Matthew DiNicola is the founder and managing partner of DiNicola Law Group. Mr. DiNicola has a broad-based legal practice focused primarily on advising start-up companies and counseling clients in connection with the development, production and distribution of entertainment projects. Mr. DiNicola also has considerable experience in a variety of complex corporate and real estate transactions. Mr. DiNicola’s corporate experience includes mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, public offerings, private placements, federal and state securities compliance and general corporate matters for public and private companies. Mr. DiNicola’s real estate experience includes the acquisition, sale, development, finance, and leasing of commercial, industrial, and residential properties. Mr. DiNicola also advises clients in land development including zoning, planning and permitting at the local and state level.
Prior to founding DiNicola Law Group, Mr. DiNicola was a member of the Transactional Department of the Los Angeles based entertainment law firm of Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard and Shapiro, LLP. While practicing at Glaser Weil, Mr. DiNicola was responsible for drafting and negotiating financing agreements for entertainment production companies of all sizes. Mr. DiNicola also advised the firm’s clients throughout the production and distribution stages of their projects. In addition, Mr. DiNicola represented clients on corporate and real estate financings, acquisitions and dispositions.
Prior to joining Glaser Weil, Mr. DiNicola provided legal counsel to filmmakers throughout the financing, production and distribution of their projects. Mr. DiNicola’s experience includes developing corporate structures for joint ventures and drafting and negotiating finance, production and distribution agreements. Mr. DiNicola also founded a production company specializing in the development of low-budget narrative films. Prior to beginning his legal career, Mr. DiNicola completed a highly competitive internship program at the international marketing agency, Publicis Group, where he served as an associate producer in the agency’s television commercial production department. Mr. DiNicola’s experience as both a producer and lawyer provides him an intimate understanding of the challenges facing filmmakers’ as they strive to balance the artistic integrity and the commercial interests of a project.
Mr. DiNicola received his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2004, where he was selected to participate in the school’s international law program in London, England. While in law school, Mr. DiNicola earned a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, which is routinely ranked as the top program of its kind in the nation. In addition, Mr. DiNicola was awarded a Golden Gavel Award for the top advocate in Corporate Law. Mr. DiNicola earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Vanderbilt University in 2000.
Mr. DiNicola is licensed to practice in the State of California and the State of Texas.
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Josef Bobek focuses his practice on general corporate, business, title insurance and real estate matters, including the buying, selling, financing, management, leasing and developing of hospitality, commercial and industrial real estate. With respect to Mr. Bobek’s real estate practice, he has performed all aspects of real estate transactions, from due diligence through closing, and negotiated and documented a wide variety of real estate and lending arrangements for banking, corporate and private equity clients. Mr. Bobek also has experience handling complex title and title insurance matters, Small Business Administration loans, all forms of commercial agreements and workouts of distressed real estate projects.
Mr. Bobek received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California and his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law. During law school, he served as the Student Articles Editor for the National Association of Administrative Law Judges Journal. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Bobek worked as an internal auditor for a Fortune 500 company. Mr. Bobek is licensed to practice law in California and Arizona.
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Bobek serves as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board, is a board member of the Century Sheriff's Station Foundation and serves on the Florence Firestone Economic Development Council. He also provides pro bono counsel to a start-up private school in the South Bay as well as other various philanthropic organizations in the Los Angeles Area.
Russell Greenman has extensive experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, private equity and venture capital investments, start-up companies, joint ventures, licensing, fund formation and general corporate law.
He has represented clients in a variety of industries, including private equity, media and entertainment, restaurant and hospitality, consumer products and real estate. In the area of private equity and venture capital, Russell has represented private equity funds in portfolio company acquisitions, funds-of-funds in acquisitions of limited partnership interests in other investment funds, sponsors in the formation of private equity and real estate funds, and issuers in venture capital and private equity financings. In the area of mergers and acquisitions, Russell has represented public and private buyers and sellers in mergers and equity and asset sales.
Prior to joining DiNicola Law Group, Russell was associated with the law firm of Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard and Shapiro, LLP (formerly Christensen Miller).
Mr. Greenman received his Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law. He graduated summa cu laude from the George Washington School of Business with a double major in Finance and Computer Science.
Mr. Greenman is licensed to practice in the State of California.