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Leavens, Strand, & Glover, LLC

Chicago Office:

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

Nashville Office:

1102 17th Ave S.
Suite 306
Nashville, TN 37212
615.963.0999 - Office

 


  • LSGA PARTNERS TO SPEAK AT ENTERTAINMENT LAW SEMINAR

    On December 5, 2011, each of LSGA’s partners will speak at an Entertainment Law 101 seminar sponsored by the National Business Institute.  The seminar will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle/Naperville, Illinois starting at 9 a.m. and continui...
  • TOM LEAVENS FEATURED IN CHICAGO TRIBUNE

    LSG partner Tom Leavens was recently featured in the Chicago Tribune in an article and photo series titled "Me, My Shelf and I: Tom Leavens." The article highlights Leavens' role as general counsel for Pitchfork media, and his extensive music-related book...
  • LIBERMAN TO GUEST LECTURE AT COLUMBIA COLLEGE

    LSG's Healther Liberman will present a guest lecture on Thursday November 13 for 2 classes on television production at Columbia College....
  • LEAVENS QUOTED IN "INSIDE COUNSEL" ABOUT VALUE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IP

    Partner Tom Leavens and his panel at the 2015 South by Southwest Festival referenced in an article and discussion about the value of social media for artists. In Part 1, the author, Rich Steeves, discusses the difference between traditional IP and social ...
  • LIBERMAN PRESENTING AT WOMEN IN THE ARTS CONFERENCE

    LSG's Heather Liberman is presenting a lecture on Legal Issues for Artists at the University of Missouri St. Louis conference entitled Women In The Arts. The lecture will be on Saturday November 7, 2014. More information on the 3 day conference can be ...
  • INSIDE COUNSEL: Thomas Leavens talks about legal challenges in the music industry and changes wrought by digital technology

    LSG Legal partner Tom Leavens was interviewed by Inside Counsel for a front page article about how the music industry has been changed by the advances in digital technology. These changes have had a profound effect on entertainment law, as explored in ...
  • 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...
  • LSG'S LIBERMAN WILL PARTICIPATE IN ABA WEBINAR ON TRADEMARK CASES

    LSG Associate Heather Liberman will be a panelist on a American Bar Association webinar on October 1, 2014 from 1-2:30pm. The program will cover cases that were heard by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) this year. Liberman and other panel pa...
  • LSG LEGAL PARTNERS CO-ORGANIZE AND PRESENT ENTERTAINMENT SEMINAR AT CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION

    A program entitled “Entertainment Deal Making In A Changing Environment” will be presented by the Media & Entertainment Committee of the Chicago Bar Association on June 17, 2010, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the Chicago Bar Association Building at 321 Sout...
  • 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...
  • LGS'S LIBERMAN TO PRESENT AT COOK COUNTY LAW LIBRARY

    The Cook County Law Library, in collaboration with the Illinois Artisans Program, Lawyers for the Creative Arts, and Leavens, Strand, & Glover, LLC have created a program to celebrate a new art display within the law library. The event will be...
  • PRESIDENT OF LSG CLIENT QUESTAR, INC. INDUCTED INTO ENTREPENUERSHIP HALL OF FAME.

    On February 25, 2010, Albert J. Nader, President and Founder of Questar, Inc., was inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame at the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Celebrating his twenty...
  • LSG LEGAL'S NASHVILLE EXPANSION COVERED IN CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN

    The news of LSG Legal's new office in Nashville, TN was reported by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Click HERE to read the story....
  • LEAVENS TO PRESENT TO THE COPYRIGHT SOCIETY OF THE U.S.A.

    Partner Tom Leavens will participate in a presentation and discussion on copyright and music law, with an historical perspective. The presentation titled "Music & Copyright: Everything Old is New Again" will take place on Wednesday April 9, from 4-...
  • LSGA LEAGAL AGAIN NAMED ONE OF "BEST LAW FIRMS" BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

    The lawfirm Leavens, Strand, Glover, & Adler, LLC has once again been named one of the "Best Law Firms" by the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. This is the second year this ranking of law firms has been done and this is the second year L...
  • 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...
  • STRAND TO MODERATE PANEL AT SXSW 2014

    Partner Peter Strand will moderate a panel at the SXSW music confernce for 2014. The panel is part of a series of presenations and panels titled "Legal Issues in the Music, Film, and Emerging Technologies Industries." The panel Strand will moderate...
  • Reception in Celebration of the publication of "MUSIC LAW FOR THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER" by partner, Thomas R. Leavens, with chapter contributions by Heather R. Liberman, firm associate

    Lawyers for the Creative Arts and the law firm of Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler kindly invite you to join us for a Special Reception: Lawyers for the Creative Arts is joining with the law firm, Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC, to celeb...
  • 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 theor...
  • LEAVENS AT AMPLITUDE

    Partner Thomas Leavens will attend Amplitude at Red Mountain Ski Resort on February 19 -23, and South By Southwest March 12-16. This is an invite-only networking event for leaders that work in the entertainment, sports, fashion, and art industries...
  • 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 the...
  • LEAVENS TO KEYNOTE MUSIC BIZ SEMINAR

