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Aaron Craig Young

Aaron Craig Young

Practice areas:

Entertainment, Business, Copyright Infringement, Trademark Infringement, Copyright Application, Trademark Application, Advertising

About Me

Aaron C. Young, JD, LLM is a 1997 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, in Minneapolis, MN with a Bachelor of Arts in History, a 2001 Juris Doctor graduate of Marquette University Law School, in Milwaukee, WI, and a 2003 Master of Laws graduate of Southwestern Law School, in Los Angeles, CA, specializing in Entertainment & Media Law. While attending law school Mr. Young was a member of the Marquette Sports Law Review.  Mr. Young is the first Attorney to hold both a Certificate of Sports Law from the National Sports Law Institute and a Master of Laws in Entertainment & Media Law. 

Since graduating from law school Mr. Young has practiced almost exclusively in the fields of Advertising Law, Business Law, Computer Law, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property Law, Media Law, and Sports Law.  He has counseled, represented, and negotiated on the behalf of clients with companies such as Activision, Converse, Steve & Barry’s, Finish Line,, ROSFORTH Productions, Danish Broadcast Corporation, Sub-Pop Records, New Folk Records, Grateful Dead Enterprises, Palmer Snowboards, and many others. As an Entertainment Attorney Mr. Young’s clients include the Twin Cities Film Fest, Warbux Sports & Entertainment, Born Into Royalty, Film Makers, Authors, Graffiti Artists, Recording Artists, Producers, Musicians, Professional Basketball Executives, and Professional Athletes and Coaches.  Mr. Young is an Adjunct Professor of Law at William Mitchell College of Law, in St. Paul, MN, teaching Client Representation and an Adjunct Professor at McNally Smith College of Music, in St. Paul, MN, teaching Legal Aspects of Music & Entertainment and Contract Law.

Mr. Young is active in the business and charitable world sitting on the Boards or Committees of several for profit and nonprofit Organizations. In 2012 Mr. Young was honored to join the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Legal Advisory Committee for Springboard for the Arts in St. Paul, MN.

Mr. Young is a member of the State Bar of Minnesota and the State Bar of Wisconsin, a member of American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section and the Forum on Entertainment & Sports Industries, a member of the Southwestern Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law Alumni Association at Southwestern Law School, a member of the Sports Law Alumni Association of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University Law School, and a former Pro Bono Mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Entertainment: 65%
  2. Business: 10%
  3. Advertising: 5%
  4. Trademark Application: 5%
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Hourly ($400-500/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Young Entertainment Law, PLLC

7007 45th Avenue North, Suite B
Minneapolis, MN, 55428-5019



MNAuthorized to practice200106/29/2015
WIGood Standing200103/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorHamline University School Of Law2015 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorMcNally Smith College of Music2010 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorWilliam Mitchell College of Law2008 - 2014
Managing AttorneyYoung Entertainment Law, PLLC2001 - Present
Legal InternScheerGame Sports Development2001 - 2001


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionN/A2008 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinN/A2001 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Art and Entertainment Law SectionN/A2001 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Sports and Entertainment Law SectionN/A2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports IndustriesN/A2001 - Present
Sports Law Alumni Association, National Sports Law Institute, Marquette Univ. Law SchoolN/AN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
12 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 127College Coaching Contracts Revisited: A Practical Perspective2001
12 For the Record: The Official Newsletter of the National Sports Law Institute 4Facilities “Arms Race”2001


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern Law SchoolEntertainment & Media LawLL.M - Master of Laws2003
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of MinnesotaHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Social Media and LawSocial Media and Law2013
IFP MN Midwest Filmmakers ConferenceKeeping It Legal2013
Creating a Life in MusicLaw and Music2013
Creating a Life in MusicLaw and Music2012
Creating a Life in MusicLaw and Music2011
LawTernativesAlternatives to Traditional Law Practice2010
Creating a Life in MusicLaw and Music2010
Careers in Art, Entertainment and Sports LawEntertainment & Sports Law Practices2006