NEW YORK – Nov. 20, 2017 – For the fourth consecutive year, the house band of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, The Meltones, won the annual Law Rocks NYC battle of the bands, held Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. Now in its fifth year (fourth in New York City), Law Rocks promotes music education for underprivileged youth.
In support of Greenberg Traurig attorney Kenneth Zuckerbrot, The Meltones played for the National Kidney Foundation serving Greater New York (NKF). Zuckerbrot has been battling kidney disease and underwent a kidney transplant surgery on Oct. 30. According to the organization’s website, NKF is a major voluntary nonprofit health organization dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease, and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.
The winning band was selected on the basis of four factors – sponsorship dollars raised and ticket sales, donations raised, judges’ score, and audience choice. The net event proceeds are shared across all of the charities being played for, with the winning band’s designated charity receiving the largest donation of the night. Greenberg Traurig was also a sponsor of the event.
The Meltones band members are Stephen L. Rabinowitz, co-managing shareholder of the firm’s New York office on guitar; and Miami Real Estate shareholder Burt Bruton on guitar; Christopher A. Cernik, Albany Government Law & Policy shareholder, on the keyboards; Thédoor Melchers, Amsterdam Corporate & Securities shareholder, on trombone; Ashley LeBlanc, New York Litigation associate, on vocals; Jim Mussen, technology specialist, on drums; Tracy Newirth, practice development coordinator, on vocals; Tony Hatchett, business director of the Atlanta office, on vocals; firm alumni Daniel M. Rabinovitz and Daniel Blumberg, on trumpet/vocals and bass, respectively; and special guest Chuck Langford on saxophone.
The Meltones, named after a firm founder, Mel Greenberg, has been the Greenberg Traurig “house band” since the mid-1980s.
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