Ms Terri Seligman > Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
New York NY 10005
United States
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Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations




Terri J. Seligman is Co-Chair of the Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations Group at Frankfurt Kurnit.

Ms. Seligman regularly appears in Best LawyersChambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for BusinessSuper Lawyers magazine, and The Legal 500Crain’s New York Business included her on their 2022 Notable Women in Law list. She was also the only law firm partner selected by New York Business Journal for its inaugural “Women of Influence Awards,” honoring business women who stand out both for their achievements in the marketplace as well as their commitment to community and mentoring.

Ms. Seligman is one of the country’s preeminent practitioners before the National Advertising Division (NAD), representing both advertisers and challengers in competitive advertising disputes. She also represents companies in disputes and regulatory matters before broadcast networks and state and local enforcement agencies.

In addition, Ms. Seligman advises on the full complement of advertising and marketing law issues, including claims and substantiation, native advertising, social media, mobile marketing and laws governing intellectual property and rights of publicity and privacy. She also regularly advises on sweepstakes and contests, and laws governing gift cards, reward programs, rebates, and other popular marketing devices.

In addition to her counseling practice, Ms. Seligman also drafts and negotiates contracts for advertising and marketing arrangements, including celebrity talent deals, sponsorship and co-promotion agreements, media agreements, and licensing agreements.

Ms. Seligman is a well-known public speaker on advertising, marketing, and Internet law issues. She has been a featured speaker at leading industry conferences and is a frequent contributor to the firm’s Advertising Law Updates blog. Her writings have appeared in Inside Counsel magazine, Advertising Compliance ServiceiMedia Connection, The Computer and Internet Lawyer, Law 360, and other publications. She has served as a Vice-Chair of the Advertising Disputes and Litigation Committee of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) and as a Co-Chair of the Advertising and Commercial Speech committee of the MLRC.

Ms. Seligman is a graduate of New York University School of Law (J.D., 1985), and Wesleyan University (B.A., with honors, 1982). She clerked for the late Hon. Morey L. Sear, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Ms. Seligman is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a past recipient of the Cornerstone Award from Lawyers Alliance for New York, the leading provider of legal services for nonprofit organizations improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. She has served on the Board of Trustees of The Brearley School. Ms. Seligman is admitted to practice in New York and California.


Weslyan University (BA, honors, 1982)
New York University School of Law (JD, 1985)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Advertising and marketing: litigation

(Firms to watch)

In New York, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC‘s Terri Seligman is praised for her leadership of the advertising, marketing and public relations group, which is known for handling both in and out-of-court matters.

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Advertising and marketing: transactional and regulatory

(Hall of Fame)

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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC particularly stands out in the advertising and marketing sphere. Its well-known team of regularly works with brands looking for traditional advertising advice, including production, media marketing and influencer agreements, unions and contracts matters, FTC and FCC enforcement,  as well as assistance on innovative matters spanning from adtech and AI to blockchain and NFTs. In New York, Terri Seligman, a ‘leading attorney in the advertising space’, manages a deep bench of lawyers including Brian Murphy, who is praised as ‘an encyclopedia of legal knowledge in all things entertainment and advertising law‘. Hannah Taylor also stands out for leading on numerous matters and is described as ‘a trusted resource for advertising and marketing transactional work’. ‘Exceptional’ IP lawyer Rayna Lopyan, sports and entertainment expert Christopher Chase and managing partner and chairman of the global advertising lawyers alliance Jeffrey Greenbaum are also noted.