LSG PARTNERS NAMED AS SOME OF MOST INFLUENTIAL IN CHICAGO'S FILM INDUSTRY
Leavens, Strand & Glover’s Tom Leavens and Jerry Glover were named to this year’s NewCity Film 50 2015 Chicago’s Screen Gems, the magazine’s list of the most influential behind-the-scenes players in Chicago media. NewCity calls those on the list the key players who “support and nourish the imaginations of all of Chicago.” To view the article, go here: http://newcityfilm.com/2015/10/15/film-50-2015-chicagos-screen-gems/2/
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TRAVIS LIFE NAMED "LEADING LAWYER" IN ENTERTAINMENT/SPORTS LAW, AND MORE
Congratulations to Travis Life for being named a Leading Lawyer in Entertainment & Sports Law, Data Privacy and Intellectual Property Law. Only those lawyers who are most often recommended, and later approved by the Leading Lawyer Advisory Board, are selected as Leading Lawyers. The distinction of being a Leading Lawyer has been earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers to licensed to practice in Illinois. More at www.leadinglawyers.com.
LEAVENS STRAND & GLOVER NAMED TO 2016 BEST LAWYERS LIST
All Three Name Partners Ranked Highly by their Peers
in Multiple Entertainment Law Categories Again This Year
Best Lawyers once again recognized Leavens, Strand, & Glover’s three name partners in its 2016 national peer-review rankings of lawyers.
Tom Leavens, Peter Strand and Jerry Glover were all selected again this year for their work in Entertainment Law, both in the Music and in the Motion Pictures & Television categories. Strand has been named to this list every year since 2007, while Leavens and Glover have been on the list since 2012.
This recognition comes on the heels of the firm and its partners receiving a Band 1 ranking from in-house counsel in Chambers USA earlier this year. The firm has held Chambers’ highly coveted ranking for Illinois media and entertainment law transactional firms regularly since its founding in 2009.
Now in its 22nd year, Best Lawyers conducted 6.2 million evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers to determine who will make this year’s prestigious list. More at www.bestlawyers.com.
JERRY GLOVER SPEAKS AT CONFERENCE
LSG partner Jerry Glover spoke on Sunday, October 4 to the annual Documentary Film Summit held at Chicago Filmmakers Studios. He spoke to the documentary filmmakers present about fair use of third party copyrighted materials, the importance of obtaining writing agreements and releases from crew and subjects of the film, what documentary film distributors expect from producers and what public television stations and PBS can offer filmmakers. This conference is held in Chicago each year and in other major cities throughout the country.
LSG RANKED AS TOP ENTERTAINMENT LAW FIRM IN 2015
Firm and its leaders once again score high marks from in-house counsel in Chambers USA
Leavens, Strand, & Glover once again received the highly coveted Band 1 ranking for Illinois media and entertainment law transactional law firms by Chambers & Partners. Name partners Tom Leavens, Peter Strand and Jerry Glover all received Band 1 personal rankings.
The firm and its leaders have regularly held the top spot in Chambers since they founded Leavens, Strand & Glover in 2009. They are one of only two firms – and the only boutique – to receive the Band 1 ranking this year.
In interviews conducted by Chambers, clients describe the firm as “A leading group in this space - they're superlative in what they do.”
Clients commend that Leavens “is an incredibly well-respected media and entertainment lawyer with particular expertise in transactional matters affecting the music industry” and is “noted for his work in the new media arena.”
Strand is noted for his “wealth of experience handling significant deals across the media and entertainment spectrum” and for his skill in “contract preparation, analysis and negotiation…copyrights, trademarks and other IP matters.”
In-house counsel say Glover is their “go-to practitioner in the entertainment law field and enjoys a fine track record for his work on publishing issues, sponsorship, trademark and copyright and promotional matters.”
Chambers & Partners survey more than 20,000 in-house counsel around the world to uncover the best lawyers and law firms in 185 jurisdictions. Their 150 full-time editors and researchers have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990. More information at www.chambersandpartners.com.