Tifanie J. Acosta

Tifanie J. Acosta is the Founder and the Managing Partner at Entertainment Law Partners, PC, where she specializes in representing entertainment, corporate, entrepreneur clients as well as individual actors, performers, writers, authors, directors, executive producers, musicians, agents, PR agencies, managers, and producers in all aspects of the corporate, business, and entertainment industry.

She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

Tifanie began her career as head of Business and Corporate Affairs for the prestigious personal management company of Royal and Associates in Beverly Hills, California, representing entertainment talent (mainly for Nancy Cartwright of the SIMPSONS) as well as corporate interests in the industry. From Royal, Tifanie was recruited by TFN, The Football Network, as General Counsel, to manage corporate governance, talent negotiations, development and acquisition of programming including options, live and taped sporting events, documentaries, home video/DVD and digital distribution, news shows, reality, Internet content development and syndication. Then, Tifanie maintained her own practice before she joined MindFusion Law, LLP as partner in the Entertainment and Business Affairs Department. Last, she also served as Senior VP of Business and Legal Affairs for Saddle Ranch Productions where she Executive Produced 3 feature films and conducted production legal on various projects.

Tifanie is a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a certified mediator, past columnist for InsideFilm. She has lectured at NXTComm, Hollywood Black Film Festival, Film Break, the Slamdance Film Festival, Southern Law School, Film-Com (Nashville) and Louisiana State University and has served on several panels discussing various issues in the entertainment industry. She is a contributing writer for HOLLYWOOD AND VINE magazine under a column entitled "Showbiz, Esq.". She also serves on the board of directors for the Romance in a Can Film Festival. And, in 2011, Tifanie was named a "VivMagnificent Woman" by Viv Magazine.

Andrew O'Beidy, Esq Consulting Industry Executive, Labor and Employment Law

A. Andrew O'Beidy is an expert in Labor and Employment Law. Mr. O'Beidy's employment practice extends to claims dealing with Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Overtime, Employment Contracts Negotiation/Enforcement, Tort Claims and Labor Disputes. Mr. O'Beidy has lectured on these various Labor and Employment topics throughout his career.

Mr. O'Beidy served as a member of Florida National Employment Lawyer's Association's (Florida NELA) Board of Director. Mr. O'Beidy continues to be an active member of the California Bar, the Florida NELA as well as an active member of the National Employment Lawyer's Association. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regularly refers cases to Mr. O'Beidy.

Mr. O'Beidy attended the University of Virginia where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Thereafter, Mr. O'Beidy attended Howard University School of Law in our nation's capital. Upon completion of his studies, Mr. O'Beidy returned to Canada to serve in Her Majesty's Royal Canadian Air Force. After receiving his Commission, Mr. O'Beidy trained as a pilot and flew various fixed wing aircraft. When he was not in flight training, Mr. O'Beidy worked with the Judge Advocate General's Office.

After retiring with distinction from the military, Mr. O'Beidy returned to California to practice law. Mr. O'Beidy spent four (4) years developing and heading the Employment Law Department at Awad & Awad, LLP. Mr. O'Beidy is admitted to practice law in both California and Florida.