Lapidus, Root & Sacharow, LLP
1299 Ocean Avenue, Suite 306
Santa Monica, California  90401
Main:  310-395-6800
Main Fax:  310-395-1481



Johanna I. Schulte-Hillen
Of Counsel

  • Corporate
  • Entertainment

  • California State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the State of Hamburg, Germany

  • California State Courts
  • German State Courts

  • UCLA School of Law
    (LL.M. 2003)
  • Mandatory legal training with the District Court of Lübeck, Germany

  • University of Hamburg Law School

  • University of Heidelberg Law School

Legal Expertise

Corporate and entertainment law, including providing counsel on complex limited liability company agreements, asset and stock purchase transactions, entity formation and maintenance, as well as music licenses and general entertainment transactions. Providing chain-of-title review in connection with the purchase of motion pictures.


Born and raised in Germany and Minnesota, Johanna Schulte-Hillen moved to Los Angeles in early 2001 after completing her German legal training and being admitted to the German bar. She was subsequently awarded a Masters of Law from the UCLA School of Law and admitted to the California bar. From 2004 to 2008, she served as an Associate in the Loeb & Loeb LLP corporate department, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and complex partnership agreements. From 2008 to 2009, she served as General Counsel to Tree Media Group, a Santa Monica-based production company that co-produced the eco-documentary "The 11th Hour". Johanna Schulte-Hillen is equally proficient in English and German, both spoken and written. She has been working with the Firm since 2009.