Leading and managing First Team’s Legal and Risk Management Department, Hila provides legal advice to the company’s corporate department, high-level management, and approximately 2,200 agents with respect to matters of litigation and risk management. Previously, she successfully represented First Team’s agents and managers as First Team’s outside legal counsel at Manning and Kass Ramirez Ellrod Trester LLP. Selected as a 2021 Southern California Super Lawyer, a distinction reserved for only 2.5% of attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice in Southern California, Hila is the best in the business with a wealth of knowledge and experience in real estate law.
She holds a certified real estate broker’s license and has represented hundreds of clients in the full spectrum of professionals within the industry including corporations, brokers, managers, agents, and trustees. Graduating summa cum laude from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Political Science and Public Affairs/Public Policy, she then earned her juris doctorate degree at Southwestern Law School’s two-year honors law program, graduating in the top 15% of her class.
Prior to working at multiple prestigious civil litigation firms, Hila had the great honor of serving as the judicial extern for Judge Robert Hess at the Stanley Mosk Superior Court in Downtown Los Angeles. Prior to law school, Hila worked for Jamboree Housing Corporation, a large non-profit development corporation, responsible for building higher density and quality housing in areas of employment and commercial centers.