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Leavens, Strand, & Glover, LLC

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

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Thomas R. Leavens
Direct 312.488.4171
tleavens(AT)LSGlegal.com

Peter J. Strand

Direct 312.488.4172
pstrand
(AT)LSGlegal.com

Jerry W. Glover
Direct 312 488.4173
jglover
(AT)
LSGlegal.com

 

Welcome to Leavens, Strand, & Glover, LLC

Welcome to Leavens, Strand, & Glover, LLC, an entertainment, media, & intellectual property law firm concentrating our practice on matters involving creative industries and endeavors. Our clients include content providers and creators, media companies, television and radio broadcasters, authors, songwriters, recording artists, musicians, advertisers and brands, television and film writers, independent record labels, distributors, independent film producers and documentarians, web site operators and developers, publishing companies, and film, television and music production companies.

 

We represent both institutional and talent clients in a wide variety of transactional and litigation matters, including complex contractual negotiations and other strategic transactions, and help craft favorable outcomes to difficult problems. Our attorneys have broad and varied experiences, including large national firms and broadcaster and public company general counsel positions, and we take as the hallmark of our practice personalized attention, judgment, experience, expertise, and community service.

 


LSG IN THE NEWS!

 
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 theories for the protection of competition and non-competition reality show formats including copyright and breach of implied-in-fact contracts.  Jerry’s presentation included review of cases including the recent CBS lawsuit against ABC in which CBS, producer of the long-running reality show “Big Brother”, claimed that ABC’s new reality show “Glass House” violated CBS’ copyright rights.

 
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 Capitol Hill.” The panel, which includes Jacqueline C. Charlesworth General Counsel and  Associate Register of Copyrights, and IP lawyer Rachel Stilwell, will discuss proposed and pending legislation concerning creators and producers of entertainment content.

 
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.

 
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 are based on nominations from fellow attorneys, independent research and evaluations. Jed Enlow, of counsel to LSGA and production counsel for “The Steve Harvey Show,” was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. LSGA Associate Heather Liberman was also named a Rising Star. See the digital version of the magazine listing HERE and see the profiles of all the LSGA partners and associates on the Super Laywers site HERE.  This means that every member of LSGA has been named either a Super Lawyer or a Rising Star for 2014.