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Jonathan Sirota

Entertainment Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Jonathan

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The Sirota Law Firm Difference: there are many entertainment, technology, and business attorneys in NYC, but very few firms have the unique experience of Sirota Law Firm.

Sirota Law Firm approaches deals from the risk management side as well as the practical business side. Many attorneys simply follow templates and textbook learning, but the founder of Sirota Law Firm has created & operated entertainment, technology, media, manufacturing, and production companies throughout his career. Based on his unique experience and the wide range of successful deals, he knows where the critical twists and turns hide in each contract.

To be successful, you need an attorney who has personally operated businesses himself and who knows how to get deals done.

Jonathan's experience will help you to minimize your risks and stay in control of key decision-making moments as well as to protect the rewards gained from all of your hard work.

Sirota Law Firm is looking forward to supporting your next entertainment, technology or business venture!

 

Location

Sirota Law Firm, P.C.
250 Park Avenue
STE 7002
New York, NY, 10177-0001

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Reviews

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Posted by Drew | January 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Business Lawyer
Jonathan wrote my privacy policy and terms of service pages for my website. He is an extremely knowledgable lawyer and is always quick to respond.
Posted by Richard | June 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Most Well-Informed Business Attorney In NYC
I had a tough question to ask Mr. Sirota. He went above and beyond and truly helped me feel at ease regarding a complex business issue. I work with attorneys day in and day out and I would recommend Jonathan to anybody seeking any legal help regarding their business.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Contract
Jonathan made a business contract for my company that had many specificities. He was very attentive and patient, and easy to communicate with. But most of all, Jonathan was incredibly knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him for entertainment and creative-related business.
Posted by Daniel | November 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Jonathan helped us with a contract for our business. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient and easy to work with. We had a great experience and will not hesitate to use his services in the future!
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and attentive lawyer
From our first conversation I felt he was extremely knowledgeable and an asset for my particular needs. He is trustworthy and a pleasure to work with. I can recommend him without reservation.
Posted by Patrick Pfupajena | June 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Breathe of fresh air - an honest lawyer!
Left a voicemail in the evening he got back to me right away. Missed his call and he responded again. We set a call the next day - had a great chat and he called me back soon after just as he said he would. Actually sooner than he said. I contacted numerous lawyers, hey just doing my due diligence, not only are his rates reasonable but Jonathan truly stood out. Legitimate concern for our situation, urgency, responsiveness, integrity - just wow! Many thanks, truly appreciate you and your time! Highly reccommended and in fact he's going in the contacts list in the phone. First call status!
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Posted by Monique Gramby | January 30, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professionally Personable
His breadth of knowledge and tenure as a lawyer was quite amazing . But it's Mr. Sirota's perfect mix of engaging, personable and professional approach with my matter that truly impressed me.
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent consultation
Jonathan was very straightforward, respectful and easy to talk to. He informed me of many things that I had not thought of relating to my situation of releasing an album. He took time to explain things I didn't understand, and listened to my concerns. He's very knowledgable about the music business and based on this consultation, I would recommend him to anyone seeking an attorney.
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Posted by Robert | March 27, 2015
Consistently Exceptional
Our businesses have been benefiting from Jonathan's advice and counsel for many years. He's helped us with IP Law, Contracts, and a range of other topics. His attention to detail and thoroughness make him stand out from the crowd. We've referred several of our marketing and advertising clients directly to Jonathan for assistance with their businesses, and have had rave reviews as a result.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2014
Solid.
Jonathan is as knowledgable as he is personable. His big company experience dovetails perfectly with his entrepreneurial approach. I recommend him without reservation if you're looking for a corporate attorney.
Posted by Ralph | September 20, 2014
In a realm of the law that one expects to be 'black and white,' Jonathan Sirota brings a rich palette of colorful experience.
As an artist, Jonathan Sirota has given me excellent advice for my small company. Not only is he sincere and vey personable, Jonathan has the rare sensibility of dealing with artistic temperament and the creative nature. I need look no further for anyone with more understanding nor greater wealth of knowledge in protecting my best interests than Jon.
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Posted by Juan | September 19, 2014
An arts & entertainment God-Sent.
I am The owner of JoJer Fine Art Framing & Gallery. I have had the pleasure of recently using Mr. Sirota's services & he has been very instrumental on redoing our gallery contracts to cover everything we didn't even think of. If you are looking for an arts & entertainment attorney that will cover all of your bases, he gets my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Erica | September 19, 2014
Exceptional, Trusted Entertainment and Business Law Firm
Jonathan Sirota has represented multiple feature films I have cast over the past 3 years. He is extremely knowledgeable about all legal aspects of the entertainment industry including, and not limited to, talent and production contracts. Jonathan is a trusted advisor with negotiations and company strategies, working side by side with his clients every step of the way. He is always an incredible asset to my projects and as well as a superior legal and business consultant for my own company. I strongly recommend him as he goes above and beyond in everything he does.
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Posted by Mario | August 19, 2014
A trusted partner for your business.
Mr. Sirota has represented our company for the past 4 years and has been truly a pleasure to work with. He understands our business needs and is extremely knowledgable of the laws surrounding our line of business. I highly recommend him as well rounded attorney who understand not just the law but also how business is conducted.
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Posted by Jessica | July 21, 2014
Exceptional law firm
Jonathan Sirota provided exceptional expertise and service. He was very knowledgeable, articulate and organized. I felt confident using Sirota Law Firm and would highly recommend their services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Sirota Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Secretary & Director of Legal Affairs
  • SmartMoney (The Hearst Corporation)
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Business Affairs and Intellectual Property, Counsel
  • King Features Syndicate, Hearst Entertainment (The Hearst Corporation)
  • 1999 - 2005
  • Foreign Advisor
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (JAPAN)
  • 1992 - 1995
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Occidental College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
  • Waseda University
  • International Division – Diploma
  • 1991

