Robyn L. Roth has more than thirty years of experience in a broad range of legal matters, including residential and commercial real estate, corporate transactional matters, and entertainment business and finance.
Ms. Roth maintains a full-service commercial and residential real estate practice and is best known for her unique residential real estate expertise, handling complex transactions and disputes. She regularly closes seven-figure and eight-figure residential purchases and sales, often forming privacy and confidentiality trusts for her high-profile, high-net-worth clients. Her expertise also includes multimillion-dollar residential construction projects, title matters and title insurance, landlord-tenant issues and leasing, surveys, boundary disputes, easements, section 1031 exchange matters (including “drop and swap” transactions), and real estate financing.
Ms. Roth’s business practice also includes structuring and advising corporations and limited liability companies and partnerships; developing equity and debt structures; and structuring rights deals, executive and staff employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, and nondisclosure agreements. Her business entertainment practice has included bank and nontraditional financing for domestic and international productions, advising on guild issues related to financing; structuring back-end, deferral, and other contingent compensation arrangements, as well as talent and writer agreements; acquisition of intellectual property; and licensing.
Excellence, experience, responsiveness, and discretion are the hallmarks of her practice, along with a practical, results-oriented approach to solving problems that comes from a focus on and sensitivity to her clients’ 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 boutique entertainment law firm of Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman, LLP in the Corporate Department, where she developed her unique practice. She began her career as an associate in the Real Estate Department at the law firm Morrison & Foerster, LLP.
Ms. Roth is also the co-author of the book 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, on Oprah.com, and on Wisconsin Public Radio.
Ms. Roth has been 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 served as an officer of its Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section and the co-chair of its Annual Symposium. She is an alumna of the Anti-Defamation League’s prestigious Salvin Leadership Program and remains active in the ADL and has served 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.