Perez is recognized by peers and was selected to Super Lawyers for 2019 – 2020. This selection is based on an evaluation of 12 indicators including peer recognition and professional achievement in legal practice.

Dinah Perez chose to pursue a career in law after completing undergraduate studies. She attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and graduated in 1995. Dinah Perez passed the bar exam and was admitted to legal practice in 1996. She practices law in the areas of film, television, new media, publishing, and music in Los Angeles. She also represents clients with Intellectual Property issues.

Being selected to Super Lawyers is limited to a small number of attorneys in each state. As one of the few attorneys to garner the distinction of Super Lawyers, Dinah Perez has earned the respect of peers as one of the top-rated attorneys in the nation.

“Just when you think you can’t afford an attorney is exactly when you need to hire one”

Entertainment Lawyer Dinah Perez

MY PRACTICE AREAS

Film & New Media Legal Services

Negotiation, drafting, and review of film-related agreements. Representing above-the-line talent, production companies, and film productions from pre-production through distribution.

TV Legal Services

Negotiation, drafting, and review of television-related agreements.  Representing above-the-line talent and independent television productions from pre-production through distribution.

Music Legal Services

Negotiation, drafting, and review of all music-related agreements. Representing artists, indie record labels, managers, and publishers.

Publishing Legal Services

Negotiation, drafting, and review of publishing-related agreements. Representing authors, ghostwriters, and collaborators, and filmmakers seeking to acquire film/TV rights.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY :

Dinah is a real 'Superlawyer'!

       For 3 years, Dinah has guided us on legal matters for my wife's book series. She has a depth of expertise which has really helped us in our endeavors. Dinah is fair but firm in her negotiations, and also has a heart. She is vary caring and protective of her clients, and isn't afraid to gracefully let you know when you should use her services, in order to avoid problems. While doing so, Dinah is very careful not to make unnecessary charges. Joan and I couldn't recommend Dinah more highly. It's no wonder that Dinah was chosen as a 2019 “Superlawyer,” which means she's considered to be one of the top five percent entertainment attorneys in CA.
Rod and Joan (Avvo)

Strong Defender

      I've hired Dinah twice now to help advise and draft collaboration agreements. She has a ton of experience; she's quick to respond, knowledgeable, thoughtful, thorough and professional. Above all, Dinah works towards negotiating the best deal for YOU. She made me aware of provisions and deal points I didn't even know existed. Dinah was a pleasure to work with, and I'd be happy to work with her again.
Brian (Avvo)

Efficient and Personable

      Dinah Perez helped me to negotiate a difficult distribution contract, and fought to get me the best terms. She also helped me to negotiate music rights for my film on a very tight deadline, taking over the work from the music supervisor who was not getting it done. She is a creative problem-solver that can do anything she sets her mind to, and she is also personable and pleasant to work with. Highly recommended.
Anna (Avvo)

We couldn't have done it without her!

       I can't say enough wonderful things about Dinah Perez. Not only did she do an amazing job explaining and executing all of our contractual needs with two separate businesses, but it was her pep talks that helped us as much as anything. She took the time to inform us of every scenario along the way and really helped give us the confidence to not only ask for what we wanted but to hold our ground until we got it. We definitely consider Dinah an important member of the team over here at What's In-Store Music. I've said it once, I will say it again, we couldn't have done it without her.
Scott (Avvo)

Great Entertainment Lawyer

       Dinah always acts quickly, professionally, and with my best interest in mind. Being a young screenwriter in Los Angeles who struggles to balance the bottom line with maintaining relationships to forward my career, Dinah is always sure to knuckle-down on the deal I deserve while also operating fairly to preserve and strengthen my connections. I wouldn't be where I am now without her at my back. Highly recommend!
David (Avvo)

She is the best!

      Dinah is impressively intelligent, very loyal and extremely caring. She doesn't miss a thing and there is no one who will fight harder. Dinah suspected there were unpaid profit participation monies on one of our past movie deals. She convinced us to do something we never thought possible: take legal action against a major studio. Dinah’s professional respect and reach is wide -- she made a connection to a dream team who agreed to take our case on contingency. Dinah’s instincts are spot on. In the galaxy of bright legal stars, she is a supernova!
Chris (Avvo)

I am grateful to Dinah!

     Dinah Perez has represented my producing endeavors on a variety of film projects. She has handled contracts for me dealing with large and small companies. Each time paying close attention to detail, she has been able to negotiate contractual obstacles. Dinah has always been available to me to offer sound advise. What I love most is that she has been able to accomplish all this with honesty and grace. And for this, I am grateful.
Leslie (Avvo)

She's the best thing that can happen for an Artist.

       Dinah Perez has been more than an attorney for me. She has been a champion of my work. She really took the time to get to know me and my needs and she understands my needs as an artist. She has handled my legal affairs with great focus and expertise.
Maureen

Knowledgable and gets it done

       I always enjoy working with Dinah, it's rare to find a lawyer who understands the documentary space, fair use and other right issues. She works with filmmakers to make it happen instead of just saying don't or it won't. I consider her part of the creative team, because without her I couldn't make the films I want to make.
Betsy

Endorsing an Exceptionally Knowledgeable, Highly-Committed Entertainment Lawyer

       Dinah Perez ALWAYS exceeds the threshold of mere professionalism, extending a sense of personal concern toward my legal issues. She is supportive, tough when necessary, extremely knowledgable about entertainment law and passionate about her clients' success. She has helped me on numerous occasions, particularly with writers' contracts and, recently, by negotiating a refund from an online media services company that fell far-short of its claims. She has also advised me on copyright, trademark and licensing issues. I consider Ms. Perez to be a vital member of my team and, without hesitation, recommend her services.
Marina (Avvo)

BLOG & PUBLICATIONS

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