SEATTLE, Jan. 24, 2011 - Garvey Schubert Barer Owner Erwin G. Krasnow has been selected by the Board of Directors of the Broadcasters Foundation of America to receive the 2011 Ward L. Quaal Pioneer Award. This award is to recognize his career contributions to the broadcasting industry and public service to the community at large.
Erwin Krasnow counsels and represents radio and television broadcasters, tower owners, financial institutions and trade associations in administrative, legislative and transactional matters. Erwin advises clients on a wide array of issues ranging from new technologies to lobbying strategies. He concentrates on transactional matters and has represented sellers and buyers of broadcasting, cable, tower and telecommunications properties in transactions totaling in excess of $21 billion.
Mr. Krasnow's experience in communications law is unusually extensive. He has been described as “a dean of the Washington communications bar” by the Legal Times; a “superlawyer of communications” by American Film magazine, “the guru of communications law” by the Broadcast Cable Financial Journal; “one of the broadcast industry’s leading dealmakers” by Paul Kagan Associates; and “a preeminent communications lawyer who knows the business of buying and selling radio stations” by Radio Business Report.