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John Branca

John G. Branca (born 1950) is an entertainment lawyer who specializes in representing rock and roll acts, as well as independent investors, music publishing catalogs, and independent music labels. He has represented 29 acts in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, including The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Carlos Santana, Aerosmith, The Beach Boys, ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac, Bee Gees and The Doors, which is believed to be more than any other entertainment attorney. Other clients have included Alicia Keys, Berry Gordy, Dick Clark, Dr. Dre, Justin Timerblake and the Backstreet Boys. Among his clients outside the music world: Forbes magazine, Penthouse magazine, Playboy magazine, investor Ron Perelman, MCI and Mike Tyson. In recent years Branca has been involved in the sale of some of the music industry's most prestigious publishing catalogs, including Berry Gordy's Jobete Music, Leiber & Stoller, and the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. Branca was also involved in the formation and sale of Interscope Records, the sale of Rhino Records, and represented Rick Rubin and his American Recordings label. He also has served as counsel to numerous music industry investors,

MJ Estate To Pay Katherine and Kids $30 Million

Michael Jackson Estate
Katherine and MJ's Kids to Score $30 Million

A huge development in the Michael Jackson Estate case.  The Executors have done so well making money for the Estate since Jackson died, they want to fund the Michael Jackson Trust to the tune… READ MORE >

Katherine Jackson Fires Her Lawyer

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Katherine Jackson: The Declaration is a FRAUD!

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MJ Estate:
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Friends Say Katherine Jackson is Joe's Puppet

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