Meet Attorney James D. Pacitti
The firm handles all legal and business aspects of TV and film development, production, and distribution including financing, corporate formation, and organization, acting as production counsel, and negotiating and preparing the sale, license, and distribution agreements.
For over 20 years, James D. Pacitti, the founder, and the managing attorney has aggressively represented and assisted thousands of clients in entertainment, intellectual property, and business matters and in state and federal litigation.
James D. Pacitti has been practicing law since graduating from Fordham University School of Law in New York City in 1995 and is licensed to practice in California, Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, James went to college at Northeastern University in Boston, graduating cum laude. After graduating from law school, James practiced in his hometown for three years prior to relocating to Florida where he headed a department in one of the largest litigation law firms in the country. In 2007, James relocated to California and started his own practice focused on entertainment law, business law, and litigation.
James brings a broad base of experience that provides him with a unique perspective which he uses to help his clients avoid the many pitfalls awaiting in the often treacherous world of entertainment. In addition to practicing entertainment and transactional law, James has vast civil litigation experience and has tried dozens of cases during his career. With experience in both commercial transactions and the lawsuits that often follow, James is able to guide his clients to avoid those situations that will expose them to unnecessary liability and expenses.
- J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1995
- B.A., Cum Laude , Northeastern University, 1992
- California, 2007
- Florida, 1997
- New York, 1997
- New Jersey, 1997
- Pennsylvania, 1996
Admitted To Practice
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
The initial consultation is always complimentary.
At the conclusion of the initial consultation, all clients are provided a comprehensive assessment of their legal needs, the time involved to provide the proposed services, and the projected costs.
THE PLF WAY
Our team members have worked in various capacities in the entertainment industry, so we have a unique understanding of the daunting challenges any entertainment professional faces in trying to realize their creative dreams.
The firm provides guidance and counsel to our clients and acts as production risk management and outside general counsel for independent producers and production companies, helping our clients navigate the legal landmines throughout the development, finance, production, and distribution of film and television projects.
Once a client retains us, our goal is to guide and assist them throughout their professional journey and help them achieve all the success they seek in this business of show.
We protect our clients and their projects so they can focus on pursuing and realizing their creative dreams and goals. The firm does not focus on maximizing fees from each transaction as we see ourselves as not just counselors but partners and collaborators. Our goal is not to represent a client for one transaction: our goal is to represent them throughout their career.
We are committed to you and your career. Contact us today at 323-230-6200.