Offit Kurman Client Named to Forbes 2016 30 Under 30 Hollywood List
For Immediate Release Philadelphia, PA | January 7, 2016 As Offit Kurman’s entertainment and media law practice grows in prominence, its clients continue to make headlines. The firm is proud to announce that rapper and actor Bryshere Gray, an Offit Kurman client who stars in the hit television drama Empire, recently made Forbes magazine’s 2016 30 Under 30 Hollywood & Entertainment list. Gray, also known as Yazz the Greatest, is represented by Jason C. Berger. Published annually in January, the Forbes 30 Under 30 Hollywood list honors young people in the entertainment industry who have made exceptional achievements before the age of 30. This year’s honorees include luminaries such as actors Dakota Johnson (50 Shades of Gray) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones); Disney actor and singer Zendaya; comedian Lilly Singh, known by her YouTube username Superwoman; Nicholas Selz, Global Head of Originals Product Marketing at YouTube; and Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, stars of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Producer Shonda Rhimes, Legendary Entertainment CEO Thomas Tull, and TV personality Kelly Osbourne were this year’s 30 Under 30 judges. At 22 years old, Bryshere Gray has already attained a greater level of fame than many entertainers do over their entire careers. In 2013, the Philadelphia native opened for hip-hop musicians 2 Chainz and Fabolous at Jay Z’s Made In America Music Festival. More recently, he won a co-starring role on Fox’s breakout series Empire, where he appears alongside Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, and Trai Bryers. Gray plays Hakeem, the youngest son of media mogul Lucious Lyon (Henderson). Jason Berger, Gray’s attorney, focuses much of his efforts on helping clients extend and expand their careers through corporate sponsorships, cross-platform projects, demographic outreach, and business and investment planning. With a background in business litigation and intellectual property matters, Mr. Berger regularly negotiates songwriting, publishing, producer, management, recording, touring, licensing, and new media agreements, contracts, and deals. His accomplishments in entertainment, labor and employment, and business law have earned Mr. Berger recognition as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star—an honor awarded only to the top 2.5% of young lawyers in the state.
ABOUT JASON BERGER
Mr. Berger concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation,business law and transactions and entertainment law. In Mr. Berger’s steadily growing entertainment practice, he regularly represents bands, artists, songwriters, producers, publishers, managers, comedians, independent and major record labels and record companies, songwriter organizations, 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 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.
ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN
Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. With 120 attorneys offering a comprehensive range of services in virtually every legal category, the firm is well positioned to meet the needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. Our eight offices serve individual and corporate clients in the Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Northern Virginia markets, as well as the Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City metropolitan areas. At Offit Kurman, we are our clients’ most trusted legal advisors, professionals who help maximize and protect business value and personal wealth. In every interaction, we consistently maintain our clients’ confidence by remaining focused on furthering their objectives and achieving their goals in an efficient manner. Trust, knowledge, confidence—in a partner, that’s perfect. You can connect with Offit Kurman via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
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