Sabrina Ment

 
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EDUCATION

Juris Doctorate
University of California, Los Angeles 
Los Angeles, California

Bachelor of Arts, Classical Civilization 
University of California, Los Angeles 
Los Angeles, California

 

biography

Sabrina graduated Cum Laude from UCLA in a mere three years before moving on to law school.  Upon graduation from UCLA School of Law, Sabrina immediately threw herself into the entertainment  industry, becoming a production coordinator for a music DVD series. Prior to joining LaPolt Law,  P.C., Sabrina practiced for several years at a boutique firm in Santa Monica specializing in transactional and litigation matters related to music, television and general entertainment industry issues.

Sabrina negotiates and drafts various agreements relating to all areas in music, merchandising and fashion, book publishing, and motion picture and television, including but not limited to recording agreements with both major and independent labels, production agreements and other joint venture related agreements, music publishing agreements, composer agreements, endorsement and sponsorships agreements, management agreements, film production agreements, writer-option agreements, various talent agreements for film, television and commercial performances, operating agreements and various other corporate organizational documents such as corporate resolutions and amendments. Sabrina also aids music industry executives with the negotiation of their employment agreements, as well as separation agreements in connection with same.  Other areas of expertise include due diligence in connection with copyright and trademark acquisitions in addition to supporting outside litigation counsel in such areas as copyright and trademark infringement, violations of the California Talent Agencies Act, and misappropriation of name and likeness.  Moreover, Sabrina not only aids clients in developing their brands through trademark and copyright management, but actively enforces the protection of such brands via social media and elsewhere.

Sabrina has lectured at various entertainment industry conferences and seminars, including at the California Copyright Conference, National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP), Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Musician’s Institute, North American Law Summit and annually at the Cutting Edge Music Business Conference. Additionally, Sabrina previously assisted Dina LaPolt with her class at UCLA Extension, “Legal and Practical Aspects of the Music Business”, focusing her lectures on everything from trademark issues in relation to the music business to the California Talent Agencies Act.


Memberships


California State Bar Association; California Copyright Conference; Association of Independent Music Publishers; Film Independent; Beverly Hills Bar Association, National Association of Record Industry Professionals; National Recording Academy of Arts & Sciences


CommitTees & BOARDS

Board Member, Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund; Board Member, California Copyright Conference