Jose L. Martinez

Los Angeles, CA

About Jose L. Martinez

Jose L. Martinez is a real estate and corporate attorney and currently is a partner at Akerman LLP, based in Los Angeles, California. Akerman is a multifaceted law firm more than 700 lawyers working in 24 offices throughout the United States. Its practice areas and services include corporate law, intellectual property, labor law, real estate law and taxation.

Martinez’s areas of expertise at Akerman, where he’s worked since 2017, include entertainment law, corporate finance and lending, real estate financing, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, intellectual property and Opportunity Zones. He has served as an outside general counsel for Maya Cinemas, negotiating purchases, sale agreements, leases and financing. In the real estate world, for nearly 20 years. Martinez has been counsel to a family office that controls and/or has developed more than 2.8 million square feet of commercial real estate.

Martinez is well-versed in the entertainment sector. He is co-founder of several entertainment ventures, including Arthouse Films; Maya Entertainment, a studio that produces, acquires and distributes Latino-themed entertainment; and, a news source. Martinez is also the co-founder of the Santa Fe Film Festival.

Martinez has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. He is admitted to the bar in California and New York.

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601 West Fifth Street Suite 300, Los Angeles



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