John Branca
Joseph Puhy
United States

Ziffren Brittenham LLP



Branca’s ongoing duties as the co-executor of Michael Jackson’s estate continue to keep him busy, none the least of those activities being the Broadway premiere in December 2021 of “MJ the Musical,” billed as an opportunity for audiences to get an inside look at the King of Pop’s creative process that features more than 25 of his hits. Branca had a hand in the sold-out reopening of Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson One” at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.  And while it hasn’t been officially announced, word has been circulating for more than a year that “Bohemian Rhapsody” producer Graham King has lined up an opportunity for a warts-and-all biopic about MJ. Beyond Jackson, Branca doesn’t disclose clients, though he has indeed handled some of the recent eye-popping music catalog deals that made headlines.


  • Ziffren Brittenham LLP


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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Legal Impact
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