Allen J. Grubman

Allen Grubman is the founder of the firm now known as Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks. Originally a music law firm, over the last two decades, Allen has led an expansion of the practice into all areas of the entertainment business, and it now stands as the largest entertainment law practice in the world.

Since establishing the firm in 1974, Allen has come to represent many of the most prominent individuals and companies in the entertainment industry. In the music sphere he represents, among others, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Sting, Elton John, Lionel Richie, Bette Midler and Andrew Lloyd Webber, as well as major record and music publishing companies, iHeartMedia, MTV, Live Nation and many of the most prominent executives in the entertainment and media industry.

Beyond the music realm, Allen’s clients include Robert DeNiro, television personalities such as Barbara Walters, Richard Engel, Charlie Rose, Bryant Gumbel and Diane Sawyer, and culture and media entrepreneurs such as David Geffen, Irving Azoff, Les Moonves, Jimmy Iovine, Donna Karan and Martha Stewart.

Allen has played a key role in many of the largest entertainment business deals of the last 40 years. He is widely recognized as a consummate deal maker and negotiator, as well as a trusted advisor to his clients.


  • City College of the City University of New York (B.B.A., 1965)
  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1967)

Firm Overview:

Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks is universally recognized as one of the premier entertainment and media law firms in the country, representing the most prominent companies, talent and executives. As a transactional law firm specializing in all areas of entertainment and media – including music, film, television, live theater, books and magazines, fashion and sports – our ability to advise and service clients in all aspects of their careers and businesses is unparalleled.

The firm’s success is built upon our extensive knowledge of the industry, strong relationships with key players, excellent lawyering and legendary deal-making.