Our sports work is, literally, big league. We have represented pro baseball, football and basketball franchises; NASCAR teams; and Division I college programs; as well as individual players, associations, venues, and event organizers. Our work encompasses talent contracts, construction and acquisition financing, licensing and merchandising, and endorsements. We’ve handled the sale of a major league baseball team, negotiated a major credit facility for a pro team, set up licensing for a major university sports program, and advised athletes on the formation of foundations, employment contracts and wealth planning.
Our work for clients includes:
- Employment agreements and other issues,
- Executive compensation,
- Intellectual property protection,
- Merchandise licensing and enforcement,
- Mergers and acquisitions,
- NCAA investigations,
- NCAA license for sponsorships and media rights,
- Player contracts,
- Public performance rights,
- Real estate acquisition and leases,
- Tax issues,
- Trusts and estates, and
- Venue licensing and vendor contracts.
The IRS denied a theft loss suffered by an NFL football player when his licensed investment advisor misappropriated $1,679,500 of his funds.