    LSGA partner Thomas Leavens will be the keynote speaker at the Music Business Seminar 2014 presented by the California Lawyers for the Arts on February 8....
  • LSG LEGAL CO-ORGANIZE AND PRESENT AT NARM CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

    On May17, 2010 in Chicago for its annual meeting, the National Association of Recording Merchandisers presented its inaugural Continuing Legal Education Music Law program entitled “Clouds, ISPs and Royalties: NARM 2010 Music Law Conference." Tom Leavens...
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - Lawyers hang a new shingle in Music City

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  • LEAVENS TO SPEAK AT 2 GRAMMY EVENTS

     Partner Thomas Leavens will participate in two Grammy events in Los Angeles on the 24th of January – The Musicares dinner for Carol King and the Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon....
  • SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF LSG CLIENT INDUCTED INTO LOCAL TELEVISION ACADEMY SILVER CIRCLE

    V. J.  McAleer, Senior Vice President of Production for WTTW/Channel 11, Chicago’s public television station, was inducted into the Silver Circle of the Midwest/Chicago Chapter of the National Television Academy of Arts and Sciences.  The Silver Circl...
  • STRAND NAMED NATIONAL SUPER LAWYER

    LSG congratulates partner Peter Strand who has been named one of the top 50 music attorneys in the United States by the rating service Super Lawyers.  This list of 50 top lawyers was published in the August 2014 issue of Billboard Magazine.  Super Lawye...
  • LIBERMAN TO PRESENT ON THEATER LAW FOR CBA

    Heather Liberman will be presenting a Chicago Bar Association Media & Entertainment Committee lecture on theatre law and a backstage tour of the Goodman Theatre on December 19....
  • LSGA PARTNER INTERVIEWED FOR FOX CHICAGO STORY ON THE NEW MUSIC BIZ

    LSGA partner, Peter Strand, was interviewed on February 15, 2012 for a Fox/Chicago television news story about the way that technology has made it “easier” to make an album and promote your band, even in your bedroom.  Watch the segment and read ...
  • Partner Thomas Leavens Listed as "Lawyer of the Year," listed in Best Lawyers

    Partner Thomas Leavens has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of: Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television and Entertainment Law - Music and has been named the Bes...
  • GLOVER TO SPEAK ON RADIO SWEEPSTAKES AT PROMAX WEBINAR

    Jerry Glover will be speaking on sweepstakes sponsored by local stations as part of a PromaxBDA webinar panel on December 11, 2013. Promax hosts Wednesday webinars which can be followed with the hashtag #pmxwebinars...
  • TOM LEAVENS FEATURED ON "BACK ON THE BEAT"

    On July 3, 2010, Tom Leavens was a featured guest on the “Back On The Beat” show hosted by Dick Kay and broadcast on radio station WCPT in Chicago.  Tom discussed the Performance Rights Act currently pending in Congress, which would grant performers ...
  • Partner Jerry Glover Listed in Best Lawyers for Entertainment Law

      Partner Jerry Glove has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of: Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television and Entertainment Law - Music. The newest Edition of Bes...
  • LEAVENS TO PRESENT ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES

    Tom Leavens will be presenting on the topic of "Intellectual Property Issues in Professional Certification" for the Certification Network Group in Chicago December 5. The meeting will cover: * Is your organization setting and implementing procedu...
  • LSG Legal Featured on ReelChicago.com

    A nice writeup about the firm over at ReelChicago.com. Click HERE to view it! ...
  • 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 Enterta...
  • ADLER TO SPEAK AT INSIDE SOCIAL MARKETING CONFERENECE

    David Adler will speak on Legal Risks in Online Behavioral Advertising at Inside Social Marketing, December 3 at 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Social media marketing and advertising is one of the fastest growing areas for marketers. New technologies drivin...
  • STRAND NAMED TO TOP 100 SUPER LAWYERS LIST; LSG PARTNERS NAMED AS ILLINOIS SUPERLAWYERS

        Illinois   Once again, LSG's partners have all been named as Illinois Super Lawyers in the Entertainment/Sports area. But even more importantly, Partner Peter Strand has also been listed in the Top 100 Illi...
  • LIBERMAN TO SPEAK ON ENTERTAINMENT LAW AT TWO EVENTS

    LSGA Associate Heather Liberman will speak at two events about entertainment law during the month of November. On November 6 she will be on a panel at the Loyola University School of Law. The panel will be about careers in IP and entertainment law. On ...
  • Peter Strand on Music and Entertainment Law Panels

    Peter Strand of LSG Legal and a National Trustee of the Recording Academy Chicago Chapter participated in two panels dealing with music and entertainment this October. On October 14, Strand moderated a music and recording business program at Columbia Coll...
  • STRAND AT NATIONAL TRUSTEES OF THE RECORDING ACADEMY MEETING

    Partner Peter Strand will attend the National Trustees of the Recording Academy meeting 11/24-25 in Los Angeles. Strand is serving in his second year, representing Chicago as an elected member. The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the Recordi...
  • LSGA RANKED 1ST TIER IN ENTERTAINMENT LAW BY CHAMBERS

