Professional Sports

We offer our clients in the sports industry deep bench strength and expertise.

Effective Solutions

For decades, our Sports Law attorneys have been meeting the unique and discreet demands of business transactions in the professional sports world. Clients in a number of professional sports, including ice hockey (NHL), professional auto racing (NASCAR), and minor league baseball, have turned to Hopkins & Carley for assistance in a variety of matters.

We work with our clients to identify critical issues and create an outstanding, multi-disciplinary legal team  We call upon attorneys skilled in litigation, intellectual property, trademark and copyright, real estate, corporate finance and governance, banking and arena/stadium finance, local governmental relations and other fields, as appropriate, to deliver efficient and effective solutions for our clients’ complex problems.

  • Represented investors in the acquisition of multiple NHL franchises. 
  • Successfully worked to attract an ownership group for an NHL expansion franchise for newly funded arena.
  • Represented sports agent in structuring deferred contract payments for non-US based athlete.
  • Assisted in the formation of an investment group to acquire and operate AAA professional baseball franchise.
  • Assisted a professional sports league in resurrecting insolvent team.
  • Represented ownership group in acquiring and relocating minor league baseball team.
  • Negotiated team stadium leases for multiple minor league baseball teams.
  • Assisted sports agent in structuring numerous contracts for professional and college football coaches.
  • Represented a team ownership group in privately funded baseball stadium construction.
  • Advised professional baseball franchise team owner on legal and tax implications of relocating from Canada to US.

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