Leopold, Petrich & Smith Legal Team Joins Ballard Spahr

Two nationally renowned Media and Entertainment Law practices have joined forces to create a powerhouse team with an expanded presence in Los Angeles.

Ballard Spahr was named 2019 Law Firm of the Year for Media Law and Copyright Law by U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers. It also serves clients in business and transactions, finance, intellectual property, litigation, and real estate, with lawyers in 15 offices around the country.

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Anti-SLAPP Victory for Book Authors and Publisher (2015)

January 26, 2015

In Rhoads v. Margolis, 2015 WL 311932 (Cal. Ct. App. 2015), LP&S obtained an affirmance and reversal in part eliminating all tort claims against the publication of a biographical book about famous guitarist Randy Rhoads.  The trial court had found that the book was not slappable by some of the defendants, but that ruling was unanimously reversed by the California Court of Appeal.