Arnie Kassoy has degrees from UCLA (B.S., M.B.A. and J.D.) and an LL.M. from the London School of Economics & Political Science. He started his legal career as an entertainment and tax/estate planning attorney at Kaplan, Livingston, Berkowitz, Goodwin & Selvin, was a partner at Hardee Barovick Konecky & Braun, a principal/shareholder at Rosenfeld Kassoy & Kraus, and more recently Counsel to Manatt Phelps & Phillips. He has written numerous legal articles, lectured extensively, and founded and chaired the UCLA Entertainment Tax & Finance Institute. He has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer. For many years, Arnie provided free legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Santa Barbara and in Los Angeles. He has served on the Boards of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Public Counsel, Fund for Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and AIDS Research Alliance.