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Arent Fox Sports Group Named 'Practice of the Year' by Legal 500

WASHINGTON, DC — Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce that leading global referral guide Legal 500 has named its Sports group as the “Sports Practice of the Year” and recognized two partners as top lawyers in their field.

The Practice of the Year awards are designed to recognize the work of the best private practice teams over the past 12 months. According to Legal 500, “Arent Fox LLP’s burgeoning sports practice was bolstered this year with the addition of The Miami Heat to its already impressive client list, continuing the firm’s long association with NBA franchises.” The rating editorial also highlighted Arent Fox’s work in contractual advice, advertising agreements, sponsorship agreements, stadium relations, naming rights, and intellectual property matters.
Partner Richard L. Brand was recognized individually among a select group of the best sports lawyers in the country. Mr. Brand’s sports law practice focuses on naming rights, media rights, acquisitions of professional sports franchises, sponsorships, arena/stadium licenses, executive contracts, concession agreements, suite and club seat licenses, and financings for teams and facilities and Mr. Brand represents numerous professional teams. Mr. Brand is also recognized as a leading sports attorney by Chambers USA and US News & World Report
From coast to coast, Arent Fox boasts one of the most experienced and diverse sports law practices in the country, with clients spanning individuals and team sports in major league, minor league and amateur sports. The group regularly advises companies and organizations in football, baseball, basketball, tennis, cycling, hockey, soccer, wrestling, collegiate and high school sports and the Olympics 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.
Legal 500 surveys and interviews more than 250,000 in-house lawyers each year in an effort to rate attorneys and practice areas based on the needs of corporate counsel.

About Arent Fox
Founded in 1942, Arent Fox is internationally recognized in core practice areas where business and the law intersect. With more than 400 lawyers, the firm provides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to a global roster of corporations, governments, and trade associations. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.


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