    Leavens, Strand, Glover, & Adler, LLC has been ranked in the 1st Band (tier) of Chicago-based media & entertainment law firms by Chambers & Partners, a British publishing company that produces an annual directory of American law firms/...
  • PARTNERS SPEAK IN PANELS AT THE NORTH AMERICAN ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS AND IP LAW CONFERENCE

    Partners Peter Strand and Tom Leavens will speak at the North American Entertainment, Sports & Intellectual Property Law Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica November 7 & 8. Leavens will participate on two panels: “The Next Great Copyright Act...
  • STRAND NAMED ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER OF THE YEAR

    Partner Peter Strand has been named Entertainment Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers Magazine/2013 Chicago edition. Strand shares this honor with Chicago attorney Linda Mensch.   Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler was named a best law firm in...
  • Strand to Moderate ABA Forum Panel

    Partner Peter Strand will be the moderator of the Ethics Plenary: Ethics in the Real World: Representation of Pro Bono and Low Income Clients on October 5, 2013, at the Annual Meeting of the ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries in New...
  • Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC Listed as “Leading Firm” in Chambers USA 2010 Legal Ranking Guide

    Chambers USA, a volume that ranks the leading firms and lawyers for business in America, has listed LSG Legal as a Leading Firm in the Illinois Media & Entertainment section of the quintessential guide. The Chambers website describes its rankings process...
  • ADLER TO SPEAK AT DESIGN CONFERENCE

    Partner David Adler will speak at a design conference sponsored by Interiors Magazine in New York City on October 2. The conference, titled "Owning Design: Protecting Original Design in an Age of Knock-Offs" will focus on the steps creative industries ...
  • Glover Elected LCA President

    LSGA Partner Jerry Glover has been elected for a two-year term as President of the Board of Directors of Chicago-based Lawyers for the Creative Arts (LCA). LCA provides free and low cost legal services to financially qualified individuals and entities who...
  • LSGA's LIBERMAN SPEAKING AT CHICAGO'S WRITERS CONFERENCE

    LSGA Associate Heather Liberman will be participating in the Chicago Writers Conference this Sunday September 29. Her talk will begin at 2:15pm at the Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center. The talk is titled "What Writers Need to K...
  • LEAVENS SPOKE AT JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL ABOUT FAIR USE

    LSGA partner Thomas Leavens spoke at the John Marshall Law School on August 28 at 4pm as part of their "Hot Topics in Intellectual Law" series. The name of the presentation was "Fair Use Post Cairou: Are the Rich and Famous Entitled to Broader Fair Use...
  • PARTNER STRAND TO SPEAK AT CHICAGO MUSIC SUMMIT

    LSGA partner Peter Strand will moderate a panel at the Chicago Music Summit on Friday September 20 at 11:30am at the Chicago Cultural Center at 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, Illinois 60602. The panel is a "Performance Rights Organizations Roundtable" ...
  • LSGA AGAIN SELECTED AS "BEST LAWYERS" FOR ENTERTAINMENT LAW

    Leavens, Strand, Glover, & Adler, LLC has once again been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for in the practice areas of: Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television and Entertainment La...
  • LEAVENS TO PRESENT AT ABA NATIONAL SOLO & SMALL FIRM CONFERENCE

    LSGA partner Thomas Leavens will lead a presentation at the ABA National Solo and Small Firm conference. The conference runs 2 days and Leavens will present on the second day, October 4, on "Hot Topics In Music Law." The conference is a resource for so...
  • LEAVENS TO PARTICIPATE IN ABA WEBINAR ON FAIR USE

    Partner Thomas Leavens will be participating as faculty for an ABA webinar on September 24: “Fair Use and Copyright Clearance for Creative Clients: A Review of Recent Case Law and Practice Tips.” The panel will cover the legal concept of fair use, ...
  • GLOVER TO SPEAK AT ABA MEETING

    On August 2, 2012, Partner Jerry Glover will speak at the annual national convention of the American Bar Association.  He will be a member of a panel discussing “Legal Issues in Film and Television and the Illinois Tax Incentives for Filmmakers” ...
  • Liberman's ABA Article Gets Republished

    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 I...
  • LSGA's PETER STRAND AND HEATHER LIBERMAN TO SPEAK AT THE YELLOW PHONE MUSIC CONFERENCE

    LSGA parter Peter Strand and associate Heather Liberman will both speak at this weekend's Yellow Phone Music Conference in Milwaukee, WI. Per the YPMC website, the "Yellow Phone Music Conference (YPMC) is a four day gathering of talented artists a...
  • PARTNER LEAVENS WILL SPEAK AT JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL ON "FAIR USE"

    LSGA partner Thomas Leavens will speak at the John Marshall Law School on August 28 at 4pm as part of their "Hot Topics in Intellectual Law" series. The name of the presentation is "Fair Use Post Cairou: Are the Rich and Famous Entitled to Broader Fair...
  • RSA® Conference 2012 and Podcast ft. LSGA's Adler

    The RSA® Conference 2012 is coming up: February 27 – March 2, 2012 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. This conference covers all aspects of how to protect yourself and your company against cyber attacks and more. The past few years have witne...
  • Perspective on Regulation and Reform in the Digital and D.I.Y. Age

    The Chicago Bar Association is presenting a panel that will explore the suggestion of a comprehensive review and update of the U.S. Copyright Act. The panel, titled "Narrowing the Gap Between Law and Progress: Perspective on Regulation and Reform in th...
  • Partner Adler asked "Could sharing music on Dropbox get you arrested?"

