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Kailin is a highly experienced, California-licensed media lawyer focused on transactional matters and content review, related to entertainment, media, advertising and technology. Kailin represents producers, artists, creators, media companies, and distributors in negotiating agreements in connection with the development, financing, licensing, production and distribution of film, television, music and commercial projects. In addition, Kailin advises emerging entertainment and technology companies at various stages of their development -- from inception, financing, and restructuring, to mergers and acquisitions.
As a lawyer licensed not only in California, but also in British Columbia, and Ontario, Kailin has experience in representing clients in cross-border business transactions as well as dispute resolution and litigation management.
Kailin is an effective problem-solver with experience appearing before various courts and serving on quasi-judicial committees.
Prior to joining SmithDehn LLP, Kailin practiced at a global law firm and an acclaimed full-service mid-size firm, where she gained valuable experience in handling complex M&A and securities transactions, in addition to entertainment matters.
As a former competitive pianist with an Associate Diploma in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Kailin is a passionate advocate of arts and culture. She currently serves as a community board member for Cascade Public Media (owner of KCTS Television and Crosscut) and a board member of the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra. To support the growth of innovation, Kailin also serves as a co-director of Founder Institute -- one of the largest technology accelerators in the world.