LSG Ranked as Top Entertainment Law Firm in Chambers USA 2017 Guide

LSG Ranked as Top Entertainment Law Firm in Chambers USA 2017 Guide

Firm and attorneys receive highest ranking in Illinois for eighth consecutive year 

Leavens Strand & Glover earned another Band 1 ranking for Illinois media and entertainment law transactional law firms by international research firm Chambers in its 2017 rankings guide. All three name partners, Thomas Leavens, Peter Strand and Jerry Glover, received Band 1 individual rankings, as did Linda Mensch, who joined the firm as Of Counsel last year.

Since founding LSG in 2009, the firm and its partners have consistently been ranked in Band 1 thanks to top reviews from their entertainment industry clients. The firm is one of just two in Illinois – and the only boutique firm – to receive Band 1 honors.

In this year’s guide, Chambers described the firm as a “thriving media, entertainment and IP boutique comprising seasoned practitioners.”

Leavens is noted for his “strong track record of advising artists, recording companies and distributors on a wide range of entertainment transactions” and “an illustrious history of deals.”

In-house counsel who have worked with Strand lauded him as “a guru when it comes to music,” particularly with artists in contract negotiations, including licensing and distribution deals.

Glover is recognized as “terrific” and “amazing, smart and flexible” for his work counseling TV and film producers on a wide range of media and entertainment matters.

Clients say of Mensch that “there is nothing in music she can’t do,” and she is also involved in film, TV and other multimedia projects, both as legal counsel and as a producer.

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