Jason Baruch represents clients in all areas of the entertainment industry.
Jason has served as production counsel for scores of stage productions in New York and around the world, including Broadway musicals like Into the Woods, A Strange Loop, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Band’s Visit, The Cher Show, SpongeBob Squarepants, Rock of Ages and The Producers, and dramatic plays like Good Night Oscar, Network, Burn This, Lifespan of a Fact, Present Laughter, An Act of God, and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winners Clybourne Park and I am My Own Wife.
Jason is legal counsel to some of the most dynamic and innovative regional and developmental theaters around the country, including The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The 92Y, Ars Nova, Naked Angels and La Mama in New York, and around the country Signature Theater (Arlington, VA), Berkeley Rep, Kansas City Rep, Actors Theater of Louisville, Shakespeare Theater Company, Bard and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In addition to commercial producers and theater companies, Jason and his firm are legal counsel to a large roster of award-winning dramatists, directors and choreographers, designers, performers, orchestrators and arrangers. Clients of Sendroff & Baruch, LLP are involved in most of the shows on Broadway.
In addition to theater, Jason represents companies and individuals in the music industry, including recording artists and music publishers, as well as play licensing companies and fiction and non-fiction authors. He also renders film and television production services and represents producers, writers, actors and other talent in the film and television industry.
Jason is a co-chair of the Theater and Performing Arts committee of the Entertainment, Arts, Sports Law (EASL) section of the New York State Bar Association. He serves on a number of boards of directors and advisory boards. He has taught for more than two decades 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 theater law.
Jason received his B.A. in philosophy magna cum laude from Yale College, his law degree (J.D.) cum laude from NYU Law School and his masters of laws (LL.M.) from the University of Hong Kong Law School. He clerked for The Honorable Ruggero J. Aldisert of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Jason is admitted to the bars in both the states of California (1994) and New York (1993). He founded Sendroff & Baruch, LLP in 2007 with law partner Mark Sendroff. Every year since 2012, Jason has been chosen as a Super Lawyer® and in 2020 was selected as the only entertainment lawyer on the “Top 100” Super Lawyer® in the United States and he is named regularly on the list of Best Lawyers in New York City in Best Lawyers® magazine (where he was selected by his pears “Lawyer of the Year” for 2023, an honor awarded to a single attorney in a practice area) and in the Chambers® USA directory of top attorneys.