Allan Edward Mesia, Esq., C.P.A.
Allan is an Attorney and CPA whose practice focuses on business management and legal services for passionate clients in the entertainment, media, fashion/apparel and hospitality industries. His unique background allows him to service clients with all aspects of business management, tax and financial consulting, transactional entertainment matters, copyright and trademark matters, and licensing. Allan serves as a business manager and/or legal counsel to entrepreneurs in various industries, high net-worth individuals, musicians, records producers, managers, record labels, music publishers, actors, film and photography production companies, designers and apparel companies. His past professional experience includes EMI Music, Woods & Middleton, LLP, Deloitte (tax, licensing, royalty audits), and Tommy Hilfiger.
Since 2010, Allan has consulted with the Beverly Hills business management firm, Mejia and Kaplan, LLP on major touring and film clients.
Allan is licensed attorney in California, New York and New Jersey and a Certified Public Accountant in California and Illinois.
Allan also has experience as a music engineer/producer and as a drummer/guitarist/songwriter. He founded the Mesia Group in 2009 to combine his education and experience with his passion for the creative arts and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Laura McManus Mesia
Laura was appointed Business Development Director and Philanthropic Adviser of the Mesia Group in 2016. Laura has over 10 years of experience in business development and strategic planning within the United Kingdom and United States. Laura specializes in the development of philanthropic strategies for clients in their chosen issue areas such as the Arts, social change, justice and innovation. Services also include set up and management of individual and family foundations.
Sierra is graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where she majored in Business Economics and Accounting. She joined Mesia Group in 2016 as an intern and was was promoted to Bookkeeper and then Accountant in 2017. She is currently working on obtaining her California CPA license.
Pamela graduated magna cum laude with a BFA from East Carolina University. Her first position in 2008 was assisting business manager Apryl Rahbari of Apryl Rahbari, Inc. In 2014 she began as a bookkeeping assistant at Mejia, & Kaplan LLP, and was quickly promoted to full fledged bookkeeper. In 2017 she joined the Mesia Group as a Bookkeeper/Accountant.
Megan is a proud graduate of UC Irvine with over five years of experience assisting those on the financial end of the entertainment industry. Previous employers include Mejia & Kaplan, LLP and the Grammys. In 2016, Megan joined Mesia Group as an adminitrative assistant and in 2017 was promoted to bookkeeper.
Vanessa joined Mesia Group in 2012 as an administrative assistant and bookkeeper. She is well versed in all administrative aspects of business management and copyright and trademark matters, and licensing. She is a graduate of Northwestern University with Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Communications and a Minor in Sociology and a graduate of the Paralegal Certificate Program at UCLA.
Vanessa’s past professional experience in Los Angeles and Chicago includes Music Resources, Inc. (Contract Manager, Sample Clearance & Licensing Manager), EMI Music (Office Manager, Legal Assistant, Promotions Director).
Vanessa is a licensed paralegal in California and fluent in Spanish.