Frank J. Cimler, Jr.
- Family Law
- DWI Criminal Law
- Personal Injury
- Entertainment Law
Attorney Frank Cimler is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Maryland where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and where he was a member of the Dean’s List, the President’s List and the honorary society of Alpha Sigma Lambda; he received his Juris Doctor degree from the New England School of Law where he was a member of the Dean’s List and the Honor’s Moot Court team and where he was selected to be included in “Who’s Who of American Law Students”. Attorney Cimler also obtained an LLM degree, an advanced law degree, in Banking Law and Finance from the Morin Center for Banking Law Studies at Boston University School of Law.
Among other courses, Mr. Cimler has taught entertainment law at the Massachusetts School of Law and The New England School of Law; and he has been a guest lecturer at Northeastern University and a guest lecturer at Western New England School of Law. Mr. Cimler has also appeared on various legal panels in Boston, Los Angeles and New York.
Mr. Cimler is also a highly decorated USAF veteran who was awarded numerous awards and world- wide US Air Force honors, to include being awarded the prestigious Meritorious Service Medal and being selected as the United States Air Force Outstanding Munitions Technician and Supervisor of the Year for 1980. Mr. Cimler received the same honor for the United States Air Forces Europe, and the USAF’s 17th Command. Mr. Cimler was also selected as the 36 Tactical Fighter Wing’s Outstanding Supervisor and Technician of the Year for 1980 and the 36 Tactical Fighter Wing’s Outstanding Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for 1980. Mr. Cimler is also a graduate of the USAF Aerospace Technical School and the Community College of the USAF. As a result of Mr. Cimler’s service to country and educational accomplishments, he was selected to appear in a recruiting commercial for the USAF.
Mr. Cimler began his legal career as in-house corporate counsel to Fortune 500 NYSE companies such as Compugraphic Corporation (Agfa) the world’s largest digital typesetting company and then later with Prime Computer a Massachusetts based producer of mini-computers, which later acquired Computervision Corporation in 1988, creating the 2nd largest producer of computers known as CAD/CAM systems. Attorney Cimler was later appointed assistant secretary at Computervision Corporation.
Mr. Cimler has extensive blue-chip legal experience in high technology, information technology and the entertainment industry among other practice areas. His clients have ranged from Fortune 500 Companies to the television show The Bold and The Beautiful, the #1 soap opera in the world, to President Barack Obama’s inaugural poet Richard Blanco, to David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox, to Eric Williams of the Boston Celtics, to the Estate of Chyna the WWE wrestler, to male and female models, to various members of multi-platinum rock bands e.g. Aerosmith, the J. Geils Band, The Cars, Godsmack, Motley Crue, Poison, Extreme, The Rascals, Meatloaf, The Outlaws and multi-Grammy award winners such as BJ Thomas along with actors and actresses and Grammy award winning producers for artists such as Celine Dion and many, many others. Mr. Cimler has also managed artists such as the band The Cars, the brand Run DMC and Reeve Carney (star of Spiderman-The Broadway play, Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’, Hadestown-The Broadway Play, Rocky Horror Picture Show).
Mr. Cimler has also represented clients in the gaming world, which has led to products such as: GI Joe, Boggle and the Rolling Stones’ Voodoo Lounge, among others.
In cooperation with Sir Bob Geldof, Mr. Cimler was instrumental in work which led to the 20th Anniversary Live Aid DVD, and the 2005 Live 8 concert in Barre, Ontario.
In response to the Boston Marathon Bombings of 2013, Mr. Cimler was enlisted to be the TV Broadcast Producer and rights clearance attorney for The Boston Strong Concert telecast on ABC/WHEB. The concert featured dozens of artists, athletes, celebrities and comedians including Aerosmith, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Carole King, New Kids on the Block, the band Boston, Extreme, The Dropkick Murphy’s, Boyz to Men, Bel Biv Devoe, country sensation Jason Aldean, the J. Geils Band, Dane Cook, Lenny Clark, Steven Wright and Poet Richard Blanco, and many, many others. The concert and telecast were conceived to raise money for the One Fund Boston, the charity created to assist and benefit the victims of the horrible Boston Marathon Bombings. Mr. Cimler was engaged by Live Nation, the nation’s largest concert promoter, to oversee the television broadcast including all of the legal requirements such as synchronized music licensing, composition clearances, artist appearances and related matters. That work led to an unprecedented 4-hour commercial free concert telethon telecast all to raise funds for the One Fund Boston. The Boston Strong Concert was the largest contributor to the One Fund and was instrumental in helping to raise $66 million dollars in 100 days.
Mr. Cimler has also been a consultant to, and officer of, various publicly traded and private entities such as a fresh salsa company, record labels, publishing companies, music video broadcasters, digital encryption technology companies, adaptive finger print technology companies and celebrity rights management companies. Mr. Cimler is also a co-founder of the Rockin’ & Roastin’ Coffee company, along with Joey Kramer, the drummer from the band Aerosmith. Along with Joey Kramer and others, Mr. Cimler is also on the Advisory Board for Dreamstage Live, an elegant streaming service which delivers live and recorded performances around the world.
In addition to other awards, most recently, Mr. Cimler is a 2015/2016/2017/2018/2019/2020/2021 selectee to New England Super Lawyers in the field of Entertainment and Sports law. He is also the recipient of the Nationally Ranked Top Ten Attorney Award for excellence in the field of Family Law awarded by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys and recipient of acknowledgement by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Cimler is the founder of the firm Cimler Law, PLLC, a New England based law firm. Previously, Mr. Cimler was associated with the prestigious Boston based law firm of Choate Hall and Stewart and prior to that with the largest law firm in the State of New Hampshire, McLane- Middleton based in Manchester, NH.
Current Employment Position
- Massachusetts, 1985
- New Hampshire, 1990
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
- Super Lawyers, 2015 - 2017
- American Bar Association, Member
- Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
- Boston Bar Association, Member
- New Hampshire Bar Association, Member
- New Hampshire High Technology Council, Member
- New England Corporate Counsel Association, Member
- Manchester Bar Association, Member
- McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton P.A., 1989 to 1990
- Prime Computer, 1986 to 1989
- Compugraphic Corporation, Inc. (Now Agfa Corporation), 1981 to 1986
- United States Air Force, 1975 to 1981
- Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
- LL.M., Master of Law(s) - 1989
- New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
- J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1985
- University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
- B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1980
- Honors: cum laude
- Major: Business