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Sports & Entertainment

Teammates You Can Trust

​In fast-paced, widely publicized industries like sports and entertainment, it’s important to have a strategic legal team in your corner. We are focused on the issues that matter to you. Whether your need is high-profile or discreet, our attorneys bring a wide range of experience to the engagement. Clients view us as their outside general counsel, trusted advisor, both in good times and when the inevitable problems occur, and most importantly, their teammate. Like how we’ve represented Madison Square Garden for 15 years.

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Our Experience

Case Study
Mintz represents former NFL star Shawne Merriman with trademark issues concerning his Lights Out brand, including in matters involving major sports apparel brands. Mintz has brought trademark infringement, false endorsement, and unfair competition suits and successfully settled trademark cases.
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Mintz represented a leading media and entertainment company in its acquisition of a Needham, Massachusetts site for a new regional headquarters and broadcast studio. Mintz advised the company on the purchase and sale and other real estate matters and a construction management agreement.
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Mintz represented an American pro basketball player in his case against a TV production company and others for using his trademark and brand without consent and a third party's contract suit against the player. Mintz’s client prevailed on summary judgment, and the adversary’s appeal was denied.

Areas of Focus

Our Approach

​We understand from experience the legal complexities associated with the businesses of sports and entertainment. Our practitioners have earned reputations for client-centered service and a practical approach to solving problems.

Every Sports & Entertainment attorney practices in one or more additional legal specialties. This multidisciplinary approach allows our team to bring an array of talents to each engagement — generating integrated solutions to put our clients in the best position to win. Sports law and entertainment law are arenas where experience, flexibility, and creativity matter. We give our clients a competitive advantage.

Clients
  • Athletes
  • Entertainers
  • Stadiums and arenas
  • Sports-related businesses
  • Leagues, teams, associations, and conferences (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS)
​Services

Professional teams, athletes, and entertainers rely on us to advise them on personal business, branding, and licensing transactions. We also work with them to solve foreign visa and immigration issues when needed. Our sports-specific experience ranges from complex business and stadium financing transactions to investigations and litigation to player contract, league governance, and compliance matters. We focus on protecting team owners and executives by reviewing and revising insurance and indemnification arrangements, employment contracts, and executive compensation packages.

Multidisciplinary Knowledge
  • First Amendment / Media
  • Public Finance
  • Litigation
  • Employment and Labor
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance
  • Criminal Defense
  • Trademark and Copyright
  • Immigration
  • Arbitration, Mediation, ADR
Team

Our interdisciplinary team has an exceptional depth of knowledge surrounding the legal issues impacting the sports and entertainment industries. With 500+ attorneys across our eight offices, we have a national footprint and access to a strong international law firm network.

What Our Clients Are Saying

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Our multidisciplinary team brings an array of talents to each engagement — generating integrated solutions that put our clients in the best position to win.