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Jeffrey Scott Becker

Entertainment Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   5 reviews

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Entertainment
    80%
    Chair of Entertainment & Media Law Practice Group

    12 years

  2. Litigation
    20%

    18 years

Licensed for 18 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2004
Updated 10/11/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
330 N. Wabash Ave.
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL, 60611

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Posted by Daniel | January 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Rock Star Service!!!!!
I had filed a trademark with a "budget" attorney that promised no hassles and got nothing but. Then I found Jeff and his team and things quite literally could not have been easier for me. They swooped in, revived my denied trademark app, submitted all the info required to for my original app while also adding another one all with little to no effort on my part and executed it flawlessly. I cannot recommend them enough and look forward to working with them again in the future! 10/10
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Posted by Mary | July 24, 2017
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The BEST entertainment lawyer in Chicago...hands down!
My company is a startup, digital platform working with a variety of content creators, producers and talent across music and entertainment. We were in need of a new lawyer after working with one for 6 months, who we did not have a great experience with. Jeff came highly recommended, but I was skeptical and cautious given my previous experience with the past lawyer. Our initial meeting was great, with all the typical "getting to know you" and learning about how he works, his pay structure, the team, the support we will get, etc. I already felt at ease given Jeff's very candid and friendly demeanor. However, given that we were in transition of lawyers, there were some time-sensitive documents and work that needed to be done asap so I was a bit concerned whether he could help us right away and deliver what we needed by our due dates. When a day went by and Jeff began to get the wheels moving (even before we signed his retainer agreement), I was floored! Not only did he have ALL the work done on time, but he guided us through the process, and explained everything to me and my team in a thorough manner that we can understand. It has now been several months and my experience working with Jeff is phenomenal! He is extremely easy to work with, he is thorough, patient and fair. He explains things to his clients in a very clear and easy-to-understand manner which is great (it saves us time and money!) He always delivers the work on time 100%, and has never put us on the back-burner. He does what he says and honors his word which is excellent....because I know that we're not his only client (as a startup, we are still treated like one of his celebrity clients!). But the best thing I love about working with Jeff, is that stepping back from the work, I can see that he's well respected in the industry and in the community, and has a great reputation. Having now worked with him, I can see why. We're very lucky to have him......because it's my opinion, he's the BEST in entertainment law in Chicago.
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Posted by Gabriel Rowland | January 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Quick and professional
I recently acquired Jeff as counsel. He was able to quickly and efficiently resolve our entertainment issue and we are highly satisfied with his professionalism and industry knowledge.
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent SERVICE & RESPONSIVENESS
I became a client of Jeff's after learning of him on Avvo's web-site, and having an initial consultation. I used his services to handle all aspects of a film distribution project. He was very responsive - even on weekends - to my time-sensitive calls and emails. He was knowledgeable in all aspects of our distribution project. He was also personable and pleasant to deal with. We actually received a compliment about our legal deliverables packet from our distributor. They, too, were impressed with the professional preparation and organization of our pre-distribution materials. I would highly recommend him for entertainment law needs.
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Posted by Pat | July 9, 2015
Excellent Client
I manage a firm with 135 employees. I initially retained Jeff Becker to represent my company in a defamation matter. Jeff was excellent. He listened to our objectives and obtained them in a very cost effective manner. Since then, Jeff has represented us on several other matters ranging from intellectual property, contract formation, to general commercial litigation. He is knowledgeable, responsive, and effective. I have since recommended Jeff to several other clients for whom he has also obtained great results.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor of Music Law
  • DePaul University College of Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Chairman of Entertainment & Media Law Practice Group
  • Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2015

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2015
  • 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2014
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Publications

  • IICLE Handbook
  • Chapter 4 – Equitable Remedies – Creditors’ Rights in Illinois
  • 2013
  • American Bar Association General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of Untimely Removal: Beware of the Interplay Between the Federal Removal Statutes and State Court Pleading Requirements
  • 2010
  • American Bar Association General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Civility: A Rational Approach to Combat Discovery Abuse
  • 2009
  • Unknown
  • A Legal War on Terrorism: Extending New York v. Quarles and the Departure from Enemy Combatant Designations
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts Panel
  • We're Going to Broadway
  • 2015
  • DePaul University
  • Morality Clauses in Sports and Entertainment Agreements
  • 2015
  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts
  • Breaking the Deal
  • 2014
  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts
  • Protecting Your Music and Yourself
  • 2014
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Post-Judgment Causes of Action - Fraudulent Transfers, Successor Liability and Veil Piercing
  • 2014
  • Yellow Phone Music Conference (Milwaukee)
  • Songwriters and Life Outside a Band
  • 2013
  • Music Over Business Conference (Chicago)
  • Music Licensing and Exposure
  • 2013
  • Grand Rapids Film Festival (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • The Front End: Business of Producing
  • 2013
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Chicago Entertainment Lawyer Jeffrey Scott Becker
Jeffrey Scott Becker
Entertainment Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 18 years