Richard Brand Named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by Best Lawyers

SAN FRANCISCO – Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers has named Partner Richard L. Brand its “Lawyer of the Year” for his work advising sports industry clients on high-profile sports transactions and as a top lawyer in the country for his work advising on real estate agreements and transactions. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and location is honored with the “Lawyer of the Year” designation by the nation’s oldest peer-review directory for lawyers.

Mr. Brand, who serves as San Francisco Managing Partner, leads Arent Fox’s Sports group, which earlier this year was recognized by Law360 as “Practice Group of the Year.” Mr. Brand focuses his sports work on naming rights and sponsorship agreements, media rights, arena and stadium leases and licenses, suite and club seat licensing, financings for pro sports teams, advertising, promotional, and food and beverage/concession agreements. In addition to his sports work, Mr. Brand is a key advisor in the firm’s nationally recognized Real Estate and Hospitality practices.

Mr. Brand has previously been recognized as a leading lawyer by SportsBusiness Journal, a “Top 100 Lawyer” in California by the Daily Journal, and by top international directories Chambers USA and Legal 500.

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, Olympic sports and Games, and collegiate matters.

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