The 2009 edition of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA, has named Franklin Weinrib one of only four top-ranking New York firms in the category of Media and Entertainment practice, covering film, music, television and theater. This is the fourth year that Franklin Weinrib has been awarded this ranking.
Describing the firm as one which attracts praise for “its creativity, approachability and top quality counsel,” Chambers remarks that “Entertainment law runs through the veins of this firm.”
Four of the firm’s partners are cited as “leading individuals” in the Media and Entertainment category.
Michael Rudell is described as a “classic entertainment attorney” representing “celebrities, media companies and start-ups in transactions and ventures,” with “vast experience” that enables him to provide “fantastic advice.”
Elliot Brown is noted as a “shining light” on the theater team, who is “’[h]ugely gifted and one of the best for Broadway.”
Sources contacted by Chambers are said to be “full of praise” for Nick Gordon who advises clients “on music publishing negotiations and agreements, licensing arrangements and catalogue acquisitions.”
Ken Weinrib is described as a “go-to lawyer for producers,” who “works with talent and executives and advises TV production companies on programming matters.”
The Chambers rankings are independently researched, published annually in book form, and available online at www.chambersandpartners.com.