Showbiz law firm Morris Yorn Barnes & Levine has raised a trio of attorneys to its masthead — David Krintzman, Todd Rubenstein and Alex Kohner.
The firm, housed in the new CAA building in Century City, is touting the move as indicative that it’s at the forefront of the business. Krintzman represents Zoe Saldana, and Rubenstein reps Anna Kendrick. Kohner represents Chris Weitz, who directed “New Moon.”
“The elevation of these three homegrown guys is well deserved and an important milestone in the history of our firm,” Kevin Morris said.
The firm, founded 15 years ago by Morris, works in film, TV, marketing and promotion, technology, new media and entertainment finance. Client list includes Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Ellen DeGeneres, Anthony Zuiker, Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Rock, Katherine Heigl and Tony Hawk.
Krintzman joined as the firm’s first associate in 1995. His clients include actor Liam Hemsworth, author James Frey, producers Art and John Linson and toy company Spin Master.
Rubenstein joined in 1998, focusing on emerging talent and expanding the firm’s practice into online media and branding. Clients include Maggie Grace, Victor Rasuk, Mike Epps, Bryan Burroughs, Jackie Earle Haley, Jason Winer, Jeremy Garelick, Minnie Driver and Harvey Keitel. He also renegotiated cast deals on “The Sopranos.”
Kohner joined in 2002. Clients include John Cho, Heather Graham, Uli Edel, Michael and Mark Polish, Paul and Chris Weitz, screenwriters Pete Chiarelli and Kelley Sane and TV writer-producers David Wilcox and Charles Murray. He also reps authors Lisi Harrison (the “Clique” series), Melissa de la Cruz (“Blue Bloods” series) and Evan Wright (“Generation Kill”).
Morris, Yorn, Barnes, Levine, Krintzman, Rubenstein & Kohner has 21 attorneys.