Disputes involving sports and entertainment professionals and businesses continue to occupy a larger segment of the national and international legal landscape and media attention. The increasing international scope of the sports and entertainment industries, combined with daily technological advancements, makes representation of individuals and businesses operating in these industries subject to unique challenges and complexities. LashGoldberg understands this dynamic, providing clients in these industries with savvy litigation guidance and counsel in an array of contested matters.
Sports and Entertainment Law Experience
LashGoldberg has in-depth experience and a broad understanding of the unique overlap between law and business in the entertainment and sports worlds. The Firm is well equipped to handle any sports or entertainment litigation matter that arises from a transaction or a dispute. Our approach to representing clients in the sports and entertainment industries focuses on their business and legal needs, both short and long term, by providing the individual or company with an experienced, service oriented legal team.
The LashGoldberg sports and entertainment litigation practice group has represented professional athletes, journalists, broadcasters and agents and their various business interests. We are adept at representing individuals who are prominently in the public eye, recognizing that the biggest challenges from working with a celebrity client often are the media coverage and the other people who have clients’ ears, such as agents, friends, and family members.
Significant representative matters include the defense of a professional golfer and his business interests in a long-running Florida state court dispute with a memorabilia dealer involving the payment of royalties and licensing fees. The Firm also represented a national sportscaster in the prosecution of intellectual property claims against a marketing and advertising firm for the unlawful use of his image and likeness.
The Firm’s sports and entertainment practice group provides counsel in the prosecution and defense of litigation matters such as infringement of a copyright or trademark, violation of a right of publicity, breach of a contract, interference with a contractual relationship or failure to pay royalties or licensing fees. LashGoldberg approaches each of these matters by seeking strategies designed to resolve the dispute as quickly and efficiently as possible, whether by settlement, mediation, arbitration or trial.
The Firm’s experience covers the following areas:
- Contract disputes
- Partnership and shareholder disputes
- Royalty and licensing disputes
- Copyright and trademark law
- Defamation claims
- Alternative dispute resolution