Jason Baruch represents clients in all areas of the entertainment industry.
Jason has served as production counsel for such hit musicals as “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”, “Rock of Ages” and “The Producers”, as well as such plays as “An Act of God”, “Clybourne Park”, “Seminar”, “A Bronx Tale” and “I Am My Own Wife”. He serves as legal counsel to some of the most dynamic and innovative regional and developmental theaters, including Second Stage Theater, Ars Nova, Naked Angels, La Mama and The Culture Project in New York, and Signature Theater in Arlington, VA, Kansas City Rep and Oregon Shakespeare Festival around the country. In addition to commercial producers and theater companies, Jason represents scores of award winning playwrights, composers, lyricists, directors, performers, designers, orchestrators and arrangers. Clients of Sendroff & Baruch, LLP are involved in most of the shows on Broadway.
Jason is an officer of the Entertainment Arts & Sports Law (EASL) section of the New York State Bar Association and the co-chair of EASL’s Theater and Performing Arts Committee. He serves on a number of boards and advisory boards, teaches regularly at the Commercial Theater Institute (CTI) and wrote a chapter in CTI’s reference book called “The Commercial Theater Institute Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals.” He also organizes and participates in numerous panels and lectures on the subject of theatre law.
In addition to theater, Jason represents many companies and individuals in the music industry, including recording artists and music publishers, as well as play licensing companies, novelists and non-fiction authors. He also represents producers, writers, actors and other talent in the film and television industry and renders film and television production services.
Jason received his undergraduate degree from Yale College, where he majored in philosophy. He received his law degree (J.D.) from New York University School of Law and his masters of laws (LL.M.) in international commercial law from the University of Hong Kong Law School. Jason clerked for The Honorable Ruggero J. Aldisert of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is admitted to the bar in both California and New York State. He founded Sendroff & Baruch, LLP in 2007 with law partner Mark Sendroff. Jason has for years been chosen as a Super Lawyer® and is on the current list of Best Lawyers in New York City in Best Lawyers® magazine.