Allen Jacobi, Esq. has been practicing for over 35 years, representing some of the largest entertainment law transactions in the history of the State of Florida. The Law Office of Allen Jacobi specializes in Publishing, Trademarks, Copyrights and Licensing, which includes Contract Negotiation, Digital Rights Acquisition and Artist, Producer & Songwriter Representation.
Mr. Jacobi helped his firm first take-off by successfully combing music, motion picture, and television into a single career. Since then, he has earned platinum reputation among companies, musicians, and industry insiders, working as a film attorney collaborating with major studios and independent film makers, and a television industry attorney representing superstar actors, television programs and newscasters.
Mr. Jacobi has spoken as an expert in the entertainment industry and courts of law, appeared on national media outlets, such as, television shows NBC, CNN, MTV, VH-1, and quoted in print publications like, Rolling Stone Magazine, Billboard Magazine, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, and The London Times. On behalf of his clients, Mr. Jacobi has been awarded gold and platinum records from such internationally acclaimed artists as The Eric Clapton Band, Trick Daddy, Gloria Estefan, Marilyn Manson, and 2 Live Crew – his most reputable work as an entertainment attorney being his representation of 2 Live Crew. Miami’s proximity has helped him acquire Jamaican legends, Jimmy Cliff, The Bob Marley Foundation, Yellowman, and others.
Mr. Jacobi’s interest in the music business was so keen, he became involved in other aspects of the record business, such as marketing, promotion, A&R and sales. After he was offered a Record Label in 1990, Pyramid Records/Sony came to life. As record label President, he first signed Eagles guitarist and vocalist, Joe Walsh, and represented international superstars, Asia, Earth Wind & Fire, Robert Palmer, The Doobie Brothers, as well as Earthwise – The Rainforest Album featuring: U2, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Sting, etc.
Mr. Jacobi led his firm into the modern age by bridging traditional entertainment with our most recently developments in cutting edge technology. The firms practice has now grown to include the acquisition and distribution of digital rights, and the representation of corporate entities from China, Israel, France, Indonesia, and even Australia. The rise in mobile applications geared the firm’s attention towards global licensing, helping to expand relations with major publishing companies like Sony/ATV, Warner/Chappell, Universal, and BMG, as well as many indie publishers. The sum of Mr. Jacobi’s experience has earned him an astounding reputation within the industry as a successful, well-known, and proficient entertainment attorney – making him number one in entertainment law in all of South Florida.