Tara J. Sattler


Los Angeles


Tara Sattler is a shareholder in the Firm’s Entertainment group.

Tara specializes in representing production companies, producers, financiers and content creators in the film, television and digital spaces. Her expertise encompasses all of the phases of development, financing, production, and distribution of scripted and non-scripted content for all budget levels. Tara has experience drafting and negotiating agreements to represent her clients in every stage of their entertainment industry endeavors, including:

  • Company organizational structures and partnerships
  • Equity financing raises, financial closings and collection account management agreements
  • Extensive production legal counsel, including above-the-line and below-the-line personnel agreements, and union negotiation and advice
  • Clearances and fair use analysis
  • Sales agency and distribution agreements
  • Content acquisition, shopping and collaboration agreements, appearance releases, with many independent companies and studios, and more

Tara graduated Cum Laude from Southwestern University School of Law. Her note “Plagued by the Paparazzi: How California Should Sharpen the Focus On Its Not So Picture Perfect Paparazzi Laws” was published in the Southwestern Law Review. Tara also participated in the National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition and served as the Entertainment Vice President of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society. She worked with both the California Lawyers for the Arts and Westwood One’s Grammy Radio Remote. Tara received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance, with minors in Business Management and Legal Studies, Magna Cum Laude, from Hofstra University Honors College.

Before joining Weintraub Tobin, Tara was a senior associate at Ramo Law PC, a law clerk before graduating from law school.

Outside of the office, Tara enjoys traveling, skiing, in addition to attending dance and theater shows.

California Lawyers for the Arts, Member

Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member

Phi Betta Kappa, Member

Film Independent

Assistance League, South Bay & San Pedro Chapter, Volunteer

San Pedor City Ballet, Volunteer


Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star” 2020, 2021

J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, 2011
-cum laude

B.A., Hofstra University, 2007
– magna cum laude

WT Clients: “CODA” Wins Three Academy Awards

On March 27, 2022 CODA won all three Academy Awards for which it was nominated (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay). It made history as the first film with a predominantly Deaf cast and the first film produced by a streaming service (Apple TV+) to win Best…

Weintraub Tobin Elevates Two Attorneys to Shareholder

Weintraub is pleased to announce that Tara Sattler and Mark E. Ellinghouse have been named as Shareholders in the law corporation. Mark Ellinghouse provides counsel to his clients in commercial real estate transactions, including leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, development, joint ventures, financing, and other matters in every real estate sector.…

Tara Sattler featured in Variety’s 2017 Legal Impact Report: Up Next

Weintraub Tobin’s Entertainment Associate, Tara J. Sattler, has been featured as one of the leading entertainment lawyers in Variety’s 2017 Legal Impact Report: Up Next. The report showcases the most impactful attorneys in the entertainment industry over the past year. 2017 has seen Tara represent client, Ryland Aldrich, a producer on 2017 Sundance…