Lee Rudnicki, Esq.

international entertainment law

LEE RUDNICKI is a transactional entertainment lawyer with 20-years of experience.

Lee holds a Bachelor’s Degree in jazz music studies from San Jose State, a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law, and is a graduate of the UCLA Professional Screenwriting Program. Lee has also completed extensive international law studies at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. As schedule permits, Lee serves as an adjunct law professor and lecturer, teaching film industry transactions. 

Lee's legal experience began in Silicon Valley in 1999, as counsel and lead legal negotiator for Vividence.com. Lee spent several years as an entertainment litigator with San Francisco law firms Jacobs & Ferraro, and Idell, Berman and Seitel, representing Clear Channel, Bill Graham Presents, and the San Francisco Symphony. 

In 2004, Lee moved to LA and established his own law firm. Since then, Lee has represented production companies, directors, producers, screenwriters, actors, editors, sound designers, composers, music publishers, and musicians, all over the world. Throughout 2016-2017, Lee was based in Rome, Italy, working as counsel and producer for the motion picture Wonderwell, starring Carrie Fisher. 

Lee has a creative side, which makes him an effective counsel for artists.  â€‹Before law school, Lee was a world-class rudimental drummer with a signature drum stick, endorsed by Pearl Drums and Zildjian. In 1989, Lee won the DCI World Championship with the Santa Clara Vanguard. In 2002, Lee was a show designer for the San Francisco Renegades, who became the first DCA finalist from California in history. Lee's most recent creative endeavor includes writing and directing the American/Japanese/Italian science fiction film FLEUR.