Loeb & Loeb is pleased to announce the expansion of the Entertainment department in Nashville with the arrival of John Rolfe as of counsel and Megan Keelan as associate attorney.
Rolfe brings over 25 years of in-house and private practice experience in the music and entertainment industry, with previous stints at world-renowned publisher Acuff-Rose (acquired by Sony/ATV), Compendia Music (acquired by eOne) and the Bradley law firm.
Rolfe has successfully negotiated lucrative music publishing deals for some of Nashville’s top-tier talent. He is well-seasoned on catalog acquisitions, recording contracts and intellectual property licenses for a wide range of clients in the entertainment space, including songwriters, music publishers, recording artists, record labels, producers, managers, distributors, administrators and book authors.
Megan Keelan also joins the firm as a newly licensed lawyer who previously clerked at the firm. Keelan has already been directly involved with many catalog sales and valuations, including the recent sale of Zach Crowell’s catalog to Round Hill Music.
“Loeb’s Entertainment team has remained incredibly active throughout the pandemic, and we are continuing to grow our Nashville office to keep up with client demand,” said Tiffany Dunn, partner in the firm’s Entertainment department in Nashville. “John has been a friend to the lawyers in the firm for quite a few years. His extensive experience on both the business and legal sides of the industry will be instrumental as we continue to expand our team’s capabilities.”
“Megan Keelan made herself irreplaceable since joining Loeb,” said Derek Crownover, Nashville Entertainment partner. She is on the front lines with us each day on catalog sales, valuations and strategies for our key clients. John and Megan will increase not only our capacities, which we need, but also our top-end experience with both of their skillsets and personalities.”
“Loeb & Loeb’s team has an impressive track record of getting the most complicated and sophisticated deals across the finish line for a very impressive list of clients,” said Rolfe. “I am thrilled to work with such an innovative group of lawyers.”
“Loeb & Loeb is one of the premier firms in the country when it comes to entertainment law, and I am beyond excited to start and build my career with the team here in Nashville,” said Keelan.
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