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January 3rd, 2018
Frankfurt Kurnit Law Firm Promotes Top Litigation and Entertainment Lawyers to Partner
January 3, 2018, New York, N.Y. - Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz, PC has elected Caren Decter and Hayden Goldblatt as partners effective January 1st, 2018.
Ms. Decter is now a partner in Frankfurt Kurnit’s Litigation Group and Securities Fraud & White Collar Defense Group. Mr. Goldblatt is a partner in Frankfurt Kurnit’s Entertainment Group.
“Caren brings incredible skill and expertise to our white collar defense and commercial and intellectual property litigation practices,” said Frankfurt Kurnit Litigation Group Chairman Edward Rosenthal. “We are delighted she has become a partner in our firm.”
“Hayden has mastered traditional media as well as various emerging new media platforms,” said Richard Heller, Co-Chairman of the Frankfurt Kurnit Entertainment Group. “We are all thrilled that he is now joining us as a partner.”
About Caren Decter
Caren Decter has broad experience handling complex commercial, white collar defense, intellectual property, and advertising disputes. Ms. Decter is a tenacious litigator and highly skilled negotiator who seeks opportunities to forge creative solutions to complicated problems before they grow into drawn-out litigation.
Ms. Decter represents clients in the finance, legal, consumer goods, advertising, art, and media and entertainment industries in all phases of the pre-litigation and litigation process. Ms. Decter also represents individuals and corporations in regulatory and criminal investigations involving allegations of accounting fraud, securities fraud, insider trading, antitrust violations, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Most recently, she represented the lead cooperating witness in a years-long criminal matter stemming from the break-up of one of the world’s largest law firms. She frequently handles matters involving the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, and U.S. Attorney and District Attorney Offices. Listed in Super Lawyers, Ms. Decter is the Co-Chair of the New York County Lawyers Association’s Federal Courts Committee and a member of the New York City Bar Association. She clerked for the Honorable Colleen McMahon, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Read Ms. Decter’s full bio here.
About Hayden Goldblatt
A rising star in the entertainment law community, Hayden Goldblatt focuses on motion picture, television, and digital media work. He has wide-ranging experience in all areas of entertainment and media, representing producers, production companies, writers, directors, documentary filmmakers, actors, financiers, and independent distributors. Mr. Goldblatt has negotiated complex single picture and slate multi-party financings both on behalf of producers and financiers, as well as structured multi-million dollar film funds. He has also structured and negotiated content acquisition agreements and output deals for innovative cutting-edge digital distribution companies and alternative content distribution platforms, including Tugg. Mr. Goldblatt has also worked on numerous branded entertainment deals, often helping brands and advertising agencies navigate their first foray into the film business. He has represented foreign financiers and producers, including from the United Kingdom and China, with respect to U.S. productions. His recent work includes representation of Topic Studios in the financing of the films, Roman J. Israel, Esq. and My Abandonment.
Recognized in Variety and Super Lawyers for his entertainment work, Mr. Goldblatt is a frequent speaker on legal issues in the entertainment industry, and has previously spoken at the Association of National Advertisers, NYU Stern School of Business, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Brooklyn Law School, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and the Ghetto Film School. He served as a mentor for the 2017 SXSW Film Festival and as Secretary of the Entertainment Law Committee for the New York City Bar Association from 2012 through 2014. Read his full bio here.
About Frankfurt Kurnit
Long recognized as a leading media, entertainment, and advertising law firm, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz, PC, provides the highest quality legal services to clients in a wide range of industries and disciplines. With more than 80 lawyers, the firm now represents a diverse group of clients, from Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, charitable organizations, and law firms to celebrities, artists, and individuals working in many fields. In addition to working with clients on transactional and litigation-related entertainment, advertising, and intellectual property matters, Frankfurt Kurnit has leading practices in commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, corporate and tax law, charitable organizations, trusts and estates, privacy and data security, legal ethics, and real estate. By combining 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.
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