Kurt R. Klaus, Esq., is a media/entertainment business and legal affairs attorney – backed by years of in-house and law firm experience. Acknowledging that media is ever changing- Kurt believes it is a privilege to work on media/entertainment matters that bring new challenges at a rapid pace- viewing these as means to learn, lead, and grow and thus opportunities to help clients advance their endeavors at a timely pace.
Kurt provides business and legal counsel mirroring the needs of emerging and conventional media/content landscapes. He designs, implements, and supports legal frameworks for digital and conventional media content and related asset development, creation, production, distribution, and exploitation. He supports legal aspects of neighboring marketing and social media functions and partnerships including influencer engagements. Kurt uses a proactive approach to identify and implement collaborative and often cross-functional solutions and risk mitigation options. He simultaneously supports senior executives and multiple other stakeholders across a variety of matters.
Kurt regularly functions as lead attorney on domestic and international transactions involving many of the world’s leading media companies and provides creative and practical guidance with related legal and business strategies. 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.
Outside of legal practice, Kurt was an executive in two mid-sized media production and distribution companies and functioned as a producer, assistant director,