Associations

  • Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
  • Member of Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Seiwajyuku USA-New York, Inc.
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • Japanese
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Avvo's 2014 Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014

Publications

  • Advanced Licensing Agreements, 2016
  • Analysis of a Content License Agreement
  • 2016
  • KOTRA: Soft IP Guidebook
  • Film Production Legal Guide
  • 2015
  • KOTRA: Soft IP Guidebook
  • Digital & Print Publishing Legal Guide
  • 2015
  • Advanced Licensing Agreements, 2015
  • Analysis of a Content License Agreement
  • 2015
  • Practicing Law Institute
  • Advanced Licensing Agreements, 2014
  • 2014
  • Korea Trade Promotion Corporation
  • Intellectual Property Guide
  • 2014
  • Practising Law Institute
  • Advanced Licensing Agreements, 2013
  • 2013
  • Practising Law Institute
  • Advanced Licensing Agreements, 2012
  • 2012
  • Practising Law Institute
  • Advanced Licensing Agreements, 2011
  • 2011
  • Practising Law Institute
  • Advanced Licensing Agreements, 2010
  • 2010
  • Practising Law Institute
  • Advanced Licensing Agreements, 2009
  • 2009
  • Practising Law Institute
  • Advanced Licensing Agreements, 2008
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Practising Law Institute (PLI)
  • Analysis of a Content License Agreement
  • 2017
  • Advanced Licensing Agreements 2016, Practising Law Institute (PLI)
  • Analysis of a Content License Agreement
  • 2016
  • KANY Job Festival
  • IP Workshop for Visual Artists: Animation, Gaming, VFX & Advertising
  • 2015
  • Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015, Practising Law Institute (PLI)
  • Analysis of a Content License Agreement
  • 2015
  • Start Your Own Small Business 4: Fall 2014 New York University
  • Start Your Own Small Business 4: Fall 2014
  • 2014
  • Start Your Own Small Business 3: Summer 2014 New York University
  • Start Your Own Small Business 3: Summer 2014
  • 2014
  • Start Your Own Small Business 2: Summer 2014 New York University
  • Start Your Own Small Business 2: Summer 2014
  • 2014
  • Start Your Own Small Business 1: Spring 2014 New York University
  • Start Your Own Small Business 1: Spring 2014
  • 2014
  • Business Fundamentals & Tactics: Fall 2014
  • Business Fundamentals & Tactics: Fall 2014
  • 2014
  • Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014, Practising Law Institute (PLI)
  • Analysis of a Content License Agreement
  • 2014
  • Start Your Own Small Business 2: Summer 2013 New York University
  • Start Your Own Small Business 2: Summer 2013
  • 2013
  • Start Your Own Small Business 1: Spring 2013 New York University
  • Start Your Own Small Business 1: Spring 2013
  • 2013
  • Advanced Licensing Agreements 2013, Practising Law Institute (PLI)
  • Analysis of a Content License Agreement
  • 2013
  • Start Your Own Small Business 2: Fall 2012 New York University
  • Start Your Own Small Business 2: Fall 2012
  • 2012
  • Start Your Own Small Business 1: Summer 2012 New York University
  • Start Your Own Small Business 1: Summer 2012
  • 2012
  • Advanced Licensing Agreements 2012, Practising Law Institute (PLI)
  • Analysis of a Content License Agreement
  • 2012
  • Advanced Licensing Agreements 2011, Practising Law Institute (PLI)
  • Analysis of a Content License Agreement
  • 2011
  • Advanced Licensing Agreements 2010, Practising Law Institute (PLI)
  • Analysis of a Content License Agreement
  • 2010
  • Advanced Licensing Agreements 2009, Practising Law Institute (PLI)
  • Analysis of a Content License Agreement
  • 2009
  • Advanced Licensing Agreements 2008, Practising Law Institute (PLI)
  • Analysis of a Content License Agreement
  • 2008
  • Online Behavioral Advertising (New York City Bar Association)
  • Self-Regulatory Principles For Online Behavioral Advertising
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (7)
Endorse Jonathan
Entertainment Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community. He has tremendous experiences and deals with lots of international clients as well. His answers to Avvo question apparently show that he is definitely top-notch attorney. Mr. Sirota is very valuable asset to Avvo and its users and I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Entertainment Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's a respected member of the legal community, and his answers on Avvo demonstrate his legal acumen."
Business Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Entertainment Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is an experienced entertainment attorney and is highly respected within the entertainment community."
Entertainment Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's a respected member of the legal community, and has provided numerous answers on Avvo which showcase his abilities on a wide range of legal issues."
Business Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan has an impressive command of a wide range of business issues, especially with respect to the Entertainment field. I highly recommend him."
Entertainment Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Jon on several matters and I am compelled to endorse his effective, well-reasoned, professional practice of law. Client comfort and education are at the core of his practice and it has consistently translated into overwhelming client satisfaction. -D. O'Hara"
Entertainment Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend John to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the best interests of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible. I endorse him without reservation."
Business Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A well rounded a seasoned litigator that you want on your side"
Entertainment Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jonathan is a knowledgeable attorney of the utmost integrity. I highly recommend his services."
Licensing Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is very experienced and effective. He is better at spotting potential problems for business clients than anyone I know. He is a very persuasive and powerful negotiator. I have referred several clients to him and all of them have been extremely pleased with his work."
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