Marc Toberoff is the founding partner of Toberoff & Associates, and a leading attorney in the area of copyright and entertainment litigation. Called the "legal Man of Steel" and a "superhero to rights holders" by Variety, and a "brilliant crusader for the little guy" by The New York Times, Mr. Toberoff is a relentless, dedicated advocate of creators' rights. Mr. Toberoff has successfully represented numerous high-profile clients in a wide variety of intellectual property and entertainment transactional matters, ranging from the children of James Brown and Ray Charles, respectively, to the heirs of Jerry Siegel, Superman’s co-creator, and the family of Jack Kirby, the artistic genius behind most of Marvel’s superhero franchises.
Consistently, in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, Mr. Toberoff was included in The Hollywood Reporter’s “Power Lawyer” list, comprised of the most influential entertainment and media attorneys in the country. In 2009, Mr. Toberoff was similarly honored by Variety as a top entertainment Dealmaker. In 2010, Mr. Toberoff was listed by Forbes magazine as one of the “Seven Most Powerful People in Hollywood.” Also in 2010, Mr. Toberoff was featured by the Los Angeles Business Journal in a special report on the top entertainment lawyers.
In 2009, Mr. Toberoff was a speaker at the USC Gould School of Law - Beverly Hills Bar Association 2009 Institute on Entertainment Law and Business, and served as a judge in the semi-finals at the National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition. In 2010, Mr. Toberoff was a panelist at the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries. In 2011, Mr. Toberoff served on the copyright panel at Harvard Law School's CSEL Entertainment Symposium, and was invited to speak at the ABA's 26th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference. Mr. Toberoff was also invited to serve on the copyright panel at the 2012 UCLA Entertainment Law Symposium .
As an attorney, Mr. Toberoff practices in all areas of general civil, commercial and intellectual property litigation and arbitration, including appeals.
Mr. Toberoff received his Juris Doctorate degree from the Columbia University School of Law in 1980, and earned his Bachelor of Arts from McGill University.
Mr. Toberoff is a member of the State Bars of California and New York, the centers of intellectual property law, and has been admitted to practice before the California and New York courts, and various federal district and appellate courts.
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