ABEL M. LEZCANO

  • Partner
  • B.S., Rhetoric (minor African Political Systems), Northwestern University, 1989
  • J.D., University of Southern California, 1992

Abel M. Lezcano represents a wide range of entertainment companies, sports leagues, writers, producers, directors, actors, comedians, and other on-camera talent across the entertainment industry, and specifically leads the firm’s intentional focus in representing Latinx/Hispanic/Latino clientele. Additionally, Abel specializes in high-level entertainment executive employment agreements.

After three years as a successful litigator, Abel began his career in entertainment as a legal and business affairs executive for the television department of The Walt Disney Studios. With this background, Abel brings immense insight to crafting agreements that are structured for results, tailored towards client specifications, and positioned for timely execution.  Thanks to a thoroughly collaborative approach to deal-making, Abel’s professional success lies in the creation and nurturing of productive relationships that help his clients navigate an evolving and increasingly complex, globalized industry.

Fluent in Spanish and English, Abel is fortunate to work alongside some of the most talented and diverse lawyers in the industry, each with unique perspectives and areas of specialty.  As a result, his clients benefit greatly from a company culture that shares its collective expertise and rich network of strong relationships across the sector.

In concert with his professional endeavors, Abel has been actively involved in youth sports as a coach and administrator for over 30 years on the local, regional and national levels.  He currently serves as a board member and strategic advisor for a) US Soccer’s Urban Soccer Commission; b) Street Soccer USA; and c) the National Hispanic Media Coalition.  Each of these endeavors further his commitment to fostering opportunities for children and adults in traditionally underserved communities.  Abel also mentors students at USC’s Gould School of Law in his spare time. He enjoys fishing in Northern Wisconsin with his family, cheering on Arsenal, LAFC and the Cubs, and is an owner of the National Women’s Soccer League’s Chicago Red Stars.