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June 1st, 2023
Frankfurt Kurnit in Chambers USA 2023
For the 19th consecutive year, Chambers and Partners includes Frankfurt Kurnit practice groups & attorneys. The 2023 USA guide praises our Advertising, Entertainment, Intellectual Property, and Privacy & Data Security practices. In addition, 15 of our attorneys are ranked individually.
On our Advertising practice: Frankfurt Kurnit has a highly respected advertising team with a strong bench of experts in both regulatory and transactional matters. Its lawyers act for a large number of blue-chip brands, advising on the development of new promotional ventures and ensuring regulatory compliance. The team draws advertising agencies and big media clients through its ability to negotiate high-value deals. It also offers expertise in relation to social media and native advertising.
Strengths (Quotes from clients): "The firm as a whole has a wide and deep understanding of marketing law. The service level and responsiveness we have received from Frankfurt Kurnit is outstanding. The firm is acutely aware of the issues facing businesses in general but also has invested the time to understand our industry and company specifically."
"FKKS has a wide team that we can rely on for anything and everything. The lawyers provide efficient and sound advice and the team is always very quick to respond."
"Frankfurt Kurnit has a solution and work around for all complex and sophisticated matters. The firm is very in tune with the advertising industry and its trends. They offer not only legal advice but also business advice on commercial terms and expectations."
Work highlights: Advised Special Group US on talent agreements related to advertising campaigns, including a Super Bowl campaign.
Jeffrey Greenbaum assists top brands and advertising agencies with compliance review for sophisticated marketing campaigns and also represents clients before the FTC and other regulatory bodies. "Jeffrey is responsive, accountable and balanced in his advice. I like his ability to quickly understand a matter and provide legal guidance." "Jeffrey is incredibly smart, very empathetic and a good advocate." "He is very practical and tries to resolves the problem." "Jeff Greenbaum is a superstar. He's great to work with, very knowledgeable, and practical." https://fkks.com/attorneys/jeffrey-greenbaum
Candice Kersh is especially well known for her representation of creative agencies. She handles the full gamut of transactional and compliance matters, including branded entertainment and union issues. "Candice is nothing short of amazing. She is passionate about making sure that her clients' needs are met and gives extremely insightful advice." "You can't find someone more knowledgeable about business and legal terms to help negotiate a contract."
Brian Murphy has a wide-ranging practice that covers intellectual property, talent agreements and social media marketing. "He is one of the smartest and funniest people you will ever meet. He can take a concept and get it across to anyone." "He's clearly brilliant and is on the cutting edge of developing doctrine in social media marketing. He communicates very effectively, has a deep knowledge of the issues and is well liked in the industry." "He's a phenomenal advertising lawyer."
Terri Seligman is renowned particularly for her representation of clients before the NAD. "She's a thought leader in this space. She's got her finger on the pulse of what is happening and is very effective." "She's got a good style with clients and in the courtroom." "Terri consistently supplies prompt, expert advice." "Terri is just a terrific lawyer and a great writer."
Hannah Taylor is developing an impressive reputation as a go-to adviser on complex advertising transactions as well as regulatory matters. "She is fantastic; very responsive, knowledgeable, personable and practical." "She's an ideal partner."
On our Entertainment practice: Frankfurt Kurnit houses a top-notch entertainment practice catering to individual talent, entertainment companies and investors. The firm offers deep expertise in content licensing, distribution, financing and talent agreements. It demonstrates skills in transactional work involving film, theater and television content, as well as publishing, video games and fashion. The firm is particularly proficient in the representation of talent in the film and TV industry, including prominent directors and writers.
Strengths (Quotes from clients): “The team is efficient and effective, providing excellent advice at all levels. The lawyers are swift to respond.”
“It is a fantastic team – very responsive, thorough and also good at working with the other side.”
“The service and expertise they offer is seamless. They know the marketplace perfectly and can help guide us through differing projects no matter what we bring them.”
