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 George N. Tobia, Jr.

George N. Tobia, Jr.


Office Phone: 617.345.3659
Location: Boston, MA
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Mr. Tobia’s practice is concentrated in the feature film, television, literary, radio, and music fields. He also has extensive experience representing clients from a diverse array of industries in the areas of copyright protection and transfer negotiation.

In the literary field, Mr. Tobia advises authors as well as publishers on all aspects of publishing, including copyright, multi-media, and the exploitation of subsidiary rights. His clients include some of the country’s most eminent authors and literary estates. On the film side, he regularly represents independent film companies in all aspects of production, as well as talent, rights holders and producers in studio film deals.

Mr. Tobia represents many media personalities in radio and television in the Boston and national markets. He also advises clients in all aspects of securing and protecting intellectual property assets and related clearance, protection and enforcement matters as well as in the development of electronic media projects.

Mr. Tobia also represents screenwriters, actors, film and television production companies, musicians and record labels on a national level. He represents clients who option and acquire properties for major feature film and television productions, as well as clients who transfer rights in such properties. He also negotiates merchandising deals, recording agreements, and soundtrack and music publishing deals for new as well as nationally-known artists.

Mr. Tobia has a Masters of Law in Taxation. With this background, he advises clients regarding complex financial transactions, including equity and debt financing for film production, and the monetization of film tax credits in all jurisdictions, including the current Massachusetts film tax credit. He structures transactions for new and expanding businesses and also counsels a variety of clients on general taxation matters.


Additional Information:




  • 7/11/2015, The Boston Globe - How Lenny Bruce’s letters came to live at Brandeis
    George Tobia was interviewed in this story on Lenny Bruce memorabilia by James Sullivan.
  • 7/5/2015, Lowell Sun - Rare Kerouac letter is 'Spotlight' of auction
    George Tobia was mentioned in this article on Jack Kerouac's estate by Chelsea Feinstein.
  • 12/4/2014, San Francisco Chronicle - Beat letter triggers cash conflict with Kerouac, Cassady estates
    George Tobia was quoted in this article on Jack Kerouac's estate by Joe Rosenthal
  • 11/16/2012, - Mark Wahlberg to shoot reality TV pilot inspired by ‘The Fighter’ sisters
    George Tobia was quoted in this article by Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein.

Speaking Engagements:

Boston Bar Association CLE Seminar, 5.18.2007
Role: Panelist
Topic: Hot Topics in Media and Entertainment Law
Ms. Stenger spoke on issues in music industry litigation, including obtaining injunctive relief, joint ownership disputes, and state vs. federal court venue and jurisdiction. Mr. Tobia discussed the legal aspects of development of television pilots and series in a changing network and cable landscape.

Hot Topics in Arts, Entertainment & Sports, 6.19.2006
George Tobia was a panelist at the BBA CLE seminar, "Hot Topics in Arts, Entertainment & Sports" on May 19, 2006.