Sport Law

The commercial nature of sports means that they have a requirement for legal representation. We advise clients, large organizations to individuals and player / agents.

LEGE sports law attorneys represent player, player associations, professional athletes, player classes in antitrust and other litigation, sports ownership groups, sports event organizers, intellectual property licensees and licensors, media companies, sports agents, lenders and underwriters of team and sports facility debt, governmental entities, coaches, competing sports leagues, sponsors, and others involved in disputes and transactions in the sports industry. Our experience spans the full spectrum of sports industry legal matters:

  • Drafting and negotiation of the full range of commercial agreements including management agency, sponsorship, merchandising, licensing, appearance and performance.
  • Media rights and fees.
  • Player and agent & club agreements.
  • Litigation, arbitrations, and collective bargaining cases.
  • Sports-related financial transactions, including stadium financings, franchise acquisitions, and other corporate matters.
  • Marketing, promotions, privacy, sponsorship, domain name, social media, and other intellectual property matters.
  • Sports sponsorships, including venue partnerships, event contracts, broadcast programming, and arena naming rights.
  • Brand protection for professional athlete clients in all of their personal, professional, and charitable endeavors, including endorsement, domain name, social media, trademark, corporate, trust and estates, tax, charitable foundation, and litigation matters.