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Bertram Paul Husband

also known as Paul Husband

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About me

I am a horseman.  I grew up with purebred Arabian horses.  My law practice includes equine law, and entertainment law, with emphasis on animation, and federal tax law, which is a common technical need of both horse business owners and animation studios.

I am General Counsel to ASIFA-Hollywood, the international animated film society.  I love animation, and my affiliation with ASIFA-Hollywood enables me to contribute to education about animation and recognition to the artists and producers of animation.

I do both business work and litigation in the equine law.  In entertainment, I prefer to stay in the business area. 



Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Agriculture: 35%
    33 years
  2. Tax: 35%
    33 years
  3. Entertainment: 15%
    39 years
  4. Litigation: 15%
    39 years


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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
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    I am happy to endorse B. Paul Husband. We have worked together and represented each other as clients when needed for many years in business and entertainment related matters. We also speak regularly about our cases. Paul has consistently demonstrated a devotion to the best interests of his clients in everything he handles. He is a stickler to detail and is relentless in pursuing a matter until the end. His thoughtful approach to cases generally leads to resolutions that not only benefit his clients but are most cost effective. I would not hesitate to have Paul represent my interests again should the need arise.


    Donald Smiley Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

B. Paul Husband

2600 West Olive Avenue
Fifth Floor
Burbank, CA, 91505


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
Certificate of MeritASIFA-Hollywood1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerHusband Law2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association Internationale du Film d' AnimationBoard of Directors1997 - 2002
Association Internationale du Film d' AnimationGeneral Counsel1997 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationEntertainment Committee of the Tax Section1995 - 1996
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMember1993 - 1994
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember1992 - 1996
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationChairman1986 - 1988
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Annuzzi v. CommissionerHorse Owners won.
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Publication nameTitleDate
University of Kentucky School of Law MonographTax Planning for Horse Owners and Breeders2008
California Tax Lawyer, Vol. 14, No.1Charitable Contributions - 2004 Sees Changes for Cars, Copyrights and Conservation Easements2005
American Horse Council Tax Bulletin, No. 300How to Recover Attorney's Fees and Costs Subsequent to Winning a Section 183 Hobby Loss Challenge in Tax Court2002
American Horse Council Tax Bulletin 256Charitable Contributions of Horses1995
Entertainment Law & Finance Vol. IX, No. 3Tax Issues for Show Business Workers1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Occidental CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972