James D. Pacitti

James D. Pacitti

Pacitti Law Firm Full-time
  • Entertainment & Sports Law, Business Law
  • California, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania
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For over 20 years, James D. Pacitti, the founder and managing attorney, has aggressively represented and assisted thousands of clients in entertainment, intellectual property and business matters and in state and federal litigation. James D. Pacitti has been practicing law since graduating from Fordham University School of Law in New York City in 1995 and is licensed to practice in California, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, James went to college at Northeastern University in Boston, graduating cum laude. After graduating law school, James practiced in his hometown for three years prior to relocating to Florida where he headed a department in one of the largest litigation law firms in the country. In 2007, James relocated to California and started his own practice focused on entertainment law, business law and litigation.

James brings a broad base of experience that provides him with a unique perspective which he uses to help his clients avoid the many pitfalls awaiting in the often treacherous world of entertainment. In addition to practicing entertainment and transactional law, James has vast civil litigation experience and has tried dozens of cases during his career. With experience in both commercial transactions and the lawsuits that often follow, James is able to guide his clients to avoid those situations that will expose them to unnecessary liability and expenses.

Practice Areas
Entertainment & Sports Law
Business Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 248696
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The Florida Bar
ID Number: 119768
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 2813145
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Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
ID Number: 78128
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner/Managing Attorney
Pacitti Law Firm Full-time
- Current
Entertainment law practice with an emphasis on TV and film development, finance, production, and distribution. The firm handles the legal and business aspects of production so producers can focus on realizing their creative vision. Our services include negotiation and preparation of all the necessary consents, releases, and agreements to protect the production and secure chain of title in the project. From the acquisition of the screenplay and other literary property to agreements with all cast, producers, directors, department heads, and crew through to post-production and distribution, the firm guides producers and production companies through the entire process of production.
Morgan & Morgan
Morgan & Morgan is one of the largest litigation firms in the country and I represented thousands of clients during my tenure in various types of lawsuits. As lead counsel, I was solely responsible for all aspects of representation throughout litigation, trial, and appeal.
Grower Ketcham
Grower Ketcham represents insurers of hospitals, corporations and other entities. I handled civil litigation matters for the clients of the firm that had been sued in state or federal court.
Assistant Public Defender
State of Florida
As an assistant public defender, I handled hundreds of criminal cases ranging from DUI and drug possession to 1st degree felonies and tried nearly 40 cases to verdict.
Assistant Public Defender
Delaware County Public Defender
As an assistant public defender, I handled hundreds of criminal cases from inception to trial and appeal.
Staff Attorney
Safeguard Scientifics
Safeguard was the only publicly traded venture capital firm at the time of my employment and I assisted in the preparation of various documents pursuant to private equity investments.
Northeastern Univ
Undergraduate Degree
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Fordham University School of Law
Law Degree
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 248696
- Current
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Florida State Bar  # 119768
- Current
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California State Bar
State Bar of California
Florida State Bar
The Florida Bar
New York State Bar
New York State Bar Association
Pennsylvania State Bar
The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Websites & Blogs
Law Firm Website
Pacitti Law Firm
Contact & Map
Pacitti Law Firm
9100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 725E
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Telephone: (800) 590-6905
Fax: (866) 684-6734
Monday: 8 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 7 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed