Peter Strand Named 2016 Chicago Entertainment Law – Music “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers
Strand’s 3rd Time Being Recognized as Tops in Chicago Entertainment Law; Firm’s 6th Time Receiving Top Chicago Entertainment Law Honor in Six Years
|Leavens Strand & Glover is delighted to announce that Peter Strand has been named 2016 Chicago Entertainment Law - Music Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers.
The firm’s attorneys have been named Chicago Entertainment “Lawyer of the Year” six times in the past six years.
In addition to the 2016 honor, Peter Strand was recognized as the 2013 Chicago Entertainment Law- Music “Lawyer of the Year”; he was also named the “Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television” “Lawyer of the Year” for Chicago in 2015.
Thomas Leavens was recognized in 2015 as the Chicago Entertainment Law- Music “Lawyer of the Year “and the 2014 Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television “Lawyer of the Year” for Chicago.
Jerry Glover was named the Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television” “Lawyer of the Year” for Chicago in 2012.
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
LSG IN THE NEWS!
LSG FIRM AND OFFICE PROFILED IN "CHICAGO LAWYER" MAGAZING
Leavens, Strand & Glover’s unique firm culture was profiled in the November issue of Chicago Lawyer magazine. The piece "Keeping Time In and Out of the Office," highlights the musicians, film and television producers, media companies and memorabilia that sets the firm – and its lawyers – apart. Click here for the full article.
LEAVENS STRAND & GLOVER NAMED TO 2016 U.S. NEWS – BEST LAWYERS “BEST LAW FIRMS” LIST
Firm Ranked Tier 1 in Chicago for Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television and Entertainment Law – Music
U.S. News – Best Lawyers has once again recognized Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC for its strength in Entertainment Law in their “Best Law Firms” rankings.
For the forth year in a row, the firm has been ranked Tier 1 in the “Best Law Firms” list in Chicago for both Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television and Entertainment Law – Music. This is also the firm’s second year being ranked Tier 2 in the “Best Law Firms” list nationally in these categories.
This news comes on the heels of partner Peter Strand being named Best Lawyers 2016 Chicago Entertainment Law – Music Lawyer of the Year.
With offices in Chicago and Nashville, earlier this year the firm and its partners also received a Band 1 ranking from in-house counsel in Chambers USA. The firm has held Chambers’ highly coveted ranking for Illinois media and entertainment law transactional firms regularly since its founding in 2009.
U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings began in 2010 and are based on client and lawyer evaluations and peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field. Its 2016 rankings are released in 2015. More at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.
Peter Strand Writes article for Multifamily Executive Magazine
Why Playing Music in Your Building Could Be Risky Business
What you don’t know about entertainment law can hurt you. Here's what to do to make sure your properties are complying with copyright law.
By Peter J. Strand
You don’t run a nightclub. There’s no DJ in the office. You don’t host concerts, raves, or even church services. You own or manage residential buildings—apartments. So why is someone from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) claiming you need to pay for a music license?
Why Do I Need to Care?
Under U.S. copyright law, songwriters own the exclusive right to the public performance of their songs. In addition to live performances, this law covers the playing of recorded music:
Read more at MultifamilyExecutive.com.