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Rabeh M. A. Soofi

Entertainment Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   14 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 12 years
    Indiana - IN 19 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Inactive In Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Rabeh

Learn Rabeh’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    35%
    Company formation, advise, counsel regarding operations, administration, business agreements, client/customer contracts, business owner disputes, shareholder/member disputes, litigation, risk management, employee/labor matters, intellectual property, small business legal advice, and others.

    21 years

  2. Entertainment
    35%
    Film, TV, Music, Arts, Visual Arts, Fashion, Digital Media, Social Media and related fields; entertainment litigation, entertainment disputes, talent/artist representation; intellectual property, intellectual property disputes and registrations; licensing, endorsements, promotional, management, agent, and other related agreements and entertainment contracts.

    21 years

  3. Intellectual property
    15%
    Trademark and Copyright registrations, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, civil/federal infringement claims, TTAB proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trials and Appeals Board, cease and desist demands, injunctions, restraining orders, and others.

    21 years

  4. International law
    15%
    International litigation, international contracts & agreements, international import/export laws, international trade, international regulation, OFAC/ITAR/EAR sanctions, and others.

    21 years

Rabeh Soofi is an award-winning attorney in Los Angeles, California with over a decade of experience advising individuals and businesses in a variety of legal disputes spanning multiple industries and practice areas.  Rabeh has been named as one of the "Top Women Lawyers of Southern California Rising Stars" by SuperLawyers and Los Angeles Magazine for three years in a row, 2013, 2014, and 2015. 

 

Rabeh is hired most often for her unique practice philosophy and is known among the legal community as an aggressive attorney with a no-nonsense and solutions-oriented approach to legal engagements. She has represented clients from all over the U.S. and from 17+ countries internationally.

 

Rabeh’s legal work combines a multi-faceted and broad experience base with outstanding technical proficiency that is consistently the subject of high accolades from clients, lawyers, decisionmakers, mediators, and numerous others.

Rabeh is recognized as  Top Women Lawyer by SuperLawyers and Los Angeles Magazine, as well as being honored multiple times as a “Top Attorney – Rising Star” by SuperLawyers, awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys under 40.  Rabeh is rated as a “Superb” lawyer by , and ranked 10 / 10 for her experience, industry recognition, and professional conduct.  Rabeh has been recognized as a “Future Star” by Euromoney’s Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Firms and Attorneys.

 

Rabeh has represented clients in deals, transactions, and cases involving some of the nation’s largest companies and organizations, including Xerox, Fed-Ex, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Peet’s Coffees & Teas, Wells Fargo, Lowe’s, Ralph’s, Kroger, Safeway, Guess?, University of California, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department, the State of California, UCLA, University of Southern California (USC), Allianz, CIGNA, Chevron, National City Bank, Swiss Re, YMCA, Zurich, and numerous others.

Rabeh has provided legal commentary and interviews on a variety of legal matters and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Public Radio International, Orange County’s KM 640 AM, Random House, ALM / , Digital Journal, RFI – Radio France Internationale, Times Dispatch, Malaysia Star Online, National Law Review, Georgetown University Law Center, Lexis-Nexis, American Bar Association, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Iowa Gazette, and others media outlets.

Location

AXIS Legal Counsel
5670 Wilshire Blvd.
18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90036

