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, Zazzle.com, 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.
Licensed since 2001
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|MN||Authorized to practice||2001||06/29/2015|
|Adjunct Professor||Hamline University School Of Law||2015 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||McNally Smith College of Music||2010 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||William Mitchell College of Law||2008 - 2014|
|Managing Attorney||Young Entertainment Law, PLLC||2001 - Present|
|Legal Intern||ScheerGame Sports Development||2001 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||N/A||2001 - Present|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Art and Entertainment Law Section||N/A||2001 - Present|
|State Bar of Wisconsin, Sports and Entertainment Law Section||N/A||2001 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2001 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Sports Law Alumni Association, National Sports Law Institute, Marquette Univ. Law School||N/A||N/A|
|12 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 127||College Coaching Contracts Revisited: A Practical Perspective||2001|
|12 For the Record: The Official Newsletter of the National Sports Law Institute 4||Facilities “Arms Race”||2001|
|Southwestern Law School||Entertainment & Media Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||2003|
|Marquette University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of Minnesota||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Social Media and Law||Social Media and Law||2013|
|IFP MN Midwest Filmmakers Conference||Keeping It Legal||2013|
|Creating a Life in Music||Law and Music||2013|
|Creating a Life in Music||Law and Music||2012|
|Creating a Life in Music||Law and Music||2011|
|LawTernatives||Alternatives to Traditional Law Practice||2010|
|Creating a Life in Music||Law and Music||2010|
|Careers in Art, Entertainment and Sports Law||Entertainment & Sports Law Practices||2006|