Loeb & Loeb Adds Farrah Usmani To Nashville Office

Farrah Usmani

Farrah A. Usmani has joined the Loeb & Loeb LLP Nashville office as an associate in its Music Industry Practice.

“Farrah is a rising talent within the industry and it’s a pleasure to welcome her,” said Loeb & Loeb’s Nashville Office Administrative Partner Tiffany Dunn. “She brings a terrific skill set and business sense, and I’m confident she will be a great asset to our music and entertainment clients here in Nashville and nationwide.”

Usmani focuses on transactions involving music, copyright and trademark law. She structures, drafts and negotiates deals with major and independent record labels, music publishers and content distributors. Her experience includes recording contracts; distribution, publishing, merchandising and management agreements; and agreements for every facet of live music production. She also manages international trademark portfolios and advises clients on licensing matters and infringement claims.

Most recently, Usmani practiced at Marcus & Colvin, LLP. Previously, she worked in business affairs within the music department at Creative Artists Agency, where she collaborated with talent agents and executives to draft and negotiate agreements related to live touring, music festivals and corporate partnerships between brands and artists. Before launching her legal career, she worked as a music publicist in Austin, Texas.

“Farrah’s diverse business and legal experience, including her years in private practice and on the agency side, make her a strong complement to our team,” said John Frankenheimer, partner and chair of Loeb & Loeb’s Music Industry Practice. “Nashville is an important anchor for our firm’s national music practice, and we’re delighted to further expand our team to continue serving the music and entertainment community at the highest possible level.”

Usmani added “Loeb’s reputation for delivering innovative solutions in the music industry and helping navigate strategic business issues for clients at the crossroads of entertainment, brand protection and emerging tech was a big draw for me. I look forward to working with this outstanding group.”

Usmani earned her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center and her B.A. from the University of Texas.

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