Firm Profile > Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC > Los Angeles, United States

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
Suite 2500N
United States

Media, technology and telecoms > Advertising and marketing: transactional and regulatory Tier 1

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC maintains a strong following among both the agency and corporate sectors of the market, providing a full service across the spectrum of advertising law. Notably, the firm has solid experience in adtech, with lawyers such as Brian Murphy advising on matters involving social media, behavioral advertising, customer matching, and machine learning, often working in conjunction with the firm's data and privacy team. The broader advertising practice is led by Terri Seligman, who is involved on the regulatory and advisory side of the practice, as well as the drafting and negotiating of contracts. Managing partner Jeffrey Greenbaum remains a key figure in the team as another key senior member,  while Christopher Chase is another notable name, with a presence throughout the broad scope of the firm's work.

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The team is always quick to respond and knows exactly what I need from an agency standpoint.  They are my go-to outside lawyers.’

This firm consistently delivers with lawyers who are experts, but also savvy, tuned in, commercially-minded and real people. They naturally tailor their advice and work to the clients’ needs in varying situations. They’ve become real business partners with us over the years.

Christopher Chase gives straight to the point advice and drafts with great clarity, even in very complex situations.

Brian Murphy is not only top class, but really enjoys what he does and cares for his clients. It is always a pleasure to work and discuss with Brian.

Christopher Chase is highly knowledgeable in his field, able to distill complex legal concepts into understandable terms, and highly responsive.

Jeff Greenbaum is a superstar. I don’t know how he can get everything done so quickly and expertly, but he does.


Key clients

URBN Urban Outfitters




MSG Networks

Domino’s Pizza Inc.



Crispin Porter + Bogusky

Wieden & Kennedy


Mars Incorporated

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

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC has a wide-ranging, bicoastal entertainment transactions practice, with notable clients on both the talent and corporate side of the market across the television and film sector. New York based co-chair Richard Heller focuses primarily on acting for rights holders, including corporate entities and individual writers, in licensing their properties for adaptation or development into film, TV, or theatre productions, while fellow practice leader Michael Williams is more active on the performer side, negotiating deals for appearances in film and TV productions, as well as branding and image licensing deals. The firm also has a notable presence in the interactive entertainment space, including video games, social media, and virtual reality, with Sean Kane standing out for his expertise in these areas. Recently, Kane was instructed by Epic Games in relation to a series of licensing and image rights transactions to allow Epic to depict several well-known individuals, both real and fictional, in its popular video game Fortnite. Counsel Julie Murray, whose recent work includes advising production companies on co-production and financing agreements for their projects, is also recommended.

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Julie Murray works tirelessly in service of her clients.

Key clients

Aaron Sorkin

Dean Koontz

The Roald Dahl Literary Estate

John Goodman

Hasbro, Inc.

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Epic Games

Topic Studios

First Look Productions

3311 Productions

Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) Tier 4

The privacy and data security group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC acts for a range of clients, including brands, publishers, agencies, data brokers and analytics firms. In particular, the team has experience advising on issues such as regulatory compliance programs and ad-tech agreements. Los Angeles-based Tanya Forsheit, who has been particularly active in advising clients on compliance with the newly enacted CCPA, heads up the team, which also includes litigator Jeremy Goldman.

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The team has a consistent ability to develop pragmatic solutions that allow compliance and risk management to be a compliment, rather than an inhibitor, of the business.

Tanya Forsheit and Jeremy Goldman have been incredible partners to our company. We dealt with a significant cyber incident and the resources they were able to immediately bring to bear allowed us to deal with it very effectively and efficiently. Tanya is a leading expert in CCPA and has exceptionally good business judgment which makes her very practical and ultimately effective.

Tanya Forsheit and Daniel Goldberg have their finger on the pulse of the rapidly evolving data privacy and protection space. By being based in California, they are incredibly close to the changes taking place around the CCPA and have proven to be very capable and knowledgeable to provide advice and guidance to their clients. I always feel like I receive well-thought out advice and guidance to ensure my organization is meeting its compliance obligations.

Jeremy Goldman is exceptional in data Security, able to quickly and decisively focus everyone on the important issues, and uncover facts and trends otherwise missed. Daniel Goldberg was creative and thoughtful in helping to develop a CCPA program that was tailored specifically to our business.

Tanya Forsheit is one of the leading authorities in data privacy, and our source of answers for the thorniest questions.

