Kirk Schenck started his career at Kulik Gottesman Siegel & Ware LLP straight out of law school in 1995 working with Glen Kulik and Don Gottesman in the firm’s business litigation department specializing in film and television, intellectual property, and real estate litigation.
Before returning to the firm in 2015, Mr. Schenck practiced transactional law in film and television at Walt Disney Television, the law firm of Myman, Abell, Fineman & Greenspan, LLP, and as the EVP, Business Affairs at LMNO Productions and Fox Television Studios. Mr. Schenck then became President of RDF USA, an international television production and distribution company which produced and distributed 1000’s of hours of television including ABC’s “Wife Swap” before obtaining financing for his own production company, SixEleven Media, from Canadian TV conglomerate, DHX Media.
FILM & TV
Mr. Schenck’s practice includes a both litigation and transactional matters with a focus on representing film and television companies such as Gurney Productions/Scott and Deirdre Gurney (Duck Dynasty) and POW! Entertainment/Stan Lee (Spiderman, Iron Man, Hulk, etc.). He is an expert in the areas of scripted, reality and documentary television production, finance and legal matters, and currently splits his time between representing clients’ litigation and transactional needs. Mr. Schenck is one of the few lawyers practicing in the entertainment industry capable of representing nearly all of his clients’ needs: including employment/HR, trademark/copyright/IP, workers compensation, third party financing and license agreements, talent/writer/director/producer deals, dispute resolution, and litigation through trial and appeal.
GENERAL BUSINESS LITIGATION
In addition to his work in film and TV, Mr. Schenck has an extensive practice in real estate, finance, high-end personal injury (toxic waste torts, severe injuries, medical malpractice) and general commercial litigation.
Mr. Schenck head the firm’s transactional entertainment and employment department.