LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – NASHVILLE, October 2, 2007 – The Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI), a songwriters advocacy group, honored Loeb & Loeb attorney Denise Stevens with The President’s Choice Award “in recognition of outstanding contributions to the protection and betterment of the songwriting profession”. NSAI presented Stevens with the award at their annual #1 party on September 25, 2007, where they honor the top Country songwriters of the past year.
Stevens has been instrumental in assisting NSAI, a pro bono client of the firm, in a number of ways. She drafted legislation entitled, The Songwriters Capital Gains Tax Equity Act, which was ultimately embodied in the Tax Reconciliation Act of 2005 (which was passed in 2006 and took effect on January 1, 2007). The legislation was designed to help American songwriters receive fair tax treatment upon the ultimate sale of their creations, typically, when they sell a song catalog (a group of their songs).
John Frankenheimer, music industry attorney and Co-Chair of Loeb & Loeb said, “Denise was honored alongside impressive company, including ASCAP’s Connie Bradley and former Sony Tree/Acuff-Rose music publishing chief Donna Hilley.”
Stevens is Senior Counsel in Loeb & Loeb’s Nashville office. She focuses her practice on entertainment, copyright and trademark transactions and counseling, primarily in the music industry. Her clients include recording artists, songwriters, producers, artist managers, authors, record labels and music publishers.
About Loeb & Loeb LLP: Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multi-service national law firm with 275 attorneys focusing on select core industries and practice areas, rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients, and is recognized as a leading law firm in the areas of corporate and securities matters; litigation; entertainment and media law; finance; real estate; intellectual property; private equity; employment; advertising and promotions and tax and wealth services. The firm represents multi-national, Fortune 100 company in their mid-market transactions and litigation matters, and serves as primary outside counsel to a multitude of mid-market clients. The firm also represents clients ranging from high tech start-ups to high net worth individuals and families. The firm has four domestic offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Nashville and an affiliation in Asia and Europe.
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