New York (January 4, 2006)–Traffic Control Group, a global visa coordination firm for touring acts, and its parent company, TCG World Service Ltd., have been sold to TCG Holdings LLC. The firm will now be headed by U.S. immigration attorney Jeffrey Gabel, and recently moved its operations from Manhattan’s Soho to larger offices in the Empire State Building. Additional personnel have been hired in order to provide expanded services.
Gabel had been outside counsel to Traffic Control since 1995; under his direction, the new firm will provide legal representation to its U.S. visa clients. The 25-year-old firm has provided international visa coordination and logistical services to major international and domestic clients, live events, feature films, television specials, theatre, concert tours, fashion shows and sporting events. Previous clients include Mariah Carey, Pavarotti, Madonna and Ricky Martin. Work is only accepted by referral and until recently the firm’s telephone numbers were unlisted. TCG founder Bob Tulipan and TCG president Maureen Baker, both entertainment industry veterans, will maintain a relationship with the new firm concentrating on special projects and business development. However, they will remove themselves from day-to-day operations.
The U.S. transaction does not affect London operations of Traffic Control Group, which is, although affiliated with the U.S. company, does not share common ownership and is a privately held UK company.
The U.S. TCG’s new address is:
TCG Holdings LLC,
Empire State Building,
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2723,
New York, NY 10118.