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In addition to advising clients on entertainment, advertising, and intellectual property matters, Frankfurt Kurnit has equally strong practices in commercial, media, and intellectual property litigation, white collar criminal defense, corporate and tax law, charitable organizations, trusts and estates, legal ethics, and real estate. By combining a deep industry knowledge across a diverse group of lawyers and practice groups, Frankfurt Kurnit brings a unique, client-focused approach to helping clients achieve their goals, whether resolving a dispute, getting the deal done, or just planning for the future. A complete list of the benefits we provide to our clients follows below.
Areas of Expertise
Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Universally recognized as one of the nation’s leading advertising, marketing, branding, and public relations practices, we have again been selected by all of the independent ratings services as the very top of the field.
We handle a variety of domestic and international matters for clients who conduct business in the world of fine art.
For more than 40 years we have represented businesses and individuals in advertising and entertainment ventures.
We plan and structure strategic brand-building ventures for celebrities seeking to profit in all media from their names, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property.
We offer a full range of legal services to exempt organizations serving industries and causes throughout the world.
Corporate & Finance
Our Corporate and Finance Group combines legal advice with practical, business suggestions to assist our clients in every stage of business development and growth -- from business concept to organization, financing, operations, and exit strategy
Cross-Border Transactions & Global Media Clearance
Frankfurt Kurnit serves as the center of the wheel for U.S. clients extending their business interests across international borders. We also regularly work with clients and counsel abroad to help foreign-based entities establish and run operations in the U.S.
We are the leading New York-based entertainment law firm and one of the most respected entertainment law firms in the nation.
Estate Planning & Administration
We provide estate, gift, and income tax advice, as well as a full range of estate and trust administration services.
Executive Compensation & Employment
For 35 years, we have advised executives in the media, entertainment, and advertising industries on their employment negotiations and compensation arrangements.
We have one of the nation’s top fashion and modeling law practices, representing many of the world’s most talented individuals and influential companies in licensing arrangements, fashion shows, television and film productions, and other transactions.
We have handled many of the seminal intellectual property transactions and litigations in the publishing, marketing, licensing, and new technology fields.
For 35 years we have represented businesses and individuals in entertainment, advertising, and new technology ventures. Now, as our clients move their businesses to interactive game consoles, cloud-based game systems, phones, and social networks, we are forging new business models that help them succeed.
The IP Finance Group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein and Selz helps clients leverage existing and future intellectual property assets and related revenue streams to obtain financing for new and growing IP ventures.
Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility
We advise lawyers and law firms on sensitive ethical, professional responsibility, and business matters, and have successfully defended lawyers facing ethics charges, malpractice allegations, and other issues.
Our Litigation Group has a deep roster of talented litigators practicing in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies nationwide.
Privacy & Data Security
In an age where nearly every company collects personal information about its consumers and employees, and more and more companies develop websites, apps and products for the Internet of Things — all businesses must grapple with the difficult questions of how to safeguard sensitive data, comply with data security and privacy laws, avoid data breaches, and respond to breaches if and when they occur.
Our Publishing Group is well known not only for its legal expertise, but also for helping clients exploit ancillary revenue opportunities in nontraditional formats.
The Real Estate Group provides legal counsel in a wide variety of New York-area real estate matters, and with the experience and efficiency necessary to help clients reach their goals.
The only thing Frankfurt Kurnit lawyers love more than eating at the best restaurants is helping great restaurants grow. We help famous chefs, restauranteurs and food service businesses deal with the detailed regulations and business arrangements so they get to the top and remain there.
Securities Fraud & White Collar Defense
We represent businesses and individuals in government and regulatory investigations and in the defense of criminal or administrative charges.
Frankfurt Kurnit is the go-to law firm for advice on social media marketing, social media platform rules, social media compliance, social media and IP — and a variety of digital advertising technology issues.
From the NHL to the Armory Track and Field Center and Hall of Fame, sports representation has been a part of the Frankfurt Kurnit culture for two decades.
We offer a broad range of tax services to our clients covering their business transactions and affairs.
Technology & Digital Media
We were one of the first law firms to advise on information technology and digital media issues, and today we continue to advise digital media and other technology and non-technology businesses on IP, content, licensing, compliance, advertising, finance, M&A, and other areas.
Trademark & Brand Management
We manage thousands of domestic and international trademark files and have handled trademark matters and resolved disputes for recognized brands and individual trademark owners.