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Jalila A. Bell

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Phone: 212.943.1233
Fax: 212.943.1238

11 Broadway #715
New York, New York 10004

JALILA A. BELL is an experienced business litigator with both civil and criminal experience. Her general practice includes civil litigation, real estate, entertainment and the arts.

Ms. Bell regularly represents and counsels clients with regard to real and intellectual property rights, music licensing, the fine and visual arts, the performing arts, literature, civil rights and related areas. As a business litigator at the state and federal court levels, Ms. Bell's clients include arts-focused businesses, dancers, choreographers, composers, writers, publishers, actors, singers, visual artists, designers, directors, managers, promoters and non-profit organizations. Ms. Bell also assists and counsels clients with regard to: business development, management, contract drafting and negotiation, aesthetics, marketing, performance and artistry.

An alumna of the dance departments at San Francisco’s School of the Arts and Oakland’s Mills College, Ms. Bell has appeared in projects as a dancer, actress, model and spoken word artist, including the Apollo Theater Soundstage, for BET’s Rip the Runway, at the Lorraine Hansberry Theater San Francisco, for NYC’s Vissi Dance Theater and Liberation Dance Theater.

A graduate of Golden Gate University Law School, Ms. Bell is licensed in New York State and the United States Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

A talented and respected dancer and artist in her own right, Ms. Bell is known for her sensitivity and understanding of the special needs and concerns of artists and communities of color, and for her ability to address and resolve the unique legal and social issues impacting our communities.

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    ★★★★★
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    ★★★★★
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    ★★★★★
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