LeFan Law

Professional Corporation

1925 Century Park East
Suite #2140
Los Angeles, CA
90067
(213) 290-1091  

 
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Kris S. LeFan
Principal

kris@lefanlaw.com

Mr. LeFan was raised in San Francisco's Mission District and went to McAteer High School of the Arts. He earned his bachelor's degree from DePaul University in Chicago and his Juris Doctorate from the accelerated SCALE® program at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles while, also, in its prestigious Trial Advocacy Honors Program.

Mr. LeFan was a Certified Law Clerk for the Hardcore Gang Division, the Preliminary Hearing Unit and Major Crimes division of the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, winning over a dozen preliminary hearings for the office. As a Reserve Deputy City Attorney for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office Criminal Division, Mr. LeFan, managed cases, negotiated plea deals, prepared and conducted domestic violence jury trials.

Along with judging local law school moot court and mock trial competitions, Mr. LeFan taught entertainment law at Relativity Film School and has been a legal commentator on NBC Sports Radio and KLOS-FM 95.5.  Mr. LeFan has also been a panelist for the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPA) and an accredited CLE speaker for the IP Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association (see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg8_cUiQznE&t=107s).

 

Mr. LeFan is past Chair of the Business Law Section at the Beverly Hills Bar Association, on the Board of Directors of the Laurel Canyon Association and an alternate board member of the Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council.  Mr. LeFan's other pro bono work includes "lifer" parole board hearings in Corcoran State Prison and helping vulnerable tenants, artists and single mothers.

Some of Mr. LeFan's notable clients include:

  • Robert Schwentke, blockbuster director (The Divergent Franchise, The Time Traveler's Wife)

  • Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich

  • James Marsden, blockbuster movie star (X-Men franchise, The Notebook)

  • Taryn Manning (Hustle & Flow and Orange Is the New Black)

  • DJ LETHAL (House of Pain and Limp Bizkit)

  • Warren G, platinum recording artist ("Regulate")

  • Mena Suvari (American Beauty)

  • The Beverly House (as seen in Godfather, The Bodyguard, and Black Is King)

  • The Roblar Hotel, Ojai, CA

  • Rebel Entertainment Partners, talent agency

  • Adrian Miller, music executive, manager, and executive producer (Anderson .Paak)

  • Cornerstone Talent Management

  • Jason Lust, EP (Peter Rabbit Franchise, Guillermo del Tor's Pinocchio)

  • Jeremy Geffen, music executive and manager (Smokey Robinson, Bone Thugs n Harmony)

  • Lekfit, LLC, fitness company

  • Kurtis Blow, first gold-selling hip hop artist ("The Breaks")

  • Positive K ("I Got A Man")

  • Hollywood Sound Recorders, historic recording studio (clients include Prince, The Jacksons, Glen Campbell)

  • Vanguard Night Club, Hollywood

  • Hyperion Public, restaurants

  • Mark Mahoney, living legend tattoo artist (clients include Johnny Depp, David Beckham, Biggie Smalls)

  • Matt Cirulnick (screenwriter Paid In Full and Rambo V)

  • Blake Horstmann, reality star (The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise)

  • and a state supreme court judge.

Representative cases include:

  • Robert Schwentke v. Facing East Entertainment

  • Taryn Manning v. Crunk Pictures, LLC

  • White v Dr. Dre, Suge Knight, Snoop Dog, Warren G, and Kurupt

  • Danny Clinch v Forever 21, et al ( Tupac Shakur clothing line)

  • Hessnice v Freemantle Media (X-Factor)

  • From the Heart v Playboy International Enterprises

  • Justin Pope v Fetty Wap and the Remy Boyz 

  • Pitchdark v Starz, Addition Management and Joey Graceffa (YouTube star)

  • Hitbound Music v BBC

  • Hedda Muskat v CAA

  • Carmen Trutanich v. John Shallman

  • Parallel Entertainment, Inc. v. John Caparulo (comedian)

  • Michael Williams v Broad Daylight, LLC (producers of "LBJ" directed by Rob Reiner starring Woody Harrelson)

  • Tamara Johnson v. Vernon Lynch (producer of VH1 series Hollywood Exes)

  • Stephen Hendricks v. BBC America (distributor of Orphan Black TV series)

  • Abrams Artists v. Zak Bagans (Ghost Adventures)

  • Bernard Hiller v. Informant Media (producer of Acadamy Award-winning Film Crazy Heart with Jeff Bridges)

  • Laura Lake v. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer

  • Jane Doe v. Sony Pictures Entertainment (data breach)

  • Tyler Chapman v. City of Los Angeles and LA DWP

  • Somalia v. the Weeknd and Daft Punk (producers of "Starboy")

  • Alert Signal  v. Apple Inc.