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Finnian | July 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best Entertainment Industry Lawter
Rabeh has helped in many ways with setting up my LLC, including international contracts, trademark laws, hiring contractors, really anything I need an explanation for. I would highly recommend her services !
Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent honest atty
Rabeh listened to the facts of our case and immediately agreed to represent us. We had spoken to several other attorneys who were judgmental and declined taking our case. She fought hard for us, was always responsive to our questions, was caring, and provided sound guidance. She clearly knew the law. Rabeh always made us feel at ease and took the time to be supportive while fighting hard. We would not have made it through without her. We would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworty and reliable.
I hired Rabeh for some business legal advice for our company, and after interviewing a lot of other lawyers, I was very happy we went with her firm. She has a great understanding of the law and was able to break things down for us (we never had experience with legal stuff of this nature before). I was very happy. Thanks again!
Posted by Lucas | October 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligent, ethical, and professional. Best lawyer in Los Angeles.
I am a serial entrepreneur in Los Angeles and have hired over 20 law firms for my diversified companies within the last decade. Ms. Soofi has provided better council than any full service international law firm I have retained. She provides aggressive professional services and makes me feel comfortable throughout the legal process. She has a diversified skill set encompassing (but not limited to) litigation, IP, entertainment, corporate compliance, HR, Private equity and venture capital. Ms. Soofi has high ethical standards and makes paying for legal services transparent and frictionless. I feel very fortune to have met her and I look forward to a long term professional relationship. I can't speak highly enough of her and I recommend her to anyone with high standards.
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Posted by Lisa M. | August 4, 2014
Couldn't Be Happier!
I couldn't be happier having hired Attorney Soofi to help with my child's bullying problem at school. She is really excellent at knowing the law and explaining it in a very easy to understand manner. I have no experience with the legal industry, and I am very thankful that i found her because I have heard there are a lot of bad lawyers out there who can really take advantage of you.
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Posted by Kurt | July 30, 2014
Great service
Wonderful lawyer. Honest and actually cares about the people she represents above all else. Very please and happy I found her!
Posted by Harry B. | July 17, 2014
Knowledgeable, Honest Lawyer - Very Happy
I hired Rabeh's firm to assist me with a privacy violation caused by one of the medical facilities that I visited, who negligently released information about me. I found Rabeh to have a knowledgeable understanding of the laws as she was able to clearly explain to me how best to proceed and what the options were. Rabeh is one of the few lawyers I have worked in the past that really listens and you feel has your best interests in mind. She clearly has compassion for clients, and is honest in a way that I have never had prior lawyers be with me. I was happy with the outcome and recommend her highly.
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Posted by David E. | July 11, 2014
Superstar Lawyer
Rabeh is hands down, an amazing lawyer. She was hired to help us with an entertainment business company, and I have to say - I have never met a more honest, trustworthy, and knowledgeable lawyer. I met her through a seminar that she presented, and was immediately impressed by how knowledgeable she was about the kinds of legal issues our company was facing. It is so hard to find good lawyers these days that you can rely on to give you the straight honest facts. She did a great job for us.
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Posted by Jen | March 25, 2014
Tough lawyer with a huge heart
I am so happy we found Attorney Soofi. She is maybe the most honest and hardworking person I ever hired. She was kind and has a huge heart and I feel like we have a protector for life. I never had anyone stick up for me and my rights as much as she did.
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2013
EXCEPTIONAL LAWYER!!!
Rabeh is without a doubt the best lawyer I have ever hired. She is extremely smart, aggressive, and compassionate. So relieved and happy we found her.
Posted by Rask | October 18, 2013
Compassion for her clients and a Sabre for those against.
She took on one of the strangest cases in the history of the world. I was being sued by a lawyer and he was lying and under indictment by the California Bar. I was in another State. At first, I handled the case myself. Which, resulted in him not notifying me of anything and breaking all kinds of rules. Then, I hired another attorney. He did a demurrer as the case was ridiculous. HOWEVER, little did he really get that this lawyer stoops to no low levels and lies at a whim. This lawyer is so bad that his mere lawsuit resulted in the California Bar issuing a warning letter (the person suing me). Everyone I talked to was mostly useless. They knew it was a frivalous case to shut me up and stop the bar complaint. Still, it costs money and life isn't fair. Once I hired Rabeh my life became more easy. She showed a great compassion and was far greater than many attorneys I spoke with. She's one of those attorneys that when you get a bill you feel she undercharged you. One caveat is she needs to sharpen her teeth when it comes to war. In my case she has to consult the State Bar for advice and I already was pursuing issues in a certain manner. Mrs. Soofi will never be a Mafia attorney or for those obvious criminals. She's going to work for those in the lower classes and those in the right but with lack of resources and for that I salute her. We need more lawyers like her and I uniquevicolly state that if you hire her you will get a bargain basement price on a top notch attorney who seems to love (for whatever reason) what she does and cares about right vs. wrong and morality. Of this case I spent $500 for a garbage advice, $1000 for a B.S. demurrer that wasted my filing fee. Sued for 55K. What happened? I paid Rabeh for her time under 2K and the opposing party's case is dismissed and he is embarrassed and humiliated even having to go to his insurance company. Mrs. Soofi came up with laws like Fair Debt Collection Act I didn't cover nor did some others in a top notch Top 10 Law school. The end. She's worth it.
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Posted by Bryan | September 5, 2013
Perfect advocate! Even better Attorney!
I hired rabeh as she started her new firm as managing attorney for my employment case. I was in a situation where i no longer felt my interests were being looked out for from a different firm, so i decided a more passionate attorney would be best for my case. Rabeh was there for me every step of the way. She made everything simple and as stress free as she could, and transfering to her was far easier than i imagined. My case was a challenge, but it had depth and meaning and rabeh recognized this early on. She is not just an attorney who comes in to argue the technical legalities, she is a true advocate. Within 6 weeks of hiring rabeh, she had the defendants rolling out settlement pffers and she really knew how to negotiate, she knew how to understand both the plaintiffs and the defense perspective. Rabeh ended up obtaining a settlement figure 4-5 times higher than the previous firm i hired. She was professional, tactful, genuine, and SUCCESFUL. I highly recommend rabeh for your legal advicate.
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2013
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!
Rabeh is a godsend. She is aggressive and fights for clients. She helped me with my case and took care of me from A to Z. Cannot recommend highly enough!!!
Posted by Zack | May 30, 2013
Zack Sall review of Rabeh M. A. Soofi
It was a very good decision to work with Ms Soofi. She was very professional and help me resolve my case quickly and effectively. I would hire her again and would absolutely recommend her to friends and family.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-495 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Private Law Firm
  • 2004 - Present

