Bar Admissions

  • California


  • J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, 1985
    Order of the Coif
  • B.S., magna cum laude, University of Southern California, 1982
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Michele M. Mulrooney


Michele Mulrooney is Chair of the firm's West Coast Tax and Wealth Planning Practice. She focuses her practice on estate planning for high net worth individuals, including actors, directors, writers, producers and artists. Michele has substantial experience in all aspects of sophisticated estate planning, including the preservation and protection of wealth for generations of families, establishment and advising of private foundations, post-death administration of estates and trusts, cross-border planning for multi-national clients and insurance issues. Michele also has experience in estate planning for majority owners of both private and public companies, including, but not limited to, recapitalizations, buy-sell agreements between shareholders and partners, sales to third parties and intra-family transfers.

Michele's experience and astute insight into the unique legal needs facing individuals in the entertainment industry have led her to develop a broader service offering for her clients. This includes counseling on general business and personal matters, including serving as an advisor to family law counsel in complex divorce situations. She also serves as trustee and executor of many of her clients' trusts and estates.  Michele's clients not only appreciate her legal guidance, but they also value the meaningful relationships that she develops with them.

Additionally, Michele is a member of the Venable Board.


Member, Professional Advisory Network and Professional Advisory Council, Motion Picture & Television Fund (2016-2017)