Monday, November 05, 2007

News from Legal Broadcast Network

My friends at LBN have news to report, and so I thought I would pass it along:

The Legal Broadcast Network (LBN) is an internet media company designed to leverage the powerful broadcasting medium of the internet to reach a very specific, high value audience of trial lawyers and other legal professionals announces key news. LBN's studios are located in Phoenix, Arizona and it provides 24/7 access for lawyers, paralegals, law schools, trial lawyer associations and others to draw on the expertise, knowledge and resources of professionals that have been successful in fighting for plaintiffs rights. LBN, co-founded by Jan R. Schlichtmann and Mark Wahlstrom, is the first online and podcast radio program specifically designed for trial lawyers, their clients and experts who help the community.

"The Miller Group and affiliated companies ("Miller") is the most ideal organization to assist the Company in developing and implementing its ultimate plan to broaden the scope of our successful LBN network," said Jan R. Schlichtmann. "Miller's successful Wall Street track record in working with emerging growth and middle-market companies, and their experience working with entrepreneurial management teams was a key factor in joining together."

Mark Wahlstrom stated, "We felt Miller's financial expertise along with their depth of media experience was a critical component in assisting LBN in taking the next step to building the Legal Broadcast Network into a premier internet and media company.

Rudy R. Miller, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Miller commented, "We are especially pleased to assist the founders and shareholders of LBN in executing a financial, business and media strategy. We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding partnership."

About The Miller Group

Miller, headquartered in Phoenix, in comprised of several affiliate companies including Miller Capital Corporation (MCC), which offers a broad spectrum of financial advisory and related services to both public and private middle-market companies located throughout the United States. MCC provides services in venture capital and private equity investing, management consulting and business valuations. Miller Capital Markets (MCM), a FINRA member firm, is a boutique investment bank that handles merger and acquisition transactions, private placement of equity and debt and public market advisory services. Miller Investments, Inc. and Miller Management Corporation are also a part of The Miller Group of affiliated companies.

A select group of past and present Miller clients include: America West Airlines, Inc., USAir Express, Capital Title Group, Inc., Global Entertainment Corporation, McMurry, Inc., REGENT Communications, Ritz Carlton magazine, Four Rivers Broadcasting, JACOR Communications and Wall Street Awareness Series, a nationally syndicated television program.

About LBN Founders

Jan R. Schlichtmann is a nationally recognized plaintiff attorney for his work that centers on consumer, environmental, product, toxic and mass tort litigation. He garnered international recognition for his representation in the 1980s of eight Woburn, Massachusetts families against W.R. Grace and Beatrice Foods for the contamination of the Woburn City Water supply. Today, Mr. Schlichtmann hosts his weekly show "Civil Action Radio" from Beverly, Massachusetts, which can be heard via podcast or from the continuous audio stream broadcast from the LBN Phoenix studios.

Mark Wahlstrom's firm, Wahlstrom & Associates, has 25 years experience in providing strategic advice in the development and design of structured annuities and settlement trusts. Mr. Wahlstrom is regarded in many legal circles as a leading expert in his field.