Toronto, Ontario – January 3, 2012 The Unison Benevolent Fund is very pleased to announce that leading legal firm, Cassels Brock, has come on board as the Fund’s Founding Legal Patron, with a generous contribution of $25,000 and an on-going commitment to this important cause.
“Cassels Brock is privileged to play a role in this landmark initiative,” states Casey Chisick, a Partner in the firm’s Entertainment Law Group. “The Unison Fund has created a very necessary safety net that wasn’t there before, and that’s critically important to the vitality of the music industry in Canada. As strong supporters of the arts community, we were excited to get involved.”
The Entertainment Law Group at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP is one of the largest and most established practices of its kind in Canada. It’s team of professionals advises on contractual, financing, production, co-production, distribution, tax and securities matters, among others, and represents clients from all areas of the industry, nationally and internationally, including performing artists, writers, producers, directors, distributors, promoters, publishers, agents, venues and associations.
The Unison Benevolent Fund – created and administered by the music community, for the music community is a registered charity established in 2010 and is designed to provide discreet relief to music community personnel in times of personal hardship and crisis. Visit www.unisonfund.ca
Those who are interested in: learning more about the Unison Benevolent Fund, making a donation, finding out how to help the cause, or accessing Unison’s services are encouraged to visit www.unisonfund.ca and register. Although registration is not required for services, it will expedite the process should an emergency funding request be made, and will also allow Unison to keep registrants up to date on discounts and benefits on offer.