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Marc Jacobson

Marc Jacobson

Practice areas:

Entertainment, Internet, Communications & Media

About Me

We don't shop bands or artists to labels or publishers.  Every client pays an initial retainer.  I am a very practical, hard working lawyer who is tenacious and effective.  My clients think of me as a businessman with a law degree. Creative people challenge me in a different way than business people.  Since I work with both, every day, I get to enjoy what I do every single day.  I'm blessed with a happy, warm, funny family and a very full life. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Entertainment: 65%
    38 years
  2. Internet: 25%
    20 years
  3. Communications & Media: 10%
    38 years



Hourly ($250-630/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael Charles Doland

    i would certainly consider referring my clients to Mr. Jacobson in NY based on his Avvo answers: accurate, analytic and customized. His succinct and comprehensible analysis is what every client would look for when hiring an attorney.


    Michael Doland Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I have had the pleasure of knowing Marc for close to 30 years. He has extensive knowledge of the law, fights hard for his clients, and treats those whom he represents with respect. Plus he has outstanding writing skills. Marc's a terrific lawyer and I endorse him wholeheartedly. Bruce Levinson


    Bruce Levinson Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Marc Jacobson, P.C.

330 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor
2d Floor
New York, NY, 10017



FLMember in Good Standing198508/12/2015
NYCurrently registered 197803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Leading LawyerChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Leading LawyerChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Leading LawyerChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2010
Leading LawyerChambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Leading LawyerChambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business2008
Leading Lawyer, IP - Media & EntertainmentLegal 500 (US)2007
Leading LawyerChambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business2007
Leading LawyerChambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business2006
Leading LawyerChambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business2005
AV rating from 1980 to dateMartindale-Hubbell1980

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerDirection By Appointment, Inc.2010 - Present
OwnerMarc Jacobson, PC2010 - Present
Of CounselGreenberg Traurig2001 - 2010
OwnerMarc Jacobson, PC2001 - 2001
Chief Financial OfficerTurbochef Technologies, Inc2000 - 2000, Inc.1999 - 2000
President & Chief Operating, Inc1997 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
The Internet AllianceChairman of the Board1997 - 1999
Direct Marketing AssociationMember of the Board of Directors1996 - 1999
New York State Bar AssociationFounding Chairman, Section on Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law1984 - Present
Independent Feature ProjectMember1982 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Copyright Society of the U.S.A.Member1978 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Price v. Niederlitz & SteeleManager found to act as agent without a license.
Stratton Oakmont v. Prodigy Communications$200 million action settled for an "apology"
ACLU v. RenoInternet was accorded the broadest possible levels of free speech protection

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Publication NameTitleDate
IAEL - Co - EditorLive Entertainment - a Handbook2011
Entertainment Law, by Howard SiegelMinor's Contracts in the Entertainment Industry2004
International Association of Entertainment LawyersThe U.S Digital Millennium Copyright Act in 2001: An Overview and a Personal Perspective2001


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Univ SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
SUNY at BuffaloPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1974

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Art & Business of ScreenwritingThe Art & Business of Screenwriting2013
Queens World Film FestivalFilm Financing2013
Panel for NYC Bar AssociationInternational Music Licensing2013
CMJ Music Marathon & Film FestivalThe Changing Landscape of Film Distribution: A Digital Vision2010
Counseling Clients in the Entertainment IndustryThe Internet and Entertainment Law2008
Counseling Clients in the Entertainmnet IndustryThe Internet and Entertainment Law2007