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Best Practices for Negotiating Naming Rights and Sponsorship Deals
May/June 2011
Irwin A. Kishner, Julie Albinsky
Professional Sports and the Law
Irwin Kishner and Julie Albinsky co-authored “Best Practices for Negotiating Naming Rights and Sponsorship Deals" which discusses issues and offers practice tips for in-house counsel at sports franchises in negotiating naming rights and sponsorship deals.
Very Much Ado About....Nothing: An Analysis of the Impact of American Needle v. NFL on Collective Bargaining and Merchandising in Professional Sports
Spring 2011
Irwin A. Kishner, Julie Albinsky
American Bar Association's Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
Irwin Kishner and Julie Albinsky co-authored "Very Much Ado About....Nothing: An Analysis of the Impact of American Needle v. NFL on Collective Bargaining and Merchandising in Professional Sports."  The article examines the practical impact of the Supreme Court's decision in American Needle v. NFL, refusing to grant the NFL blanket "single entity" status and therefore immunity from Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel
Spring 2011
Irwin A. Kishner, Daniel A. Etna, Lonn Trost
American Corporate Counsel Association (ACCA) treatise
Irwin Kishner, Dan Etna and Lonn Trost co-authored a chapter in the book "Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel" written by Robert L. Haig, on "Sports Law." Brooke Crescenti, Jessica DeBartolo, Rick Torres, Julie Albinsky, David Hoffman and Regina Liang assisted in writing the article.
Labor Unrest in the NFL — What It Means for Sponsors, Television Partners and Licensees
February 11, 2011
Irwin A. Kishner, Matthew Pace
Sports Litigation Alert
Irwin Kishner, Matthew Pace and Rick Torres opine that a football strike or lockout would create potential problems for sponsors, broadcast partners and licensees. The article points out that creative materials are developed months in advance of their launch, meaning that sponsors must decide whether to invest time and money into creating and developing the materials, without knowing whether the next football season will be played as scheduled, delayed or cancelled entirely. Licensees, meanwhile, pay advances against royalties, and if the games aren't played, revenues from licensed merchandise will drop sharply.
Fields of Dreams: The Benefits of Public and Private Cooperation in Financing Professional Sports Stadiums
Fall 2010
Irwin A. Kishner, David R. Hoffman
Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
Irwin Kishner and David Hoffman co-authored the article "Field of Dreams: The Benefits of Public and Private Cooperation in Financing Professional Sports Stadiums."
California Workers' Compensation Laws Present Unique Challenges for Pro Sports Teams
April 23, 2010
Irwin A. Kishner
Sports Litigation Alert
Irwin Kishner authored the article "California Workers' Compensation Laws Present Unique Challenges for Pro Sports Teams" in Sports Litigation Alert. The article, which Julie Albinsky assisted in preparing, discusses how professional athletes can benefit from California's "employee-friendly workers' compensation landscape."
The Rise of Social Media: What Professional Teams and Clubs Should Consider
Winter 2010
Irwin A. Kishner
Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
Irwin Kishner and Brooke Crescenti co-authored the article "The Rise of Social Media: What Professional Teams and Clubs Should Consider" in Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, an American Bar Association newsletter.
Caveat Emptor, Seller and Auctioneer When Sports Memorabilia Is for Sale
August 14 , 2009
Irwin A. Kishner, Liliana Chang
Sports Litigation Alert
Irwin Kishner—with assistance from summer associate Liliana Chang—authored the article “Caveat Emptor, Seller and Auctioneer When Sports Memorabilia Is for Sale,” in which he advises buyers, sellers, auctioneers and collectors of sports and entertainment memorabilia that dealing with large, reputable dealers and auctioneers helps minimize the risk of trading forgeries and items of questionable provenance.
College Coaches-in-Waiting: Good Idea, or Unnecessary?
May 2008
Daniel A. Etna
Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics
Dan Etna's article analyzes the parallels between succession planning in the corporate world and succession planning in the coaching ranks in college and professional athletics.
Will Metal Bats Make a Hit?  Product Liability and Legislation of Baseball
April 2008
Alan D. Kaplan, LisaMarie F. Collins
LJN's Product Liability Law & Strategy
Alan Kaplan and LisaMarie Collins co-author "Product Liability and the Legislation of Baseball" for LJN's Product Liability Law & Strategy.
Legal Considerations When a Professional Athlete Is Injured
March 28, 2008
Irwin A. Kishner
Sports Litigation Alert
Irwin Kishner writes on what to do when athletes are injured but disagree with their team on the proper course of medical treatment.
Magic Had to Weigh Public Relations Issue in Settling Donovan Matter
July 2007
Irwin A. Kishner
Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics
Irwin Kishner authors an article that examines the legal -- and non-legal -- issues that the Orlando Magic faced in deciding how to handle the case of a coach who signed with the team and then reneged.
Remember the Goal
October 2, 2003
Irwin A. Kishner
The Daily Deal
Irwin Kishner authors "Remember the Goal."
YES
May 2002
Irwin A. Kishner, Daniel A. Etna
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
Irwin Kishner and Dan Etna co-author this article on the formation of the YES television network.
The Games That Rate: The Most Awe-Inspiring Events in Team Sports, WWII to MM
2001
Gary Eisenberg
Lightning Source Inc.
Gary Eisenberg authors a book on "the most awe inspiring events in team sports."
Cureton v. NCAA: Scrutinizing Proposition 16 and the Consequences of Its Disparate Impact on Prospective Minority Student-Athletes
2000
M. Darren Traub
Sports Law Journal
Darren Traub's article on Cureton v. NCAA appears in Sports Law Journal.