Sports & Entertainment Law

Breaking into professional sports or entertainment is challenging. Keep in mind that when you get your first big break is the time to contact an attorney who practices these areas of law. When you are fortunate enough to be considering 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.

What You Can Do

Before you sign anything, get a lawyer to look it over. Don’t throw away your hard work to get here by not being careful with contracts 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 entertainer.

Legal Tips for Athletes

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 contract negotiations and endorsement agreements, I have assisted professional athletes with other legal needs as well. I assist clients with matters involving criminal defense or other unrelated business issues by always considering the impact legal matters will have on their careers.

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Legal Tips for Entertainers and Musicians

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 they want to pursue instead of being weighed down by legal headaches.

Contracts and Endorsements

Professional athletes and members of the entertainment industry are routinely asked to sign endorsement deals and other binding agreements. A well-created contract is critical to secure their personal image and their financial security.

I prepare and negotiate employment contracts in South San Francisco and throughout California. I fight hard to obtain fair compensation while ensuring the terms and conditions within the contract do not limit your professional future.

When the other party of a contract breaches the agreement, you can feel confident that I will fight to protect your rights in court. I offer personalized counsel to help you understand your rights and aggressively pursue a just outcome on your behalf.

Your Name. Your Image.

Due to the high-profile nature of their careers, members of the sports and entertainment industries receive offers for sponsorship or endorsement deals. When these contracts are not crafted well, significant issues can occur that threaten you financially and legally. These may include:

  • One party being able to cancel the deal early
  • Incorrect payment provisions that fail to adequately compensate you
  • A one-sided agreement that takes advantage of you

It is important to analyze the terms, conditions, and confidentiality of any contract carefully. When you partner with me, I work with you one-on-one. I closely review every detail of your contract to ensure you are receiving fair payment while protecting your image and likeness.

From here on out, you do not have to analyze and asses any contract or agreement on your own. I am a fierce advocate for athletes, actors, musicians, and other entertainers who need to fight back against unfair contracts. 

Don’t put it off. Call my office today and schedule a free consultation.

Sport & Entertainment Attorney Serving San Francisco, California

Are you looking to renew your contract with changes? Are you thinking about negotiating for higher pay? Or maybe you want to go after that endorsement deal? With my experience, you can't go wrong making choices in your career. I will help you understand all the terms and clauses in your contract and represent you in negotiations. Call me today!