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Leavens, Strand, & Glover, LLC

203 North LaSalle Street
Suite 2550
Chicago, Illinois 60601
312.488.4170 - Office
312.488.4177 - Fax

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Thomas R. Leavens
Direct 312.488.4171
tleavens(AT)LSGlegal.com

Peter J. Strand

Direct 312.488.4172
pstrand
(AT)LSGlegal.com

Jerry W. Glover
Direct 312 488.4173
jglover
(AT)
LSGlegal.com

 

Welcome to Leavens, Strand, & Glover, LLC

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!

 
CHAMBERS USA AGAIN RANKS LSG AS A TOP ENTERTAINMENT LAW FIRM FOR 2014

Leavens, Strand, & Glover has been ranked in the 1st  Band (tier) of Chicago-based media and entertainment law firm by Chambers & Partners, a British publishing company that produces an annual directory of American law firms/lawyers ranked by their peers.  Only one other Chicago law firm was given this same high ranking in the 2014 edition. Chambers’ rankings are based on peer review and voting.
 
Chambers described LSG as a “highly acclaimed media and entertainment boutique with expertise across the creative industries including television, music and film.”  The guide noted that Partner Jerry Glover “has a wealth of experience.  Clients say ‘He is so detail-oriented and methodical; he is terrific.’”  Chambers noted that Partner Tom Leavens is a “well-respected Chicago institution” and is “recognized for his expertise in the Chicago arts scene.”   Finally, Chambers stated that Partner Peter Strand is “excellent in the field, especially for matters related to audio and copyright.”
 
For more information go to www.chambersandpartners.com or view the full Chambers & Partners editorial HERE.

 
STRAND TO SPEAK AT LEGAL SERVICES SEMINAR

Partner Peter Strand will be a speaker at a seminar devoted to legal services and pro bono legal activities on June 18 in Chicago. The seminar is being sponsored by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.   Peter will discuss how big firms, small firms, solos and students can incorporate pro bono activities into their practice.  He will also discuss proper policies and procedures that need to be set up before lawyers/firms engage in pro bono activities.

 
GLOVER SPEAKS AT IP CONFERFENCE

Partner Jerry Glover was a featured speaker at the 58th annual John Marshall Law School Intellectual Property Conference on February 28.  Jerry’s topic was entitled “The Reality Television Show Format:  A Glass  House?”  He discussed legal theories for the protection of competition and non-competition reality show formats including copyright and breach of implied-in-fact contracts.  Jerry’s presentation included review of cases including the recent CBS lawsuit against ABC in which CBS, producer of the long-running reality show “Big Brother”, claimed that ABC’s new reality show “Glass House” violated CBS’ copyright rights.

 
STRAND AND LEAVENS WILL ATTEND SXSW MUSIC CONFERENCE

Peter Strand and Thomas Leavens will be attending the annual SXSW Music Conference in Austin, Texas from March 12 through March 16. Strand will be moderating a panel at the SXSW Continuing Legal Education program entitled “Music Law: Up, Down and Around Capitol Hill.” The panel, which includes Jacqueline C. Charlesworth General Counsel and  Associate Register of Copyrights, and IP lawyer Rachel Stilwell, will discuss proposed and pending legislation concerning creators and producers of entertainment content.