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About Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

Frankfurt Kurnit is a full-service firm, with more than 95 attorneys who provide legal services to clients in a wide range of industries and disciplines worldwide, including entertainment, advertising, intellectual property, technology, litigation, corporate & finance, estate planning, charitable organizations, and professional responsibility. Today, Frankfurt Kurnit represents everyone from Fortune 500 companies and smaller businesses, award-winning creative talent, individuals, business owners, and executives.

The Entertainment of It All

Founded more than 40 years ago by five attorneys as a boutique law firm to service the entertainment and arts communities in New York City, early clients included Sidney Lumet, Al Pacino, Carl Bernstein, Elaine May, and Robert Redford. Founder Mike Frankfurt even represented Robert Redford in the purchase of the Utah mountain that would become Sundance (and Frankfurt even claims to have come up with the name). Since then, Frankfurt Kurnit has represented some of the world’s best-known publishers, producers, directors, distributors, actors, celebrities, models, writers, financiers, charitable organizations, online content and service providers, and many of the foremost advertising agencies, information technology companies, and corporate brands.

And the Oscar Goes To…

Frankfurt Kurmit’s reign of celebrity clients goes well beyond its original East Coast clientele. In 2017, the firm’s clients were all over the 2017 Oscar winning projects, including: A24, distributor of Moonlight, which won for Best Picture; Jennifer Lee and Phil Johnston, part of the writing team behind Zootopia, which won for Best Animated Feature; Laylow Films, which won Best Documentary for OJ Made In America; and Joanna Natasegara, whose film The White Helmets won Best Documentary Short film.

Apple of My Eye

In its 2017 edition, Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" ranked Frankfurt Kurnit nationally in "Tier 1" in Advertising, Copyright, Entertainment - Motion Pictures and Television, and Trademark Law. The National Law Journal has repeatedly named Frankfurt Kurnit to its "Midsize Hot List" and The Legal 500 describes the firm as "true experts at the top of their game.” The firm regularly receives praise from Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and other respected publications. In addition to regular nods from the legal community, Frankfurt Kurnit once again earned a coveted spot on Crain's New York Business’s list of the "Best Places to Work in New York City."

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

28 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10005
Phone: (212) 980-0120

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Jeffrey A. Greenbaum
Total No. Attorneys 2020:
50 - 100

Employment Contact

Kathleen Abreu
Manager, Human Resources and Administration

Major Office Locations

Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY (HQ)

Major Departments

Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Art Law
Branded Entertainment
Celebrity Branding
Charitable Organizations
Corporate & Finance
Cross-Border Transactions & Global Media Clearance
Estate Planning & Administration
Executive Compensation & Employment
Intellectual Property
Interactive Entertainment
IP Finance
Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Privacy & Data Security
Real Estate
Securities Fraud & White Collar Defense
Social Media
Technology & Digital Media
Trademark & Brand Management