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Payvand Vafa

Payvand Coyle


Payvand Coyle focuses her practice primarily on finance with a particular emphasis in the media and entertainment industries. She has broad experience representing a variety of financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity firms, funds, sponsors, commercial banks, TV and film production and distribution companies, music publishers, record companies and independent production companies in relation to a variety of finance transactions as well as complex motion picture and music industry transactions. Her financing practice is comprised of domestic and cross-border syndicated and bilateral term loans, asset backed loans, mezzanine financings, securitizations, notes offerings, project co-financing arrangements, venture capital financings and other financing transactions.

In addition, Payvand has experience with representing financial institutions, hedge funds, asset managers, dealers and end users in relation to a variety of derivatives transactions and structures. She also advises on regulatory issues affecting derivatives.

Bar admissionsCalifornia
  • Farsi
  • J.D., University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science, University of California at San Diego


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Entertainment and Sports Law (2024)
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