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Chicago, April 11, 2024

Becker and Alasauskas Author Chicago Lawyer Magazine Article on Business Agreements

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys Jeffrey S. Becker and Amanda J. Alasauskas authored an article for The Chicago Lawyer Magazine, which highlights the importance of preparing solid business agreements between band members.

The article discusses the legal battle Hall & Oates is currently facing over the use of their name, trademarks, and likeness rights, as well as issues pertaining to their record royalties, social media assets and their website. Although the details of the lawsuit and the duo's contractual relationship are confidential, Becker and Alasauskas emphasize that several lessons can be learned from the public records.

To read the full article, please visit the Chicago Lawyer website.

Jeffrey S. Becker founded the firm's Entertainment and Media Law Practice Group in 2012. He is also a member of the firm's Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups. His clients include Grammy Award-winning musicians, producers and songwriters, publishers and record labels, professional athletes, authors, independent filmmakers, and other creative individuals and entertainment-related businesses. Becker has served as secretary on the Recording Academy's Board of Governors for the Chicago Chapter and co-chair of its Legislative Advocacy Committee. Learn more about Jeff and his practice here.

Amanda J. Alasauskas focuses her practice on Entertainment and Media Law, Intellectual Property Litigation and Transactional Services, Commercial Litigation, and Business Disputes. Amanda has represented entities ranging from individuals and small businesses to international corporations in state and federal court in a wide range of commercial litigation, contractual, and business tort matters. Learn more about Amanda and her practice.

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