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Christopher Chatham

Mr. Chatham has represented major stars, producers, directors, writers, financiers, independent production companies, and major corporations. He acts as general counsel to prominent dealmakers in the motion picture and television industry and provides advice regarding production matters, investment and acquisitions, management strength, deal structuring, and other strategic planning. Mr. Chatham has litigated civil and criminal matters in state and in federal courts involving a myriad of complex litigation matters including claims for breach of contract, negligence, fraud, shareholder disputes, trademark and copyright infringement, and other general business disputes and wrongful conduct. Litigation aside, Mr. Chatham also provides services to his clients to deter litigation that includes preparing and implementing employee and partnership agreements, negotiating business contracts as well as advising on private matters.

Before his legal career, Mr. Chatham worked for Lehman Brothers, Inc. in New York. During his time on Wall Street, Mr. Chatham primarily traded corporate bonds in the primary and secondary markets and was a Registered Representative of the National Association of Securities Dealers. Mr. Chatham obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia where he received a tennis scholarship.

Mr. Chatham has been profiled in a number of publications, including Southern California Super Lawyers, and has been a legal analyst for nationally syndicated television shows. Mr. Chatham is admitted to practice in California before U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit; Northern District of California; and Central District of California. He is also admitted to practice in Hawaii and the District of Columbia. Mr. Chatham is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Hawaii Bar Association and the D.C. Bar Association.

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John Hogan

JV Hogan acts as outside general counsel for his clients who include high net wealth individuals, business owners, and the businesses they own across numerous fields, such as entertainment, hospitality, IT, mobile technology, intellectual property, fashion, cosmetics, book and e-publishing, lending and finance, health care, manufacturing, distribution, resellers, retail, professional services, design, construction, and the public sector.  JV started his legal career in litigation, which has been an asset for his transactional practice as he advises clients on matters to not only deter litigation down the line, but also to negotiate deals that will protect his clients in the event of litigation. In addition, he is able to advise his clients on when it is appropriate to engage in litigation to protect his clients’ rights.  His unique background in both litigation and transactional practice provide him with the ability to advise his clients in many day to day issues that arise in a business setting.

JV has advised his clients on numerous issues such as start up and corporation formation, copyright and trademark prosecution and protection, employment, lending, leasing, shareholder disputes, bringing in new investors, licensing and distribution agreements, purchase and sale of businesses, liens, enforcing judgments, insurance, contracts, protection of assets, risk management, and dispute resolution.  Being a business owner himself, JV understands the challenges and difficulties that business owners face every day.  As a result, JV provides his services in a timely, efficient, and cost effective manner so that his clients can continue to focus on what drives their business and not just the legal issues that they face.

JV earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles and his juris doctorate at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He is admitted to practice in the State of California and the United States District Court, Central District of California.  He lectures in educational, institutional, and organizational settings on current legal issues that affect his clientele.  JV is a California native and he enjoys donating his time to local community and service organizations in order to give back to his community and the public.