LOS ANGELES – February 10, 2010 – LawFuel.com Lawyer News – Loeb & Loeb LLP is pleased to announce that Harold Flegelman, Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Media and Entertainment practice, has been named to the Board of the Harmony Project, a Los Angeles-based music program targeting at-risk youth.
“The Harmony Project not only makes music lessons and ensemble performance available to students who might not otherwise have access to it, but also offers them and their families a feeling of community,” Flegelman said. “I am so grateful to the officers, directors and staff of the Harmony Project for affording me this opportunity to serve. Looking into the eyes of the children who participate in the programs will tell you everything there is to know about why this means so much to me.”
Flegelman represents businesses seeking strategic acquisitions, partnerships and investments in the entertainment industry, including advising music industry clients. His first-hand knowledge of the benefits of accessible music training for children, and his resulting lifelong passion for music, are what drew him to the Harmony Project. With a strong philanthropic commitment, particularly on behalf of children and families in need, Loeb & Loeb is proud to add the Harmony Project to the roster of deserving organizations supported by the firm and its attorneys.
Similar to the Venezuelan program El Sistema, the Harmony Project uses classical and jazz music to help disadvantaged children develop the discipline, persistence, self-esteem – and accountability they need to achieve a better life; and all programs are provided at no cost to their families. The organization recently received the “Coming Up Taller Award” from First Lady Michelle Obama and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Coming Up Taller is the nation’s highest honor for an arts-based youth program, and the Harmony Project was the only California program to receive the award last year.
“We are delighted that Harold has joined our Board,” said Howard Banchik, Chair of the Harmony Project’s Board. “His background in corporate media and entertainment law, as well as his passion for percussion, are tremendous assets for our young, but growing organization.”
About the Harmony Project
Founded in 2001, the Harmony Project is a non-profit organization that keeps at-risk children safe, in school, and out of trouble through year-round after school music lessons, at no cost to their families. They accomplish this by bringing quality music instruction and ensemble training to children who otherwise would not have access to it; complementing music education with supporting resources and opportunities; and, fostering a community of families that actively support their children’s growth and development.
About Loeb & Loeb
Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multi-service national law firm with nearly 300 attorneys focusing on select practice areas, rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients. The firm is recognized as a leading law firm in the areas of advanced media, finance, bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights, business litigation, energy, entertainment, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, securities, technology, and tax and wealth services. Loeb & Loeb has five domestic offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville and Washington DC, and the firm has applied to open a representative office in Beijing to serve a rapidly growing number of Asian clients. For more information please visit www.loeb.com