LSG Named to Tier 1 Nationally in Entertainment Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers
November 1, 2017
Leavens, Strand & Glover is delighted to announce that U.S. News – Best Lawyers has awarded the firm a national Tier 1 rating in Entertainment Law – Music for the first time in its 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings.
This also marks the first year the firm’s Nashville office, which opened in 2015, has received a Tier 1 ranking. For the past six years, U.S. News – Best Lawyers has recognized the firm in its “Best Law Firms” rankings for its strength in entertainment law in Chicago.
“This year’s first Tier 1 national ranking in Entertainment Law – Music, combined with our first Tier 1 ranking in Nashville, are testaments to the tremendous work our Chicago and Nashville teams have done servicing clients across the country,” said Thomas Leavens, a founding partner of Leavens, Strand & Glover.
In its 2018 rankings, Best Lawyers named the firm:
Tier 1 nationally for Entertainment Law – Music
Tier 2 nationally for Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television
Tier 1 in Chicago for Entertainment Law – Music
Tier 1 in Chicago for Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television
Tier 1 in Nashville for Entertainment Law – Music
This news comes on the heels of partner Peter Strand being named 2018 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Entertainment Law – Music in Chicago. This was his 4th year winning this prestigious award. Leavens, Strand, Jerry Glover and Linda Mensch were also named to the overall Best Lawyers list in Chicago for 2018. Additionally, John Beiter of the firm’s Nashville office was named to the Nashville Best Lawyers list.
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 fields. Its 2018 rankings are released in 2017. More at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.