“The best thing about them is that they always try to find a way to help and say yes. They understand our business and industry.”
"It is a superior firm. The lawyers are smart, logical and intelligent."
"The service provided by FKKS is second to none. They deliver a high caliber of work, even to the most regrettably tight deadlines."
Work highlights: Frankfurt Kurnit represented Black Theatre United in a deal with theater industry leaders to increase diversity training, expand casting efforts and to diversify creative teams.
Marcie Cleary has a broad practice representing clients from the film, television and publishing industries. "Marcie is very good."
Victoria Cook is highly sought-after by clients in the film and television industry, ranging from major studios to independent film makers. "She is really smart, pragmatic and a good legal mind." "Victoria is terrific and knows her stuff. She gets deals done and is good to deal with."
Lisa E. Davis is especially strong in the theater space as part of her broader entertainment practice. "She is a preeminent lawyer in this space."
Richard Heller has a strong track record representing talent in television, theater and publishing deals. "Richard is a remarkably astute lawyer." "Mr. Heller understands his client's business goals and work ethic well and provides perfect advice on legal matters and negotiations. He is a pleasure to work with." "Richard is patient and understanding and has incredible knowledge of the field."
Richard Hofstetter is a prominent force in the media and entertainment industry, with particular experience in television deals.
Andrew Hurwitz is Co-Chair of the entertainment group and is a key contact.
Mark Merriman is a respected theater attorney, with significant experience representing directors and producers in the industry. "I trust Mark's judgment implicitly." "Mark is a fabulous theater lawyer."
On our Intellectual Property practice: Well-regarded trademark and copyright specialists with wide-ranging experience representing clients in the fashion, entertainment and media spaces. Regularly engaged to advise high-profile clients on brand management and IP issues relating to commercial transactions and litigation. Displays additional expertise advising game developers and distributors on trademark and copyright issues.
Strengths (Quotes from clients): "The lawyers at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz have an exceptional grasp of the very nuanced and complex work related to maintaining and defending trademarks. The team always sees the business exigencies in tough situations, which we appreciate enormously."
"The Frankfurt Kurnit team is able to handle complex and sophisticated matters with confidence and intelligence."
Work highlights: Frankfurt Kurnit represented Grammy Award-winning songwriter William B. Champlin in copyright termination and recapture matters.
Edward Rosenthal routinely litigates trademark and false advertising matters, with notable expertise in publishing and other media. "I think Ned is incredibly intelligent and knowledgeable. A strategic thinker, he has a real sense of strategic judgment and business risk."
Catherine Farrelly chairs the firm's trademark and brand management group and brings substantial trademark expertise, frequently advising on matters including portfolio management, registration disputes and enforcement of marks. "Catherine is the consummate professional and is extremely attentive to her client's needs. She also has a very deep knowledge and understanding of both legal issues as well as what is happening in the world today. Her demeanor is always friendly and warm as well."
On our Privacy & Data Security practice: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein has a strong practice with expertise in a broad array of privacy and cybersecurity issues. Displays strengths in guiding clients through the implementation of CCPA and GDPR compliance programs, as well as offering great proficiency in adtech matters.
Strengths (Quotes from clients): "Their attorneys are great with providing practical advice that is easy to understand and share with my business teams, and do so in a timely manner."
Daniel Goldberg is recommended for his broad-based privacy expertise, often assisting clients with CCPA and GDPR compliance issues. "He has an encyclopedic knowledge of privacy law and offers very practical guidance." "Daniel provides great advice on complex privacy matters, it makes navigating the ever changing landscape of privacy laws a breeze." "Daniel is a superb privacy lawyer and always maintains awareness of the commercial context of the deal."
Media & Entertainment: Litigation:
Maura Wogan is well versed in intellectual property matters and frequently litigates copyright infringement claims on behalf of clients in the entertainment sector.
"She is careful, conscientious and very collaborative."
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