Kurt Klaus

Kurt Klaus

Media/Entertainment Attorney, Partner, @ Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, PLLC
  • Entertainment & Sports Law, Business Law, Communications & Internet Law ...
  • Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, Tennessee
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Biography

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,

Practice Areas
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Communications & Internet Law
    Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
    Intellectual Property
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
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District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Maryland
Maryland Court of Appeals
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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Tennessee
Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
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Languages
  • English
Education
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
J.D. (1992)
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University of Tennessee - Knoxville
M.S. | Communications (Advertising)
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Middle Tennessee State University
B.S. | Recording Industry Management
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Professional Associations
District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
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Contact & Map
Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, PLLC
3000 K Street, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20007
Telephone: (202) 316-8558
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