John Branca
Joshua Kolden
United States
2020

Ziffren Brittenham LLP

John
Branca

Partner

The longtime attorney for Michael Jackson during his lifetime and co-executor of his estate since his death in 2009, Branca has not only helped keep the King of Pop stay highly profitable and relevant with an extended long-term publishing deal with BMI and an upcoming Broadway show, he has directed the estate to make large donations to organizations affected by the pandemic, including Broadway Cares, MusiCares, Los Angeles’ World Central Kitchen and Nevada’s Three Square Food Bank. He also repped the Saban Music Group (SMG) in the creation of their distribution and marketing partnership with Universal Music Group, also closing a record and TV pact for Barry Gibb and a deal for a Bee Gees documentary.

Career

  • Ziffren Brittenham LLP
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing
  • Musicians' Assistance Program

Education

  • Occidental College (CA, USA)
  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Legal Impact
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