Wednesday, February 2, 2011
GRAMMY Foundation Selects Loeb & Loeb Attorney for Service Award
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Loeb & Loeb co-chairman John T. Frankenheimer has been selected by the GRAMMY Foundation as this year’s recipient of its Entertainment Law Initiative Service Award, the firm said yesterday.
The foundation, which was established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, describes its mission as “cultivat[ing] the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture.” It created the Entertainment Law Initiative Service Award in 2006 to recognize contributions by entertainment law attorneys in the form of service to individuals, leadership and participation with organizations that help advance the music community, and work to affect positive change that benefits the community overall, according to a release from the foundation.
Frankenheimer is scheduled to receive the award next Friday at a luncheon, featuring keynote speaker will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas. A scholarship presentation for the law students who won the ELI Legal Writing Competition, which is co-sponsored by the American Bar Association, is also slated to take place at the event.
The attorney, who is a founding member of the ELI Executive Committee and past chair, said it was “very meaningful” for him to be part of this annual awards event and that he was “honored by the recognition.”
“Not only am I looking forward to will.i.am’s talk as he is one of industry’s most insightful visionaries, but the issues raised in the winning student papers are always salient topics to our industry,” he added.
Frankenheimer is chair of the Music Industry Practice Group at Loeb & Loeb. His law practice focuses on the acquisition, sale and restructuring of companies, including financing, valuation, securitization and due diligence issues, as well as representing companies, artists and executives in talent contracts, distribution, licensing, technology-related issues, publishing, sub-publishing, touring and live events and production activities, according to his firm biography.
He attended Claremont McKenna College and UCLA law school before joining the State Bar in 1973.
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