Lisa Nitti was corporate securities lawyer in the midst of the dot-com era when she got the call that changed her life.

“Another attorney at the firm where I was working asked if I’d be interested in working in entertainment law,” Nitti says.

Now with Greenberg Traurig, it seems that call set the UCLA Law School grad on the right path. At 35, Nitti has already made her mark by negotiating financing with Lexington Film Funding and Axon Film Finance — a film fund that’s worth more than $200 million. She’s also counsel to Michael London’s Groundswell Prods.

“Every time I go to Blockbuster and see one of the films I’ve worked on sitting there on the shelf, or every time I go to the theater and see one of my films that’s been released, I feel a sense of pride,” Nitti says. “I love helping realize my client’s dream.”

DAN BLACK OF GREENBERG TRAURIG: “She’s very bright, has common sense and a feel for the deal. She knows when to push, when not to push, how to prioritize points of the deal and how to present her arguments. She’s the total package when it comes to dealmaking.”