have extensive experience in a broad spectrum of sports law, including
negotiation, drafting and consummation of commercial endorsement contracts,
appearance agreements and the licensing of publicity rights for current
professional athletes. Our practice also encompasses advice and counsel
firms and agents regarding scope of permissible activities and the drafting
of player-agent agreements.
Our client representation includes former and current members of the PGA
League Baseball and the National Football League in connection with investment,
appearance and endorsement agreements.
Our entertainment practice includes the negotiation and drafting of recording
emerging artists and independent labels, producer agreements and various
royalty agreements representing publishers and authors in the literary
Significant transactions include:
- Negotiation and drafting of a commercial endorsement
a PGA Tour Member and a real estate development entity for a mixed use
golf course development.
- Negotiation and drafting of an agreement between
a major software
development company and a PGA Tour Member for the creation of an
interactive computer game.
- Negotiation and drafting of the purchase of a fractional
ownership interest in
private aircraft for various PGA Tour Members and current and former
members of the National Football League.
- Communication and negotiation of various agreements
with front office
management of various Major League and Minor League Baseball
organizations as well as The Office of The Commissioner of Major League
Baseball and The Major League Baseball Players Association.
- Negotiation of contract terms between a client Coach
and a Major League
- Negotiation and drafting of contract terms between
a client Manager and an
Independent Minor League Baseball Organization.
- Representation, negotiation and drafting of Partnership
Agreement on behalf
of former members of the National Football League regarding commercial
endorsement and promotional obligations in connection with the formation
of an investment venture.
- Representation, negotiation and drafting of an agreement
between a PGA
Tour Member and a nationally recognized memorabilia vendor.
- Advise and counsel to several PGA Tour Members regarding
and dispute resolution involving various commercial endorsement
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