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The Henry Lydiate Partnership

Orleston House 14 Orleston Mews

London, London n7 8ll

United Kingdom

Company Description

We help our clients with projects in all areas of creative and cultural practice, working in partnership, with vision and imagination. We are unique in business consultancy in that we don't fit your ideas into existing frameworks. Instead, like you, we ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Adjunct Professor

Northwestern University

Partner

DePaul University

Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs; General Counsel

LRSmedia LLC

Vice President, Legal, and General Counsel

MusicNow Inc.

Intellectual Property Department

McBride Baker & Coles

Affiliations

Elected Member of the Board of Managers
Chicago Bar Association

Education

A.B.

University of Michigan

Bachelor

Social Studies

University of Michigan

Juris Doctor degree

Wayne State University Law School

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Thomas R. Leavens, Esq.
Tom is a partner in Leavens, Strand, & Glover, LLC. Tom's career as an attorney has involved transactions, counseling, and litigation in all areas of performing, visual, and literary expression, new media, intellectual property, and technology.
Prior to forming Leavens, Strand, & Glover, LLC, Tom was General Counsel for LRSmedia, LLC, a media production and brand development company, whose initial project was the PBS television series LEGENDS OF JAZZ with Ramsey Lewis.
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Prior to joining LRS, Tom was General Counsel for MusicNow LLC, a pioneer digital music company that commercially launched a subscription music service, webcasting, and the sale of music downloads in 2002.
Tom has also served as General Counsel and Senior Executive Vice President of Platinum Entertainment, Inc., a public company which grew from its formation in 1992 to become at one point the largest US-based independent record company. While there he also served as executive producer of various recording and television projects, and compiled and produced 16 House of Blues Essential Blues recordings released by the company under its joint venture with HOB Entertainment. Prior to Platinum Tom was a partner with the law firm McBride, Baker & Coles in Chicago, where he chaired the firm's intellectual property department.
Tom was the first recipient of the Thomas R. Leavens Award, presented by Lawyers For The Creative Arts, for contributions to law and the arts in Chicago, was the recipient of the David C. Hilliard Award, presented by the Chicago Bar Association for Outstanding Committee Service to the Legal Profession and Community, and has served as an elected member of the Board of Managers of the Chicago Bar Association, the Board of Directors of the Digital Media Association, and the National Recording Preservation Board of the Library of Congress. Tom is also an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law and at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, an Associate with The Henry Lydiate Partnership in London, the premiere arts consultancy in the UK, a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Authors Guild. Tom has also served as an expert witness in litigation concerning issues pertaining to the music industry. Tom has also received the highest AV Peer Review Rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, is included in The Best Lawyers in America, and is ranked in Band 1 in Media & Entertainment: Transactional by Chambers and Partners.
Tom is the author of the book MUSIC LAW FOR THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER, published by the American Bar Association in 2013.


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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Crowdfunding Update: Raising Equity Funds for New Ventures [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Crowdfunding Update: Raising Equity Funds for New Ventures [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]
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Tom Leavens, Esq., Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC, Chicago, IL
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM The Performance Right- a World in Transition Songs and Sound Recordings- the cornerstone of the worldwide music business. [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr]
The Performance Right- responsible for a substantial portion of song and record royalties.
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Tom Leavens, Esq., Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC, Chicago, IL

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Crowdfunding Update: Raising Equity Funds for New Ventures [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]
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Tom Leavens, Esq., Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC, Chicago, IL
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Tom Leavens, Esq., Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC, Chicago, IL
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM The Performance Right- a World in Transition Songs and Sound Recordings- the cornerstone of the worldwide music business. [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr]
The Performance Right- responsible for a substantial portion of song and record royalties.
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Tom Leavens, Esq., Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC, Chicago, IL

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