Brandon Chapnick is partner of Chapnick Smukler & Chapnick, has been practicing business management for over 10 years, and has over 20 years in the entertainment business. Brandon’s father, Jerry, founded the firm in 2002 with Keith Smukler. Upon graduating from the California State University at Northridge with a degree in finance, Brandon began his career in the entertainment industry working from the ground up as an agent trainee at a top Los Angeles agency. While this job was not Brandon’s calling, it allowed him a much broader understanding of the entertainment industry which has ultimately benefited his business management clients in extraordinary ways. As a result, he has a deeper and more hands-on knowledge of all aspects of the business. Brandon’s client list includes 20 – 30 entertainers, producers, and executives scattered throughout all disciplines of the entertainment business. These clients have a combined net worth in excess of $225,000,000.00. Brandon is hands-on in overseeing his client’s investments ranging from stocks and bonds; multi-family and commercial real estate; closely held corporations; and more. Brandon joined his father’s firm in 2003. His understanding of the business management industry came incredibly naturally to him, as his father learned in the practice; Brandon was promoted to partner in 2009. In addition to his position with the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative, Brandon is a founder and board member of the Scott Lieberman Camp Scholarship Foundation and former board member of The Fulfillment Fund, a Los Angeles-based charity that provides college access to underprivileged students. Brandon lives in Encino, CA, with his wife and two children.