Thomas R. Leavens Named Chicago’s 2014 Lawyer of the Year
Chicago, IL, August 21, 2013 – Thomas R.
Leavens of Evanston, founding partner at Leavens, Strand, Glover, & Adler, LLC, has
been selected by his peers as Chicago’s 2014 Lawyer of the Year for
Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television by Best Lawyers. Best Lawyers is the oldest, most respected
peer-review publication in the legal profession.
In addition, Leavens recently released his
much-anticipated book Music Law for the
General Practitioner, published in August by the American Bar Association
and offering readers insight into the world of music law.
“I am so proud to be named Lawyer of the
Year for my field,” said Tom. “But it is also an exciting time for my practice
- having worked with the American Bar Association on this music law book for almost
two years. I will be using it in my class
this fall at Northwestern University School of Law and hope that other lawyers
around the country will find it a trusted reference in our field.”
Tom Leavens’ entertainment background
includes serving as general counsel for the once-largest US-based record
company Platinum Entertainment, Inc. where he produced many recording and
television projects, including 16 House of Blues Essential Blues recordings. He
also served as general counsel for LRSmedia, LLC and MusicNow LLC, where he
focused on television production, brand development, webcasting and online
music downloads.. Now a partner at LSGA, his focus is on entertainment, media,
and IP counseling, transactions, and litigation. He has served on the Board of
Directors of the Digital Media Association and National Recording Preservation
Board of the Library of Congress. He is a voting member of the National Academy
of Recording Arts and Science and has served as an expert witness in music
industry litigation. Tom teaches at both Northwestern University School of Law
and the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.
Leavens, Strand, Glover, and Adler, LLC.
Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC, is a top entertainment, media, & intellectual property law firm in Chicago concentrating on matters involving creative industries and endeavors. Firm 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. Attorneys at the firm have broad and varied experiences, including large national firms and broadcaster and public company general counsel positions, and take as the hallmark of their practice personalized attention, judgment, experience, expertise, and community service.