About The Firm
LAW OFFICES OF LLOYD J. JASSIN
J. Jassin provides counseling to book publishing, television, theater,
new media, arts and entertainment clients on contract, licensing, copyright,
trademark, unfair competition, libel, right of privacy and general corporate
law matters. His practice includes drafting and negotiating publishing
and entertainment industry contracts, intellectual property due diligence,
trademark prosecution, dispute resolution and litigation. His expertise
in intellectual property and organizing business entities, has enabled
him to represent clients throughout their growth cycle. Besides individual
and corporate clients, he also represents trade and industry groups such
as the Audio Publishers Association (APA) and Publishers Marketing Association
(PMA). Mr. Jassin has achieved national prominence with his book, The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook (John Wiley & Sons),
coauthored with Steven C. Schechter.
Before forming his own firm, Mr. Jassin was associated with Cowan, Liebowitz
& Latman, a nationally prominent intellectual property firm where he worked
with clients engaged in the publishing, television, music, fashion and
character licensing industries. Prior to that, he was an attorney in the
law department of Viacom Enterprises, a division of Viacom International,
the world's largest independent distributor of feature films and off-network
television programming. At Viacom he was involved in domestic and foreign
distribution of programs such as The Cosby Show, The Honeymooners, The
Andy Griffith Show, The Twilight Zone, and Terrytoons animation library.
At Viacom, he was actively involved in entertainment and character licensing.
Prior to law school, Mr. Jassin was the Director of Publicity of the Simon
& Schuster Reference Group and Prentice Hall Press. The group included
trade, software and professional publishing companies. Because of his
publishing and broadcast background, he is intimately familiar with his
clients' industries, enabling him to counsel clients on business as well
as legal issues.
Admitted in New York and New Jersey, he practices before both state and
federal courts. Mr. Jassin earned his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School
of Law. He is the author of numerous articles on negotiating and drafting
contracts in the publishing and entertainment industries. Listed in Who's
Who in the Media and Communications, his work has appeared in publications
such as Independent Publisher Magazine, The Authors Guild Bulletin, Creative Screenwriting and Multimedia Producer. He has lectured
at Seton Hall University School of Law, New York University, trade and
professional groups throughout the United States. Mr. Jassin's pro bono
activities include serving as Vice Chair of the Small Press Center, and
as a Vice President of the Media Coalition. He is a member of The Authors
Guild, National Writers Union, and the Entertainment Law Committee of
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
The Law Offices of Lloyd J. Jassin are located at 1560 Broadway, Suite
1100, New York, New York 10036, (212) 354-4442 (voice), (212) 840-1124
(fax), Jassin@copylaw.com (E-mail).
The firm also has offices in Madison, N.J.