Welcome to Leavens, Strand, & Glover, LLC, an entertainment, media, & intellectual property law firm concentrating our practice on matters involving creative industries and endeavors. Our 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.
We represent both institutional and talent clients in a wide variety of transactional and litigation matters, including complex contractual negotiations and other strategic transactions, and help craft favorable outcomes to difficult problems. Our attorneys have broad and varied experiences, including large national firms and broadcaster and public company general counsel positions, and we take as the hallmark of our practice personalized attention, judgment, experience, expertise, and community service.
LSG IN THE NEWS!
GLOVER FEATURED IN ABA JOUNAL ARTICLE ON REALITY TV
Partner Jerry Glover is featured in the December 2014 issue of the American Bar Association Journal. The cover story for that issue centered on lawyers who represent reality TV producers. Jerry was interviewed about his experiences in this area. The article is attached, reprinted with permission.
(Photo of Jerry Glover by Nima Taradji)
LEAVENS, STRAND & GLOVER RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY AS BEST LAW FIRM
The 2015 edition of U.S. News Best Law Firms edition has recognized Leavens, Strand & Glover in both national and metropolitan Chicago rankings. LSG was ranked nationally in Tier 2 for Entertainment Law—Motion Pictures and Television and Entertainment Law—Music. LSG was also ranked in Tier 1 for metropolitan Chicago in those same two categories.
The 2015 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in 19th edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorney in the U.S. Over 17,000 attorneys provided almost 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients provided more than 40,000 evaluations.
LSG's Heather Liberman's "Time to Face the Music: Current State and Federal Copyright Law Issues with Pre-1972 Sound Recordings" which was originally published by the ABA publication "Landslide" was just re-published by the Women's Bar Association of Illinois Fall Newsletter. Read it HERE.
LSG'S LIBERMAN IS CO-CHAIR OF NEW MIDWEST CHAPTER OF COPYRIGHT SOCIETY OF THE USA - FIRST EVENT TO BE HELD ON 10/30
LSG Associate, Heather R. Liberman, was selected to co-chair the Midwest Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA along with attorneys Bill Frankel and Rochelle Claerbaut. The Copyright Society is a national organization comprised of attorneys and business people that promotes education and advancements in the area of copyright law.
The first event of the new chapter will be:
A Review and Analysis of the Basics
Please join Midwest Chapter Co-Chairs Bill Frankel, Rochelle Claerbaut, and Heather Liberman for the Chapter's first meeting of our 2014-2015 season. The event will be held in conjunction with the Chicago Bar Association Creative Arts Committee.
Date: October 30, 2014 Time: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Location: Chicago Bar Association | 321 South Plymouth Court | Room will be posted at the CBA on the day of the event
Speakers: Bill McGrath, Member, Davis McGrath LLC and Len Rubin, Of Counsel, Quarrey & Harrow