Brian is an attorney admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, in Florida, and before the D.C. Federal Court (in the United States). Brian earned both his undergraduate degree and his law degree at the University of Florida. He has additional specialized training from NYFA at the French National Film Academy, the Art Institute of Phoenix, the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida International University, and Miami Dade College.
Brian A. Frankel is a business, entertainment, and intellectual property attorney based in Washington, D.C. Brian has extensive experience with legal matters that include contracts, litigation, Amazon sales & enforcement, trademark, copyright, online sales, manufacturer distribution of products, brand management by 3rd parties, entertainment law, etc.
Brian has represented clients that include Fortune 50 companies, manufacturers, startups, food brands, contractors, marketplaces, technology firms, importers, film & video producers, media distribution companies, screenwriters, social media & marketing firms, a professional athletic team, consultants, freelancers, podcasters, event producers, talent, etc.
Brian stays active and engaged in the creative community. Brian serves on the Board of Directors and as the Education Chairman of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts where he has volunteered since 2007. Brian also serves as the Executive Director of D.C. Filmmakers and D.C Media Makers. Brian is the Festival Director for the Wheaton Film festival, and is the past Vice-President of the UF Law Alumni Group for D.C.
Brian is an award-winning independent filmmaker. He has produced and/or directed music videos, films, television shows, commercials, and multi-media projects. Brian’s past video clients include MTV, Spike TV, Motorola, M Audio, Def Jam South Records, the Merchant Marines, and the Independent Feature Project. Brian was honored as a Kodak Emerging Filmmaker.