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Sports

We Have Your Playbook
From coast to coast, Arent Fox boasts one of the most experienced and diverse sports law practices in the country, with clients spanning individuals, organizations, and teams involved with major league, minor league, and Olympic sports.

The group regularly advises companies and organizations in the football, baseball, basketball, tennis, cycling, hockey, soccer, wrestling, collegiate, and high school sports industries and within the Olympic Movement on a wide array of issues, including those involving acquisitions and sales of teams, property and event companies, financings, media and technology agreements, intellectual property matters, and naming rights and other sponsorship transactions.

Noted for their work involving major sports brands, our attorneys have served as outside counsel on matters involving the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, DC United, Inter Milan, Los Angeles Galaxy, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, New York Jets, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trailblazers, San Antonio Spurs, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Capitals, and the Washington Wizards. Our team also regularly advises clients on Olympic and collegiate matters.

We Run Your Plays

  • Acquisition and sales
  • Construction and development
  • Financing
  • Intellectual property and licensing
  • Labor and employment
  • Litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution
  • Media and technology
  • Naming rights and sponsorships

Rich Brand is the firm’s San Francisco Managing Partner and head of the Sports group. He has been recognized as a SportsBusiness Journal 'Power Player' and was named one of the Daily Journal's "Top 100 Lawyers" in California.

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