This is a great event to attend if you are in the South Florida area. I will be speaking on the 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. panel titled, Family Managing an Athlete’s Career.
What: 4th Annual Nova Southeastern University Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium
When: Saturday, February 19th, 2011 (9:30 a.m. –
Keynote Speaker: Luther Campbell
Check-in and Breakfast
Finding the Money to Finance Entertainment Projects
This panel will discuss how entertainment deals are financed. In addition to discussing the new Florida Statutes regarding the finance of domestic films, the panelists will also explore the recent case law on the topic. The panelists will also provide some real life stories and insight in dealing with clients in this area.
- Stewart Merkin, Law Office of Stewart A. Merkin
- Stephen Carlisle, Stephen M. Carlisle, P.L.
- Danielle Schwolow, President/CEO of Status Stalker
- Lawrence Haber, Law Offices of Lawrence H. Haber, P.A.
With the new litigation regarding publicity rights of student athletes and entertainers, this panel will discuss the impact of publicity rights in the sports and entertainment industry. This panel will also discuss on the adult entertainment industry as well as current cases and recent holdings.
- Geoffrey Lottenberg, Associate, Lott & Friedland
- Michael Richmond, Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University
- Ivan J. Parron, PARRON LAW: Attorneys & Counselors
Family Managing an Athlete’s Career
This panel will discuss the recent issues regarding Cam Newton and the NCAA loophole dealing with family members exploiting their children for financial gain. The panel will also converse about the pros and cons of having a family member as a career planner and manager in the sports and entertainment industry.
- Alan Fertel, Partner, Pathman Lewis, LLP
- Darren Heitner, Attorney at Law, Kock Parafinczuk & Wolf, P.A.
- Jason Weiss, Partner, Smith & Verbit, P.L.
- Jennifer Gomez, Esq.
- Kristin Campbell, Attorney & NFL Certified Agent
This panel will explore measures an attorney can take for protecting the clients that have copyright and trademark issues. It will develop ways a lawyer can go about selecting clients as well as discussing warning signs when to deny representation to a client. Further, the panel will discuss factors to consider when deciding to charge on a contingency or flat fee basis.
- Charlotte Towne
- Elliot Zimmerman
- David Rogero
Cost: Price includes Networking Breakfast and Admission to Keynote Luncheon:
- $15 SELS Members
- $25 Non-Members (NSU Students)
- $35 Non-Members (Other Schools)
- $45 General Admission
- $90 Attorneys for CLE
Register Online/Fax or Mail by clicking here. The following CLE credits are offered:
- Maximum Credit: 5.0 hours
- General: 5.0
- Ethics: 1.0
- Certification Program – Maximum Credit: 5.0, Business Litigation: 4.0, Intellectual Property: 5.0