Rabeh M. A. Soofi – Managing Attorney 2020-03-30T15:43:56-07:00

 

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RABEH M. A. SOOFI
MANAGING ATTORNEY

Email: rsoofi@axislc.com

  • “Top Women Lawyers of Southern California” – Los Angeles Magazine (2013 – Present)
  •  SuperLawyers Rising Stars (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  •  2016 Corporate LiveWire Global Award for Excellence in Law
  • Recognized by Euromoney’s “Leading Guide to Lawyers and Law Firms”
  • Member of “Lawyers of Distinction” (2016)
  •  AXIS has been rated “Top Business Law Firm” – Finance Monthly Magazine’s 2016 Global Awards
  • Rated as one of the top “Gamechangers” in Entertainment/Business Law by ACQ Global/Intertrust Magazine (2017)

 

Education

Certifications and Specializations

Certification, Financial Markets 
Yale University  (2017)

Specialization – Entrepreneurship 
Wharton School of Business (2017/2018)

Professorships

Adjunct Professor of Law (2014)
California School of Law

Legal and Undergraduate Education

University of Notre Dame School of Law
Juris Doctor (2004)
– Dean’s List

University of Michigan
Bachelor of Arts – History (2000)

University of Michigan
Bachelor of Arts – Political Science (2000)

  Practice Areas

– Business Law
– Entertainment and Creative Arts
– Television / Film / Music Law
– Intellectual Property / Technology
– Labor/Employment
– Healthcare Businesses
– Startups & Small Business
– International Trade and Trade Regulation

Biography

Rabeh M. A. Soofi is the managing attorney and founder of the firm.

Having spent most of her legal career at a large law firm of 300+ lawyers involved in million and billion dollar disputes, Rabeh’s focus is on providing world-class legal skills to clients in a cost-effective and strategic manner. Rabeh is hired most often for her unique practice philosophy and is known as an attorney with a no-nonsense and solutions-oriented approach to client engagements. She has represented clients from all over the U.S. and from 22+ 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, other lawyers, decisionmakers, 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 Avvo.com, 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. She has been rated as one of the top “Gamechangers” in the field of Entertainment and Business law by ACQ Global / Intertrust Magazine, and is one of few lawyers with outstanding accomplishments in both transactional and litigation fields of law.

Business Experience. Rabeh has represented clients in business transactional and litigation matters 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. She  represents a wide array of small, mid, and large businesses throughout California and from overseas spanning multiple industries, including consumer goods, retail, manufacturing, agriculture, green industries, solar, professional services, architects, engineers, accountants, distributors, suppliers, automotive, entertainment businesses, and numerous others.

Entertainment Experience. In entertainment transactional and litigation matter, Rabeh’s practice areas span Film/Film Finance, Television,  Music, Creative Arts, Literary, Visual Arts, and Entertainment Businesses. She has represented clients in deals and disputes involving major movie studios,  independent studios, actors, actresses, cast, crew, producers, filmmakers, production companies,   managers, agents, business managers, major record labels, independent record labels, artists, songwriters, bands, groups, musicians, publishers, authors, novelists, poets, academic writers, graphic novelists, visual artists, painters, sculptors, and countless other creative professionals.

Publications and Commentary. Rabeh Soofi 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 / Law.com, 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.

Awards and Recognitions:

  • “Top Women Lawyers of Southern California” – Los Angeles Magazine (2013 – Present)
  •  SuperLawyers Rising Stars (2013 to Present)
  •  2016 Corporate LiveWire Global Award
  •  AXIS has been rated “Top Business Law Firm” – Finance Monthly Magazine’s 2016 Global Awards
  • Recognized by Euromoney’s “Leading Guide to Lawyers and Law Firms”
  • Member of “Lawyers of Distinction” (2016)
  •  AXIS has been rated “Top Business Law Firm” – Finance Monthly Magazine’s 2016 Global Awards
  • Rated as one of the top “Gamechangers” in Entertainment/Business Law by ACQ Global/Intertrust Magazine (2017)

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Past and Present Bar Associations and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • California Lawyers for the Arts

Education

  • Yale University – Certification in Financial Markets
  • University of Notre Dame School of Law – Juris Doctor
  • University of Michigan – Political Science
  • University of Michigan – History

Legal Training

  • City of Chicago Department of Law (711 License)
  • Legal Research Assistant, University of Notre Dame

 

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