Jason   Berger
Principal

Contact

Phone: 267.338.1328
Fax: 267.338.1335
Mailing: 1801 Market Street ,
Suite 2300 , Philadelphia , PA   19103
Linkedin: Jason Berger

PRACTICE FOCUS

Mr. Berger concentrates his practice in the areas of business law (litigation and transactions), labor and employment law, and entertainment law.

In his business law practice, Mr. Berger is frequently retained by individuals and businesses as litigation counsel throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey concerning a wide variety of significant business and real estate related matters, including breach of contract matters, general business torts (e.g. breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, breach of contract, etc.), antitrust, competition law and intellectual property disputes. In the transactional side of this practice area, Mr. Berger has substantial experience in structuring and negotiating complex commercial loan transactions and drafting a wide variety of business related contracts.

Mr. Berger also has significant experience in Labor and Employment law matters. He has represented a number of municipalities in Pennsylvania, primarily focusing on the representation of management in the resolution of a variety of employee disputes, grievance arbitrations and unfair labor practice charges.  Mr. Berger’s labor and employment experience also consists of negotiating and drafting collective bargaining agreements, policy and procedure manuals, and employee handbooks. Mr. Berger has handled a variety of employment litigation matters before the American Arbitration Association, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board and state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

In Mr. Berger’s steadily growing entertainment practice, he regularly represents bands, artists, songwriters, producers, publishers, managers, independent record labels and record companies, internet and new media companies, magazines, and video companies.  He has negotiated and drafted recording, production, publishing, songwriter, management, producer, soundtrack, video, partnership, agency, investor, endorsement, licensing, merchandising, performance, touring, internet, new media, film, motion picture, television contracts, agreements and deals. A significant portion of Mr. Berger’s entertainment practice focuses on assisting his clients to extend and expand their careers through corporate sponsorships, cross-platform projects, demographic outreach, and business and investment planning. From Mr. Berger’s formidable reputation as a skilled business litigator, to his consummate attention to detail and singular client-centered focus, Mr. Berger’s clients consider him and the firm an indispensable asset to their growth, success and security.

Points of Distinction

Mr. Berger was selected to the Pennsylvania Rising Star list for 2008, 2013, 2014, and 2015; an honor awarded only to the top 2 ½ % of young lawyers in Pennsylvania, as published annually in Philadelphia Magazine.

Previous Work

Prior to joining Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law, Mr. Berger was an associate at Weir & Partners LLP,  a Philadelphia-based commercial litigation law firm. Prior to that, he was a law clerk to the Honorable M. Allan Vogelson, P.J.Ch., in the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Awards

*Jason Berger was selected to the 2016 Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law
  • B.S., Law & Justice, College of New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court of New Jersey
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Activities

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Entertainment and Sports Law Forum
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pro Bono counsel for the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Program
  • Member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Philadelphia Chapter
  • Advisor to the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Recording Academy
  • Member of Advisory Committee for Fight To Learn Program in Philadelphia, PA
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