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Thomas R. Leavens

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Leavens , Strand , Glover & Adler
Phone: (312) ***-****  
203 North Lasalle Street Suite 2550
Chicago , Illinois 60601
United States

Company Description: Leavens, Strand, & Glover, LLC is an entertainment, media, & intellectual property law firm concentrating its practice on matters involving creative industries and...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
  • Board Member
    Utah Lawyers


  • Juris Doctor degree
    Wayne State University Law School
  • Bachelor , Social Studies
    University of Michigan
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On September 24, Peter Strand moderated, and Tom Leavens spoke at an American Bar Association webinar titled Fair Use and Copyright Clearance for Creative Clients: A Review of Recent Case Law and Practice Tips.
Reception in Celebration of the publication of "MUSIC LAW FOR THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER" by partner, Thomas R. Leavens, with chapter contributions by Heather R. Liberman, firm associate
Lawyers for the Creative Arts and the law firm of Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler kindly invite you to join us for a Special Reception: Lawyers for the Creative Arts is joining with the law firm, Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC, to celeb...
LSGA partner Thomas Leavens spoke at the John Marshall Law School on buy viagra china'>buy viagra china August 28 at 4pm as part of their "Hot Topics in Intellectual Law" series. The name of the presentation was "Fair Use Post Cairou: Are the Rich and Famous Entitled to Broader Fair Use...
Leavens, Strand, Glover, & Adler, LLC has once again been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for in the practice areas of: Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television and Entertainment La...
Leavens, Strand, Glover, & Adler, LLC has been ranked in the 1st Band (tier) of Chicago-based media & entertainment law firms by Chambers & Partners, a British publishing company that produces an annual directory of American law firms/...
On May 23, 2013, from 12:15pm - 1:45pm, LSGA partner Thomas R. Leavens will guest lecture with attorney Scott Hodes on "Appropriation Art and Fair Use" in connection with the recent decision in Cariou v. Prince.
On March 20, partner Thomas Leavens spoke to the DePaul Entertainment Law Society at DePaul University Law School in Chicago as a panel member on the topic of "How To REALLY Work in Entertainment Law.
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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. 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.
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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"This is an exciting time for our firm," said Leavens, Strand & Glover partner Tom Leavens.
This Nashville presence builds on Leavens, Strand & Glover's deep experience in music, entertainment and intellectual property law.
Tom Leavens, whose clients include Pitchfork Media, Inc., producer of Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, worked on the PBS series Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis and served as General Counsel for MusicNow and Platinum Entertainment.
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