Attorneys in Greenberg Traurig’s Sports Law Practice represent clients in virtually every facet of these industries and apply the broad interdisciplinary skills needed to resolve business issues and disputes that affect clients in these highly competitive marketplaces. Lawyers in the group are experienced with representing professional sports teams, individual athletes, team owners and corporations involved in the sports industry.
Our work in these areas include contracts with professional sports teams, athletes, endorsement agreements, advertising agreements, acquisitions and dispositions of professional teams and entertainment businesses, antitrust matters, immigration issues, production agreements, concert event agreements, labor and union matters, labor disputes, contract disputes, government affairs, copyright matters, trademark matters, intellectual property matters, merchandise licensing agreements, content and licensing agreements, sponsorship agreements, naming rights agreements, tax work, and wealth preservation planning. In addition, we have attorneys focused on professional athlete management, providing advice and guidance to help athletes build their careers during playing days, as well as preparing for successful lives once they retire. We also have wide-ranging experience with sports facilities and entertainment venues, including the financing, leasing and related matters for stadiums and arenas located throughout the United States and Europe.