Marc Jacobson

Marc Jacobson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Entertainment & Sports Attorney in New York, NY

Marc Jacobson, PC
 | 440 East 79th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10075
Phone: +1-516-459-0436
Fax: +1-646-807-4599
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Entertainment & Sports (80%),
  • Intellectual Property (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Selected by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in the USA  and by Super Lawyers as one of the top Entertainment Lawyers in NYC, Jacobson built his unique practice by focusing on his two passions:  music and film.  He represented the estates of George & Ira Gershwin, Elvis Presley and Duke Ellington and important songwriters such as Jimmy Webb, Shakira and Annie Roboff.  He handled films like “Conviction” with Hilary Swank & Sam Rockwell, represented Oscar Nominee Rip Torn and was Executive Producer of Dennis Hopper’s final film.  He also held senior executive positions at several major internet companies.  Jacobson is the Founding Chairman of the NYS Bar Association Section on Entertainment Arts & Sports Law, testified before Congress and WIPO regarding the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and was Adjunct Professor of Entertainment Law at Fordham University Law School, CUNY Law School and The New School.  He licensed to practice law in New York, California and Florida.
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    About Marc Jacobson

    Admitted: 1978, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • Selected by Chambers USA as a leading business lawyer in New York City for Transactional Entertainment work., Chambers USA, 2005
    • Selected to Best Lawyers in the USA for 2019 and 2020 in Music., Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers, 2019
    • Entertainment Law Firm of the Year, New York, Corporate INTL Magazine, UK, 2013
    • Selected by Chambers USA as a top Media and Entertainment Lawyer in NYC for 2012
    • "Marc Jacobson of Marc Jacobson, P.C. impresses clients with his versatility and in-depth specialized industry knowledge. He runs a virtual law firm and continues to focus on the film and television industries. “You cannot do better than Marc – he is fast, tenacious, detail-oriented, proactive, responsive and sensitive to the needs of the clients., Media & Entertainment Lawyer in NYC, Chambers USA, 2013

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Founding Chairman, New York State Bar Association Section on Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law., 1984
    • Executive Committee Member of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers., 2011
    • Member, Copyight Society of the USA., 1977

    Representative Clients:

    • Clients include actors, recording artists, songwriters, music publishers, managers, talent agents, film producers, screenwriters, film directors, financiers and others.Over the years I've provided legal services to: Shakira, Fergie, Meg Ryan, Cathy Lee Crosby, Rip Torn, Jimmy Webb, Herb Ritts, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Ronan Tynan, Julianne Moore, Annie Roboff, Eileen Fulton, Colleen Zenk, Claudia La Bianca, Katarina Morhacova, Deborah Gibson, Davy Jones, Linda Yellen, Tony Glazer, George Butler.  Digital Music Companies, such as Qtrax,Goom Radio, TouchTunes Music Corporation, SpiralFrog.  Movies such as: "Texasville," "The Last Film Festival," "Conviction," "Junction," "Good Day For It," "Doorman" and many others.  TV shows and Webisodes include: "Cube Fabulous," "World Office Sports," "Bikini Barbers," "Workout."  Music Publishers and Record Comapnies include: BMG Music Rights, XIX Entertainment,  Casablanca Media, Kobalt Music Publishing, Roba Musikverlag, Carlin America Music, EMI Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Famous Music Publishing, Zomba Records. Talent Agents/Managers: Roger Paul,  J. Michael Bloom & Associates  and many more. 

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • ***Lobbied Clinton Administration Officials, and Congress and testified before the House Judiciary Committee regarding the Digital Milennium Copyright Act.  Testified before the World Intellectual Property Organization regarding amendments to the Berne Convention on the same issue. Late 1990's. ***Co-authored the brief, with many others, which the US Supreme Court found persuasive in overturning the Communications Deceny Act, and which held that the restrictions on Internet Speech should be as little as possible. Circa 1997. ***As President of won the coveted Webby Award for the best political website in 1998, defeating all the major news networks and newspapers.


    Educational Background:

    • JD, New York University Law Center, Moot Court Board., 1977
    • BA, Magna cum Laude, State University of New York at Buffalo, Political Science, 1974

    Industry Groups

    • Artist REpresentation
    • Digital Media
    • Film
    • Music
    • Music Publishing
    • Television
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    Office Location for Marc Jacobson

    440 East 79th Street
    11th Floor
    New York, NY 10075

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    Last Updated: 3/30/2021

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