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Sports & Entertainment

Sports & Entertainment

The Rogers Towers Sports and Entertainment Team serves as a resource for athletes, sports agents, teams, franchises, and entertainers, offering a full-range of legal services focusing on their client’s needs. 

Clients in the sports and entertainment industry face a fast-paced, ever-changing landscape that is as broad, far-reaching, and diverse as any in the legal field. The Rogers Towers team is comprised of full-time, dedicated attorneys who offer counsel and advice of unmatched quality and are uniquely positioned to serve a client’s needs, all the while, helping clients to achieve unprecedented results. 

Primary areas of counsel include, but are not limited to:

  • Contract negotiation
  • Estate Planning
  • Intellectual Property
  • Tax planning, advice and litigation
  • Immigration, including O-1 and P-1 visas
  • Paternity and Marital issues
  • Real Estate
  • Litigation, arbitration and collective bargaining
  • Breach of contract
  • Complex business matters and disputes
  • Defamation matters
  • Privacy matters
  • Copyright and Trademark infringement
  • Conflict resolution

Our attorneys have handled the following representative matters:

  • Drafted, negotiated, and advised clients regarding confidentiality, non-disclosure, exclusivity agreements, and non-competition agreements and provisions and releases therefrom
  • Advised regarding royalty agreements
  • Prepared and negotiated social media management contracts
  • Drafted talent booking and talent management agreements
  • Drafted, negotiated, and revised employment, sponsorship, and endorsement agreements
  • Advised clients regarding corporate and business formation matters, business ventures, and related matters
  • Drafted, negotiated, and reviewed public, television, and radio appearance, publicity, and performance agreements for entertainment clients
  • Represent clients in commercial and residential real estate purchases, sales, options, leases, and investments, development, and related transactional matters
  • Represented clients in contract negotiations, extensions, disciplinary proceedings, and settlement discussions
  • Represented and advised client regarding protection, licensing, and provision of artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics, and machine deep learning software, products, and services and structuring of business providing same
  • Successfully represented athletes in sensitive litigation and transactional matters in multiple jurisdictions, including proceedings in U.S. territories requiring bilingual representation
  • Assisted athletic trainers in developing cutting-edge athletic technologies and protecting related intellectual property
  • Analyzed appropriate comparators for salary arbitrations
  • Drafted press releases, controversial announcements, and other public-relations messaging controls
  • Assisted sports agents in client management
  • Generated and managed extensive intellectual property portfolios for venue technology providers
  • Planned and prepared estates, wills and trusts for individuals and families 
  • Represented area sports franchises in stadium and venue lease negotiations, vendor contract negotiations, and related matters
  • Negotiated title sponsor agreement, ESPN broadcasting agreement and ACC and SEC conference affiliation agreements for college football bowl game
  • Managed political relationships and negotiated lease agreement with the City of Jacksonville on behalf of a college football bowl game and minor league hockey team
  • Represented athlete clients in paternity and marital disputes

Our attorneys’ certifications:

  • NBPA Certified Player Agent
  • NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial Law
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Labor and Employment
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital and Family Law
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Real Estate Law
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Business Tax Lax
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Health Law
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Appellate Practice
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law

Contact Our Experienced Florida Sports & Entertainment Attorneys