Ladies and Gentlemen... Jeff Michelman

With a legal career spanning over 20 years, Jeff Michelman first began working at KangaRoos USA in the early 1980's. There he managed the company's sports star licensing, music videos, trademarks, patents and litigation.

It wasn't long before individual entertainers heard about his combined expertise and ethical standards. As an Entertainment Attorney Jeff has represented hip hop sensation Nelly, recording group Hanson, actress Neve Campbell, as well as Academy Award nominated producer Buzz Hirsch (Silkwood, 1983.) Recently Jeff represented oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and new hip hop sensation Yung Spiffy. Jeff's client list also includes several reality TV show celebrities. For these clients and many others, he negotiates everything from contracts related to movie options, books, and magazine articles, to music rights, software, and video/CD production and distribution.

As an Adjunct Professor of entertainment law at St. Louis University School of Law, and formerly adjunct professor of "Entertainment Law Planning and Drafting" at Washington University School of Law, Jeff is able to further his love of teaching. He has a Juris Doctorate with honors from Villanova University School of Law, a Masters of Engineering from Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Penn State.

When he isn't visiting family in Los Angeles or attending movie premiers and Hollywood award shows, this published author can be found writing. He has penned The Sherlock Holmes Monographs and Peanut Butter on a Bagel or Breast (Morrison Publishing, 2001.) Currently, he is writing a Hollywood-themed thriller tentatively titled Reality Kills and a seriocomic book titled The Love Lawyer.

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Peanut Butter on
Bagel or Breast

by Jeffery L. Michelman


Examples of writings from Peanut Butter on Bagel or Breast.

Jeff's book won Print Magazine's 2002 Certificate of Design Excellence!

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