You've Made It To The Big Time, Now What?

Breaking into professional sports or entertainment is challenging. Keep in mind that when you get your first big break that is the time to contact an attorney experienced in sports and entertainment law. When you are fortunate enough to have signed a sports or entertainment contract, things seem like they are going to be great from here on out. But now is the most important time to proceed with a bit of caution. Get a lawyer to give you advice and review any potential legal matter that comes your way. Don't throw away your hard work to get here by not being careful with contracts, intellectual property, your image and likeness rights, and other business issues that you may not fully understand yet. Get it right the first time around. It takes a lot of time, money and effort in litigation if things are not addressed correctly when you start out in your career as a professional athlete or in entertainment.

The Legal Needs Of Professional Athletes Are Unique

Professional athletes are often in the public eye, some more than others. When someone is in the public eye, other legal issues become more challenging to address. In addition to working with athletes on things such as contracts, agreements and starting their own businesses, I have assisted professional athletes with other legal needs as well. I assist clients with matters involving criminal defense or other unrelated personal issues by always considering the impact legal matters will have on their careers.

I Understand The Complexity Of The Entertainment Industry

It is an exciting time when a musician or actor breaks into the business. But often I see a client who is inexperienced with the ins and outs. Getting everything ironed out behind the scenes is just as important as the work you may do on set or on stage. I am passionate about representing clients through this process — clients who have an artistic passion want to pursue instead of being weighed down by the legal headaches.

Although I am located in the South San Francisco area, I take sports and entertainment clients from all over California. Feel free to email me online or call my office at 800-548-6194.