    LSGA Legal partner David Adler was interviewed in an article addressing music sharing and the file sharing service Dropbox. The question has come to the forefront due to the arrest of MegaUpload founder, Kim Dotcom. Read the article here....
  • The Visual Artists Rights Act, Copyright and Conceptual Art: Creating and Protecting Art After Chapman Kelley v. Chicago Park District

    Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm The Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT®) and The Chicago Bar Association Media and Entertainment Committee present "The Visual Artist...
  • LSGA PARTNERS INTERVIEWED IN "CHICAGO LAWYER MAGAZINE"

    The February 5, 2013 issue of The Chicago Lawyer Magazine includeS an article about Chicago entertainment lawyers.  All four of LSGA’s partners were interviewed and are quoted extensively in this article. To read the article, go here:  http://...
  • ADLER TO SPEAK AT AFFILIATE MANAGEMENT DAYS IN SAN FRANCISCO

    LSGA Partner David Adler will speak at a Day 2 session of Affiliate Management Days to be held in San Francisco from April 16-17. Detial of the session: Managing Risk: Legal Issues for Merchants & Affiliate Managers Affiliate marketing is ...
  • PETER STRAND TO SPEAK AT YELLOW PHONE MUSIC CONFERENCE

    Peter Strand will serve as a speaker on several panels at this year’s Yellow Phone Music Conference to be held in Milwaukee, WI on September 30 and October 1.  The Yellow Phone Conference is an annual meeting for musical artists and music professio...
  • ADLER TO PRESENT NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE TELECONFERENCE ON E-COMMERCE

    LSGA partner David Adler will lead a Friday 12/7 teleconference, hosted by the National Business Institute, continuing education for legal professionals. The telecon is titled "E-Commerce for Business Attorneys" and will cover legal issues involved with p...
  • LEAVENS DISCUSSES DREW PETERSON LITIGATION THREAT

    LSGA partner Tom Leavens was interviewed for and quoted in an article appearing in the July 15, 2011 edition of the Chicago Tribune about former Bolingbrook, Illinois police office, Drew Peterson, who is accused of murdering his third wife.  Lifetime...
  • PETER STRAND TO SPEAK AT CHICAGO BAR ASSOC. MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE

    LSGA partner Peter Strand will be speaking at the Chicago Bar Association Media and Entertainment Committee with Colby Maddox of the Old Town School of Folk Music on music licensing and archival recordings. The meeting is Thursday 11/29/2012 at 12:15pm at...
  • LSGA Associate Heather Liberman to Volunteer with "Wills for Heroes"

    LSGA's own Heather Liberman will lend her expertise to Wills for Heroes this Saturday. Wills for Heroes programs provide essential legal documents free of charge to our nation’s first responders, including wills, living wills, and powers of attorney.&n...
  • LSGA's Jed Enlow to Guest on TV Show "You And The Law"

    Jed Enlow will appear as a featured guest on the Chicago Bar Association television show: You And The Law, hosted by Barry Gordon, and premiering on November 19, 2012 on Comcast CAN-TV CH 21 at 10:00 PM.  The episode is entitled "Lawyers in Film and ...
  • GLOVER NAMED TOP ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER; LSGA NAMED A BEST ENTERTAINMENT LAW FIRM

    Partner Jerry Glover has been named a top entertainment lawyer in Chicago by Best Lawyers Magazine, 2012 edition.  Mr. Glover was one of only two lawyers named in that category. Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler was also named one of the top entert...
  • HEATHER LIBERMAN TO SPEAK AT LOYOLA UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL PANEL

    LSGA'S Heather Liberman will participate in a panel at Loyla University Law School on Monday November 5 at 12:00pm. Liberman will address music licensing for the panel titled “The Emerging Hues of Protecting Creativity and Individuality: Checklists for ...
  • DAVID ADLER INTERVIEWED ABOUT DIGITAL CURRENCY, BITCOIN

    Is virtual currency the way we’ll be paying for goods and services in the near future? LSGA’s David Adler was part of a Chicago Tribune panel interview about what Bitcoin is and how it works as well as its legal, privacy, social, business and economic...
  • GLOVER SPEAKS AT NORTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL

    Partner Jerry Glover spoke to the Northwestern Law School Arts & Entertainment Law Society on February 21.  Along with fellow attorneys Hal Kessler and Marci Rolnick, Glover discussed his career as an entertainment attorney and his recommendat...
  • PETER STRAND TO MODERATE PANEL AT ANNUAL MEETING OF ABA FORUM ON THE ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS INDUSTRIES

    LSGA Partner Peter Strand will be moderating a panel at the Annual Meeting of the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries. The meeting will be October 4-6 2012 at the Four Seasons in Las Vegas, NV. Peter's panel will occur on Saturday Oct. ...
  • LSGA Associate Heather Liberman to Speak at Greater Geneva Art Guild

    Heather Liberman, associate at Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC will speak on copyright issues and visual art at a meeting of the Greater Geneva Art Guild. When: August 15 at 7pm. Where: Geneva Public Works Building, 1800 South St. in Geneva Mo...
  • Strand to Speak at Conference

