John Branca

Partner, Ziffren Brittenham

Staged Michael Jackson's second posthumous comeback with the debut of "Michael Jackson One," a permanent Cirque du Soleil residency in Las Vegas


It's been a busy year for John Branca. The music super-lawyer, best-known as the co-executor of the Michael Jackson estate, negotiated the sale of Elvis Presley's intellectual property to Authentic Brands in November and helped Carlos Santana extend his residency at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas through the end of 2014.

Subscribe to billboard biz to continue reading this article and thousands more. subscribers get:
  • 24/7 coverage of every genre and sector of the business with over 150 exclusive charts
  • Bulletin: Breaking stories, chart info and analysis sent directly to your inbox every weekday
  • Billboard Magazine iPad Edition: An enhanced version of the magazine with video, photo galleries and playable charts
  • Archives: A rich history of articles and exclusive charts

Join now or Log In