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Practice Areas Litigation Sports & Entertainment 

Our Sports & Entertainment Group understands the unique challenges in this area our clients face on a daily basis. We recognize that each client brings with them a distinct set of opportunities, goals and challenges. Our team of attorneys understands these and is well-equipped to address the full range of legal issues facing professionals in the entertainment, hospitality and sporting arenas. 

We provide legal and consulting services to a host of clients, such as major and minor league sports teams; recreational facilities; hotels, resorts and casinos; restaurants, night clubs, bars and lounges; radio stations; entertainment and event promotion companies; talent agencies, producers and management companies; television and film production companies and industry executives; publishing companies; and other companies immersed in the entertainment, hospitality and/or sporting industries. 

Our team of attorneys has extensive experience negotiating and drafting management, development, licensing and distribution agreements as well as producer contracts. Companies in these fields require experienced attorneys able to advise on day-to-day operations to minimize risk and maximize profitability. When things do not unfold as planned, we ably defend clients in a wide range of matters from serious injury claims to contract and employment issues. 

Firm clients range from small business owners to national, professional organizations. Our attorneys have handled a wide variety of matters in this field, both domestically and internationally, including: 

  • Defending sports teams, hotels, casinos, recreational facilities and athletes in litigation arising from their routine operations
  • Providing guidance on complying with regulatory laws in fields such as broadcasting, boxing and sports and fitness clubs
  • Registering and defending trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property
  • Counseling facilities on the use of indemnity agreements, liability waivers and insurance contracts to minimize risk
  • Counseling companies on issues related to corporate structure and employment-related issues
  • Negotiating contracts and licensing agreements on behalf of athletes and companies for autographs, personal appearances and other advertising-related activities
  • Negotiating professional sports contracts between players and teams
  • Drafting royalty agreements for musicians and other artists
  • Representing athletes facing sanctions by sports governing bodies

Our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of the intricacies associated with our clients’ businesses and can relate to clients on a fundamental level. The depth of our experience coupled with the breadth of our firm’s experience in other practice areas such as LitigationEmploymentCorporate & Business Services provide clients with a level of legal service unmatched by our counterparts. 

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