    LSGA Partner Peter Strand will be part of a panel discussion at Globe University’s December 15 Forward Music Conference. The conference will be the first of its kind in Madison, WI to focus specifically on the business side of the music industry. With a...
  • GLOVER TO SPEAK AT ABA MEETING

    On August 2, 2012, Partner Jerry Glover will speak at the annual national convention of the American Bar Association.  He will be a member of a panel discussing “Legal Issues in Film and Television and the Illinois Tax Incentives for Filmmakers” ...
  • HEATHER LIBERMAN JOINS LSGA AS AN ASSOCIATE

    Heather Liberman, who has been serving in an of counsel position with LSGA for the past year, has been named an associate of the firm. According to Tom Leavens, LSGA partner, “the firm was impressed with Ms. Liberman’s dedication and hard work over th...
  • LSGA's Strand to Participate In Grammy Town Hall 7/30 in Chicago

    Come hear about the city's plans for the music community in the coming years, and how YOU can benefit from thier programming at the Grammy Town Hall, July 30, 6-9pm at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. LSGA's Peter Strand, a Chicago Chapter Trustee, will ...
  • ADLER SPEAKS AT "SOCIALIZE: MONETIZING SOCIAL MEDIA" CONFERENCE

    On January 27, 2012, Partner, David M. Adler, took part in Socialize: Monetizing Social Media – Toronto where he discussed Facebook Marketing: Legal & Regulatory Compliance. Recognizing that use of social media for marketing and advertising purposes...
  • PETER STRAND TO PARTICIPATE IN D.C. COPYRIGHT OFFICE MEETING

    LSGA partner Peter Strand has been invited by the Copyright Office to participate in a meeting with Copyright stakeholders to discuss the future of recording documents at the © Office including assignments, licenses etc. The meeting is July 26, 2012 at ...
  • GLOVER, STRAND NAMED ILLINOIS SUPER LAWYERS, ADLER NAMED RISING STAR

    SuperLawyers Magazine has named LSGA partners Jerry Glover and Peter Strand “Illinois SuperLawyers 2012” in Entertainment & Media practice and partner David Adler has been named a 2012 Rising Star. According to the magazine, the publication annual...
  • PARTNERS SPEAK TO LAW STUDENTS

    On March 20, partner Thomas Leavens spoke to the DePaul Entertainment Law Society at DePaul University Law School in Chicago as a panel member on the topic of “How To REALLY Work in Entertainment Law.” Joining him on the panel were Marci Rolnik of ...
  • JERRY GLOVER TO SPEAK AT ABA FORUM

    LSGA partner Jerry Glover will be a speaker at an August 2 forum being presented by the American Bar Association: ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries Presents Legal Issues in Film and Television and the Illinois Tax Incentives for Film...
  • DAVID ADLER TO PRESENT SESSION AT @MIDWEST CONFERENCE 6/21/2012

    LSGA Legal partner David Adler, Esq. will be presenting the session "Social Media Marketing: Legal & Regulatory Compliance" at the @Midwest social media conference. The session will examine several key areas, including copyright, trademark and related...
  • LSGA Clients Receive "Best Of" Honor

    We are pleased to congratulate two of our clients, Semi-Twang and Heidi Spencer, who’s 2011 albums made the Best of 2011 list of the Express in Milwaukee. Please see the link. http://www.expressmilwaukee.com/article-17078-the-essential-milwaukee-albums-...
  • LSGA PARTNER STRAND'S FORMER BAND TO BE INDUCTED TO 'WAMI' HALL OF FAME

    Prior to becoming an attorney, LSGA partner Peter Strand played and recorded as a full time touring musician with several bands. One of those bands, Yipes, will inducted to the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Hall of Fame. All five band members wi...
  • PARTNER ADLER WILL PARTICIPATE IN 6/5 PANEL AT CONVERGENCE 2012 IN SILICON VALLEY

    LSGA partner David Adler will be presenting on Day 1 (June 5, 2012) of the Convergence 2012 conference. He will participate in a legal panel discussion titled "Social Media “Venture Heaven” Money is flooding into social media, It’s time to understan...
  • PETER STRAND INTERVIEWED ON ENTREPRENEUR.COM

    LSGA partner Peter Strand was interviewed for Entrepreneur.com in an article titled "What You Need to Know About Music Licensing for Your Business." Businesses might violate copyrights by playing music for their customers. Check out the article HERE. ...
  • Tom Leavens to Present to League of Chicago Theaters 6/11/2012

    On June 11, 2012, LSGA Legal partner Thomas Leavens will present "The Negotiation and Interpretation of Production Rights Agreements" to the membership of the League of Chicago Theaters. “Getting the rights” is the obvious place where all productions...
  • GLOVER SPEAKS TO BAR ASSOCIATION AND SECOND CITY CLASS

    Partner Jerry Glover recently spoke at a meeting of the Intellectual Property Committee for the Chicago Bar Association. He discussed the recent Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals decision in a case involving a documentary concerning comedian Joan Riv...
  • LEAVENS TO SPEAK AT DOCUMENTARY SUMMIT SUN 4/22

