The Firm has been representing sports figures for over 36 years. Representing a sports figure, whether it is a professional athlete, coach, sports agent, broadcaster or anyone involved with sports related businesses, has their own unique set of challenges. For example, negotiating a contract is just the beginning of a sports figure’s legal needs. Having the right attorney can not only increase the amount received up front, but help the sports figure and their professional advisors wisely manage those funds.
HHDU attorneys work closely with sports figures and, when applicable, their professional agents and advisors to not only assist with the negotiation of many sport contracts, marketing/promotional agreements, but also other legal issues that may affect the individual. Sports figures often find themselves involved in lawsuits. The Firm understands the legal exposure sports figures encounter and can aggressively defend or prosecute lawsuits.
Our relationships with sports figures may present situations not found in the corporate world. Injuries, lawsuits and contract disputes are on-going possibilities. We know from experience how to anticipate and handle unique considerations and risks, all with the privacy and confidentiality necessary to protect the name and reputation of the represented individual.
Legal counsel for sports clients may include:
- Contract negotiation
- Litigation –Prosecution or defense
- Dispute resolution
- Personal character defense
- Tax planning and analysis
- Estate planning
- Trademark and copyright licensing
HHDU understands and fulfills the important confidentiality necessary in this area of our practice. Your reputation and financial well-being are our utmost concern.