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.
Brady Smoot joined Reder & Feig in August of 2013. Prior to joining Reder & Feig, he was Director of Business & Legal Affairs at an entertainment and technology startup and a Production Attorney at a studio.
Brady received his B.A. in Psychology from Central Washington University and his J.D. from Arizona State University. Brady is a collector and connoisseur of wines and a trivia champion.
Marize’s primary focus at Reder & Feig is providing all aspects of production legal services for scripted television shows. Prior to joining the firm, she served as legal production counsel on multiple independent movies and helped represent a diverse selection of entertainment and media clients.
Marize received her B.A. in Rhetoric and English from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, with a specialization in Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property. She sings with the LA Lawyers Philharmonic’s Legal Voices, volunteers with Reading to Kids, and is a board member of the South Asian Bar Association.
Solmaz Schmidt joined the firm in January of 2016. Previously she worked as an attorney in business and legal affairs at a mini-major studio, primarily working on motion picture development and production.
Solmaz received her undergraduate degree from Marymount University and law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law. She is a member of the California and Massachusetts bars. Solmaz and her husband regularly volunteer at local animal shelters and dog rescues.
Joshua R. Lastine joined Reder & Feig in March of 2016. Specializing in television transactions, Joshua worked in television business affairs for both a major television studio and talent agency prior to joining the law firm.
Joshua received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Northern Iowa where he wrote his senior research project “Is Cinema Attendance Counter Cyclical? An Empirical Study of the Movie Industry”, which he presented at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics in the spring of 2011. Joshua received his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law where he served as President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Originally from Fort Dodge, Iowa, Joshua was a bartender prior to law school and is a food enthusiast.
Joshua Shabani joined Reder & Feig in May of 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Joshua developed a unique perspective within the motion picture and television industry, having spent time at an esteemed talent representation firm in addition to a diversified entertainment studio.
Joshua received his B.A. in Business Law at the California State University of Northridge and his J.D. from Southwestern Law School, with an emphasis on Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property. Joshua spends his free time writing and recording music, viewing sports (soccer holding a dear place in his heart), and watching the hours roll by.
Alyson Yamauchi joined Reder & Feig in 2016. Prior to joining the firm, she spent time at both a major and mini-major studio.
Alyson received her B.A. in Communication and Business Law at the University of Southern California and her J.D. with an emphasis in Entertainment from Chapman University. While in law school, Alyson earned a comparative law certificate from Cambridge University and has enjoyed traveling the world ever since.
Noor Ahmed studied film history, theory, and criticism at Wright State University in Ohio. He is the son of Pakistani immigrants, and began his career working as a production coordinator on various television commercials and feature films in Ohio and California.
Noor joined the firm in 2005 and currently leads the firm’s Sales & Packaging division as the in-house Producer Representative. He has produced a number of films while at the firm and works closely with clients on their various needs with regards to distribution and financing of their feature films.
Connor Kampff joined Reder & Feig in August of 2016. Prior to joining the firm, he worked in the business and legal affairs departments of a multi-media production company and a major cable television network, spent time in the legal department at SAG-AFTRA, and worked at a boutique talent law firm and the entertainment practice group at a major law firm. Connor received his B.A. in Economics and Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he dual specialized in Entertainment, Media & Intellectual Property Law and Business Law & Policy, and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the UCLA Entertainment Law Review.
Connor’s hobbies include traveling (both the 405 and internationally), being a Tex Mex connoisseur, and swimming (30 minutes after finishing his tacos, of course). He is a regular audience member at Los Angeles musical theatre events and works daily to achieve his lifelong dream to pet every single dog on the planet.
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.
Alex Robbins joined Reder & Feig in April of 2017. Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate for a boutique entertainment law firm in New York City representing producers, financiers, and creatives in the theater, film, and television industries. He also served as outside general corporate counsel to various media, cultural and artistic start-ups and institutions.
Alex received his B.A. from Skidmore College and his J.D. from Boston College Law School. A former drummer and lifelong music fan, Alex enjoys watching live concerts, spending time in the sun (a lifetime of living on the East Coast will do that), and traveling the world.