Yasmine O. Abdel-Aal

Yasmine O. Abdel-Aal is a partner at Kaufman Abdel-Aal LLP focusing on trademark, copyright, internet, and transactional entertainment law. She has been named one of the American Bar Association’s “On the Rise- Top 40 Young Lawyers” (2016). Yasmine has also been selected to the California Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists (2015-2018), and was awarded the “Outstanding Young Alumni” award by Whittier Law School (2013). Previously, Yasmine was principal of Markah Legal, General Counsel for the Doha Film Institute, In-House Legal Counsel for Qatar Foundation, Adjunct Professor of Law at Whittier Law School, and Associate at Fulwider Patton in Los Angeles. Yasmine… read more

Peter L. Kaufman

Peter Kaufman is an entertainment lawyer and partner at Kaufman Abdel-Aal LLP.  He specializes in finance, production and distribution of film, television, music, publishing, digital and internet-based matters. His practice includes the representation of international and domestic distributors, financiers, content libraries, sales agents, producers, directors, writers and actors. Mr. Kaufman serves on the arbitration panels for the Independent Film and Television Alliance (“IFTA”) and the American Arbitration Association. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Producers Guild of America, and Film Independent. Mr. Kaufman is also a former chair of the Intellectual Property and… read more

Larry Verbit

Larry Verbit is of counsel to the firm and a principal of The Law Offices of Larry Verbit.  He has over twenty-five years of combined corporate management and legal experience in the entertainment and media business. His legal skills have been recognized by his peers as he has been named a Super Lawyer in entertainment law in 2016. Larry Verbit was previously an attorney with the firm Heenan Blaikie and its successor firms, Berkowitz Black & Zolke and Berkowitz & Black.  The firm was affiliated with Heenan Blaikie, Canada, which is one of Canada’s largest law firms.  Mr. Verbit has… read more

Madonna Benson

Madonna Benson specializes in corporate and entertainment law. During law school, she was the president of the Media Law Forum, a research assistant to Professor Michael Epstein, and an intern for One, LLP, The Law Offices of Larry Verbit, and Kaufman Entertainment Law Group. After graduating from law school, she worked as an attorney with Kaufman Entertainment Law Group and subsequently, Kaufman Abdel-Aal LLP. Ms. Benson received her Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School in which she completed the two year accelerated SCALE program. She received her B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A) with a degree… read more