Mrs. Ameri is an associate in AGMB’s entertainment law, intellectual property law and tax law practices.
Mrs. Ameri represents independent film producers, production companies, writers, actors, and directors in a variety of transactions ranging from: acquisition of intellectual property and life story rights, corporate formation, talent agreements, writer agreements, producer agreements, director agreements, music licensing agreements for independent motion pictures, sales agency and distribution agreements. In addition, Mrs. Ameri has represented clients in entertainment litigation in both state and federal courts and advises clients in pre-litigation dispute resolution. As a Los Angeles native, Mrs. Ameri has many relationships within the sphere of entertainment, media, finance and law which are valuable resources for entertainment clients in assisting them with the development, financing and distribution of their projects.
Within the sphere of intellectual property law Mrs. Ameri has substantial experience assisting clients in prosecuting, protecting and defending Trademarks and Copyrights. Mrs. Ameri regularly counsels clients on trademark selection, clearance and registration. As part of her trademark practice Mrs. Ameri represents clients in proceedings before The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). These TTAB proceedings include appeals from USPTO Examining Attorney’s denial of registration of trademark applications, opposition proceedings filed against trademark applications and trademark cancellation proceedings. Mrs. Ameri also has experience in representing clients in internet related intellectual property disputes such as claims of cybersquatting, trademark infringement, trademark dilution, and copyright infringement. Intellectual property clients represented by Mrs. Ameri include entertainment and media companies, direct marketing companies, retail companies, computer software companies and financial planning companies.
In addition to her entertainment and intellectual property practices, Mrs. Ameri has extensive experience in tax compliance and controversy having successfully resolved several hundred tax controversy cases for business and individual clients. Mrs. Ameri aggressively and successfully negotiates with both the Internal Revenue Service and State tax agencies on offers in compromise, installment agreements, penalty abatements, lien discharges, lien subordinations, audits and releases of wage and bank levies.
- Pepperdine University School of Law – J.D., 2003
- University of California Los Angeles– Summa Cum Laude, B.A. in Sociology, 2000
- Nationwide Tax Relief (Senior Tax Attorney)
Bar, Court Admission and Licenses
- California State Bar
- United States Federal District Court – Central District of California
- United States Tax Court
Membership and Affiliations
- Los Angeles Attorney Network, Founder and Member
- California Bar Association, Member
- Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member
- California Lawyers for the Arts, Member
- Film Independent, Member