Celebrated Entertainment Attorneys Linda Mensch and John Beiter Join Leavens, Strand, & Glover
Leavens, Strand & Glover is pleased to announce that Linda S. Mensch has joined its Chicago office as Of Counsel, and John Beiter has joined the Nashville office as a partner.
John Beiter, one of Nashville’s most prominent music and intellectual property attorneys, has joined entertainment law firm Leavens, Strand & Glover as a partner.
Beiter will be based in the firm’s Nashville office, which was opened by Hillel Frankel in 2015.
In his more than 20 years as an entertainment lawyer, Beiter has represented clients from recording artists and producers, record companies, songwriters and music publishers, to documentary filmmakers and book authors. He represents clients in copyright-related legislation such as the Songwriters Capital Gains Tax Equity Act and the Songwriter Equity Act. His extensive litigation background in federal and state courts includes representing clients regarding copyright infringement and entertainment industry contracts.
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Linda Mensch's entertainment and intellectual property practice includes transactions and brand protection for television broadcasters, record and commercial music producers as well as technology companies serving the entertainment industry. She represents high-profile artists and recently produced – as well as provided legal representation – for the film Maya Angelou: And I Still Rise, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
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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.
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Peter, who grew up in Wisconsin and is licensed to practice in the state, played bass in RCA/Millennium recording artists Yipes!, which had two album deals and toured with Cheap Trick and Foreigner in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Read more here.