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Jonathan Maisel is licensed to practice law in New York State and the Southern and Eastern District of New York federal courts.  As a sole practitioner, Jonathan handles a wide range of transactional and litigation matters for media and entertainment clients on a nationwide basis.


While externing at Carroll, Guido & Groffman, LLP, Jonathan gained experience in the field of entertainment law. He reviewed a variety of recording and development contracts, and drafted mechanical and synchronization licenses, as well as cease-and-desist letters. In addition, Jonathan worked on numerous entertainment law cases involving breach of contract, damage limitations, fair dealing, actual and constructive notice, and statute of limitations.


Jonathan has also worked at many different media organizations in the entertainment industry. At Fuse TV, he immersed himself in both the legal and business aspects of broadcasting, including the negotiation of agreements with entertainment companies. Also, during his position at Comcast, he worked on promotional deals and business arrangements integral to the successful promotion of a concert or sports event. Additionally, at The Orchard, a digital music distribution company in New York City, he reviewed contracts that stipulated the royalties the company and artists would receive through CD sales.



  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, JD 2011

  • Honors: Certificate of Merit in Entertainment Law

  • University of Miami, B.S. in Communication 2005


Bar Admissions:

  • New York State Courts

  • U.S. District Court. Southern District of New York

  • U.S. District Court. Eastern District of New York


Professional Organizations:

  • New York City Bar Association

  • New York County Lawyer's Association

  • American Bar Association


Areas of Practice:

  • Entertainment/Media Law

  • Intellectual Property Law

  • Copyright Law

  • Trademark Law

  • Corporate Law


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Practice areas


  1. Entertainment: 40%
    6 years
  2. Corporate: 40%
    6 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 10%
    6 years
  4. Copyright: 10%
    6 years



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401 Park Ave. South.
8th Floor
New York, NY, 10016


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Merit in Entertainment LawThomas M. Cooley Law School2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Office of Jonathan H. Maisel, PC2012 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of the Bar of New York CityAttorney Member2012 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
WeWork Magazine10 legal issues entrepreneurs need to know2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws2016
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of Miami School of LawCommunicationBS - Bachelor of Science2005