Justin Jacobson

Justin Jacobson

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Justin Jacobson

Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. - Entertainment, Esports, Sports & Fashion Attorney - Trademarks, Copyrights - Music, Movies, TV, Art Law & Label 55 Entertainment & Lifestyle Consulting Firm @label55
Esq. has extensive knowledge and practical experience in domestic and international intellectual property and contract law in the entertainment, sports, esports, and fashion fields. He has successfully negotiated recording, publishing, streaming, distribution, and licensing deals with some of the entertainment world’s largest companies, including Universal Music Publishing, Viacom, Netflix, and RCA Records as well as worked with many notable individuals including professional athletes, musicians, professional gamers, and fashion designers.  He has also acted as litigation counsel on behalf of Warner-Chappell Music Publishing.  He has litigated in federal and state courts as well as handled a JAMS (ADR) music dispute. As a writer and educator, Justin has published numerous entertainment industry related articles and also taught “The Business of Music” at the Institute of Audio Research in New York City for several years. Combining the knowledge and experience he gained working within the industry, Justin has a firm grasp of the legal issues faced by both the individual creator as well as small and large corporate entertainment institutions.

Justin is an Associate Member of National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).  He serves as litigation counsel for major entertainment companies; NFL and MLB athletes; esports professional gamers, content creators and streamers, owners, teams, and organizations; musicians, including producers, vocalists and songwriters; fashion and jewelry designers; various fine and creative artists; and, more.

Admitted to the New York State Bar in 2012, a member of the American Bar Association, Justin is also a member of the Bar of the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2017 and 2016, Justin is a legal contributor to TuneCore, HypeBot, The Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and the Touro Law Review.  Justin has served as an Instructor of Music Business at the Institute of Audio Research in New York City, guest speaker at Cardozo Law School, Bergen County Community College and ICON Collective in Los Angeles, California.  He has also been featured by a range of industry publications including: YourEDM, Mental Floss, Esports Insider, SportTechie, The Esports Narrative, Break The Game, The Ballgamer, and Operation Sports.

Justin sits on the Board of Directors and oversees charitable event production for Super Bowl XXXI champion and Green Bay Packer, Gary Brown’s “The Big Gary Brown 68 Foundation.”  Justin also supported fundraising efforts for New York Giant Rashad Jennings’ “The Rashad Jennings Foundation.”  In 2013, Justin co-founded Label 55, Ltd., a marketing and consulting agency for lifestyle brands and musicians.

Earning his law degree from Touro Law Center in New York in 2011, Justin was on the Touro Law Review and served twice as President of the Touro Arts, Entertainment, and Sports Law Society.  Justin earned his B.A. in Sociology from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Justin interned in the Business and Legal Affairs Department of Tommy Boy Entertainment, the Legal and Membership departments of ASCAP and made history as the first college intern at the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington, D.C.  He also worked at MTV in the Digital Music and Website Development Department – dealing extensively with digital music video distribution – and the marketing department at RAS records (Reggae label subsidiary of Sanctuary Records).
artist management, music industry, digital marketing, music licensing, music promotion, music marketing, record labels, marketing, music publishing, music business, promoting music, music distribution, digital media, artist development
rap, hip-hop, edm, pop, house, film, fashion, pop music, progressive house

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