Ben Reder is a founding partner of the firm. He brings extensive experience to the practice with a background in corporate and transactional entertainment at a major international law firm, and as vice president of business affairs at a prominent film company before founding Reder & Feig LLP. He has expertise and experience advising technology and content providers in the new media world.
Ben received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard and is a member of the California and Massachusetts bars. Ben and his wife have a son and a daughter. Ben loves to watch his son play baseball and soccer and his daughter dance and act.
Glenn D. Feig is a founding partner of the firm. He has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating financing, co-production, international co-production, acquisition of rights and development agreements, as well as those ranging from music, merchandising, product placement, licensing, clearances of rights and new media issues.
Prior to founding the firm, he was a business representative at the Screen Actors Guild, and now advises clients on all above-the-line guild matters. Glenn raises money on behalf of cancer charities including Children’s Hospital LA and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of California at San Diego, and J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law. Glenn enjoys spending time with his family and surfing waves around the world.
Mike Park is a partner of the firm. He specializes in television development deals, motion picture production, drafting and negotiation of financing agreements, and acquisition of literary property rights.
Mike received his B.A. in Economics with a minor in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley where he graduated with distinction in general scholarship. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he graduated cum laude. He enjoys all forms of sports, especially the Los Angeles Lakers and Dodgers.
Nicole Papincak joined Reder & Feig in March of 2017. Prior to joining the firm, she was an associate at a boutique entertainment law firm and represented film distributors, financiers, and production companies with a focus on theatrical business and legal affairs. Nicole also teaches seminars at Film Independent, providing filmmakers with general advice regarding how to navigate pre-production from a legal perspective and successfully effect legal delivery to film distributors. She received her B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Government from Smith College in Northampton, MA and her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. A Pittsburgh native (Go Steelers!), Nicole is a self-proclaimed a cappella nerd, cycling enthusiast, and worships the work of Michael Jackson and Andy Warhol.
Mandy Blandford joined the Reder & Feig team in July of 2017. Mandy began her legal career working in music publishing, artist management, and legal affairs at an independent record label. She quickly developed an interest in the film industry and joined a small production company where she assisted in legal affairs before joining the Reder & Feig team.
Mandy earned a B.A. in Digital Media Management with a concentration on law and photography from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas and furthered her education with a law degree from Southwestern Law School. She is passionate about film, music, art, animal rescue, and all things dark and spooky.
Matthew Robinson joined Reder & Feig in February 2018. Previously, he served as interactive entertainment counsel to major publisher, Activision Blizzard. Currently, he serves as production counsel to both studio and production company clientele, guiding the deal making and production of high-budget content for Theatrical, Television, and SVOD release. He received his B.S. in Film, TV, and Digital Media from The University of Texas, Austin and his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles with a dual focus in Entertainment and Corporate Finance. While Matthew’s career began in production working alongside former President of Paramount Pictures, Frank Yablans, Matthew’s interest and Frank’s guidance led him to the business and legal side of production. Matthew finds his creative outlet supporting his wife’s (Variety top 10 most influential people in Digital Media) new media ventures, his cardio playing basketball, and his joy spending time with his wife and golden retriever pup.
Matthew Edwards joined the Reder & Feig in the fall of 2018. His experience with a major television studio made him a strong fit to serve the firm’s cutting-edge television development practice. Matt received a degree in finance and economic consulting from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in 2012 where he graduated with honors. He moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to attend Southwestern Law School where he served as the Managing Editor of the SW Law Review and graduated Cum Laude. Matt is an avid sports fan who especially loves the NBA, college basketball and golf. When he’s not in the office you can find Matt in the kitchen, honing his cooking skills while Marvin Gaye plays in the background.
Schooner Sonntag joined Reder & Feig in October 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Schooner has worked in brand development at a major motion picture studio, music licensing at a major network, and business and legal affairs at a mini-major studio. Originally from Arizona, Schooner received his BA in Economics from Middlebury College and his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he was an editor on the Entertainment Law Review and published an article on the Video Privacy Protection Act. Schooner’s favorite things include spending time with his wife, live music, watching the English Premier League and karaoke.
JJ Berthelsen joined Reder & Feig in September 2019. Prior to joining the firm, JJ worked in business and legal affairs at a major television studio and held both legal and production positions at an independent production and distribution company. His producing experience combined with growing up immersed in the entertainment industry gives him a unique insight into all the moving parts that make up a successful production. JJ received his B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and his J.D. from Southwestern Law School. In addition to his passion for movies and television, JJ loves traveling the world and experiencing other cultures.
Angi Christov joined Reder & Feig in May of 2018, and focuses primarily on production legal services for scripted television shows. She grew up with family members working in the entertainment industry and always knew she wanted to pursue a career in entertainment law. Angi received a degree in Business Law from Arizona State University’s Barrett the Honors College and her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she served as president of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. When Angi isn’t working, she enjoys attending music festivals, practicing yoga, and running on Venice beach with her dachshund chihuahua mix, Beau.
Taylor Bruyette joined Reder & Feig in October of 2019. Prior to joining the firm, Taylor held various positions in the sports and entertainment industry. Taylor received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her J.D. from Pepperdine Law, where she specialized in Entertainment, Media & Sports. In her free time, Taylor enjoys binging Netflix, watching the Dodgers, and curling up with her cat.
Iris Jackson joined Reder & Feig in September 2020. Previously, Iris worked in business and legal affairs for two global production and distribution companies. Focusing on documentaries and unscripted series, she managed day-to-day operations of the business & legal affair department. She negotiated and drafted development, production, and distribution agreements for the company. Iris received her J.D. from Pepperdine School of Law with certificates in ADR and entrepreneurship and the law and her B.A. in political science with a minor in film studies from Chapman University. Iris is a musical theater fan, and as a PA native, she supports the Philadelphia Eagles, but can also often be found watching Anaheim Ducks hockey games with her dog Winky.
Stephen M. Gallagher joined Reder & Feig in October 2020. Prior to joining the firm, Stephen held positions at both a large law firm in New York City representing corporations on M&A matters as well as an entertainment boutique firm in Los Angeles representing both production companies and talent, where he negotiated and drafted documents related to development, production, and distribution. Stephen received his B.A. in Communications from Loyola University MD, his M.A. in Media Ventures from Boston University, his M.A. in Catholic Theology from St. Joseph’s College in Maine, and his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. In his free time, Stephen enjoys travel, Italian cooking, and spending time with his wife and their two golden retrievers.
Gunita Singh joined Reder & Feig in October 2020. Gunita has a background in entertainment, intellectual property, tech, and corporate law. She received her B.A. in Communications at UCSD with a minor in Law and Society, and her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law where she also earned certificates in Entertainment, Media & Sports Law, Entrepreneurship Law, and Dispute Resolution. Gunita was the Vice President of the Women’s Legal Association and a member of Pepperdine’s Trial Advocacy Team. In her free time, Gunita enjoys riding her bike to Playa del Rey, camping all over California, oil painting landscapes (Bob Ross style, with all the happy trees), reading self help books and binging her favorite TV shows.