Sports and Entertainment Law
Our Sports and Entertainment Law Group, chaired by Anthony R. Caruso, Esq., has significant experience in various sports and entertainment matters. Whether it has to do with individual athletes and celebrities within the sports and entertainment industries, or whole entities pertaining to both, our sports and entertainment lawyers have handled the business and personal matters of athletes and entrepreneurs with undeniable vested interests and integrity. In addition, our entertainment attorneys have worked within the publishing, film, television, music and theater industries.
The Sports and Entertainment lawyers at Scarinci Hollenbeck have negotiated player and coach contracts for the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons, Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic, for example. Notably, Anthony R. Caruso, Esq. was at the forefront of advising, structuring and drafting all documentation for the formation and establishment of a new professional sports league which operates under an innovative “for profit” LLC format. He previously served as league counsel for the National Lacrosse League based in New York City, and has represented professional sports teams.
We have provided legal counseling, negotiations, strategy, media supervision and crisis management on a national level in blackmail cases. We have also negotiated and assisted in the production of various reality television and film projects. The previous examples are mentioned not only to illustrate the multi-faceted nature of the industry, but also to outline the various circumstances that have been successfully counseled by our lawyers within the sports and entertainment world. The professional expertise provided at Scarinci Hollenbeck ensures that our clients receive the soundest counsel, and that laws and contracts are successfully constructed, negotiated and adhered to.
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In addition, our attorneys handle intellectual property protection, license agreements, franchise and distribution agreements, and all types of commercial leases in connection with the sports and entertainment areas.