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From coast to coast, ArentFox Schiff 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 and Games.

Our Focus

The group regularly advises sports organizations (leagues, conferences, teams, national governing bodies), sponsors, and investors with respect to the sports industry on a wide array of issues, including acquisitions and sales of sports franchises, naming rights and sponsorship, properties and events, media and technology (including emerging technologies), development of new sports leagues, governance, intellectual property, sports betting and fantasy sports, compliance, and investigations.

Who We Help

  • Sports teams
  • Sports leagues, conferences, and governing bodies
  • Media companies
  • Sponsors
  • College football bowls
  • Investors
  • Sports betting and fantasy sports operators

Our Work

Noted for their work involving prestigious brands involved in the sports industry, our attorneys have served as outside counsel on matters involving:

  • NBA: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trailblazers, San Antonio Spurs, Washington Wizards
  • NFL: Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks
  • Soccer: National Women’s Soccer League, Borussia Dortmund, Columbus Crew SC, DC United, Everton FC, Los Angeles Galaxy, Minnesota United FC, New York City FC, New York Red Bulls
  • NHL: Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals
  • MLB: New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays
  • Collegiate Athletics: Mountain West Conference/Boise State, Sugar Bowl
  • Olympic/NGBs: United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, USA Cycling, USA Shooting, multiple arbitrations involving U.S. National Governing Bodies and International Federations
  • Naming Rights & Sponsorships: Albertson’s Stadium, Alltech, American Airlines Group Inc., AT&T Park, Ball Corp., Barclays Center, Board of Trustees of the California State University (on behalf of its San Diego State University campus), Capital One Arena, Cedars Sinai, Cisco Systems Inc., Climate Pledge Arena, Constellation Brands, Credit Karma, DC United, Deloitte, Dickies Arena, Golden 1 Center, Golden State Warriors Patch Partner, Hard Rock Stadium, Inova Sports Performance Center, Intel, Jimmy Kimmel Bowl, Levi’s Stadium, Lumen Field (previously known as CenturyLink Field), Melissa’s Produce, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Moda Center, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, presented by New York Community Bank, NHL Enterprises, Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, PepsiCo, PPL Center, PPL Park (now Subaru Park), Q2 Stadium, Salesforce Transit Center, Samsung, Seiko Epson, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, Spectrum Center, Toyota, TQL Stadium, UCLA Health Training Center, United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, United States Tennis Association, Verizon
  • Media & Technology: America Online, Big Ten Media Properties, Brooklyn Nets, California Interscholastic Federation, Charlotte Hornets, CineSport, Detroit Pistons, Intel, FOX, Los Angeles Galaxy, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and AmericanAirlines Arena, New York Jets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Spirits of St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning, The Tennis Channel, Washington Wizards

We Run Your Plays

  • Advertising, Promotions & Sweepstakes
  • Complex Commercial Agreements
  • Construction & Development
  • Corporate
  • Drug Testing & Behavioral Health
  • Enforcement & Compliance
  • Fantasy Sports
  • Financing
  • Gaming, Esports & Interactive Media
  • Intellectual Property & Licensing
  • Investigations
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Media & Technology
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Sales
  • Naming Rights & Sponsorships
  • Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)
  • Olympic Sports & Governance
  • Operations
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Privacy & Cybersecurity
  • Sports Betting
  • Stadium & Arena Negotiations
  • Tax (domestic and international)

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