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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
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United States

Media, technology and telecoms > Advertising and marketing: transactional and regulatory Tier 2

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC’s advertising, marketing and public relations group has a wide transactional offering that covers a full range of matters. Key areas of recent growth include advising on adtech deals, blockchain and NFTs, subscription programs, and social media campaigns. Terri Seligman and Hannah Taylor co-chair the practice- Seligman has extensive experience advising on claims and substantiation, native advertising, social media, and mobile marketing matters, as well as on IP and rights of publicity and privacy-related mandates, while Taylor has particular expertise in structuring and negotiating digital and media technology-related agreements, as well on compliance and self-regulatory advertising matters. Other key practitioners include managing partner Jeffrey Greenbaum, who has a broad advertising practice that covers advertising regulation, rights clearance, social media, promotions, SAG-AFTRA issues and network and global clearance, and Brian Murphy, who has substantial experience counseling advertising agencies, advertisers and entertainment companies on advertising and entertainment projects. All mentioned lawyers are based in New York.

Practice head(s):

Terri Seligman; Hannah Taylor

Other key lawyers:

Jeffrey Greenbaum; Brian Murphy; Candice Kersh; Christopher Chase; Matthew Vittone


‘FKKS continues to be a go-to law firm for all of our agency master services agreements. The wealth of knowledge, industry insight and business acumen of the attorneys we work with is of the highest bar. Their strengths in the area of advertising and data privacy are why we lean on them. They are more than just attorneys, they are advisors and look out for the client’s best interests at every turn.’

‘Hannah Taylor is exceptional at distilling complex legal and technical concepts into language that resonates with lawyers and non-lawyers alike. She has been a godsend on numerous Web3 activations.’

‘Jeffrey Greenbaum is a superhero. He’s always available, knows his stuff, and is just a great guy.’

‘Terri Seligman is very knowledgeable, and promptly and thoroughly addresses all matters.’

‘Christopher Chase gives consistently practical and actionable advice on IP and clearance matters. Matthew Vittone is a master in contract negotiation.’

‘Candice Kersh always makes herself readily available and we appreciate her ability to not only know the nuances of advertising law, but to provide valuable guidance on how we should approach certain business issues.’

‘They have a deep bench of knowledgeable and qualified attorneys and paralegals that always deliver top quality results.’

‘FKKS is one of few specialists in the marketing and advertising legal space and is always one step ahead of any problems that could come the way of an ad agency. With that, they act as if they are internal resource with collaboration that is seamless and priceless.’

Key clients

URBN Urban Outfitters





Domino’s Pizza Inc.


Panda Express



TBWA Worldwide

Wieden & Kennedy

Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: transactional Tier 2

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC splits the practice between New York and Los Angeles, representing talent from across the entertainment spectrum and specializing in up. In Los Angeles, practice co-head Andrew Hurwitz ‘s practice includes negotiating and structuring development and production agreements, he recently handled the incorporation of Yla Eason’s superhero, Sun-Man, to Mattel’s Masters of the Universe roster. Fellow practice co-head Michael Williams is based in New York, frequently negotiating merchandising and licensing agreements. Also in New York, Richard Heller focuses on new media and IP and recently represented Robbie Williams in a life story rights deal for the motion picture ‘Better Man’. Lisa Davis focuses her practice on film, publishing and live stage entertainment; she has represented Black Theatre United pro bono since it was formed in 2020. Julie Murray represents clients in the television, comedy and branded content industries from the firm’s New York office. Further recommended is New York-based Ben Moskowitz who regularly works as production counsel on documentary films and television programs.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Hurwitz; Michael Williams

Other key lawyers:

Richard Heller; Lisa Davis; Richard Hofstetter; Victoria Cook; Mark Merriman; Amy Nickin; Alan Sacks; Sean F. Kane; S. Gregory Boyd; Hayden Goldblatt; Sasha Levites; Julie Murray; Marcie Cleary; Dionne Gordon; Ben Moskowitz


‘The attorneys at FKKS are incredibly experienced, but more importantly, are good human beings. They are tough, seasoned negotiators, but approach dealmaking with fairness and dignity.’

‘Andrew Hurwitz has consistently gotten me excellent deals. He is generous with his time and expertise. When he doesn’t have an answer, he introduces me to someone who does. On top of that, he is a truly good human being; someone I consider a close friend.’

 ‘Andrew has guided me through thickets of competing interests time again with wisdom and patience. I value him as a lawyer and friend enormously.’

‘FKKS has been an invaluable resource for our team. Their collaborative feedback particularly in the area of fair use keeps us covered legally without sacrificing anything creatively on our projects.’