    Partner Tom Leavens will speak at the Documentary Summit Chicago event on April 22 at Columbia College in Chicago.  The Summit attendees will include documentary producers and documentary film companies.  Tom’s presentation is entitled “Clea...
  • GLOVER SPEAKS AT CHICAGO LEAGUE

    Partner Jerry Glover spoke to members of the Chicago League of Theatres on April 16 at the League’s headquarters.  The League is composed of theatre companies, both for-profit and not-for-profit, which are located throughout the Chicagoland area.&n...
  • LSGA PARTNERS SPOKE AT ENTERTAINMENT LAW SEMINAR

    On December 5, 2011, each of LSGA’s partners spoke at an Entertainment Law 101 seminar sponsored by the National Business Institute. The seminar took place at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle/Naperville, Illinois. Jerry Glover spoke on two topics:  f...
  • ADLER INTERVIEWED FOR BITCOIN STORY

    Partner David Adler was interviewed recently by Chicago’s public television station, WTTW, about the Bitcoin phenomenon. Mr. Adler is a digital media authority who is frequently asked to speak to tech and design groups. The interview and the Bitcoin ...
  • Tom Leavens to Present at Chicago Bar Association 4/5 Seminar on Legal Issues With Music Festivals

    LSGA's Tom Leavens will participate in an April 5 seminar at the Chicago Bar Association. The seminar, titled "Legal Issues With Music Festivals," will examine legal issues with music festivals like Lollapoolza, Summerfest, Pitchfork and the numerous neig...
  • LSGA PARTNERS NAMED SUPER LAWYERS

    Super Lawyers Magazine has named each of our partners—Tom Leavens, Peter Strand, Jerry Glover and David Adler-- as a Super Lawyer in Illinois for Entertainment/Sports Law. The announcement came in the just released issue of the magazine. Selections a...
  • Partner Tom Leavens to Speak at Utah Lawyers for the Arts Spring Art and the Law series, March 24, 2012

    LSGA, LLC partner Thomas Leavens will be presenting "Music and the Law" at the Utah Lawyers for the Arts Spring Art and the Law series on March 24, 2012. His presentation will cover what you need to know to succeed in the business of music by protecting y...
  • STRAND COMPLETES MEDIATION SKILLS COURSE

    LSGA Partner Peter Strand completed the 40 hour Performance Based Mediation Skills Training Course at the Center for Conflict Resolution....
  • STRAND TO MODERATE PANEL AT SXSW ON 3/16

    Posted 3/13/2012 LSGA, LLC partner Peter Strand will be moderating a CLE panel at SxSW on March 16 entitled CLE 4: DIY- Faction or Fiction? Working with Majors, Indies or Yourself. Seasoned artist representatives will discuss the myths and realities of a...
  • 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 ho...
  • LSGA CLIENT TO SCREEN SHORT FILM

    Posted 3/12/12 LSGA client, Grace McPhillips, an experienced actor and Chicago-based film producer, will screen her short film entitled “Fitting” on March 19.  The screening, sponsored by Women in Film Chicago, will take place at the Chicago...
  • LGS'S LIBERMAN TO PRESENT AT COOK COUNTY LAW LIBRARY

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  • LSG'S LIBERMAN WILL PARTICIPATE IN ABA WEBINAR ON TRADEMARK CASES

    LSG Associate Heather Liberman will be a panelist on a American Bar Association webinar on October 1, 2014 from 1-2:30pm. The program will cover cases that were heard by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) this year. Liberman and other panel pa...
  • 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 atto...
  • GLOVER INTERVIEWED FOR COPYRIGHT ARTICLE

    Partner Jerry Glover was recently quoted in an article on copyright and tattoos.  The article was part of the American Bar Association’s monthly Technology Today online magazine.  The article can be found HERE.  Jerry has no tattoos....
  • PARTNERS AT LEAVENS, STRAND & GLOVER SHARE THEIR KNOWLEDGE

    Each of the partners at Leavens, Strand & Glover continued their contributions to the legal community by teaching at area law schools during the 2009-10 academic year. Jerry Glover began teaching his annual Entertainment Law course this month at The John...
  • Partners Moderate, Speak at ABA Webinar on Fair Use

    On September 24, Peter Strand moderated, and Tom Leavens spoke at an American Bar Association webinar titled Fair Use and Copyright Clearance for Creative Clients:  A Review of Recent Case Law and Practice Tips. The webinar program was presented b...
  • JERRY GLOVER ON ABA LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW PANEL

    Partner Jerry Glover moderated a panel at the American Bar Association’s annual Labor and Employment Law conference on November 5 in Chicago.  The panel discussed racial, ethnic and cultural identity in the casting process for television, film and the ...
  • Strand Moderates Music Summit Panel

    On September 20, 2013 the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presented the 1st Chicago Music Summit – a day long event presenting panels on the music business and artist showcases.  LSGA was a sponsor the Summit and Peter ...
  • U.S. News & World Report Rankings: LSG is First Tier Chicago Entertainment Firm

    U.S. News and World Report’s October issue (now on newsstands) includes a ranking of US law firms.  Leavens, Strand and Glover, LLC is ranked in the First Tier for Chicago Entertainment Law Firms.   The rankings, methodology behind the ranking, prof...
  • CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN ARTICLE ABOUT LEAVENS' BOOK "MUSIC LAW FOR THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER"

