Phone: D: (202) 981-5538


Office: Washington DC

Kurt R. Klaus, Esq., is an entertainment/media business and legal affairs attorney – backed by years of in-house, law firm, and Of Counsel experience.  Acknowledging that media is ever changing- Kurt believes it is a privilege to work on entertainment/media 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.  He regularly functions as lead attorney on domestic and international transactions involving many of the world’s leading entertainment companies and provides creative and practical guidance with related legal and business strategies.  Kurt supports legal aspects of marketing and social media relationships- including influencer engagements.  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, and production manager of television commercials and industrial films (140+ projects), earning 16 regional and national awards.  Kurt also worked in the production department of multiple LA-based studio feature films.  When not at his children’s lacrosse matches, Kurt enjoys photography, sailing, road biking, and home improvement projects.