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John C. Taxiarchis

Advertising Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   9 reviews

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Licensed for 21 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 12/26/2022

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

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Taxiarchis PC
PO Box 990004
Boston, MA, 02199


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Posted by Lorenzo | February 5, 2010
John gets the job done
John has handled a number of projects on my behalf, such as restaurants, business transactions & trademarks, and some smaller items. He is personable and savvy, with a great deal of expertise entertainment and business law. A great combination is his field of business.
Posted by Cheryl | February 4, 2010
Excellent negotiator with great passion in the entertainment field
I worked with John for a brief time where he negotiated licensing and IP deals that could be very complex. My past experience in entertainment IP saw many deals fall apart for lack of mutual understanding in this very new territory. Not the case with John, he was diligent, thoughtful and speaks in terms all can understand. I continue to consult with John on personal business and trust him to always be straight and guide me to the best solution.
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Posted by David | February 2, 2010
I consider myself extremely lucky to have found John. He's a consummate professional and an awfully nice guy as well. He always gets back to me quickly and always seems to have time to talk, even when the meter is not running. Absolutely recommend!
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2010
Excellent Lawyer - Plain Speaking and Very Smart
I have worked with John on a number of projects, he is intelligent, knowledgeable and a great communicator. We would consider him our full time lawyer, dealing with all types of issues important for our small-medium sized entertainment business. LLC set-up, contractor agreements, partnership agreements, company filings and most of all legal advice. John helped us make crucial business decisions that will benefit us for years to come. If you are looking for a strong, reasonable and smart lawyer, John is your man. Look no further.
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Posted by Khatun | February 1, 2010
Defies the Stereoypes
John defies every single "bad lawyer" stereotype not least because he approaches law as a vocation rather than just a job. Upon hiring him, it was instantly clear that he was fully invested in the outcome on my behalf. I never felt rushed, and I knew he had my back at all times. BLUF: he delivered exactly what he said he would, thoroughly, on time, with astonishing professionalism, care, expertise, gusto and a welcome sense of humour. And made it look easy. John clearly enjoys what he does and thus is an absolute pleasure to work with. I would hire him again in a heartbeat and recommend him in a quarter that time.
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2009
Top Notch !
John is an absolute treasure and one of the most stand-up trust worthy gentlemen you are every likely to meet! I met him some years ago on a professional basis, and continue to use him as open resource for all contractual needs i have as a creative director. we became firm friends immediately. he approaches everything he does with an open and frank honesty and his enthusiasm is utterly refreshing and contagious. john is always there with sensible & smart legal advice. he is incredibly thorough, knowledgable and down to earth. there is no mucking around and zero BS with this kid. he gets the job done, and well. as a lawyer he is utterly profressional and i can not recommend him highly enough!. as a devoted family man they don't come any cooler or classier than he. as a friend and confidant he is peerless. Top Notch Bloke! i recommend him to others constantly. sincerely, Waren A. Elwin
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Posted by Christopher | July 31, 2009
Great Lawyer / Great Person - A rare combo!
Not only is John everything a great lawyer should be: professional, punctual, thorough...he is also everything a great guy should be: kind, patient, enthusiastic. As a client, he was always willing to explain things to me, on his dime, and take as much time as needed to make sure I was comfortable with everything. He was a tireless worker and NEVER let anything slip by him. He would write and REWRITE contracts that came through the pipe line making sure that he caught every last nuance so that we, his client, got the best deal. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2009
Great attorney!
I engaged John's services for the negotiation of a complex licensing deal for a TV show owned by a governmental agency. This work also included negotiation of synchronization rights for music videos with several well-known national artists. This work had to be completed in a tight time-frame. John's work was timely, his advice was spot-on and his communication with myself and our counterparts was superb. This deal would not have gotten done without him. And if that weren't enough, his charges were quite fair. Highest recommendation!
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2009
No Lawyer Will Work Harder for You
First, John Taxiarchis is a man of integrity. He's got this great energy and extensive knowledge for the entertainment business. After researching other attorneys to potentially represent us, after one meeting with John Taxiarchis, the decision was made and we have never, ever regretted it. Hire Atty. Taxiarchis and you will never feel like you are some nameless entity. You will feel that he cares about you and your success in the entertainment industry. There is nobody else like him.
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Work Experience

  • Counsel
  • Taxiarchis PC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Director of Licensing
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Contracts Attorney
  • American Public Television
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Of Counsel
  • Ligris & Associates PC
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Contract Attorney
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Business & Legal Affairs Attorney
  • Hobnox USA, Inc.
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Taxiarchis Law LLC
  • 2002 - 2007
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  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001


  • Massachusetts Production Coalition
  • 2009 - Present
  • MA Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • Becoming An Entertainment Lawyer
  • 2010
  • Boston Music Conference 2010
  • Top Ten Things for Artists to Know (before getting into the Music Industry)
  • 2010
  • The Music Industry Today: A 3 Week Crash Course
  • Music Industry
  • N/A

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