Frank Gulino joined Berenzweig Leonard in September 2013. At the firm, Frank’s practice focuses on entertainment and music industry law, business litigation, government contracts, and employment law.
An award-winning composer and conservatory-trained trombonist, Frank combines professional music industry experience with the knowledge and perspective of a business attorney to provide comprehensive legal services to artists and business owners in the entertainment space. Frank represents entertainment industry clients in matters ranging from contract drafting and litigation to copyrights, music licensing, and rights of publicity. He also represents government contractors in complex business litigation matters and bid protests before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and Government Accountability Office.
As a performer, Frank has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Music Center at Strathmore, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), and with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra brass section at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Frank is an artist/clinician for the Edwards Instrument Company and performs exclusively on Edwards trombones.
As a composer, Frank’s works have been commissioned, performed, and commercially recorded by some of the world’s foremost brass soloists, chamber ensembles, and symphony orchestra musicians at venues around the world, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., as well as venues in Argentina, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, and Uruguay. Frank is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and received ASCAP Plus Awards in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Also in frequent demand as a guest speaker, Frank has presented on a variety of business and legal issues in the entertainment industry at such prominent venues as SXSW (Austin, TX), the Washington West Film Festival (Reston, VA), and the National Press Club (Washington, DC).
- Virginia State Bar
- Fairfax Bar Association
- American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
- National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
- American Association of Independent Music