Legal issues surrounding sports continue to increase in scope and complexity, and Herrick's Sports Group remains on the cutting edge of this ever-changing industry. Herrick offers our sports industry clients not only sports law experience, but also entertainment, corporate, new media, tax, intellectual property and government relations capabilities.
Our Sports Group provides transactional representation and ongoing, general counsel-related services. Our transactional representation includes new stadium construction, development and financing (we've been lead counsel on five stadium transactions in the last two years); purchase and sale of teams; team ownership transfers; team relocations; complex financings; naming rights and other premier sponsorship agreements; team non-relocation agreements; formation of new leagues; memorabilia sales arrangements; joint ventures covering concession services and restaurants; and major event and tournament promotions.
Our ongoing, general counsel-related services address player/personnel-related issues; boxing agreements between promoters and fighters; arena, event merchandising and television licensing agreements; working capital arrangements; sponsorship and advertising contracts; and personal seat, luxury suite and trademark licenses.
We also represent many major and minor league teams, their owners and executives, other significant industry players and individual athletes in their off-the-field joint venture and other investment activities. Our clients include the New York Yankees, NHL Enterprises, Coaches vs. Cancer, Slipstream Sports, Top Rank, Inc., the YES Network, the UFC and more.