Mr. Jacobi’s first entertainment client was film legend, Veronica Lake. She retained Allen to draft a consultant agreement for the filming of a motion picture about her life. Goldie Hawn had auctioned the property, but Ms. Lake passed shortly thereafter.
Allen’s practice, almost from its inception, included film work representing independent producers and the licensing of music for use in film. Mr. Jacobi acquired and licensed the rights to the underlying literary property for the novel used as the basis for Village of the Damned, which ultimately was produced by Universal Pictures directed by John Carpenter and starring Christopher Reeves and Kirsty Alley. Mr. Jacobi negotiated for the distribution of a motion picture entitled “Stonerville” starring Leslie Nielson (his last film), Pauly Shore and other iconic comedic actors.
Mr. Jacobi has represented Gabrielle Anwar of Burn Notice, Scent of a Woman, The Three Musketeers, etc.
Mr. Jacobi has been General Counsel for Miami World Cinema Center, a not for profit film center dedicated to the support of the independent film community in South Florida and attract filmmakers worldwide to the benefits of filming in South Florida. Mr. Jacobi served as Executive Producer for the Film “Bridge to Havana” which documented an historic event taking place in Havana, Cuba with such stellar artists as Bonnie Raitt, Gladys Knight, Peter Frampton, Joan Osbourne, Jimmy Buffet and many more. The motion Picture was aired nationally on PBS and the accompanying soundtrack album reach #3 on the Billboard World Music Chart.
Over the years Mr. Jacobi has represented many filmmakers and award-winning documentarians such as Travisty Productions. Mr. Jacobi has licensed hundreds of songs for the inclusion in documentaries, independent feature films and commercials including the soundtrack album for the motion picture Ruthless People which starred Danny DeVito and Bette Midler.
Presently, Mr. Jacobi represents a film in pre-production, entitled “Death of a Fool”, whose screenplay won an international award. Attached to the project is Oscar winning cinematographer, Luigi Benvisto. Allen is presently representing Starting At Zero, a documentary about the life and career of Jimi Hendrix, scheduled for release summer of 2019, the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.
With the advent of reality television, Mr. Jacobi has found himself involved in numerous shows and on-screen talent. He has done deals with The Food Channel, Viacom Networks, Eastern Productions, just to name a few. He presently represents two members of the cast of Love & Hip Hop Miami. Mr. Jacobi also represents several shows in development.
Charles Thompson, Attorney At Law
Charles Thompson works in the Entertainment industry, handling matters such as trademarks, publishing, copyrights, licensing, contract negotiations, digital rights management and acquisition, and general artist representation. He’s reviewed and analyzed hundreds of industry documents during his time working under his mentor, Allen Jacobi. Additionally, he is committed to the growth of South Florida’s small business sector, offering customized legal services to new local businesses. Charles, an FIU Law graduate, and a Director of the FIU Law Alumni Association, brings to the law firm a strong business background. Charles worked for 7 years as a sales manager for an import company where he managed and oversaw a team of 5 salesmen and expanded the clientele and net profits of the company by over 150%.
Charles recently teamed up with a group of well-connected individuals to start Pirámide Records, LLC., and is quickly becoming a driving force in the music industry. Charles is also fluent in Spanish and combines his work ethic, diligence, and responsiveness to better serve his clients. When he’s not helping his clients, he can be found at the park with his wife Dianne, a Miami-Dade County public school teacher, and his beautiful son Hayden. And in true South Florida fashion, Charles enjoys watching the Miami Dolphins, unless they lose.
Kimberly Brilliant, Florida Registered Paralegal
With more than a decade of experience in corporate America, Kimberly Brilliant has built a successful career path assisting high-level executives. While living in New York, Kimberly worked at Goldman Sachs (Fortune 500 company), Allianz Global Investors, and Deutsche Bank. In 2013, Kimberly moved back to Florida along with her husband and three children. She became a Florida Registered Paralegal and has been working at the Law Office of Allen Jacobi for more than five years. She quickly became an integral part of the team, effectively representing the face of the firm as Allen’s right-hand in the office. She has proven to be a critical tool when it comes to innovating successful projects at the firm, such as the internship program, amongst others. Kimberly is knowledgeable in the trademark, corporation and copyright registration process, and utilizes her expertise and skill set to serve as a team leader for her colleagues. Kimberly is very client oriented and is also fluent in Spanish. Kimberly obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Keiser University in Ft. Lauderdale.