As professional sports clubs, athletes or entertainers build a strategic plan for their success, it is critical to work with positive, forward-thinking counsel that understands the challenges of these industries and can help realize their potential.
Pearl Cohen’s Sports and Entertainment group has accumulated vast experience in representing sports clubs, coaches, athletes, acting agencies, actors and many others, whether professional or amateur, as they look to build long-lasting success. Our attorneys have expertise in the roles, duties, and obligations of sports clubs, athletes, artists, producers, investors, distributors, directors, actors, writers, studio executives, and other creative talent. Our attorneys also have extensive experience in counseling, copyright licensing, and enforcement of promotion agreements in each industry, as well as a keen awareness of the limits of copyright protection and fair use for creative works of authorship.
Our comprehensive offering includes the negotiation of sponsorship and licensing agreements, employment contracts, stadium leases, intellectual property issues, as well as a raft of global regulations and rules affecting the sports and entertainment fields. One notable example typifying our strength in this area is our representation of one of the preeminent professional basketball teams, Maccabi Tel Aviv, in negotiating various lucrative agreements with the team’s players and coaches, the multi-year contract to use the Nokia Arena stadium, corporate governance and compliance with International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and Euroleague rules.
We mirror our clients’ dedication to professionalism, tapping into our multidisciplinary resources to provide them with the most thorough, creative and tailored service, a key factor why our clients meet and exceed their own highest standards.