Entertainment Law Firm Leavens, Strand & Glover Merges With Mandell Menkes

Entertainment law firm Leavens, Strand & Glover has merged with Chicago-based Mandell Menkes, as of Jan. 1.

The combination expands Mandell Menkes’ media and entertainment practice, giving its large media, advertising and entertainment clients access to the deep experience of Tom Leavens, Peter Strand and their team. Leavens, Strand & Glover’s media and entertainment industry clients will be able to draw on Mandell Menkes’ highly-regarded litigators, corporate, commercial transactional and intellectual property attorneys.

The firm will continue to be known as Mandell Menkes and will boast 18 attorneys in Chicago, Nashville, Tennessee and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Leavens, Strand and Linda Mensch join in Chicago, while Hillel Frankel represents the firm’s Tennessee office and Joe Voss joins in Michigan. Leavens, Strand & Glover founding partner Jerry Glover retired from the firm in 2017.

The Nashville office is located at 1102 17th Ave. S., Ste. 306.

“We have long admired Tom, Peter and their colleagues for the tremendous reputation they have built in the entertainment, film, and music law arenas – in both their client work and their deep commitment to pro bono representation of emerging artists,” said Steve Mandell. “Their depth of experience in media, entertainment and the arts is the perfect complement to our media and entertainment practice, and we look forward to offering a broader range of services to our combined client base.”

“From our first conversations, we knew this was an unparalleled pairing of practices that would provide enormous benefits to our nationwide client base,” said Leavens. “We are thrilled to be joining forces with Steve, Bruce Menkes and the other highly-regarded attorneys at Mandell Menkes to create a premier firm focused on helping clients grow and protect their assets.”


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