Jeffrey Jacobson Biography

A founding member of Jacobson and Colfin, P.C., THE FIRM ® As of August 2010, Bruce Colfin and Jeffrey E. Jacobson have gone their own ways. Mr. Jacobson is no longer associated or otherwise affiliated with THE FIRM ®.  Nonetheless, Jeffrey E. Jacobson was essential to the creation and growth of THE FIRM ®.

A Bronx native, he received his degree in Philosophy from Fordham University after working his way through college as Manager of the Criterion and Embassy Theatres on Broadway. At New York Law School, class of 1980, he won the ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition with an article on Copyright and Fair Use.  Prior to practicing with THE FIRM ®, he served as attorney for SESAC, Inc., the music licensing and performing rights organization.

Jeffrey has lectured at many institutions including the American Guild of Authors and Composers, the Songwriter’s Guild, the Center for Media Arts, Fordham University, Pace University, the Detroit School of Law, the American Federation of Musicians, the Media Law Project Seminar of New York Law School, the Mid-America Music Conference, The College Music Journal annual conference, Philadelphia Music Conferences, Black Radio Exclusive Conference, and others.

He has served on the Entertainment Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and has served on their Trademark & Unfair Competition Committee and CLE faculty as well as their N2K Task Force. He has also served numerous times as subcommittee chairman in the Intellectual Property Law section of the American Bar Association and has been a member of the Copyright Society of the USA for many years. He has served on numerous entertainment law committees and is extremely active in the copyright bar.  Many of the articles found on THE FIRM ® website have been co-authored by Mr. Colfin and Mr. Jacobson during their 25 year partnership.

You can find Mr. Jacobson, and more current information, by following the link to the Jacobson Firm at the bottom of the home page.

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