Ms. Hilvert joined the firm in February 2013 as a litigation associate and quickly evolved to a Senior Counsel. Since joining the firm, Ms. Hilvert has successfully settled several complex lawsuits and arbitrations and has been victorious in either bringing or defending numerous motions. For example, she successfully defended several demurrers, motions to dismiss, motions to strike, discovery motions, and an anti-SLAPP motion; she has also filed a successful motion(s) to compel additional documents, discovery responses, and depositions. Ms. Hilvert represents screenwriters, actors, producers, directors, musicians, production companies, and publishers, among others, in litigation and transactional matters. Ms. Hilvert received her B.A. in 2004 from the University of Southern California (USC) and graduated from Chapman University School of Law in 2008 with a certificate in Entertainment & Sports Law as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution.
A few notable cases Ms. Hilvert has litigated since joining Lowe & Associates include:
- Ward et al. v. Discovery, Inc.
- Ammolite v. Gilinsky and Johnson (“Jack & Jack”)
- Douglas Jordan-Benel v. Universal Studios et al.
- John Frapasella v. Fylmar Productions et al.
- McCauley v. Tim Miner et al.
- Warner Brothers v. Shafir
- Lappas v. 20th Century Fox
- Fuhu v. AEL Data
- VSquared Labs v. Party of 2, LLC d.b.a. Pop2Life
- TYK v. Mancinelli Media, Inc.
- Pandemic LLC and Concealed LLC v. XLrator Media, Inc.
- Hedda Muskat v. CAA, Katalyst Media, Jason Goldberg et al.
- Big Trak Technologies v. Cozen O’Connor LLP.
- Morandell Imports v. Chrissa Imports et al.
- Christian Simpson v. Sherry McGuinn
- O’Neil v. Oxygen Media LLC et al.
- Arthur Lee Alfred et al. v. Walt Disney Studios (copyright infringement)
- Condayan v. Macmillan Publishing & Roaring Brook Press (copyright infringement)
- Tolpins et al. v. Brenda Marie Davies p/k/a God is Grey (defamation and false light)
- Choi v. Huang et al. (defamation and false light)
- Creative Talent Bureau adv. Fernandez (IFTA production dispute)
When taking a break from fast-paced litigation, Ms. Hilvert represents dynamic transactional clients by negotiating and drafting cutting-edge contracts. Some of Ms. Hilvert’s transactional clients include:
- Those Girls Productions
- Cafe Earth Films
- Moving Images Company
- Actor and TV Personality Zak Bagans
- Sefton Fincham (Look to the Sky Productions)
- Jordan Levine (Yale Productions)
- Project West Media
- Actor and Producer Torran Kitts
- Aaero Sweet Corporation
- Well-Connected Entertainment
- Well-Connected Television
- Photographer Kelly Fajack
- Author Linton Bergsen
- GRID Agency
- VSquared Labs, Inc.
Finally, Ms. Hilvert is member of the California Society of Entertainment Lawyers (CSEL) and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. A proud recipient of the 2014 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award, she has also been nominated as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers since 2015 and a SuperLawyer since 2018. In 2017, she was named a Top 100 Rising Star and a Top 50 Female Rising Star.
Linton Bergsen, Author
Aleksandra is a professional in every sense. Her advice is sound, well thought out and very strategic. The issue I had was discussed and executed immeadiatly with all relevant facts addressed specifically with the appropriate tone and legal references. She is ethical and concerned about the best outcome for her client and not just a fee to be collected.
– Linton Bergsen, Author
Reid Taylor, Director
I recently wrapped production on a small, independent feature film and would be remiss for overseeing Aleksandra’s contribution. Despite the lack of funds available for an attorney to work on the production in it’s entirety, Aleksandra could see beyond that and offered to do some transactional legal work, pro bono. To her credit, lack of compensation wasn’t a factor, nor did it remove her motivation from the equation; she expeditiously gave her insight on the topics at hand, which – to me – indicates a passion and commitment to the work itself.
In summation, I could not be more pleased with the results and I look forward to working with her on future endeavors.
– Reid Taylor, Director
Aleksandra was amazing. Very personable and professional and helped settle our dispute with the opposing party better than I could have imagined. She fought to get us the best deal possible and her advice was spot on. I will definitely be working with her again and highly recommend her!
Kelly Sneed, Project West Media Recommends Aleksandra Hilvert
Aleksandra was not only professional, courteous and knowledgeable, but proactive in our quest for a great settlement. In fact, she would suggest offers that were far better than what we “thought” we good offers. She was always in contact with us and it did not matter what time it was she would always answer our emails in a timely and concise manner. She is one of the few attorneys that we have met that really shows an interest in your business and the situation you are dealing with. We are so glad that were referred to her and look forward to using her services in the future. We cannot thank her enough for her great work on our case.
– Kelly Sneed, Project West Media
Ashley S., Producer Recommends Aleksandra Hilvert
Aleksandra helped me determine the best legal way to move forward on a film project dealing with Life Rights. She was easy to speak with and friendly though direct. I recommend seeking her professional advice if you are in the entertainment industry and looking to protect your idea. Chuck Krall, Photographer
Aleksandra was kind and observant but still exhibited professionalism with her matter of fact legal dialog.Her communication skills were above par with any other lawyer I have ever had to deal with. In my case. all matters were able to be initiated by direct Phone and Email correspondence so that there was fast and direct communication added by a very diligent staff at LOWE & ASSOCIATES. For anyone who might have a copyright infringement situation Aleksandra is a good lawyer to deal with.
– Chuck Krall, Photographer
Aleksandra is a person who really cares for what she does, Real pro! thank you for the outstanding service!
My case was a very complicated one with many layers. Going up against two of the biggest giants in the entertainment industry, CAA, Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst Media, and Jason Goldberg, husband of “Punky Brewster’s” Soleil Moon Frye was a challenge in itself. Although the facts of my case were str…
“As a creative independent producer, I came to Lowe and Associates with an idea theft case a few years ago. Steven Lowe and Aleksandra Hilvert of the firm proved to be unpretentious and great listeners, giving valuable advice and options. They were honest about the possible outcomes of my issues and the costs involved. Both Steven and Aleksandra had integrity while working closely with me. I always felt that they put me and my case first. There were no runarounds or attempts to convince me that spending more meant better results. They are moral, ethical and smart, very smart and in my opinion the very best at what they do. Really. I could not more highly recommend these attorneys.”
– Russ Ward
Derek Emery, Aaero Sweet
Aleksandra Hilvert has represented my company multiple times over the years and each time there was a successful outcome. She is a highly skilled attorney and I would recommend her for any business or personal legal issues.
– Derek Emery, Aaero Sweet
Aleksandra’s sensibility and gift for eloquent speaking, and brilliance as a writer & litigator, makes me lucky to have her as my lead attorney. She worked tirelessly through the night, never taking the pressure off the other side! She stood before some very powerful lawyers in the entertainment industry…and she wasn’t intimidated or bullied by them. Aleksandra is truly a star in the making!
– Hedda Muskat,Producer