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Aaron Craig Young

Entertainment Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   1 review

also known as Aaron C. Young, JD, LLM

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2001
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2001
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Aaron

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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, , 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 Mitchell Hamline Law School, in St. Paul, MN, teaching Independent Film, and a former Adjunct Professor of Law at Hamline University Law School, St. Paul, MN, teaching Sports Law, former Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell College of Law, in St. Paul, MN, teaching Client Representation, and a former Adjunct Professor at McNally Smith College of Music, in St. Paul, MN, teaching Legal Aspects of Music & Entertainment, Business Law, 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, including the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Legal Advisory Committee for Springboard for the Arts in St. Paul, MN and Vice President of the Board of Directors of Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota.

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.

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Young Entertainment Law, PLLC
1621 West End Blvd, Suite B
Minneapolis, MN, 55416


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Posted by Katherine | May 26, 2013
Very pleased with this attorney.
Aaron helped me with copyright registration and entertainment law issues related to publishing and screen play issues. He is an excellent communicator and kept me informed regularly. Aaron worked quickly and efficiently and adhered to deadlines. Aaron has a solid understanding of the law. I was very pleased with the work he did for me. I will be using Aaron again for future projects.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 400-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Young Entertainment Law, PLLC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Mitchell Hamline Law School
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Hamline University School Of Law
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Adjunct Professor
  • McNally Smith College of Music
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Adjunct Professor
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • ScheerGame Sports Development
  • 2001 - 2001
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  • Southwestern Law School
  • LLM - Master of Laws
  • 2003
  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Minnesota
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997


  • Independent Film Project (IFP) Minnesota
  • Vice-President
  • 2014 - Present
  • Springboard for the Arts, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Legal Advisory Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • 2008 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2001 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Art and Entertainment Law Section
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Sports and Entertainment Law Section
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries
  • 2001 - Present
  • Sports Law Alumni Association, National Sports Law Institute, Marquette Univ. Law School
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • 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

Speaking Engagements

  • Independent Film Project Minnesota Education Series
  • Starting a Production Company
  • 2016
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, National Conference
  • Representing Local Non-profit Arts Organizations
  • 2015
  • University of St. Thomas Arts & Law Day
  • IP and Independent Film Production 101
  • 2014
  • Creating a Life in Music
  • Law and Music
  • 2013
  • IFP MN Midwest Filmmakers Conference
  • Keeping It Legal
  • 2013
  • Social Media and Law
  • Social Media and Law
  • 2013
  • Twin Cities Film Fest Educational Series
  • Alternative Financing for Independent Feature Films
  • 2013
  • Creating a Life in Music
  • Law and Music
  • 2012
  • Creating a Life in Music
  • Law and Music
  • 2011
  • Creating a Life in Music
  • Law and Music
  • 2010
  • LawTernatives
  • Alternatives to Traditional Law Practice
  • 2010
  • Careers in Art, Entertainment and Sports Law
  • Entertainment & Sports Law Practices
  • 2006
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