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Business &
Legal Affairs.

Our legal team is one of the best in the Industry. Founded in 1998, Attorney Jalene Mack, PLLC is led by Attorney Jalene Mack with Attorney Stephanie K. Hay as Of Counsel and Attorney Rayna Reid Rayford as Director of Business & Legal Affairs. The firm specializes in transactions related to entertainment, intellectual property, and general business law.

As BALA we can serve as an independent general counsel team who can meet the needs of an in-house business & legal affairs department for production companies and entertainment organizations.

Service for our clients?


Our team’s focus on Development through Distribution is centered on working with our clients on planning, preparing, and organizing all the business and legal elements necessary to make a successful production. Our assistance also consists of identifying the most effective ways to get the project in front of the right people and then executing those strategies.

Our team is about getting everything ready to make a film or project, while distribution assistance is about getting that project in front of the right audience once it is complete.


Jalene's contributions includes lectures, panel discussions, mentorship and events for individuals looking to be successful in the arts & entertainment industry.


Current & Former

Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles

Carl Anthony Payne II

Aquarius Vision, LLC

TAVA Lifestyle Houston

Jilly Anais

Kenny “The Jet” Smith

Kiana Dancie

Rushion McDonald

Rhyan Lamarr | Eric D. Garnes

Kim Burrell
Kim Burrell


What the industry says
about Jalene Mack

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VIP Talent

“Jalene has been an incredible influence in so many parts and facets of my life and many others. She is an artist, a legal advisor and connoisseur of life.”

Golden Brooks

Actress, TV Star “Girlfriends“

VIP Client

“Jalene knows and understands the many facets of the entertainment business and, as a producer, I feel lucky to have that kind of insight and expertise on my team.“

Greg Carter

Creator & Executive Producer, 5th Ward TV Series

TV/Radio Personality

“Jalene Mack is a “JACK OF ALL TRADES“ when it comes to the entertainment world. She's a one stop shop if I do say so myself.“

Thomas Miles aka Nephew Tommy

Comedian, Actor, Radio Host, Steve Harvey Morning Show, Ready to Love

Award-Winning Attorney

“We Salute you Attorney Mack, as you are an Intellectual, a Trailblazer, a Trendsetter and a Historian, all in one!!.“

Ricky Anderson

Entertainment Attorney to Steve Harvey, Mo'Nique, & Many Others

TV & FIlm Talent

“Jalene Mack is a force of nature. Wife, mother, lawyer, writer, producer, actor, community servant and then some.“

Malik Yoba

Actor, Writer, Producer


Honors, Awards &

Jalene has received a number of awards such as the Lifetime Presidential Achievement Award under the Joe Biden & Barack Obama Administrations; She was named a Top 40 of Influential Women of 2020 by the Los Angeles Wire Business Edition and; She received the Matthew W. Plummer, Sr. – Attorney of the Year, Black Excellence Award to name a few. 

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Our Legal Team

  • Rayna Reid Rayford, Esq.
    Entertainment Attorney

    Majored in Industrial and Labor Relations with a minor in Inequality Studies receiving her undergraduate degree from Cornell University. She earned master’s degrees in education from the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education and a second in Mass Communication Studies from the University of Houston, Valenti School of Communication. Rayna received her Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School in 2014 and is a member of the New York state bar.

  • Rayna Reid Rayford, Esq.
  • Jalene Mack, Esq.
    Entertainment Attorney

    Majored in Political Science and minored in Mass Communications receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Xavier University of New Orleans. She received her Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in 1993 and is a member of the Texas State Bar.

  • Jalene Mack, Esq.
  • Stephanie K. Hay, Esq.
    Entertainment Attorney

    Majored in Journalism, earning her undergraduate degree from Howard University. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in 2012 and is a member of both the Texas State Bar and Georgia State Bar.

  • Stephanie K. Hay, Esq.
  • Toni Long, Esq.
    Entertainment Attorney

    Majored in communications earning her Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University. She received her Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law and is a member of the California State Bar.

  • Toni Long, Esq.
  • Marye Dean, Esq.
    Entertainment Attorney

    Received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Sam Houston State University BA with a minor in English and her Juris Doctorate from Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Marye is licensed in Texas and New York.

  • Marye Dean, Esq.
  • Sara Wickell
    Business & Legal Affairs Admin

    Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University. She received her Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law and is a member of the California State Bar.

  • Sara Wickell

Got a project?
Let’s talk.

Schedule your consultation with our team who are excited to hear about your unique ideas and can help navigate the business and legal aspects of your project. Contact us now!