MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Mount Vernon’s John Gregory Branca!
John Gregory Branca, who owns a house in Mount Vernon turns 63 on Wednesday.
Branca, an entertainment lawyer, who specializes in representing rock and roll acts, as well as independent investors, music publishing catalogs, and independent music labels, was born on Dec. 11, 1950 in Bronxville, N.Y.
Branca has represented 29 acts in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, including The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Carlos Santana, Aerosmith, The Beach Boys, ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac, Bee Gees and The Doors, which is believed to be more than any other entertainment attorney. Other clients have included Alicia Keys, Berry Gordy, Dick Clark, Dr. Dre, Justin Timberlake and the Backstreet Boys. Among his clients outside the music world: Forbes magazine, Penthouse magazine, Playboy magazine, investor Ron Perelman, MCI and Mike Tyson.
Branca was also involved in the formation and sale of Interscope Records, the sale of Rhino Records, and represented Rick Rubin and his American Recordings label. As a partner in the law firm of Ziffren Brittenham, Branca is one of a handful of attorneys to have been included in all editions of the prestigious Best Lawyers in America.
Branca is currently the chairman of the large corporation, The Michael Jackson Company, and serves as co-executor of the Michael Jackson Estate..
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