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I received a managerial/recording contract from a local indie label in Chicago. I was very pleased that they were offing me a 10,000 advance!! I had a few lawyers look it over and they said it was a good deal. However, I took the contract to Jay B Ross and he informed me that there were clauses in the contract that stated that any money made by me would go directly to their bank accounts; so they would be responsible for paying me for what i make. He also showed me clauses in the contract that stated that any merchandise they sold and/or gave away as promotions, i would not be making any money. Jay informed me that by the way they worded the contract, and hid these important details that it seemed like their intentions were to give away free merchandise and leave me in debt. Sadly, I decided not to sign the contract. However, a few months later, a local artists and friend of mine who had signed the deal, informed me that he was having a hard time with the label for the same reasons Jay mentioned!! Not only is Jay a great lawyer, i consider him a good friend who gives honest good advice! THANKS AGAIN JAY!!!
When Warner Bros. Pictures in Hollywood called me and wanted to make a deal, I knew I needed an experienced entertainment lawyer. Jay Ross is the premier attorney in this field. He was the perfect representative of my interests to the Hollywood conglomerate, and was professional every step of the way. If not for Jay's contract acumen, I know I'd be much worse off.
Jay is "old school" in the best sense of the term. He will actually phone all parties when negotiating a strategy rather than rely solely on emails.
A group was doing citywide auditions for performers/entertainers and offered me a contract to represent my talents. I brought the contract to Attorney Ross for review and he discovered the business was a fraud and that I would have to pay that firm out of pocket each month to represent me. He saved me from making a huge mistake. Thank you Attorney Jay B Ross.
It was a pleasure meeting Mr. Ross; he was very professional and informative. Mr. Ross is capable of changing the negative thoughts people may have toward lawyers. His honesty and prestige demeanor has made my perception toward lawyers change in a very positive way. I appreciate the opportunity to meet Mr. Ross, and I would recommend Mr. Ross to my friends and family. Unlike most, he will let you know whether he can assist you or not which is hard to find, and you will gratefully appreciate his honesty rather than be taken advantage of. Thank you Mr. Ross for being available and giving me the wonderful opportunity to do business with you.
Very wise man! Took the time to simply help me out and give me some much needed advice. I would recommend Mr. Ross to anyone.
Having no previous experience in this industry, I did not know where to start. Referred to me by the Chicago Bar Association, I feel that The Bar Association's referral was excellent. I found Mr. Ross to be candid, very knowledgeable and very informative. While reviewing the music contract for my son, I knew that I was speaking to an experienced lawyer. He was patient and throughly went through every detail of the contract. I would not hesitate to refer him or hire him as a permanent legal advisor.
I was looking for a well versed entertainment lawyer who had a significant amount of experience within the music industry. Through word of mouth and my own personal research, I was led to Jay B. Ross.
After, a short meeting with Jay B. Ross I was able to understand my music contract more clearly as well as renegotiate terms within the contract which were incorrect or simply unfair. Furthermore, as I had more questions the following day, he didn't hesitate to answer them over the phone and resolve all my questions and concerns.
I had a very positive experience and recommend him highly!
I was referred online by the Chicago Bar Association on a Sat evening and I tried giving a call to leave a message. Instead Mr. Jay Bernard Ross himself answer the call and he entertained my concern and went on to spend at least 25mins on the phone with me speaking in regards to the reason I was calling. I have never had an experience that straight forward and helpful with an attorney over the phone.
I was referred to Mr. Ross by Lawyers for the Creative Arts. From the beginning Mr. Ross was patient, professional and extremely knowledgeable in his field. He represents what every lawyer should be which is someone who has integrity, empathy and the ability to explain legal jargon in layman's terms.
Mr. Ross has renewed my belief that there are still lawyers who do care about their clients and not just the fees they earn.
I would recommend him without the slightest hesitation to anyone in need of a reputable and kind attorney!
Jay B. Ross has been helping me out for thirty years with entertainment issues. I am an entertainment lawyer myself and have opposed Mr. Ross on some matters and I found his professional conduct and demeanor to be first rate. Far more frequently, I have gone to Mr. Ross for advice in my own practice and he has always provided me with great consul. As a practicing attorney for 40 years, it is nice to still have someone to go to when I don't feel I have a definive strategy for the issue at hand. After a brief discussion with Jay, I can proceed with a sound gameplan.
So even though I am practicing as long as Jay, I can draw on his vast experience in the entertainment arena for help and guidance. He is a lawyer's lawyer. He is my lawyer.