Candice Kersh

Candice Kersh

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC

Recognized since 2010

New York, New York

Practice Areas

Advertising Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Advertising Law
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A recognized industry thought leader in advertising and media, Candice Kersh has been a member of Frankfurt Kurnit’s Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations practice group for over two decades.

Ms. Kersh receives consistent recognition by the most respected legal ranking organizations including being named a best lawyer in Advertising Law by Best Lawyers in America since 2010. Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business quotes her client’s praise, saying "Candice is a true expert, a gifted lawyer and a great partner. Her industry knowledge and counsel is unrivaled and her advice inspires confidence." "She is a very good advertising lawyer." "She has an excellent reputation. She is very practical with her advice." The Legal 500 continues to recognize her as one of the nation’s leading lawyers in advertising, and she is repeatedly named a New York-area "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine for Intellectual Property (2006), First Amendment & Media (2007-2013), and Media & Advertising, Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Sports (2014-2022). In 2016, she was recognized by Folio magazine’s Top Women in Media - the only lawyer to receive this honor, and was the 2014 New York "Advertising Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America (the first woman ever to receive this recognition).

Ms. Kersh’s experience and creativity combine to make her one of the nation’s go-to attorneys for all issues of advertising and marketing law, including structuring branded entertainment deals, advising on emerging technology transactions and platforms, union issues, and helping major brands overcome legal hurdles to advance some of the world’s most celebrated and innovative advertising campaigns. She has a unique "appetite for the untried and undiscovered," and "a passion for helping sort through the issues and translating the solutions to other key stakeholders" according to Jeff Hicks, former President and CEO of Crispin Porter + Bogusky.

In the past, Ms. Kersh has acted as production counsel on independent feature films, and negotiated agreements for writers, directors, and performers. Her experience with both Hollywood and Madison Avenue makes her an invaluable advisor to advertisers and agencies in their negotiations with entertainment firms and individual talent.

In addition to her transactional and regulatory practice, Ms. Kersh also counsels advertising and entertainment executives and corporations on compensation packages and other employment matters.

A frequent speaker at industry seminars and conferences, she also conducts internal seminars for her clients’ advertising, marketing, and public relations personnel. Ms. Kersh is a member of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation and the Steering Committee for the International Marketing & Advertising Law Forum.

Ms. Kersh is admitted to practice law in both New York and Florida.

Contact & Links
  • 28 Liberty Street
    New York, NY 10005
  • New York University, J.D., graduated 1990
  • Brown University
  • University of Miami
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, The Florida Bar
  • New York, New York State Bar Association
  • International Marketing & Advertising Law Forum - Steering Committee

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Advertising Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Advertising Law, New York City (2014)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Advertising Law
Special Focus:
  • Advertising
  • Ad Age

  • Chambers USA

  • New York-area "Super Lawyer"

  • The Legal 500

Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Copyright Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Trademark Law


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