The Attorneys

Antonio Valla
Mr. Valla founded Valla & Associates, Inc., P.C., in 2009, and its predecessor, Gilliss Valla & Dalsin, LLP, in 1994. He focuses on the transactional and business litigation aspects of the Firm's practice, with particular passion for its international clientele. Learn More.

Daniela Morrison
Ms. Morrison is a native of Palermo, Italy. After receiving her Juris Doctor Degree in Italy and completing her internship at an Italian law firm for two years, Ms. Morrison moved to the United States in 2001. Learn More.

Majda Barazzutti
Ms. Barazzutti received her Juris Doctor (Laurea in Giurisprudenza) from the University of Trieste, Italy, and was admitted to the Italian Bar in 1988. She obtained a Master of Law (LL.M.) from Cornell Law School in 1988. She practiced in Milan as a partner in the transactional group of  ... Learn More.

Stefano Abbasciano
Mr. Abbasciano obtained his Juris Doctor (Laurea in Giurisprudenza) from the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan, Italy. There, he also worked as an apprentice attorney, and was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2008. Learn More.

Marco Giovine
Marco Giovine is a member of the firm’s transactional group and he is the Associate Counsel leading the Los Angeles office. Learn More

Lisa Parrish
Ms. Parrish obtained her Juris Doctor from U.C. Hastings in San Francisco, California and was admitted to the California Bar in 2014. While in law school, Ms. Parrish specialized in litigation and was a member of Hasting's Moot Court team. Learn More.

Simona Cervasio Owens
Ms. Cervasio Owens is a New York attorney with extensive experience in business immigration cases, including successfully obtaining permanent and temporary visas for clients. Learn More.

Laura Soprana-Dec
Ms. Soprana-Dec obtained her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from U.C. Irvine School of Law in 2017 and was admitted to the State Bar of California in the same year. Learn More.

Luca Molinari
Mr. Molinari obtained his Juris Doctor (Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico) from the University of Milan, Italy, in 2013. Learn More.


Elizabeth C. Lee - Corporate Paralegal
Ms. Lee, Paralegal, joined Valla & Associates, Inc., P.C. in 2013. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Lee was a corporate paralegal with Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, until 1997, and at Hancock Rothert & Bunshoft until 1994. Learn More.

Andrea Ramirez - Paralegal/Office Manager (NY)
Ms. Ramirez joined Valla & Associates, Inc., P.C. in 2012, initially as a file clerk and worked her way up to an Executive Assistant and Office Manager in 2014. Learn More.

Leslie Beaudin - Litigation Paralegal 
Ms. Leslie Beaudin received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from the University of the Pacific in May 2014... Learn More.

Management/Support Team

Patricia Castro - Chief Operations Officer
Ms. Castro graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, and a minor in Communication Studies. Learn More.

Antoinette Valla - Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Valla graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Learn More.

Caitlin Morrison - Chief Information Officer
Ms. Morrison graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Learn More.

Mario Riva - Head of Business Development - Italia
Mr. Mario Riva graduated from the University of Parma in 1992 with a degree in Economics. Over the last twenty years, Mr. Riva has held various roles of increasing responsibility in finance and administration... Learn More.