BRENDA CASANAVE JOINS LSG AS OF COUNSEL
|LSG is proud to announce that entertainment attorney Brenda Casanave has joined us as an of counsel attorney. Brenda represents clients in the film, music, television and sports industries including recording artist, musicians and composers, actors, production companies, authors, arts organizations and athletes. She was former a partner at the Chicago law firm Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. See here for her complete biography.|
LSG RANKED AS TOP ENTERTAINMENT LAW FIRM IN 2015
Firm and its leaders once again score high marks from in-house counsel in Chambers USA
Leavens, Strand, & Glover once again received the highly coveted Band 1 ranking for Illinois media and entertainment law transactional law firms by Chambers & Partners. Name partners Tom Leavens, Peter Strand and Jerry Glover all received Band 1 personal rankings.
The firm and its leaders have regularly held the top spot in Chambers since they founded Leavens, Strand & Glover in 2009. They are one of only two firms – and the only boutique – to receive the Band 1 ranking this year.
In interviews conducted by Chambers, clients describe the firm as “A leading group in this space - they're superlative in what they do.”
Clients commend that Leavens “is an incredibly well-respected media and entertainment lawyer with particular expertise in transactional matters affecting the music industry” and is “noted for his work in the new media arena.”
Strand is noted for his “wealth of experience handling significant deals across the media and entertainment spectrum” and for his skill in “contract preparation, analysis and negotiation…copyrights, trademarks and other IP matters.”
In-house counsel say Glover is their “go-to practitioner in the entertainment law field and enjoys a fine track record for his work on publishing issues, sponsorship, trademark and copyright and promotional matters.”
Chambers & Partners survey more than 20,000 in-house counsel around the world to uncover the best lawyers and law firms in 185 jurisdictions. Their 150 full-time editors and researchers have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990. More information at www.chambersandpartners.com.
Welcome to Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC
Leavens, Strand, & Glover, LLC is an entertainment, media and intellectual property law firm concentrating its practice on matters involving creative industries and endeavors. Its 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.
The firm represents both institutional and talent clients in a wide variety of transactional and litigation matters, including complex contractual negotiations and other strategic transactions, and helps craft favorable outcomes to difficult problems. LSG attorneys have broad and varied experiences, including representing large national firms, broadcaster and public company general counsel positions, and pride themselves on combining extensive experience and sound judgment with personalized
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TOM LEAVENS PROFILED BY ABA JOURNAL FOR HIS ROLE AS PITCHFORK COUNSEL
LSG's Tom Leavens was profiled by the American Bar Association Journal. The article, Chicago Attorneys Get Top Legal Billing for Festival Gigs focuses on his role as general counsel for Pitchfork Media, Inc., including the Pitchfork Music Festival. The interview talks about Tom's vast entertainment law background and interest in the arts. The article is also in the August 2015 print issue with the headline Music Men: Chicago attorneys get top legal billing for festival gigs.”
(Photograph by Wayne Slezak www.abajournal.com)
TOM LEAVENS INTERVIEWED IN CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN
LSG'S Tom Leavens was featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. It profiles some of Tom's career, how he and his partners came to create the firm, and asks him extensively about the impactful if confusing Blurred Lines copyright case. Read more HERE.