As one of the preeminent entertainment and corporate lawyers in the US today, John Branca is one of the few attorneys to be included in every edition of Best Lawyers in America. Branca is also included on virtually every other list of premier lawyers in the world and the entertainment industry.
A partner in the law firm of Ziffren Brittenham LLP, Branca has represented an unprecedented 29 members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, including Aerosmith, The Beach Boys, The Bee Gees, The Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Berry Gordy, Michael Jackson, Leiber and Stoller, The Rolling Stones, and Carlos Santana, among others.
Primarily focused on the music and live appearance industries, Branca has also facilitated and initiated game-changing deals involving the purchase and sale of some of the largest recorded assets and music publishing catalogs in history.
Passionate about helping artists get a fair shake in the music industry, he has helped songwriters regain copyrights of their songs as well as securing lost royalties for artists.
Branca is a board member of many charities, including serving as Chair Emeritus of Musicares, which provides help to members of the music community needing treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, and assistance for other financial, medical and personal crises.