FRANKFURT KURNIT NAMED ONE OF THE HOTTEST MIDSIZE LAW FIRMS IN 2013
The National Law Journal included Frankfurt Kurnit in its coveted Midsize Hot List as one of the nation’s top midsize law firms. The list showcases 20 of the nation's top midsize law firms based on business strategies, clients, and firm success. Read more.
FRANKFURT KURNIT'S IP CHAIR RANKED ONE OF 19 TOP IP ATTORNEYS (2013)
The BTI Consulting Group ranked Edward H. Rosenthal as one of 19 "Topflight IP Attorneys" for excellence in client service, based on a survey of 240 corporate counsel.
FRANKFURT KURNIT TOP RANKED IN BEST LAWYERS AND BEST LAW FIRMS (2013)
Best Lawyers has ranked Frankfurt Kurnit as one of the “Best Law Firms” of 2013. Best Lawyers ranks our advertising, entertainment and trademark practices in “tier 1”; our intellectual property, trusts and estates, and regulatory litigation practices in “tier 2”; and our commercial litigation practice "tier 3".
Additionally, seven Frankfurt Kurnit partners are included in Best Lawyers' list of the top entertainment lawyers: Lisa Davis, Michael Frankfurt, Richard Heller, Richard Hofstetter, Rick Kurnit, Edward Rosenthal, and Thomas Selz. Rick Kurnit was also listed as a "Best Lawyer" in advertising, copyright, trademark, intellectual property and media law; Candice Kersh in advertising and media law; Jeffrey A. Greenbaum in advertising law; Ronald Minkoff and Richard Maltz in ethics and professional responsibility; Ronald Minkoff is also listed in commercial litigation and legal malpractice; Brian Maas in white-collar criminal defense; and Barbara Shiers and Linda Wank are included in the Best Lawyers’ list of the top trusts and estates lawyers.
FRANKFURT KURNIT: ONCE AGAIN NAMED ONE OF THE "BEST PLACES TO WORK IN NEW YORK CITY" (2012)
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz was listed on Crain’s New York Business’s list of the “Best Places to Work in New York City”. The rankings in this list were based on the results of surveys from employees at New York City companies. The full rankings will be announced on December 3rd. To see the list of honored companies click here.
TWENTY FIVE FRANKFURT KURNIT ATTORNEYS NAMED 2012 NEW YORK-AREA "SUPER LAWYERS"
Twenty five Frankfurt Kurnit attorneys have been named New York-area "Super Lawyers". The list includes: Jessie Beeber, Toby Butterfield, Victoria Cook, Lisa E. Davis, Michael P. Frankfurt, Jeremy Goldman, Jeffrey A. Greenbaum, Richard B. Heller, Richard Hofstetter, Andrew Hurwitz, Candice Kersh, Rick Kurnit, Brian E. Mass, Joseph Mahon, Mark Merriman, Ronald C. Minkoff, Brian G. Murphy, Edward H. Rosenthal, Michael B. Schiffer, Terri J. Seligman, Thomas D. Selz, Barbara E. Shiers, Linda Wank, S. Jean Ward, and Maura J. Wogan.
The editors also listed Jeremy Goldman, Mark Merriman, and Michael Schiffer as "Rising Stars”.
Entertainment partner Victoria Cook was honored as one of "50 game-changing lawyers" whose recent deals and court battles have changed the shape of entertainment. Full list here.
FRANKFURT KURNIT: NOMINATED IN CHAMBERS USA (2012)
Chambers USA has shortlisted us for an award for top advertising group in the US. The "Awards for Excellence" are based on research for the 2012 edition of Chambers USA and reflect a law firm's pre-eminence in key practice areas.
FRANKFURT KURNIT: ONE OF THE "BEST PLACES TO WORK IN NEW YORK CITY" (2011)
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz was #30 on Crain’s New York Business’s list of the “Best Places to Work in New York City”. The rankings in this list were based on the results of 12,494 surveys of employees at New York City companies. To see the full list, click here.
