For the eighteenth consecutive yearChambers and Partnersincluded Frankfurt Kurnit practice groups & attorneys. The 2022 USA guide praised our Advertising, Entertainment, Intellectual Property, and Privacy & Data Security practices. In addition,13of 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): "It is the most responsive firm that I work with. I could not get my job done without them."

"The lawyers at Frankfurt Kurnit are excellent advertising lawyers. They are very creative and nice people. I enjoy working with them."

Notable practitioners:

Jeffrey A. 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. "Jeff is fantastic and my go-to lawyer for all things related to advertising. He is a real superstar and a genuinely great guy." "Jeff's breadth of knowledge of all things advertising and marketing is second to none. He is the most responsive lawyer I have ever worked with." "Jeff is an amazing lawyer. He's a thought leader in the industry and his work is high-quality, forward-thinking and unquestionably reliable."

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 a true expert, a gifted lawyer and a great partner. Her industry knowledge and counsel is unrivaled and her advice inspires confidence." "She is a very good advertising lawyer." "She has an excellent reputation. She is very practical with her advice."

Brian Murphy has a wide-ranging practice that covers intellectual property, talent agreements and social media marketing. "Brian knows all the legal theory, but always provides the practical advice that I need." "He is very talented and has always impressed me." "He is the best speaker and writer that I know."

Terri Seligman is renowned particularly for her representation of clients before the NAD. "Terri is a top-notch advertising lawyer." "Terri is remarkably sophisticated in her area of law. She provides prompt legal advice and support in a business-practical manner." "Terri is my go-to lawyer. She provides excellent customer service."

Hannah Taylor is developing an impressive reputation as a go-to adviser on complex advertising transactions as well as regulatory matters. "Hannah is wonderful to work with. She is responsive and provides a wealth of knowledge with practical considerations." "She is terrific. She is smart, interested and active in this space."

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. Particularly proficient in the representation of talent in the film and TV industry, including prominent directors and writers.

Strengths (Quotes from clients): "Frankfurt Kurnit has been a standard bearer of New York entertainment law. The attorneys are super competent and capable."

"The best entertainment firm in NYC."

"They have a great reputation and are great professionals."

"FKKS has incredible relationships, understanding of the business and most importantly, understands the creative needs on each project. They know the politics involved in our business and help us navigate them with grace. The FKKS team has a deep bench of strong lawyers who each have the relationships and expertise to service a wide variety of matters."

Notable practitioners:

Richard Heller has a strong track record representing talent in television, theater and publishing deals. "Richard is very proactive in his representation. He listens, he responds, he delivers." "He is really thorough and knows everything there is to know about the television business."

Richard Hofstetter is a prominent force in the media and entertainment industry, with particular experience in television deals. "He's an outstanding lawyer." "Hofstetter brings a great perspective to any project."

Andrew Hurwitz is Co-Chair of the entertainment practice group and is a key contact.

Mark Merriman is a respected theater attorney, with significant experience representing directors and producers in the industry. "Mark is incredibly knowledgeable and is very thoughtful and process-oriented with excellent detail in all matters." "Mark is top notch. His depth and breadth of knowledge in the theatrical field, the parties involved and the theatrical landscape, is superlative."

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): "Frankfurt is an excellent firm with strengths in entertainment work."

Work highlights:

Represented, one of the world's leading providers of digital currency services, in asserting trademark infringement and other claims against Paymium and Pierre Noizat.

Notable practitioners:

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 very practical and does a very good job at juggling a lot of different things at the same time." "She has a very good touch with clients and is creative in her problem solving." "Catherine is good at embedding herself in a client's business and that is invaluable."

Edward Rosenthal routinely litigates trademark and false advertising matters, with notable expertise in publishing and other media. "Edward is knowledgeable and pragmatic, and brings a wealth of experience to intellectual property disputes." "Ned is a good lawyer and is easy to work with."

On our Privacy & Data Security practice: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 ad-tech 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."

Notable practitioner:

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. She frequently litigates copyright infringement claims on behalf of clients in the entertainment sector." "I have nothing but good things to say about Maura."

Private Wealth Law: Mid-Market

Linda Wank is recognized in theChambersHigh Net Worth guide which recommends professional advisers to high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals and clients.