  • Hypermedia Navigation LLC v. Facebook, Inc.

 

 

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. LeFan was a Special Program Director for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), where he produced a program with Sudanese refugees (aka “the Lost Boys”) at Sherkole Refugee Camp in Ethiopia's Blue Nile region on how to avoid landmines and other unexploded ordinances during their repatriation. He has been cultural attache to the late Author and Professor Donald N. Levine of the University of Chicago on peace-building missions in the Middle East, Ethiopia (Kaliti Federal Prison) and Columbia. Mr. LeFan also co-founded the Awassa Youth Campus and Peace Dojo, a community center in Southern Ethiopia.

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Carmen V. Cheng was raised in Vancouver, BC, Canada and attended University of
British Columbia to earn her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She graduated from the
SCALE® Program, a two-year accelerated degree program, at Southwestern Law
School. Previously, Ms. Cheng was a law clerk for the Law Offices of James P. Wohl and Lowe & Associates, PC. 

Representative cases include:

  • El Roblar Investment Property v. Roe, et al, 2:21-cv-04173 (Cybersqatting litigation)

  • TBH19, LLC, et al v. Harvey Bookstein, et al.

  • Don Kee Productions, LLC v. The Wander Film, LLC (dispute regarding waterfall at AAA)

  • Passport Digital Network, LP v. Decentra Fund, LP (Cryptocurrency investment dispute)

Carmen V. Cheng

Associate

carmen@lefanlaw.com

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Tara M. Lee is a 2023 J.D. candidate at Southwestern Law School, where she is a member of the Entertainment Law Society and Women’s Law Association. She holds a B.A. in History and a Minor in Film Studies from Michigan State University, where she was also a member of the MSU Stock Seat Equestrian Team, holding various leadership positions. Ms. Lee has also worked as a law clerk at 

the Law Offices of Julia Sylva.

Representative cases include:

  • Robert Schwentke v Facing East Entertainment, et al;

  • NZK v Blake Horstmann; and

  • Taryn Manning v Crunk Pictures;

Tara M. Lee
Law Clerk

tara@lefanlaw.com

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Nelson A. Campbell
Law Clerk
nelson@lefanlaw.com

Nelson A. Campbell is a 2024 J.D. candidate at Southwestern Law School, where he is a member of the Entertainment Law Society and a board member of the Sports Law Society. He attended the University of California - Los Angeles and earned bachelor's degrees in Economics and
Sociology.

Representative cases include: 

 

  • Anson v Anson (Dispute regarding Amityville  horror story)

  • Cornerstone Management v Courtney Nichole (breach of contract regarding reality show)

  • Benjamin Siegel estate v Jay Bloom and Julien's Auctions (elder abuse, fraud case)


 
 
 

TESTIMONIALS

"In my work, I have had occasion to collaborate with some two-dozen lawyers from all over the U.S. Mr. LeFan ranks with the very best of these, including several who are his senior by decades. Given a choice, I would pick LeFan over any of them. He is sharp, quick, alert, knowledgeable, and congenial."

– Donald N. Levine, PhD, Peter B. Ritzma Professor Emeritus of Sociology and former dean of the College, University of Chicago

-https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/ct-levine-obituary-met-20150510-story.htmldonald

 

"Kris Le Fan is a dynamic and knowledgeable lawyer who fights for his clients and forges relationships that benefit his clients.

– Nicholas Rosenberg Criminal Defense Attorney

 

Top notch strategists, thinkers and lawyers and they come without big egos and big law firm billing practices. So I have a deep appreciation of their value.
— Samuel J. Fox, Esq., Fox Law Group

 

To actually know lawyers are doing everything they can to represent us is exhilarating. 

– Jonathan Hodges on behalf of Hollywood Sound Recorders

 

 

 

LeFan Law
Professional Corporation

1925 Century Park East
Suite #2140
Los Angeles, California  90067
(213)290-1091