    The Chicago Daily Law Builletin recently published the following article about Partner Tom Leaven’s new book, “Music Law for the General Practitioner,” published by the American Bar Association.   Veteran music ...
  • TOM LEAVENS FEATURED ON CHICAGO BUSINESS

    Attorney Tom Leavens On Billboard, Mojo and "The Farmer's Daughter"   In his Loop offices, attorney Tom Leavens keeps a vintage Columbia Grafonola, now playing a swing-era platter by jazz alto saxophonist Jimmie Lunceford. Mr. Leavens, 62, is a partne...
  • GLOVER SERVES AS PANALIST FOR PROMAX

    On December 11, Partner Jerry Glover served as a panelist on a webinar sponsored by PROMAX, the national association for television station marketing executives.  The webinar topic cover local stations and the contests they sponsor.  Jerry sp...
  • STRAND AND BAND ELECTED TO HALL OF FAME

    The past informs the present.  Perhaps that’s why Partner Peter Strand is a nationally-recognized music lawyer—his past included a stint as bass guitarist for the rock band Yipes in the late 1970’s and 1980’s.  Recently, the Wisconsin...
  • THOMAS LEAVENS FEATURED SPEAKER AT DEPAUL UNIV CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

    Thomas Leavens was a featured speaker on January 31, 2013, at the DePaul University’s tri-college Centennial Celebration for the Dreiehaus College of Business, College of Law, and School of Music entitled “The Changing Business and Legal Landscape of ...
  • CHAMBERS USA AGAIN NAMES LSG&A A TOP ENTERTAINMENT LAW FIRM FOR 2012

    Chambers USA’s 2012 edition of lawyer ratings has once again named Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC as a “Band 1” law firm in Illinois for Media and Entertainment Transactional law.  Chambers USA is published annually by Chambers & ...
  • DAVID ADLER INTERVIEWED ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA & LEGAL CONSEQUENCES

    On Monday evening, Oct. 22, the Search Engine Journal #SocialChat community on Twitter discussed the legal considerations businesses must keep in mind when using social media. LSGA pargner David Adler was the guest legal expert. Read the entire chat and i...
  • JERRY GLOVER INTERVIEWED ABOUT MORALS CLAUSES

    Partner Jerry Glover was quoted in an article for the October 23 issue of The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (subscription required) concerning celebrity endorsement contract morals clauses and the Lance Armstrong affair. A morals clause allows a company hiri...
  • LSGA's HEATHER LIBERMAN ON LOYOLA PANEL

    On Monday, November 5, 2012, Heather Liberman participated in a panel along with two other Chicago-based attorneys entitled “The Emerging Hues of Protecting Creativity and Individuality: Checklists for IP and Entertainment Transactions” at the Loyola ...
  • ADLER GUEST BLOG AT PREMIERE CREATIVE

    LSGA'S David Adler has a guest blog at the Premiere Creative blog about the legal issues related to domain names and URLs. The Premiere Creative blog deals with topics such as SEO, content marketing, online ads and more. Adler's article, which talks about...
  • LSGA RECEIVED LETTER FROM CHICAGO MAYOR AS THANKS FOR HELP WITH CHICAGO MUSIC SUMMIT

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  • PARTNER LEAVENS TO GUEST LECTURE MAY 23

    On May 23, 2013, from 12:15pm – 1:45pm, LSGA partner Thomas R. Leavens will guest lecture with attorney Scott Hodes on “Appropriation Art and Fair Use” in connection with the recent decision in Cariou v. Prince.  The talk will take place dur...
  • LSGA's Adler Appointed To Illinois Sate Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Section Council

    Leavens Strand, Glover & Adler is pleased to announce that Partner David M. Adler has been appointed to serve on the Illinois State Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Section Council for the 2013-2014 session. The mission of ISBA Intellect...
  • DAVID ADLER'S TOPIC AT AFFILIATE MANAGEMENT DAYS IN SAN FRANCISCO

    David M. Adler recently spoke at Affiliate Management Days 2013 - San Francisco on the topic of “Managing Risk: Legal Issues for Merchants & Affiliate Managers.” As many in the industry know, affiliate marketing is one of the most cost-effectiv...
  • Leavens, Strand & Glover Attorneys Present “Theater Law 101” Workshop At “Chicago Theater (anti-) Conference”

    Thomas Leavens and Jerry Glover (at right), partners in Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC, were among four entertainment and intellectual property attorneys who spoke at Chicago Theater (anti-) Conference on  Sunday, August 22 at Theatre Wit on Chicago’s n...
  • TOM LEAVENS FEATURED IN CHICAGO LAWYER MAGAZINE

    LSG Legal's own Tom Leavens was featured in an article in Chicago Lawyer Magazine about specialized, focused firms. The piece dicusses the reasons and advantages of focusing on narrow specializations. For Leavens and his partners, the focus allows them to...
  • Peter Strand to Speak at Grammy Foundation Event at DePaul University

    The Entertainment Law Initiative®, DePaul University College of Law Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology will present "Practicing Entertainment Law in the New Legal and Music Economy" on Wednesday October 27. LSG Legal's Pete...
  • FIRM ADDS NEW PARTNER, DAVID ADLER

    Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC is delighted to announce the addition of a new partner to the firm, David Adler.  As of July 1, 2011, our firm’s name has changed to Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC. David is an attorney, author, ed...
  • LSGA NAMED "ILLINOIS MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR"

    Corporate Intl Magazine has announced that Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC has been chosen as the winner of the Corporate INTL Magazine 2011 - Global Award for: “Illinois Media & Entertainment Law Firm of the Year” ...
  • STRAND TO MODERATE PANEL AT SXSW ON 3/16

    LSGA, LLC partner Peter Strand will be moderating a CLE panel at SxSW on March 16 entitled CLE 4: DIY- Faction or Fiction? Working with Majors, Indies or Yourself. Seasoned artist representatives will discuss the myths and realities of artist-run careers....
  • STRAND RE-ELECTED TO NATIONAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE RECORDING ACADEMY

    LSGA Partner Peter Strand has been re-elected to the National Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy for a second term.  The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the Recording Academy (the Grammy organization).  Peter represents the Ch...
  • TOM LEAVENS INTERVIEWED ON ILLINOIS RADIO NETWORK

    On May 12, 2010, Tom Leavens appeared as the featured guest on the radio program “Eye On Illinois” produced by Illinois Radio Network.  Syndicated to over fifty radio stations throughout Illinois, Eye On Illinois regularly features “statewide newsm...
  • Jerry Glover Awarded Thomas R. Leavens Award By LCA

    LSG partner, Jerry Glover, has been awarded the Thomas R. Leavens award by Chicago-based Lawyers for the Creative Arts (LCA).  LCA is a not-for-profit organization that for over 35 years has provided free and low cost legal services to members of the var...
  • CHAMBERS USA NAMES LSG A TOP ENTERTAINMENT LAW FIRM FOR 2011

    Chambers USA’s 2011 edition of lawyer ratings has named Leavens, Strand & Glover as a “Band 1” law firm in Illinois for Media and Entertainment Transactional law. Chambers USA is published annually by Chambers & Partners, a British publishin...
  • Tom Leavens to Present at Chicago Bar Association 4/5 Seminar on Legal Issues With Music Festivals

    LSGA's Tom Leavens will participate in an April 5 seminar at the Chicago Bar Association. The seminar, titled "Legal Issues With Music Festivals," will examine legal issues with music festivals like Lollapoolza, Summerfest, Pitchfork and the numerous neig...
  • PETER STRAND QUOTED IN NY TIMES

    Partner Peter Strand, a well-known music attorney and partner at Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC, was recently quoted in a July 31, 2011 article in the New York Times about the Chicago-based band Kids These Days.  LSGA represents the b...
  • LSGA PARTNERS NAMED LEADING LAWYERS

    The annual “Top Business Lawyers in Illinois” edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine has been published. The magazine has named LSGA Partners Jerry Glover, Tom Leavens and Peter Strand as Leading Lawyers in the following areas: Advertising and Media, Cop...
  • INTERVIEW WITH LSGA'S JED ENLOW

    Jed Enlow, of counsel to LSGA, was recently interviewed by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about his career and recent work with the new STEVE HARVEY show. Enlow joined LSGA in August 2012 and will be the Production Attorney for the talk show which will pr...
  • Tom Leavens to Present at Chicago Bar Association 4/5 Seminar on Legal Issues With Music Festivals

    LSGA's Tom Leavens will participate in an April 5 seminar at the Chicago Bar Association. The seminar, titled "Legal Issues With Music Festivals," will examine legal issues with music festivals like Lollapoolza, Summerfest, Pitchfork and the numerous neig...
  • STRAND NAMED BEST LAWYER

    Our partner, Peter Strand, has been named by Chicago’s Best Lawyers Magazine (2011 Edition) as a “best lawyer” in the Entertainment Law category.  He was one of only seven lawyers named in this category.  Peter was listed as a best lawyer in this ...
  • Partner Tom Leavens to Speak at Utah Lawyers for the Arts Spring Art and the Law series, March 24, 2012

    LSGA, LLC partner Thomas Leavens will be presenting "Music and the Law" at the Utah Lawyers for the Arts Spring Art and the Law series on March 24, 2012. His presentation will cover what you need to know to succeed in the business of music by protecting y...
  • Jed Enlow Named Of Counsel

    We are excited to announce that entertainment and media attorney Jed Enlow has become Of Counsel at Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC. Enlow’s immediate assignment is to serve as the Production Attorney for the upcoming NBC daytime television ta...
  • LSG Legal Partner Thomas Leavens Presents “Music & the Law” at Salt Lake Art Center

    Thomas Leavens, a partner in the firm of Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC. presents the first in a series of educational events for the arts and entertainment community of Salt Lake City, UT. Mr. Leavens is on the board of the Utah Lawyers for the Arts, ...
  • Leavens, Strand and Glover, LLC Chosen as Entertainment Law Firm of the Year in Illinois

    Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC, a Chicago based entertainment, media and intellectual property law firm, was named "Entertainment Law Firm of the Year in Illinois" by Corporate Intl Magazine. The results of the Corporate Intl Magazine Legal Awards 201...