Stites & Harbison attorneys have a thorough understanding of the complex legal issues impacting the sports and entertainment industries on a daily basis. We have worked with everyone from team owners, agencies, sports associations, and players, to record labels, recording artists, and television stations. These multimillion dollar industries are ever changing and require seasoned attorneys with a deep understanding of the landscape. Stites & Harbison’s multidisciplinary approach to servicing the needs of its clients allows us to provide full legal representation to our sports and entertainment clients in the areas of:
- Contract Negotiations and First Amendment Rights;
- Intellectual Property, Copyright Law, and Royalties;
- Complex Financings;
- Mediation, Arbitration, and Litigation;
- Real Estate;
- Employment; and
- Estate Planning.
Stites & Harbison attorneys have represented clients in negotiating contracts, advised clients regarding compliance with the rules and regulations of the National Basketball Association, National Collegiate Athletic Association, as well as other conferences, and have assisted clients in a variety of other day-to-day legal matters. In addition, we have provided advice to clients relating to the various state and federal regulations associated with intercollegiate and professional athletics. While we prefer to help clients mitigate risk, when needed, we also assist clients with internal investigations, NCAA investigations and the defense of their interests in court.
We maintain a deep understanding of the entertainment industry including copyright law, music publishing, contract negotiations, record labels, media and technology, television, radio, and general corporate matters. Clients include entertainment industry artists, songwriters, and other entities engaged in the use of creative works.
Our firm’s team approach benefits clients, assisting them in these globally popular industries with complex and often high-profile legal issues. Stites & Harbison attorneys are included in some of the most prestigious legal rankings and publications including but not limited to The Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation and Martindale-Hubbell®.