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Harry 
Finkel is an attorney and business strategist serving clients in North America, South America and Europe. He was previously an entrepreneur in the professional recording industry with legal and business experience in entertainment, commercial transactions, negotiation, licensing agreements, trademark and copyright issues.

Harry serves as legal counsel and an executive board member for Guitars in the Classroom, a nonprofit that provides instruments and training to teachers and students nationwide to help integrate music into the general educational curriculum.  He also serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster kids in L.A. County. Additionally, Harry is a panel attorney with California Lawyers for the Arts.

Harry is admitted to practice law in all California state courts and the federal District Court for the Central District of California. He earned his J.D. from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles and B.A. in Film Production and Music Business from Hofstra University in New York.

In his spare time, Harry enjoys writing, music-making, and collaborating with other creatives.

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John Griffin is a transactional and litigation attorney handling general business matters and a variety of entertainment and media projects. Prior to becoming an attorney, John spent fifteen years on the production side, building deep understanding of the perspective of both creators and production companies.

John has served as in-house business affairs executive at Mark Burnett Productions and MGM. He has represented small and large clients in negotiations, disputes, and licensing matters in retail, sales, medical billing, startup ventures, and issues in all types of media. He is well-versed in the litigation process, including drafting complaints and motions, the discovery process, and arguing in court.

John is a member of the State Bar of California, admitted to practice in all California state courts as well as the Central District of California Federal Court. He earned his J.D. in the accelerated two-year program at Southwestern Law. John obtained his B.A. from Columbia University in the City of New York, and attended Choate Rosemary Hall.

John has written, produced, and directed nearly 30 episodes of A&E’s Biography series and E!’s True Hollywood Story, earning a Gracie Award, an Emmy nomination, and a Prism Commendation. He is a panel attorney with California Lawyers for the Arts and volunteers for L.A. for Choice. John likes 70s Sci-Fi, 80s electronic music, and odd board games. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, acclaimed YA author Gretchen McNeil.

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