The law firm Loeb & Loeb is taking on a country flavor with a new Nashville branch that will give it a client list of some of the nation’s hottest country music artists.
The firm announced the opening Monday along with the hiring of Nashville attorney Malcolm Mimms to run the office.
Mimms brings singers Alan Jackson, Mary-Chapin Carpenter and Trisha Yearwood to the firm’s fold, which already boasts country star and Grammy winner Vince Gill.
Mimms, who has practiced in Nashville for the last 15 years, said the move indicates Loeb & Loeb’s desire to help country stars transcend the music biz into film and TV.
“What I was looking to do (in discussions with Loeb & Loeb) was to take the Nashville entertainment community to the next level,” Mimms said. “The Nashville music industry … has exploded, whereas the business community has not kept up with that.”
John Frankenheimer, co-chairman of the entertainment division of the L.A.-based firm, said country singers are appealing to a wider audience, which translates into TV and film opportunities. “What we will do is provide a conduit for the natural evolution that’s going on,” Frankenheimer said.
Other clients Mimms brings from his former firm of Wyatt, Tarrant, Combs, Gilbert and Milom include singers Patty Loveless, Joe Diffie, Doug Stone, Steve Wariner, Billy Dean, K.T. Oslin, Restless Heart, Larry Stewart, Sawyer Brown and Hal Ketchum.