Jonathan Lyons provides counseling to clients in all areas of the media industry, with an emphasis on publishing, copyright, podcasts, employment, and merchandising. His practice includes the representation of authors, artists, publishers, estates, and agents regarding publishing and copyright matters; negotiation of employment agreements for print and broadcast journalists, agents, and publishing executives; and counseling to new media companies and magazines regarding their intellectual property. Prior to founding the firm, he oversaw the literary law practice group at Savur Threadgold LLP. He has over fifteen years’ experience in the entertainment industry.
Jonathan is an adjunct professor at New York University’s Master of Science in Publishing Program, where he teaches a course on contract negotiation. Separately, Jonathan is also a literary agent and Vice President at Curtis Brown, one of the most venerable and prominent literary agencies in the world, where he represents writers in a variety of genres and oversees translation rights for the agency. He has also previously served as Chair for the Contracts Committee of the Association of Authors’ Representatives.
Jonathan received his degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. At Cardozo he focused on intellectual property law and was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, for which he received the Jacob Burns Medal for Outstanding Moot Court Achievement.
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
Professional Associations and Memberships
Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section, New York State Bar Association
Intellectual Property Law Section, New York State Bar Association
Dispute Resolution Section, New York State Bar Association
Copyright Society of the USA
The Authors Guild
Association of Authors’ Representatives