RECOGNITION

Excerpts from Chambers USA Guide

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Overview

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2017

Among Media & Entertainment: Music Lawyers – New York, Chambers said:

The “amazing” Marc Jacobson of Marc Jacobson, P.C. has a broad entertainment law practice, which includes experience in film and music transactions. He also possesses in-depth knowledge of copyright law and contracts in both film and music.

Marc Jacobson is also included among Media & Entertainment:  Film & Television Lawyers –New York, and is the only lawyer in New York listed in both Music, and Film & Television.

 

2016

Marc Jacobson of Marc Jacobson, P.C. is highlighted for his work in the music space, which includes entertainment agreements and licensing. He also advises on agreements and financing for film and television productions. One source says he is “fast to react to my needs and has wide experience in this field.”

Marc Jacobson is also listed in Other Noted Practitioner among Film and Television lawyers in New York City, the only lawyer listed in both the Music Category and the Film and Television Category.

 

2015

Marc Jacobson of Marc Jacobson, P.C. is a leading attorney in the New York media and entertainment market and is recognized for his representation of major music publishers and producers.

 

2014

Sole practitioner Marc Jacobson has a reputable music and film practice in New York supported by an enviable client list. According to clients, “his presence in the room brings a little gravitas, which goes a long way.”

 

2013

Marc Jacobson of Marc Jacobson, P.C. impresses clients with his versatility and in-depth specialized industry knowledge. He runs a virtual law firm and continues to focus on the film and television industries. “You cannot do better than Marc – he is fast, tenacious, detail-oriented, proactive, responsive and sensitive to the needs of the clients.” He recently represented Qtrax in pan-European licensing negotiations.

 

2012

Marc Jacobson of Marc Jacobson, P.C. is credited for his work in feature film and music rights, with a particular specialty in licensing. Sources particularly value his personable demeanor and describe him as “great in a room when negotiations get heavy.”

2011

Marc Jacobson recently left Greenberg Traurig to form his own firm, Marc Jacobson, P.C., and continues to impress within the legal music industry. He recently represented the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in the negotiation of a trademark infringement suit and advised a number of production companies in negotiations pertaining to distribution agreements.

 

2010

In 2010 Marc Jacobson left Greenberg Traurig to start his own firm, Marc Jacobson, P.C. He is “a master of issues relating to new and converging technologies,” according to market sources. He has an impressive reputation in the music industry but has also been moving into the film space recently.

 

2009

Marc Jacobson…”knows the industry so well, he can tell you the implications of every option.” Working on both film and music matters, he acted for China Music Publishing as they secured [performing] royalties…in North and South America.

 

2008

Marc Jacobson is “a success story” who has earned a strong industry following. His clients comment favorably on his online music initiatives and bank finance work in film [and] publishing.

 

2007

Marc Jacobson does a lot of bank finance work in film [and] publishing but is particularly known for his online music initiatives. His focus is advising companies on business and financing strategies and IP issues.

 

2006

Marc Jacobson has skills in publishing, primarily in the music business but also in book deals. He acts for both publishers and songwriters in various matters and has handled the purchase of a number of catalogs in the past year.

 

2005

Marc Jacobson is rated as “a smart, enthusiastic lawyer with a lot of experience.” He is recommended for his “great talent” in film and theatre financing.

Industry Recognition

Professional & Community Involvement

 

  • Adjunct Professor, Fordham University Law School, Entertainment Law, 2003-2004
  • Adjunct Professor, Law School of The City University of New York, Entertainment Law, 2001-2002
  • Founding Chairman, New York State Bar Association Section on Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law
  • Member, Board of Directors, Long Island Film and Television Foundation, 2001-present
  • Chairman of the Board of Advisors, The Internet Alliance, 1995-1999
  • Board of Directors, The Direct Marketing Association, 1994-1997
  • Member, Independent Feature Project
  • Member, The Copyright Society of the USA
  • Member, Association of Independent Music Publishers

Awards & Recognition

 

  • Awarded, Entertainment Law Firm of the Year, New York, by Corp. INTL Magazine, 2013
  • Listed, Chambers & Partners USA Guide, an annual listing of the leading business lawyers and law firms in the world, 2005-2017 editions
  • Selected by Super Lawyers magazine, 2008 – 2017. This group ranks the top 5% of lawyers in each field.
  • Listed, Legal 500 US, an internationally recognized client referral guide providing in-depth editorial and recommendations of law firms and lawyers, Recommended for Media and Entertainment – Film, Music and TV, 2007
  • Rated AV by Martindale Hubbell since approximately 1979. AV® Peer Review Rated (CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies).