Justin M. Jacobson is an entertainment and media attorney in New York City. In 2011, he was awarded his law degree from Touro Law Center in New York. He was a member of the Touro Law Review, served twice as the President of the Touro Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Society, and actively participated in the Touro Law Intellectual Property Society. Admitted to the New York State Bar in March of 2012, he is also a member of the bar of the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He has been a member of the American Bar Association since 2012.
He earned a B.A. in Sociology from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 2008. He was an active member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, where he served as the Social and Formal Chair as well as the Eminent Warden.
He is an associate with The Jacobson Firm, P.C. and has helped bring in numerous high-profile clients, including Celebrity DJ/Producer, Joshua “Zeke” Thomas (Tommy Boy Records) and his Gorilla Records label; G-Unit Records recording artist and “Love And Hip Hop: New York” star, Precious Paris; former NY Jet, Donald Strickland and his Visionary Moments brand; international live art competition, ArtBattles; Athletes For Art Renaissance Tour; Warner-Chappell producer, J-Dens (Kat Dahlia/ Epic Records “Gangsta” & “My Garden”); celebrity jewelry designer, Laurel DeWitt; Latin Grammy nominee and BMI Latin award-winning producer, Carlos Escalona (Paulina Rubio, Chino Y Nacho); celebrity fashion designer, Christian Benner (LAVA Management, Bravado/Universal); producer, Vulkan The Krusader (A$AP Rocky/RCA Records); EDM Producers, Modern Machines (Showland Records, Atlantic Records); MusicAllStars Publishing Singer, Songwriter and Producer, Matthew Steeper (Ultra Records, Armada Music, Enhanced Music, Vicious Recordings); fine artist and illustrator, Misha T (Vibe Magazine); West coast street artist, Chor Boogie and Modern Hieroglyphics Magazine; jewelry designer, Heidi Gardner; Producer/DJ, George Garcia and All Axcess Tour; and, Producer/DJ, Exodus (Ultra Music, Armada Music, Vicious Recordings). Justin is also General Counsel to Brooklyn-based internet radio station, PNC Radio. He also has spoken at Cardozo Law School as part of “Beyond The Billboard: Advertising Law in the Fashion Industry” presented by their Fashion Law Committees.
He continues his work as a member of the Board of Directors and handling charitable event production for The Big Gary Brown 68 Foundation, a charity founded by Super Bowl XXXI champion and former Green Bay Packer, Gary Brown. He also handles domestic and international trademark work for Toronto Blue Jays’ pitcher, Marcus Stroman and his “Height Doesn’t Measure Heart” brand. He has also worked with NY Giant Rashad Jennings and his Rashad Jennings Foundation.
Additionally, Justin began spreading his creative entrepreneur wings with the formation of Label 55, Ltd., a marketing and consulting agency for brands and musicians. All the while, Justin had found time to serve as an Instructor of music business at the Institute of Audio Research in New York City.
He has written various industry articles that have been published on music business resource, HypeBot, including “Why You Should Still Register Your ‘Copyrighted’ Work,” “How Musicians Make Money From Publishing,” “SoundExchange Explained: Why Every Musician Should Sign-Up,” “Why Do You Need A Band Member Agreement” and “Why A Songwriter Split Sheet Isn’t Enough” (also reposted on USA Songwriting Competition).
Prior to joining The Jacobson Firm, Justin made history as the first college intern at the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington, D.C., where he streamlined www.copyright.gov’s Frequently Asked Questions section and designed the official step-by-step PowerPoint Tutorial for the new electronic Copyright Office (eCo) site. He also worked at MTV in the Digital Music and Website Development department, working extensively on digital music video distribution.
He also learned the ropes of Marketing and Promotions at reggae label, RAS Records (which subsequently became a subsidiary of Sanctuary Records). His later work with the Digital Hometaping Royalties (D.A.R.T.) department of the Alliance of Artists and Record Companies led him to write his first article, “What is the A.A.R.C.?” The article was published in The Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A and explained the company’s role in collecting digital hometaping royalties under the Audio Home Recording Act. From there, he went on to intern in the Marketing and Promotions department of Trump World and Poker Life Magazines. He also helped co-found, D.C. Partyline, a D.C. based non-profit promotions and marketing firm. The company soon expanded to promotion and event production services to New York City and London.
Justin also published his article “Cablevision’s Remote DV-R: A Solution for the Digital Recording Age” in the Touro Law Center Law Review. During his law school career, Justin interned in the Business and Legal Affairs Department of record label, Tommy Boy Entertainment as well as in the Legal and Membership departments of performing rights organization, ASCAP .