Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell + Vasallo, P.C.

What others say about Franklin Weinrib

U.S. News-Best Lawyers, 2015 Edition

  • U.S. News-Best Lawyers placed FWRV in their Tier 1 national ranking and in their New York City metropolitan ranking of law firms in the categories of "Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television"  and "Entertainment Law - Music."
  • According to the publication, firms that have been included in the Best Law Firm list are "recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers."  The rankings are selected from over 333,000 law firm assessments and close to 20,000 evaluation from almost 7,000 clients, combined with survey results.
  • "Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise."

Super Lawyers, Metro New York, October 2015 Annual List

  • Nine of our attorneys were listed in the Entertainment/Sports Law field of Super Lawyers.  According to the publication, attorneys are selected in a four-step process starting with nominations by lawyers of top attorneys.  A third-party independent research team then validates the list across 12 key indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.
  • The list comprises lawyers “who attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement,” according to the publishers.

From Chambers USA

  • 2015 Edition: Offers clients a wealth of experience handling significant media and entertainment transactions in the film, television, theater and music industries.
  • 2014 Edition: Boutique entertainment practice comprising highly skilled practitioners.  Offers extensive expertise across both new media and traditional media platforms. "There are excellent people there."
  • 2013 Edition: This boutique entertainment firm continues to represent clients from all corners of the industry, from traditional television, film, music and theater to more innovative new media.  It is commended for its breadth and depth of industry knowledge.  Sources say: "High quality!"
  • 2012 Edition: This superb boutique is recognized throughout the market for the quality and range of services it provides to clients in the industry.  The firm has expertise across the spectrum of film, television, music and theater issues, and in addition to its strengths in these areas, is widely sought after to advise on publishing, branded entertainment and digital media.  Sources say: "A quality firm." "They are excellent."
  • 2011 Edition: This highly regarded firm continues to provide clients with superior standard of service. Its exceptional media and entertainment team offers wide-ranging counsel relating to motion picture and TV work, publishing and live theater. Sources say: "This is an excellent firm that provides a broad high-quality practice."
  • 2010 Edition: This group excels thanks to its exceptional team of specialists who provide a broad range of expertise in issues relating to the film, TV, theater, music and publishing industries.  Clients range from actors, directors and TV production companies, through to major music labels and film studios.  Sources say: "At the top of the field due to the breadth and exceptional quality of the practice."
  • 2009 Edition:"Entertainment law runs through the veins of this firm," which attracts praise for "its creativity, approachability and top quality counsel." The group advises producers and investors in TV, film and theater and acts for authors involved in TV and motion picture deals.
  • 2008 Edition:  "A responsive outfit full of imaginative and innovative lawyers." Sources say that this significant boutique is a prolific performer on noteworthy issues in entertainment, where it acts for authors on their film rights and on topics relating to financing agreements. The team "produces incredibly reliable advice" and continues to be "an incredibly strong choice" for theater, motion pictures production and distribution, music publishing and recordings, and independent film production companies.