New York State Bar (2010)
New York Law School, J.D. (2009)
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, B.A. cum laude (2005)
B.A. in Biological Sciences with Minors in Modern Languages & Linguistics and Philosophy
Recipient of Rollins-Leutkemeyer Academic Scholarship
Serving as the Co-Managing Partner at Romano Law PLLC, Shaliz has over a decade of experience in corporate transactions, employment and entertainment matters. Shaliz takes a practical approach as corporate counsel to entrepreneurs, business owners, and domestic and international companies, helping them navigate the legal issues encountered while running a business.
In Entertainment and Media, Shaliz works with a variety of industry professionals including producers, directors, writers, novelists, talent managers, artists, theatrical performers, reality television talent, designers and social media influencers. She helps clients steer through the legal aspects of the various stages of film production and television development. For her production company and film clients, Shaliz regularly advises on the formation and structuring of single purpose vehicles, proper chain of title, the negotiation of option agreements, investor documents and financing, production agreements, licenses and releases. She also assists clients with clearance and distribution matters. She negotiates contracts for WGA, DGA, and SAG-AFTRA members and signatories.
Shaliz speaks regularly on legal topics. She’s spoken on Entertainment Law related topics at the New York City Bar, Writers Guild of America, Producers Guild of America, Columbia University M.F.A. Program, New York Law School and Brooklyn Law School. She has led a CLE course on Entertainment Law to attorneys. As a member of the New York State Bar Association, she is part of the Business Law and Entertainment, Sports & Art Law Sections.
Shaliz is a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the Emmys). She is also a member of BAFTA, the Hollywood Radio and TV Society (HRTS) and Chief.
She has been quoted in the New York Times, Newsweek and Quartz, regarding legal matters.
She was selected to Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Only 2.5% of attorneys in New York Metro receive this distinction.
Shaliz loves painting, Thai food, period dramas, live stand-up comedy and traveling to places where she can go walk endlessly and explore new cultures. As the youngest child, she’s definitely the funniest.
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