‘Dionne Gordon is a rock star and I don’t know what our team would do without her. We have been extremely grateful to take advantage of her many areas of expertise.’

 ‘Everyone I’ve worked with at FKKS has been incredibly patient, kind, understanding, and generous as they guided us through initial formation and growing pains, both artistically, legally, etc.’

‘Rich Heller is a fantastic attorney in every way. Andrew Hurwitz is much the same — highly experienced but also willing to spend a lot of time guiding us through things on a personal level.’

Key clients

Aaron Sorkin

Dean Koontz

John Goodman

The Roald Dahl Literary Estate

Hasbro, Inc.

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Epic Games

Topic Studios / First Look Productions

Frank Loesser Estate

Jupiter Entertainment

Zero Point Zero Production

Above Average Productions

Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC advises tech-centric clients, such as digital marketing, advertising, gaming, social media, and blockchain-based gold purchasing platform clients on the interpretation and implementation of US State privacy laws in California, Virginia, Colorado, Connecticut and Utah. Daniel Goldberg leads the Los Angeles-based privacy and data security practice.

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 100 lawyers, Frankfurt Kurnit 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 advising clients on entertainment, advertising and intellectual property matters, Frankfurt Kurnit has equally strong practices in commercial, media and intellectual property litigation, white- collar criminal defense, corporate and tax law, technology law, privacy and data security, charitable organizations, trusts and estates, legal ethics and real estate. By combining a diverse group of lawyers and practice groups to address any client’s matters, 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. Without the obstacles posed by rigid ‘department’ structures or protective ‘relationship’ partners, Frankfurt Kurnit prides itself on efficient client service.

Historically known for its entertainment practice, Frankfurt Kurnit expanded into publishing, advertising, public relations, fashion, leisure and marketing services, and so was poised to address the challenges of the digital world. The firm has pioneered the application of intellectual property and entertainment industry business models to new and innovative media. Today it continues to guide large and small players in the full range of interactive communications and entertainment.

In addition to The Legal 500, Frankfurt Kurnit also receives the highest marks from Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and other lawyer ranking services. 

Main areas of practice:advertising, marketing and public relations, advertising technology, art law, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, branded entertainment, cannabis industry, celebrity branding, charitable organizations, content review and clearance, corporate and finance, cross-border transactions and global media clearance, entertainment, estate planning and administration, executive compensation and employment, employment compliance, training and litigation, fashion, intellectual property, interactive entertainment, IP finance, legal ethics and professional responsibility, litigation, privacy and data security, publishing, real estate, restaurants, social media, sports, tax, technology, trademark and brand management, white-collar defense and investigations.

Advertising and Marketing Terri
Advertising and Marketing; Blockchain Technology Hannah
Blockchain Technology Jeremy S.
Entertainment; Fashion Michael
Entertainment Andrew
Litigation; Intellectual Property Maura
Theatre Mark
Sports Christopher
Trademark and Brand Management Catherine
Interactive Entertainment S. Gregory
Interactive Entertainment Sean F.
Executive Compensation Gavin
Employment Wendy
Litigation; Employment Tricia
Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Ronald C.
Estate Planning Linda
Charitable Organizations J.J. Harwayne
Corporate Deborah
Corporate Jay S.
Tax Jeffrey
Real Estate Larry
Privacy and Data Security Daniel M.
Daniel Goldberg photo Daniel GoldbergPartner/Chair
Jeremy S. Goldman photo Jeremy S. GoldmanPartner/Co-Chair
Dionne Gordon photo Dionne GordonCounsel
Andrew Hurwitz photo Andrew HurwitzPartner/Co-Chair
Number of Partners : 52
Number of Other Fee-Earners : 54
Total Staff : 66
Managing Partner : Jeffrey A. Greenbaum
Other Offices : Los Angeles

Founded more than 40 years ago as a boutique law firm servicing the entertainment and arts communities in New York City, Frankfurt Kurnit now provides the highest quality legal services to clients in a wide range of industries and disciplines worldwide. With leading practices in entertainment, advertising, intellectual property, technology, litigation, corporate & finance, estate planning, charitable organizations, professional responsibility and other areas, The National Law Journal again named us to its “Midsize Hot List.” The Legal 500 describes us as an “exemplary practice [that] well and truly earns its five-star rating.” And Chambers USA praises us as “top-notch,” “well-regarded,” and “highly respected.” Whether you are a Fortune 500 company, a start-up, or an individual, Frankfurt Kurnit can help you face challenging legal and business issues and meet your goals with the most efficient and practical solution.