Ms. Hilvert joined the firm in February 2013 as a litigation associate and was additionally charged with building the firm's entertainment transactional practice. Ms. Hilvert has, and will continue to, represent screenwriters, actors, producers, directors, musicians, production companies, and publishers.
Volunteering and community involvement are also a very important part of Ms. Hilvert's repertoire. She is an active member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association's Entertainment Law Executive Committee. In 2012, she founded the Social Media Sub-Committee and began volunteering as a liaison between the Entertainment Law Committee and the Legislation Committee. Ms. Hilvert also serves as a legal mentor for creative activists who are members of the Creative Visions Foundation. She also volunteers with various Los Angeles animal rights organizations and has been a law student mentor through the Chapman University Career Services department since 2010. Finally, Ms. Hilvert served as the 2013-2014 Secretary for the California Society of Entertainment Lawyers (CSEL).
Since the summer of 2014, Ms. Hilvert has successfully settled three complex litigation cases 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 also recently filed a successful motion to compel additional documents.
A few notable cases Ms. Hilvert has handled for Lowe & Associates are as follows:
- Douglas Jordan-Benel v. Universal Studios et al.
- John Frapasella v. Fylmar Productions et al.
- 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.
When taking a break from fast-paced litigation, Ms. Hilvert represents many dynamic transactional clients in making their Hollywood dreams a reality by negotiating and drafting cutting-edge contracts. 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 a proud recipient of the 2014 Avvo Clients' Choice Award and has been nominated as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers since 2015. In 2017, Ms. Hilvert was named a Top 100 Rising Star and a Top 50 Female Rising Star SuperLawyer.