Kurt R Klaus is a seasoned media/entertainment business and legal affairs attorney backed by years of in-house, law firm, and Of Counsel experience. He regularly functions as lead attorney on domestic and international transactions involving many of the world’s leading entertainment companies and provides creative and practical guidance with related legal and business strategies. Kurt supports legal aspects of marketing and social media relationships- including influencer engagements. He has been legal counsel to top world brand corporate marketing departments, in-house legal departments, social media departments, deal leads of branded content, television networks, content syndication/licensing departments, independent producers, production companies, web designers, TV talent, musicians, music composers, recording studios, digital game developers, and media entrepreneurs on a wide variety of media, intellectual property, project financing, and corporate organization matters.
Kurt structures, drafts, negotiates, and closes a wide variety of domestic and international contracts involving original and acquired (licensed) entertainment projects or properties- including web-based series, television series, and music publishing matters. Practice areas also include SaaS licensing, copyrights, trademarks, corporations (profit and nonprofit), social media, technology, and merchandising.
Prior to practicing law, Kurt was a television commercial producer, sound engineer, and worked in the production departments of four mid-budget feature film productions.
Active Law Licenses: New York | Connecticut | Tennessee | Washington, DC | Maryland