Education

  • University of Notre Dame School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Client v. Healthcare Facility
  • Settled

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • ACLU - Los Angeles
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Women Lawyers in Southern California Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Women Lawyers in Southern California Rising Stars
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Women Lawyers in Southern California Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Women Lawyers in Southern California Rising Stars
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Women Lawyers in Southern California Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Women Lawyers in Southern California Rising Stars
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Future Star
  • Euromoney's Definitive Guide to America's Leading Firms and Attorneys
  • 2009
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Publications

  • American Bar Association - TIPS Annual Survey
  • Survey of D&O Decisions of 2011
  • 2011
  • Indiana Manufacturers' Association
  • Control to Major Tom: Corporate Data Security Dire and Getting Worse
  • 2011
  • Indiana Manufacturers' Association
  • Attention Shareholders: Our Employees Are Quitting and Business is Bad: The Challenges of Protecting Corporate Privacy Online
  • 2011
  • Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly
  • on Social Media, Succession, Startups, Unions, and Other Legal Matters
  • 2010
  • Inside Indiana Business
  • Internet, Technology, and Social Media Rising Concerns Among Indiana’s CEOs
  • 2010
  • Ice Miller LLP Newsletter
  • Dear World, I Hate My Boss: Employees Who Hate Their Jobs and Blog About It.
  • 2010
  • National Law Review
  • Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, But Words Will Hurt You More
  • 2010
  • Indiana Lawyer
  • Social Media Presents Fine Line
  • 2010
  • Appleman on Insurance Quarterly (Lexis/Nexis)
  • Bricks and Mortar Coverage for a Digital World: Recent Trends and the Insurance Coverage Implications of Internet, Technology, and Social Media
  • 2010
  • Tort Source, Summer 2010 Edition
  • Ripping Off the Band-Aid: Insurance Coverage Highlights of the Health Care Reform Law
  • 2010
  • DTCI
  • Standard for Personal Knowledge in Affidavits After Decker v. Zengler
  • 2008
  • Ice Miller LLP Newsletter
  • New Law Makes ‘Annoying’ Someone On The Internet a Federal Crime
  • 2006
  • Ice Miller LLP Newsletter
  • Does Your Insurance Policy Cover What You Think It Covers?
  • 2006
  • Ice Miller LLP Newsletter
  • Fighting the Frivolous Lawsuit
  • 2005
  • Notre Dame Journal of Legislation
  • First Amendment Challenges to Copyright After Eldred v. Ashcroft: The DMCA’s Circumvention of Free Speech
  • 2003
  • American Bar Association's Tort, Trial, and Insurance Practice Committee of the Young Lawyer's Division 101 Practice Series
  • Basics of Insurance Coverage 101
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Meeting
  • Social Media and Fraud
  • 2011
  • ICLC Mid-Year Seminar
  • Crafting the Key Documents in Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (11)
Endorse Rabeh
Unknown Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rabeh is a great person and attorney who works tremendously hard and gets the best results for her clients. I endorse this attorney 100%!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rabeh is an aggressive attorney . She is highly regarded in the legal community."
Probate Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well-known, well-respected lawyer who fights hard for his clients. Highly recommended."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Soofi and I had a common client on an employment matter involving issues in discrimination, wrongful termination and international contracts. She possesses strong advocacy skills and clear analysis on these complex issues. I endorse this lawyer and wholeheartedly recommend her."
Litigation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Soofi and I worked together on a complex civil litigation matter. Her efforts to promote settlement discussions and her excellent analysis of the issues were key to a successful resolution. I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rabeh was a student in a class I taught at the University of Notre Dame. She was a brilliant student, and her abilities have carried over into her legal practice. Rabeh's move to California is Indiana's loss, but definitely a gain for her clients in California."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this attorney. Very intelligent and very thorough when analyzing legal issues! Compassionate with clients and aggressive with legal issues! 5 STARS!!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly rated and knowledgeable. Great responses on questions. Right on target."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've ready many of Rabeh's responses on AVVO. She is thoughtful and concise. Her responses also demonstrate that she is a quality attorney and valued member of the legal community. I endorse Rabeh without hesitation."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Soofi is an outstanding attorney who will zealously advocate for her clients."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rabeh Soofi demonstrates extensive command over a wide variety of civil litigation matters. Her responses on Avvo are thoughtful, articulate and accurate. She is an asset to our legal community. It is my pleasure to endorse her."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am continually impressed by her Avvo answers and experience. She is very knowledgeable and bright and knows the law - and clearly understands the high value of teaching and lecturing experience (which greatly contributes to an attorney's very good ability to handle courtroom work). I recommend her to you."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bruder is an outstanding attorney with an exceptioanl reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I strongly endorse her legal services."
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