CHRISTOPHER A. DISCHINO, ESQ.
With a knack for the creative and an entrepreneurial attitude, Christopher DiSchino specializes in corporate counsel and intellectual property law. Assisting both private clients and corporate entities, he has helped numerous organizations establish and expand domestically and abroad. His diverse experience allows him to create value for his clients by using resourceful techniques to minimize unnecessary costs and risks. Prior to founding DiSchino & Company (now DiSchino & Schamy, PLLC), Christopher has worked in the fashion, hospitality and non-profit industries. Exposure to a fast-paced, international environment provided him with an intimate understanding of the business climate in which his clients operate, as well as a knowledge-base that extends far beyond the legal field. Christopher’s domestic client base consists of artists, designers, entrepreneurs and established businesses. His international practice focuses on inbound foreign investment in the United States for individuals, foreign businesses and multi-national corporations. Christopher also handles private securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and the restructuring of privately-held companies. Christopher has passion for giving back to the community. While still in college, his zeal for philanthropy led him to co-found The Paradise Fund—a nationally recognized, non-profit organization with headquarters in Palm Beach, Florida and branches in both Miami, Florida and New York City. Through The Paradise Fund, Christopher is dedicated to serving the needs of underprivileged children both locally and abroad. Christopher also sits on several boards and committees of charitable organizations across South Florida. Christopher grew up transatlantic, between Palm Beach, Florida and Rome, Italy. Traveling extensively fueled his passion for art, music, languages and foreign culture. He is fluent in four languages: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and English, and is currently learning French
BRENDA J. SCHAMY, ESQ.
Brenda Schamy is a founding partner at DiSchino & Schamy, PLLC. She practices a blend of litigation and transactional work. Brenda concentrates her practice in the areas of entertainment, hospitality, branding, startups, and general business dealings. She skillfully uses effective negotiation tactics and creative solutions to further her client’s interests. Brenda, an active entrepreneur, has been a business owner for many years, owning both brick and mortar and online businesses in the fitness, music, and travel industries. Due to her extensive entrepreneurial experience, Brenda understands the different issues and challenges that businesses face. Her entrepreneurial ventures have taught her valuable business management skills and how to be a strong, out-of-the-box thinker, which has allowed her to actively anticipate the needs, concerns, and opportunities of her clients. Brenda excels at looking beyond the legal scope of business and working closely with clients to actualize their goals. Born in Argentina, Brenda is fluent in Spanish and English. She received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami. Prior to founding her own law firm, which subsequently merged to become DiSchino & Schamy, PLLC, Brenda was a Miami-Dade Public Defender. She is comfortable in a courtroom and is always ready to fight for her clients’ interests. Having a passion for travel, Brenda feels privileged to have the opportunity to work with international as well as domestic clients from all over the United States. Helping people connect and working with creatives is where Brenda thrives.
BRIANNA SCHWARTZ, ESQ.
Brianna is an associate at DiSchino & Schamy, PLLC. She focuses her practice on the legal and business side of the entertainment industry, specializing in the music sector, including drafting and negotiating music licensing agreements, record contracts, live performance agreements, and talent management and booking agreements. Brianna’s transactional practice also involves counseling clients on intellectual property rights and protection, specifically trademarks and copyrights. Prior to joining DiSchino & Schamy, PLLC, Brianna served as a law clerk in various areas of the entertainment industry. Throughout her first year as a student at the University of Miami School of Law and the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music (obtaining a Juris Doctorate and a Master’s in Music Business and Entertainment), Brianna was fully immersed in the music and entertainment industries while working at ZIGLAW, a boutique entertainment practice which represented corporate, domestic, international, and entrepreneurial clients of the highest caliber. As a second-year law student, Brianna interned for Miami’s own Ultra Music Festival, which has become one of the world’s premier electronic music festivals. In Brianna’s final year as a student at the University of Miami, Brianna worked for Viacom International Media Networks, learning to review and draft complex commercial transactions relative to the development, production, distribution and licensing of Viacom content and digital media on a linear and multi-platform basis. Brianna’s extensive experience at these renowned establishments allowed her to understand the entertainment and music industries from various perspectives, including the importance of intellectual property protection and the business climate in which these creative clients operate. Currently, Brianna also serves as a Sound Board member on the Miami Music Project, which is a Miami-based non-profit that uses music as an instrument for social transformation, empowering children to acquire values and achieve their full potential while positively affecting their society through the study and performance of music. As highlighted through Brianna’s experience, she has a rooted passion for the music and entertainment space, which is what ultimately drew Brianna to her chosen profession and current position at DiSchino & Schamy, PLLC. As a former dancer and pianist, Brianna understands the importance of the arts allowing her interests to be aligned with those of her clients.
DIANA MEDEROS (SPECIAL COUNSEL)
Diana is a registered patent attorney and licensed to practice law in Florida. Diana helps domestic and international clients obtain patent and trademark protection. Diana enjoys working with startups and small businesses to build, enforce, and leverage a healthy intellectual property portfolio. Diana has represented clients before various federal courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and the UDRP FORUM. Representative technologies include medicinal and chemical compositions, medical diagnostics and devices, renewable energy systems, hydraulic pumps, horticulture and agriculture systems, videography and augmented reality systems, children’s toys, construction tools and holsters, anti-theft and personal security systems, wearable technology fashion, arts and crafts tools, athletic gear, and household consumer products. Diana is a New Yorker by birth, Floridian by location, and Texan at heart. Prior to law school, Diana spent three years working as a certified graduate-level writing consultant and editor of a bi-monthly publication. In law school, Diana performed scholarly legal research on the convergence of sprawl, waterworks, and public health and on the problems with the EPA and the FDA in regulating Triclosan and what the future holds for human and environmental health. While at the University of Florida, Diana worked as a research assistant in an immunology laboratory and in a nuclear magnetic resonance laboratory where she researched the relative in vitro stimulatory effect of mutant and wild-type isolated lipoteichoic acid and comparative metabolic profiling with the use of carbon 13 and proton NMR probes. Diana’s undergraduate honors thesis research was on sediment toxicity, invasive species eradication methods, stream flow hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, historical watershed mapping with geographic information systems, and water quality analyses based on biogeochemical parameters.