John Beiter, one of Nashville’s prominent music and intellectual property attorneys, has joined entertainment law firm Leavens, Strand & Glover as a partner.
Beiter will be based in the firm’s Nashville office on 17th Avenue S., which was opened by Hillel Frankel in 2015.
In his more than 20 years as an entertainment lawyer, Beiter has represented clients from recording artists and producers, record companies, songwriters and music publishers, to documentary filmmakers and book authors. He represents clients in copyright-related legislation such as the Songwriters Capital Gains Tax Equity Act and the Songwriter Equity Act. His litigation background in federal and state courts includes representing clients regarding copyright infringement and entertainment industry contracts.
“We have known John for many years and have been impressed with his skills as a litigator, intellectual property and music attorney,” said Leavens, Strand & Glover Founding Partner Peter Strand. “We are delighted that he elected to join our firm to continue the growth of our Nashville and national practices. And personally, I’m excited to add another guitar player to our firm.”
“Leavens, Strand & Glover has an incredible reputation in the entertainment industry, and I am delighted to join the team,” said Beiter. “The Nashville office has the potential to be one of the strongest in the city, and I am looking forward to being a part of this growth.”
Following law school, Beiter served as law clerk to the Honorable John T. Nixon, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Before practicing law, he was a newspaper reporter and a songwriter for a Nashville-based music publisher. He received his J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School and a degree in journalism and English from Indiana University.
The addition of Beiter is the latest step in the firm’s significant growth over the past year. In addition to last year’s opening of a second office in Nashville, earlier this month the firm added entertainment attorney Linda Mensch as of counsel in the Chicago office.
Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC is an entertainment, media, and intellectual property law firm concentrating on creative industries and endeavors. With offices in Chicago and Nashville, the firm represents both institutional and talent clients on transactional and litigation matters.
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