EIGHTEEN FRANKFURT KURNIT ATTORNEYS NAMED 2011 NEW YORK-AREA "SUPER LAWYERS"
Eighteen Frankfurt Kurnit attorneys have been named New York-area "Super Lawyers". The list includes: Toby Butterfield, Lisa E. Davis, Michael P. Frankfurt, Jeffrey A. Greenbaum, Richard B. Heller, Richard Hofstetter, Candice Kersh, Rick Kurnit, Ronald C. Minkoff, Brian G. Murphy, Amy Nickin, Edward H. Rosenthal, Terri J. Seligman, Thomas D. Selz, Barbara E. Shiers, Linda Wank, S. Jean Ward, and Maura J. Wogan.
The editors also listed associate Michael Schiffer as a “Rising Star” in the First Amendment – Media – Advertising category.
FRANKFURT KURNIT IN CHAMBERS USA: AMERICA'S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS (2011)
For the seventh consecutive year, the 2011 edition of Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business recognized Frankfurt Kurnit.
On our advertising practice: "This highly respected New York-based group advises both leading brands and prominent advertising agencies. The team counsels its clients across the complete range of transactional and regulatory issues...One of the group's greatest strengths is its understanding of the cutting edge areas of law."
- Jeffrey A. Greenbaum: "Clients note his ‘mastery at communicating effectively with all levels of our organization,’ concluding that ‘he is extremely practical, experienced, and solution-oriented – just a great problem solver.’"
- Candice Kersh: "'She brings a real passion – we know she will do whatever it takes to help us.' Her impressive overall knowledge places her squarely "'on the leading edge of the advertising industry.'"
- Rick Kurnit: "Peers conceded that ‘it's difficult to find another lawyer who understands the whole industry as well as Rick does.’"
- Brian Murphy: "He surprises and delights his clients with ‘a rare quality for a lawyer: he can think like a business person.’ He focuses on copyright, trademark, false advertising and unfair competition issues, and is always ‘thoughtful, persuasive and meticulously prepared.’"
- Edward Rosenthal: "Brings ‘terrific expertise and practical advice’ to bear for his clients."
- Terri J. Seligman: "A hugely experienced advertising specialist. She advises clients across the full spectrum of issues arising out of both traditional and cutting-edge approaches to the advertising and promotion of products and services."
On our media & entertainment practice: "This team is a leader in motion picture and television law and maintains a strong presence in this space both locally and internationally.”
- Richard Heller: "He's bright, visionary and creative, and he has a great legal mind as well. He sees the larger picture."
- Richard Hofstetter: "An excellent TV lawyer with a very active practice."
- Mark Merriman: "Respected as a litigator, negotiator and adviser."
FRANKFURT KURNIT IN THE LEGAL 500 (2011)
The 2011 edition of Legal 500, a London-based directory of leading lawyers, recommended Frankfurt Kurnit for Media, Technology & Telecoms (marketing and advertising) and Intellctual Property: Copyright.
On our marketing and advertising practice: Frankfurt Kurnit is “considered ‘top of the line’ with ‘smart and practical lawyers who respond quickly and aggressively,’ with advice on all aspects of advertising, ranging from agency formation and M&A to helping advertisers and agencies adapt their agreements and business models to new media and emerging technologies.”
On our intellctual property practice: “Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz has a dedicated IP practice, with a particular emphasis on media, advertising and entertainment. Literary infringement cases are a particular specialism of the practice, with its involvement in the high-profile copyright infringement claim brought by writer JD Salinger a recent highlight.”
