Admitted to the New York State Bar in 2012 and named a Super Lawyer Rising Star in intellectual property law for the last seven years, Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. is an entertainment, esports, and video game attorney in NYC, specializing in entertainment, music, and esports player contracts, esports trademarks, and esports visas.
He has negotiated millions of dollars in entertainment, esports, and sports talent deals, including recording, music publishing, endorsements, sponsorships, and appearance agreements, and licensing deals with the top record labels, music publishers, esports teams, and entertainment companies for musicians, producers, DJs, athletes, influencers, and content creators. He works with talent in the music, esports, sports, video games, television, film, fashion, art, comic, anime, and cartoon industries.
Justin specializes in copyright, trademark, business, and immigration matters for celebrities, entertainers, athletes, esports players and coaches, fashion designers and stylists, and content creators, streamers, and social media influencers.
He is an Adjunct Professor at UNCW, Post University (CT), Harrisburg University, Manhattanville College, and CUNY Hunter College. In addition, he is on the Board of Directors for the non-profits Coalition of Parents in Esports (COPE) and Garden State Esports and authored the first esports business law textbook, “The Essential Guide to the Business & Law of Esports & Professional Video Gaming.” Justin is a member of the Esports Research Network, an Industry Board Advisor for the International Esports Journal, and a Legal Advisor for the non-profit gaming organization, UKnightedXP.