Mueller Hires Casanave as Director for New Niche

Brenda (Robinson) Casanave

Brenda (Robinson) Casanave

Elgin, Ill.-based Mueller & Co. (FY13 net revenue of $12.7 million) announced that entertainment and sports industry lawyer Brenda (Robinson) Casanave has been named director of the firm’s newly formed entertainment, media and sports group. Casanave will be based out of Mueller’s Chicago office as she advises clients across the country.

Casanave specializes in the areas of intellectual property including copyright, trademark, advertising and media matters on behalf of clients in the music, film, television and sports industries. Her clients range from recording artists, musicians and composers to actors, actresses, authors, professional athletes, production companies and arts organizations. She is also widely regarded for her litigation counseling and valuation expertise, as well as for her work in social media counseling and policies.

In making the announcement, Randy Rupp, partner and head of Mueller’s Consulting Group practice, said the entertainment, media and sports markets are currently underserved and provide opportunities for financial services. “Brenda’s expertise and market awareness can help us penetrate these markets in a dynamic way. Her diverse client base across the entertainment spectrum will benefit greatly from our expertise in tax, accounting, advisory and financial planning services. We’re delighted that she has joined our growing firm and look forward to building this practice under her leadership.”