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April 24th, 2020
Frankfurt Kurnit in Chambers 2020
For the sixteenth consecutive year Chambers and Partners included Frankfurt Kurnit practice groups & attorneys. The 2020 guide praised our Advertising, Entertainment and Intellectual Property practices. In addition, 14 of our attorneys are ranked individually.
On our Advertising practice: Highly respected team with a strong bench of experts in both regulatory and transactional matters. Acts for a large number of blue-chip brands, advising on the development of new promotional ventures and ensuring regulatory compliance. Draws advertising agencies and big media clients through its ability to negotiate high-value deals. Also offers expertise in relation to social media and native advertising.
Strengths (Quotes from clients): "The firm is highly skilled and knowledgeable in its area of law. The attorneys are practical, friendly and responsive. They are subject matter experts and can offer quick, excellent advice."
“Frankfurt Kurnit has built a team that seems capable of addressing anything relating to advertising and marketing that might arise."
“The firm is just outstanding," noting "they are top-notch in terms of speed and responsiveness."
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. Clients appreciate that he is "especially knowledgeable on the advertising world and super available."
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. Interviewees regard her as "extremely intelligent" and "a tough negotiator."
Brian Murphy attracts praise for his "ability to manage and close the most complex advertising transactions with diplomacy, tact and expert legal negotiation skills." His wide-ranging practice covers intellectual property, talent agreements and social media marketing. One source says: "He is very practical, creative and a strong advocate for clients. He is a pleasure to work with."
Terri Seligman is renowned particularly for her representation of clients before the NAD. Clients comment: "She's extremely knowledgeable and can really make an argument come to life; she is so compelling."
Hannah Taylor is developing an impressive reputation as a go-to adviser on complex advertising transactions as well as regulatory matters. A client appreciates that she is "extremely knowledgeable and provides practical, business-minded advice," adding: "Hannah clearly is an expert in her field and can cut to the core issues quickly and efficiently."
Rick Kurnit maintains his reputation as "a brilliant lawyer" and "a leading light in the field for a long time." He has a wealth of experience handling transactional and compliance concerns on behalf of clients active in the advertising industry.
On our Entertainment practice: Top-notch entertainment practice catering to individual talent, entertainment companies and investors. Offers deep expertise in content licensing, distribution, financing and talent agreements. Demonstrates skills in transactional work involving film, theater and television content, as well as publishing, video games and fashion.
Strengths (Quotes from clients): "The entire team is great at what they do, and comprised of people you want to spend time with. I always enjoy talking to them on a personal as well as professional level, which is important in this business."
Another client appreciates that the firm is "well regarded in the film and TV space" and "knowledgeable in the landscape," adding: "My experience has been extremely positive."
Richard Heller has a strong track record representing talent in television, theater and publishing deals. An impressed client comments: "He is compassionate, thoughtful and undeniably brilliant. He continues to evolve in the world of media and entertainment."
Richard Hofstetter is a prominent force in the media and entertainment industry, with particular experience in television deals. "He is a well-known media lawyer and a great problem-solver," according to one source.
Mark Merriman is a respected theater attorney, with significant experience representing directors and producers in the industry. Sources say "he is knowledgeable and knows his stuff."
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 trademark team is excellent, responsive, creative and proactive.”
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. One source describes her as "a fantastic lawyer and a good negotiator;" while another considers her "extremely knowledgeable about the latest developments in trademark and copyright law."
Edward Rosenthal is described as a "fabulous attorney" and routinely litigates trademark and false advertising matters, with notable expertise in publishing and other media.
Media & Entertainment Litigation:
“Maura Wogan is well versed in intellectual property matters. She frequently litigates copyright infringement claims on behalf of clients in the entertainment sector.” https://fkks.com/attorneys/maura-wogan
Privacy & Data Security:
“Tanya Forsheit 's recent work has notably included providing guidance on the implementation of CCPA. A source cites her as an ‘exceptional privacy attorney’ who is ‘also knowledgeable on European privacy regulations.’”
"Daniel Goldberg is ‘an outstanding associate’ recommended for his broad-based privacy expertise. ‘I really like working with him,’ says a client; ‘he's certainly a subject matter expert and has the ability to translate changing legal landscape to terms we understand.’"
Vault Rankings 2021
September 14 2020
The Best Lawyers in America 2021
We are pleased to report that Best Lawyers — the oldest and one of the most respected peer reviewed lawyer recommendation services — continues to recommend Frankfurt Kurnit. Read more.
August 20 2020
Variety’s 2020 Legal Impact Report
Variety’s 2020 Legal Impact Report includes Marcie Cleary, Lisa E. Davis, and Deborah Wolfe for their work in the podcast space. The list includes legal professionals who made the biggest deals for entertainment industry clients in the past year. View Article
July 15 2020