FKKS is strong at handling data privacy questions, and they manage time and expectations well.

Tanya Forsheit is a leader in the privacy field and very active with legislation.  Hands-on and wonderful with clients.

FKKS excels at staying current on data protection legal developments.  I count on FKKS to know what has happened, what is in the works and how the industry is responding.  FKKS provides pragmatic advice that is based on the most current legal and industry developments.

Tanya Forsheit is the most knowledgeable attorney that I have ever worked with on data protection matters.  If she doesn’t know the answer, it’s because there is no answer yet.

Key clients

Dunkin’ Brands

News Media Alliance

Meredith Corporation

J.D. Power

Domino’s Pizza



Square Enix

Media, technology and telecoms > Advertising and marketing: litigation

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 90 lawyers, Frankfurt Kurnit 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 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. For the sixteenth consecutive year Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognized Frankfurt Kurnit. Chambers USA ranked us for our: Advertising, Media & Entertainment and Intellectual Property practices. The Best Lawyers in America 2020 praised 11 Frankfurt Kurnit lawyers. The Hollywood Reporter included Andrew Hurwitz  in its Power Lawyers 2020: Hollywood’s Top 100 Attorneys list. 

Main areas of practice: Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations, Advertising Technology, Art Law, Branded Entertainment, Celebrity Branding, Charitable Organizations, Content Review & Clearance, Corporate & Finance, Cross-Border Transactions & Global Media Clearance, Entertainment, Estate Planning & Administration, Executive Compensation & Employment, Employment Compliance, Training & Litigation, Fashion, Intellectual Property, Interactive Entertainment, IP Finance, Legal Ethics And Professional Responsibility, Litigation, Publishing, Real Estate, Restaurants, Securities Fraud & White-Collar Defense, Sports, Tax, Technology, Privacy & Data Security, Trademark & Brand Management.

Department Name Email Telephone
Advertising and marketing Rick Kurnit
Advertising and marketing Candice Kersh
Advertising and marketing Brian Murphy
Advertising and marketing Jeffrey Greenbaum
Advertising and marketing Terri Seligman
Film and television Richard Heller
Film and television Richard Hofstetter
Entertainment litigation Maura Wogan
Entertainment litigation Jeremy Goldman
Entertainment litigation Joseph Taylor
Media and entertainment finance Thomas Selz
Media and entertainment finance Victoria S Cook
Media and entertainment talent matters Andrew Hurwitz
Media and entertainment talent matters Amy Nickin
Media and entertainment talent matters Lisa E Davis
Theatre Mark Merriman
Sports marketing Christopher Chase
Sports marketing Alan Sacks
Cross-border transactions Richard Heller
Cross-border transactions Thomas Selz
Trademark Catherine Farrelly
Trademark Edward Rosenthal
Fashion Michael Williams
Technology and privacy Tanya Forsheit
Interactive entertainment S Gregory Boyd
Interactive entertainment Sean F Kane
Employment/compensation Gavin McElroy
Litigation Ron Minkoff
Litigation Brian Maas
Litigation Craig Whitney
Legal ethics and professional responsibility Ron Minkoff
Legal ethics and professional responsibility Nicole Hyland
Legal ethics and professional responsibility John Harris
Estate planning and charitable organizations Barbara Shiers
Estate planning and charitable organizations Linda J Wank
Corporate and tax Deborah Wolfe
Corporate and tax Jay S Rand
Corporate and tax Jeffrey Marks
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Tanya Forsheit  photo Ms Tanya Forsheit Widely considered one of the country’s top privacy and data security lawyers,…
Mr Daniel M. Goldberg  photo Mr Daniel M. Goldberg Daniel M. Goldberg is counsel to the Privacy & Data Security Group,…
Mr Jeremy S. Goldman  photo Mr Jeremy S. Goldman Jeremy S. Goldman is a partner in the Litigation Group, focusing on…
Mr Andrew Hurwitz  photo Mr Andrew Hurwitz Andrew Hurwitz is a partner in the Entertainment Group at Frankfurt Kurnit…
Number of Partners : 42
Number of Other Fee-Earners : 53
Total Staff : 137
Managing Partner : Jeffrey A Greenbaum
Senior Partners : Michael Frankfurt
Senior Partners : Rick Kurnit
Other Offices : Los Angeles