Leavens, Strand & Glover’s Peter Strand Named Chair-Elect of ABA Forum on Entertainment & Sports Industries
November 27, 2017
National entertainment law firm Leavens, Strand & Glover is delighted to announce that Peter Strand has been named Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries.
This prestigious leadership position is elected by the Forum’s more than 4,000 members and involves fostering best practices in entertainment and sports law through education, networking, and discourse.
Strand, who is the first Chicago-based attorney to hold this role, will serve as Chair-Elect for two years and will become Chair of the Forum in 2019. He has been involved in the Forum for more than a decade and was the first chair of its Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Division.
“I am honored to have been selected by my peers to serve the ABA’s Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries in this capacity,” said Strand. “I look forward to continuing to build on the outstanding work my predecessors have done advancing the issues important to our industries.”
“We are delighted to have Peter join our leadership team following his many years of involvement in the Forum,” said Leonard Glickman, partner at Cassels Brock and Chair of the Forum. “Peter’s years of experience as an entertainment lawyer – combined with his tremendous musical chops – will make him a valuable addition.”
Leavens, Strand & Glover has been steadily building its national presence beyond its Chicago roots for many years. The firm opened a Nashville office in 2015 and was recently ranked a national Tier 1 firm by U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers for Entertainment Law – Music in their “Best Law Firms” list.
Involvement in this Forum runs deep at the firm, as partner Travis Life was recently re-elected to its Governing Committee.
The mission of the ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries is to educate lawyers in the legal principles and transactional aspects of entertainment and sports law; to provide a platform for the discussion of issues affecting these fields; and to foster excellence in the practice of law in these fields.