Jul
30

Collective Bargaining Becomes A Burden For Brady

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (left) greets quarterback Tom Brady (12) after the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

I have been provided the opportunity to sit in on a class taught by ESPN and Sports Illustrated writer Andrew Brandt that is called Business and Legal Aspects of Professional Sports.  Brandt is teaching the class through Villanova University’s online offering, which makes it easy for anyone to access the content. One of the toughest topics…
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Jul
20

Revisions To The Uniform Athlete Agents Act

The Uniform Law Commission has approved changes to the Athlete Agents Act

According to USA Today, the Uniform Law Commission which is an organization that works to standardize state laws has approved changes to the Uniform Athlete Agents Act during its annual meeting last Wednesday in Williamsburg, Virginia. The ULC was created in 1892 to build uniformity among state laws in handling common concerns, first adopted the…
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Jul
17

Interview With Jeremy M. Evans, Esq., Managing Attorney At California Sports Lawyer

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The following interview was conducted by Jonathan M. Stahler, Esq. Jeremy M. Evans is the Managing Attorney at California Sports Lawyer which represents sports and entertainment professionals in contract drafting, negotiations, licensing, and career growth. (1) When did you realize that you wanted to pursue a career as sports/entertainment attorney and what specifically interested you…
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Jul
15

When I Pitched The Partners About An NFL Concussion Lawsuit

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This Summer I am teaching a class at the University of Florida titled, Issues in Sport Law.  Additionally, I have been provided the opportunity to sit in on a class taught by ESPN and Sports Illustrated writer Andrew Brandt that is called Business and Legal Aspects of Professional Sports.  Brandt is teaching the class through Villanova University’s…
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Jun
05

FIFA World Cup Bribery Scandal: The United States Soccer Federation’s Possible Challenge To FIFA’s Decision

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The following paper is a guest contribution by David Katzman, Esq. David Katzman, Esq. is a licensed attorney in New York and New Jersey with his own law firm based out of New York City, called the Law Offices of David Katzman, PLLC. The emphasis of the Law Offices of David Katzman, PLLC is in Sports…
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Apr
22

Official Brands Sues Roc Nation Sports

Dez Bryant throwing up "The X" (Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)

Official Brands Inc., former marketing company for Dez Bryant, has filed a civil suit against Roc Nation Sports. Darren Heitner, attorney for Official Brands, confirmed the suit was filed on Tuesday in Dallas County. The suit states that Roc Nation Sports committed “tortious interference” which claims the defendant wrongfully interfered with the plaintiff’s contractual and…
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Apr
15

Athletes And The April 15th Tax Deadline

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As Ben Frankin once said, “only two things in life are certain: death and taxes”. That statement is as true today as it was when it was made in 1789. However, the process of filing taxes for the average middle-class family is a much less daunting task than it is for multi-million dollar professional athletes. And,…
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Apr
14

Arizona State Launches An Immersive Sports Law & Business Program

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There has been explosive growth in sports-focused curriculum at Universities across the country over the last 30 years. Many schools now offer Sports Management degrees for undergraduates and there has also been an increase in graduate degrees focused on the sports industry. Arizona State recently launched a Sports Law and Business program that will integrate…
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Apr
09

Villanova Sports Law Symposium – 2015

2015 Villanova Sports Law Symposium

What: The Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Annual Symposium When: Friday, April 10, 2015, 9 am – 1 pm Where: Arthur M. Goldberg Commons, Villanova University School of Law (299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova, PA). Overview: The 2015 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium – Game-Changers: An Insider Look at a Volatile Year in…
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Mar
31

The 2015 Berkeley Law Sports Conference

Boalt Hall School of Law at Cal Berkeley is hosting a sports law conference on Friday, April 3.

What:  UC Berkeley Law: Boalt Hall Sports and Law Conference When: Friday, April 3 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Evening reception to follow. Where: California Memorial Stadium, University Club Suites, 210 Stadium Rim Way, Berkeley, CA 94720 Overview: Berkeley Law has assembled an impressive all-star lineup for its April 3 Sports & Law Conference. Six months…
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