Pantea (pronounced Pawn-tee) is a Partner in the Litigation Department.
Pantea focuses on fashioning and implementing creative approaches that maximize the needs of her clients and the long term goals of their businesses. Pantea has an expertise in commercial and residential real estate and business litigation, including easement, property line, quiet title, tenant/landlord, construction and disability access disputes. Pantea also has extensive experience in employment, intellectual property, and health care matters and has practiced in both State and Federal courts.
Early in her career, Pantea served as Special Deputy Prosecutor for the City Attorney’s Office of Hermosa Beach, where she first chaired misdemeanor cases through verdict, and lectured on trial advocacy. Prior to joining ECJ, Pantea was a litigation associate at the international law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, LLP.
Pantea currently serves as the Vice President—At Large on the Executive Board of the Harvard Law School Association (July 2019-Present) and previously served as the President of the Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles (January 2017-2019). Pantea was included in the list of Southern California’s Rising Stars for various years and has been named in the Southern California Super Lawyers list every year since 2017.
Represented owners in tenant/landlord, easement, property line, partition, quiet title, trespass, construction and nuisance lawsuits
Represented international developer in fraudulent transfer and contract dispute in connection with a $20 million property
Represented widow in probate dispute with stepchildren over residential and business properties inherited by widow from late husband
Represented landlord in breach of contract, equitable indemnity and negligence claims against lessee
Represented client in lawsuit against real estate broker for fraud and extortion
Represented historical bagel company whose lease was being improperly terminated by their landlord and succeeded in positioning the client to remain in and purchase the building
Represented business owner in hotly contested business valuation dispute involving multiple defendants and prevailed on a dispositive anti-SLAPP motion
Represented property owners of an industrial building in an easement dispute against their neighbors
Represented lenders in a claim of usury in connection with an $850,000 promissory note
Represented virtual reality content developers in partnership dispute and litigation involving stolen content, digital media for virtual reality devices and equipment
Represented numerous celebrity interior designers in business and employment disputes
Represented international manufacturer and distributor of aerospace parts in nearly 600 person class action employment lawsuit
Represented a private hospital in merger with a university medical school to become a nationally distinguished academic medical center
Honors & Affiliations
Honors & Recognitions
Southern California Super Lawyers, 2017-2020
Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, various years
Community & Professional
Harvard Law School Association, Vice President—At Large (July 2019 - Present)
Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles, President (January 2017 - 2019)
Legal Aid Foundation, Los Angeles, Past First Vice Chair – Associates’ Advisory Board
Step Up Women’s Network
J.D., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Editor Negotiation Law Review
Editor Harvard Law Record
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa