Helping You Achieve Your Goals.
Meet Our Founding Partner
Nina N. Ameri
A Unique Approach.
Ms. Ameri has significant experience in several practice areas, so she is able to provide her clients with a holistic approach to legal issues. This approach entails analyzing the realistic outcome of a client’s legal issues while simultaneously making recommendations that will provide the best outcome for her clients – always keeping in mind their long term goals. This approach has been instrumental in securing great outcomes for talent as well as entrepreneurs. Ms. Ameri has always had a no-nonsense approach that has supported many clients in successfully closing deals. In order to protect her client’s intellectual property and preserve sweat equity, she doesn’t shy away from advising clients to walk away from deals not in alignment with their best interests. Clients are given personalized, hands-on representation and strategic business advice in every transaction.
Ms. Ameri has always had a passion for entertainment law which stems from her personal connection to artists and creators. Her connection to this community is rooted in her father who worked as both a film editor and cinematographer. Ms. Ameri didn’t inherit his creative genes, but instead she developed a knack for negotiation and effective communication from a young age, making law school an obvious career path. As a Los Angeles native, Ms. Ameri has been immersed in the film and television business her entire life. After graduating from UCLA, she completed her Juris Doctorate at Pepperdine Law School, where she had the privilege of serving as the President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. She also interned for the prestigious Regent Entertainment, a theatrical company focused on narrow releases of independent films. Ms. Ameri serves on the board of Women Creating Change, an organization dedicated to bringing together female artists from various cultural and religious backgrounds by championing creative, inclusive collaborations through filmmaking.
After graduating law school, Ms. Ameri took the untraditional path of serving as tax counsel at Nationwide Tax Relief (NTR), a tax controversy firm in Santa Monica. At NTR she handled tax controversies for both individual and business entities before the IRS and FTB. After three years of learning the ins and outs of the IRS and FTB, she became well trained and positioned to use her negotiation skills in the film and television business as an attorney at Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP. At AGMB, she spent nine years learning the nuts and bolts of the entertainment industry though her involvement in a multitude of transactions ranging from acquisition of intellectual property, production legal on independent films, drafting and negotiating talent agreements, advising clients on copyright and trademark issues, and handling general commercial transactions in various industries. Her diverse background led Ms. Ameri to a partnership at One LLP, a boutique entertainment and intellectual property firm, where she continued her work as an entertainment and IP transactional attorney, before founding her own firm – Ameri Law, PC.