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Michael R. Williams

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

New York, NY, USA


Michael Williams, a partner at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C., is the head of the firm’s Fashion Group and co-head of its Entertainment and Celebrity Branding Groups. Mr. Williams’ clients include major television and motion picture actors, leading fashion designers, top models, fashion show production companies, photographers and executives in the entertainment and fashion industries.

Mr. Williams has extensive experience working with fashion brands and individuals with regards to the creation, protection and, licensing of their intellectual property and trademarks.  He also advises clients regarding corporate structuring and employment matters.

Mr. Williams represents actors in the negotiation of deals to perform in film, television, theater and other media.  He also works to assist clients in capitalizing on their name, fame, likeness, and other rights in all media. He negotiates and structures profitable merchandising, licensing, endorsement and spokesperson agreements, and counsels clients on the development of their own celebrity-branded product lines.  

Mr. Williams was included in Variety’s coveted 2010 "Dealmaker’s Impact Report" and has been recognized in Super Lawyers magazine as a New York-area "Super Lawyer" in the field of entertainment and sports.

Mr. Williams is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice in New York. 

Michael R. Williams is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Runway Ready: Legal Concerns in Planning a Fashion Show - Fashion and Retail Law 2018: Trends and Developments, Wednesday, May 02, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Runway Ready: Legal Concerns in Planning a Fashion Show - Runway Ready: Legal Concerns in Planning a Fashion Show, Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Runway Ready: Legal Concerns in Planning a Fashion Show - Runway Ready: Legal Concerns in Planning a Fashion Show, Wednesday, May 02, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Runway Ready: Legal Concerns in Planning a Fashion Show - Runway Ready: Legal Concerns in Planning a Fashion Show, Wednesday, May 02, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Fashion and Retail Law 2018: Trends and Developments, Tuesday, May 08, 2018, New York, NY
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