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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 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
  • MLS: DC United, 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
  • International: Everton FC, Borussia Dortmund
  • Collegiate Athletics: Mountain West Conference/Boise State, Sugar Bowl
  • Olympic/NGBs: United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, USA Shooting, USA Cycling, multiple arbitrations involving U.S. National Governing Bodies and International Federations
  • Naming Rights & Sponsorships: TQL Stadium, Climate Pledge Arena, Q2 Stadium, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Golden State Warriors Patch Partner, Dickies Arena, Intel, Salesforce Transit Center, Lumen Field (previously known as CenturyLink Field), Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, presented by New York Community Bank, UCLA Health Training Center, Hard Rock Stadium, Inova Sports Performance Center, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Golden 1 Center, Levi’s Stadium, Albertson’s Stadium, Barclays Center, Moda Center, Spectrum Center, PPL Park (now Subaru Park), Capital One Arena, PPL Center, AT&T Park, Alltech, DC United, NHL Enterprises, United States Tennis Association, Seiko Epson
  • Media & Technology: Los Angeles Lakers, Big Ten Media Properties, Intel, Miami Heat and AmericanAirlines Arena, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Galaxy, Los Angeles Kings, Tampa Bay Lightning, Charlotte Hornets, California Interscholastic Federation, Washington Wizards, Fox Broadcasting, CineSport, Detroit Pistons, Oklahoma City Thunder, The Tennis Channel, New York Jets, America Online, Spirits of St. Louis

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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