FRANKFURT KURNIT IN BEST LAWYERS (2010)
Best Lawyers has ranked Frankfurt Kurnit as one of the “Best Law Firms” of 2010. Best Lawyers ranks our advertising and entertainment practices in “tier 1,” and our intellectual property practice in “tier 2.” Additionally, Frankfurt Kurnit partners are included in Best Lawyers' list of the top entertainment lawyers: Michael Frankfurt, Richard Heller, Richard Hofstetter, Rick Kurnit, Edward Rosenthal, and Thomas Selz; Rick Kurnit was also listed as a "Best Lawyer" in advertising and media law; Candice Kersh in media law; Jeffrey A. Greenbaum in advertising law; Ronald Minkoff and Richard Maltz in ethics and professional responsibility; Ronald Minkoff was also listed in commercial litigation and legal malpractice; and Linda Wank was included in the Best Lawyers’ list of the top trusts and estates lawyers.
FRANKFURT KURNIT IN THE NETWORK JOURNAL MAGAZINE (January 2011)
Lisa E. Davis, a partner in our Entertainment Group, appeared on the cover of The Network Journal magazine's "Attorneys at the Top" issue.
" Lisa E. Davis is one of the nation’s leading entertainment lawyers, representing a broad spectrum of clients. Her career in entertainment law fits perfectly with her passion for the arts. It gives her an opportunity to “help her clients realize their artistic vision and help preserve their intellectual property."" To read more, click here.
FRANKFURT KURNIT: ONE OF THE "BEST PLACES TO WORK IN NEW YORK CITY" (2009)
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz was #16 on Crain’s New York Business’s list of the “Best Places to Work in New York City”. The rankings in this list were based on the results of 13,991 surveys of employees at more than 150 New York City companies. To see the full list, click here.
FRANKFURT KURNIT: ONE OF THE "BEST LAW FIRMS FOR WOMEN" (2009)
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz has been listed as one of the”Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC. The list honors 50 law firms for their commitment to work-life balance and the success and advancement of women lawyers. To see the full list, click here.
FRANKFURT KURNIT RANKED IN TRADEMARK INSIDER® (2009)
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz has been listed as one of the top 100 trademark law firms. Additionally, Edward Rosenthal has also been listed as one of the top 50 trademark attorneys.
FRANKFURT KURNIT IN ADVERTISING AGE (June 2008)
Candice Kersh, a partner in our Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations Group, became the first lawyer ever named to the prestigious Advertising Age “Women to Watch” list.
"What's unique about Candice is her appetite for the untried and undiscovered. She has a real 'Bring it on' spirit and also a passion for helping sort through the issues and translating the solutions to other key stakeholders." -- Jeff Hicks, president-CEO of Crispin Porter + Bogusky.
FRANKFURT KURNIT IN THE NETWORK JOURNAL MAGAZINE (April 2007)
Lisa Davis, a partner in our Entertainment Group, was named to The Network Journal “25 Influential Black Women in Business.”
" Lisa E. Davis tops the charts for her work backstage.... Davis has represented scores of celebrities and businesses in the motion picture, television, publishing, music and media industries. Her position allows her to pursue her passion for entertainment and arts advocacy.”
MARTINDALE-HUBBELL: 17 FRANKFURT KURNIT LAWYERS RECEIVE "HIGH" OR BETTER PEER-REVIEW RATINGS.
Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.
FRANKFURT KURNIT IN BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE (November 2003)
Lisa E. Davis was rated one of "America's Top Black Lawyers."
"Career Highlights: A media maverick, Davis specializes in film, music, television, intellectual property, among every other aspect the rainmaker can conjure. The NYU Law graduate spent the late 1980s as a litigator at a powerful New York City firm before hitting the entertainment industry head on with a little help from her neighbor, filmmaker Spike Lee."
FRANKFURT KURNIT IN BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE (December 2002)
Lisa E. Davis was rated one of the "Top 50 Black Power Brokers in Entertainment."
"Why She's Powerful: Davis is a partner in a paramount New York media and entertainment law firm, which represents prominent actors, authors, filmmakers, film distribution companies, and magazines. Davis is a pro bono member of the board of trustees of East Harlem School at Exodus House."