Thomas Selz

Lecturer in Law

Office:
Tel: (212) 826 - 5535
Email: tselz@law.columbia.edu
Mr. Selz is a founding partner of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz focusing on entertainment law, copyright and trademark counseling, and motion picture, television, new media and publishing matters. In addition to transactional work from development through production and distribution, Mr. Selz focuses on mergers and acquisitions, tax-advantaged financing, secured transactions, private placements and public offerings, and other complex corporate work involving entertainment industry and intellectual property assets. Mr. Selz is the co-author of the Entertainment Law Treatise, 1st and 2nd Editions, Shepard's/ McGraw-Hill, 1983-2000, and of Entertainment Law, Casebook, 1st and 2nd Editions, Matthew-Bender, 1984, 1997. He has been Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, and is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Member, Copyright Committee, 1978-1981) and the American Bar Association (Member: Section on Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law; Entertainment and Sports Industries Forum Committee, 1979-Present). Mr. Selz was a director of the Independent Feature Project (1986 - 2001), and continues as General Counsel to the organization. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Selz worked in the entertainment department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and was associated for three years, doing entertainment work, with Emil, Kobrin, Klein & Garbus. He is a graduate of Cornell University (BA, 1968) and Yale University (JD, 1971).