Sports, Arts & Entertainment
We represent professional athletes and artists in the myriad number of areas in which they require professional assistance. These individuals have unique problems that range from corporate, tax, contract review, interaction and negotiations with professional leagues and agents, negotiation of endorsement contracts, joint ventures, business acquisitions, wealth management and estate planning, domestic relations and pre-marriage planning, and sometimes even criminal law. We have the expertise to handle all of these areas of practice, and, in addition, we associate, when appropriate, professionals in the accounting, legal, public relations, and marketing areas.
In addition, we are aware and comfortable with assisting these talented individuals in handling sensitive personnel matters that are unique to the talented artist or athlete as well as publicity concerns and media management. We pride ourselves on vigorously avoiding conflicts and any type of “referral” arrangements between ourselves and other professionals who work with our clients. We also understand the need to be able to completely represent the professional during times when they must devote full attention to their sport or art in a fashion that does not distract them unnecessarily from their first priority. Most importantly, we understand the need to avoid public attention unless it is in the client’s best interest.
The firm also represent artists and art galleries focusing on contracts and copyright issues as well as consignment and loan agreements, limited edition publications, and other matters relating to the purchase or sale of art. Both from a transactional and litigation perspective, we offer the full panoply of services required by both established and budding entertainers and athletes.
Our attorneys enjoy membership in the Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law section of the Florida Bar, belong to the Entertainment and Sports Forum for the American Bar Association and serve on the boards of local arts organizations, including the Arts and Business Council.