Stacy is an experienced trial lawyer, who practices complex business litigation for clients in the entertainment industries, with an emphasis on intellectual property, licensing, unfair competition, business torts, and breach of contract claims. She also represents financial institutions and property owners in real estate disputes.

Stacy counsels high-profile artists, producers and talent in accounting and profit-participation, licensing, and other disputes involving the television and motion picture industries.

She also has represented numerous other producers and artists, including a film production company, defeating a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit filed by an individual claiming to have co-written screenplay; well-known artists prosecuting a copyright infringement and right to publicity action for defendants' improper use of performance sound recordings; and a film financier regarding investments in several independent films.

Her work for clients in the commercial real estate, banking, and financial services industries focuses on partnership disputes and representing secured creditors in judicial and non-judicial foreclosure actions and bankruptcy proceedings. She has represented numerous real estate developers and property owners, including Ronald A. Simms and the Simms/Mann Institute for Education and Community Development in connection with various disputes. She also has represented financial institutions in bankruptcy proceedings, including adversary proceedings, regarding priority lien disputes and other business issues.

In addition, Stacy regularly presents at on-line webinars on a variety of topics affecting litigators worldwide.

While she is always prepared to try any case, Stacy firmly believes that resolution of certain matters outside of court sometimes are in the best interests of her client. As such, she is highly skilled in representing clients in alternative dispute resolution through mediations and arbitrations and was elected an Alternative Dispute Resolution Neutral for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2006.

In keeping with her commitment to philanthropy, Stacy currently serves on the Board of the Pacific Clinics Foundation, which works to advance the mission of Pacific Clinics and to generate support for the non-profit organization's behavioral healthcare services. She previously served on the Pacific Clinics Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library.

  • Stacy's recent representations include:

    • Billy Bush in a dispute with NBC News regarding his employment with the "Today" show
    • J.K. Rowling in connection with the "Harry Potter" series
    • Grupo Televisa S.A.B., the world’s largest Spanish language media company, in a three-year litigation against Univision Communications Inc. The case settled favorably for Televisa three weeks into trial
    • The original executive producer of a successful television show in an action to recover the profit participation he was entitled to, which was resolved to the satisfaction of the parties in a confidential settlement
    • A film production company, defeating a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit filed by individual claiming to have co-written screenplay
    • Famous artists, prosecuting a copyright infringement and right to publicity action for defendants’ improper use of performance sound recordings
    • A film financier regarding investment in several independent films resulting in settlement
    • Financial institutions in bankruptcy proceedings, including adversary proceedings, regarding priority lien disputes and other business issues
    • Financial institutions in wrongful foreclosure and other real estate related actions
    • Partners and property owners in real estate disputes

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