Bernard H. Jackson, III.
Bernie Jackson is a highly experienced transactional attorney well versed in the negotiation of contracts in corporate and partnership matters as well as in media, intellectual property and entertainment. He has represented large and small corporations, various business entities, artists, actors and film production companies.
Bernie has served as an adjunct faculty member for the MBA in Media Management Program at Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) where he taught Entertainment Law & Media Ethics and The Music & Print Industries in the Digital Millennium.
A former Counsel in the New York office of Dewey & LeBoeuf’s Entertainment and Media Group, Bernie worked closely with firm’s co-global head of the department. While at Dewey & LeBoeuf he specialized in contract negotiations in all areas of the entertainment and media industry (music, film, television, Internet, etc.) and worked on matters for major corporate clients, various media and entertainment companies, and notable individual clients.
Upon graduation from New York Law School, Bernie joined the law firm of Minter & Gay where he attended to the many facets of the music industry working closely with firm partner, Kendall Minter and counsel Denise Brown representing well known international entertainers. He left Minter & Gay to commence his own practice and acted as the legal and business affairs officer of a start-up music production company that launched the career of a multi-platinum recording and which had an imprint label/record distribution agreement with a major recording company.
As a former New York City Teaching Fellow he acquired a Masters Degree in Education at The City College of New York while teaching Business Law, Constitutional Law, Entrepreneurship and United States History at the Bronx High School for Law, Government and Justice.
A graduate of Boston University’s School of Public Communication with a major in Film & Broadcasting, Bernie has also obtained a Professional Certificate for Film & Television Producing from New York University’s School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Broadway Dreams Foundation.