Brenda Chavez attended Stanford University and majored in Chicana/o Studies and Sociology, graduating with departmental honors. She received her Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School and began her legal career in the corporate and securities department of Greenberg Traurig, LLP in New York where she also worked on various entertainment matters, most notably representing the buyer of the Elvis Presley estate.
Ms. Chavez is a transactional attorney who drafts and negotiates contracts in numerous industries. In entertainment, she represents musicians, bands, filmmakers, producers, writers, directors, editors and new media content creators. In business, she represents start-ups, restaurants, cafes, theaters, yoga studios and clients in the cannabis industry. She assists clients with business, corporate, employment, trademark, service mark, copyright, branding and entertainment matters.
Ms. Chavez is fluent in Spanish and is licensed to practice law in California and New York. She is a member of Cap and Gown: Women Leaders at Stanford, due to her academic excellence, community involvement and leadership experience. She is also a member of the Latina Lawyers Bar Association and LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles.
Ms. Chavez is a first generation Chicana and was the first in her family to attend college. In 2010, she was a featured alum of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. (Link to interview). She lives in Los Angeles and is happy and honored to have her own practice which allows her to balance family, career and community involvements.