Jason Baruch represents clients in all areas of the entertainment industry.
Jason has served as production counsel for hit Broadway musicals like “The Cher Show,” “The Band’s Visit,” “Spongebob Squarepants,” “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” “Rock of Ages” and “The Producers”, as well plays like “The Lifespan of a Fact,” Network,” “Burn This,” “An Act of God,” Seminar,” “A Bronx Tale” and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winners “Clybourne Park” and “I Am My Own Wife.” Jason serves as legal counsel to some of the most dynamic and innovative regional and developmental theaters, including, Ars Nova, HERE Arts Center, Naked Angels and La Mama 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 has been an officer of the Entertainment Arts & Sports Law (EASL) section of the New York State Bar Association and is 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.” Jason also organizes and participates in numerous panels and lectures on the subject of theater law.
In addition to theater, Jason represents many companies and individuals in the music industry, including recording artists and many of the most prominent music publishers in the industry, as well as play licensing companies, and fiction 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 (B.A., magna cum laude) from Yale College where he majored in philosophy. He received his law degree (J.D., cum laude) 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 United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is admitted to the bars in both the states of California and New York. He founded Sendroff & Baruch, LLP in 2007 with law partner Mark Sendroff. For years Jason has been chosen as a Super Lawyer® and has appeared on the list of Best Lawyers in New York City in Best Lawyers® magazine and he is listed in Chambers USA® Guide to the World’s Best Lawyers.