Welcome to Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC
Leavens, Strand, & Glover, LLC is an entertainment, media and intellectual property law firm concentrating its practice on matters involving creative industries and endeavors. Its clients include content providers and creators, media companies, television and radio broadcasters, authors, songwriters, recording artists, musicians, advertisers and brands, television and film writers, independent record labels, distributors, independent film producers and documentarians, web site operators and developers, publishing companies, and film, television and music production companies.
The firm represents both institutional and talent clients in a wide variety of transactional and litigation matters, including complex contractual negotiations and other strategic transactions, and helps craft favorable outcomes to difficult problems. LSG attorneys have broad and varied experiences, including representing large national firms, broadcaster and public company general counsel positions, and pride themselves on combining extensive experience and sound judgment with personalized service.
LSG IN THE NEWS!
Congratulations to LSG Client Rick Nielsen on Being Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Cheap Trick
LSG is delighted to share that client Rick Nielsen was inducted in to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Cheap Trick at a ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY earlier this month.
Nielsen, who is known for his signature guitars, iconic look and affable personality was joined by LSG’s Peter Strand at the ceremony.
See the band’s ceremony rehearsal performance here. The ceremony will air on HBO in late April.
How Hillel Frankel’s Father Became Digital Music Star at age 75
Several years ago, LSG attorney Hillel Frankel digitized the 200 songs his father, Rabbi Reuven Frankel, had recorded over the years on vinyl, cassette and CD. Now, three years after his death, Rabbi Frankel’s memory lives on, especially during the Passover season as people around the world download and stream his popular Passover songs. More here.
JERRY GLOVER SPEAKS AT CONFERENCE
LSG's Jerry Glover will be part of this event presented by the John Marshall Law School, Entertainment & Sports Law Society on March 29.
Peter Strand profiled in Crain’s Chicago Business
|In the HBO series “Vinyl,” Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese are bringing the 1970s music scene to life. In this Crain’s Chicago Business article, “How many Chicago lawyers once opened for Foreigner?,” Peter Strand explains why he will be tuning in. In the late 19070s Peter played bass in Yipes!, a band signed by Millennium Records, an RCA label. They released two albums, opened for Cheap Trick, Foreigner, Jefferson Starship, and Eddie Money, and played Max’s Kansas City, the New York club featured in the series.
In the article, Peter talks about how the music industry has changed over the years. “Back then, there was no MTV. Your fans didn’t know what you looked like but for photos on the album covers. You expected record sales would come from people listening to you on the radio.” Now, he says, “it's all flipped. Steely Dan never even toured back then. Today, only people who see you live will buy your record.”