Sports and Entertainment Law

Strategic Representation for Clients in the Sports, Entertainment and Gaming Industries

Kolesar & Leatham is a recognized leader in delivering strategic representation to clients in the sports, entertainment, and gaming industries. Our lawyers counsel and work with corporate entities and individuals throughout these industries to help them fulfill their business, financial, and professional goals. We provide comprehensive legal services to our clients, from assisting with day-to-day regulatory and compliance matters, to resolving disciplinary or franchising disputes, to negotiating complex financing structures for new facilities and building projects.

The attorneys at our firm have a vast understanding of the diverse and demanding pressures clients in the sports, entertainment, and gaming industries face. We focus on building strategies and plans that effectively address these challenges and promote and advance our clients’ most critical business objectives.

At Kolesar & Leatham, we take a multi-disciplinary approach to legal representation. Combining the talent and resources of attorneys across our broad-based practice groups, including copyright and trademark protection, administrative and governmental affairs, banking and finance, corporations and business entities, estate and tax planning, intellectual property, litigation and real estate, ensures that we are able to meet all complex and evolving legal needs of our sports, entertainment, and gaming industry clients.

Sports Industry

Kolesar & Leatham offers comprehensive legal services to clients in the sports industry. Our lawyers represent sports franchises, developers, investors, athletes, coaches, agents, and other parties in a full range of regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters. Whether we are drafting and negotiating a player contract or advising a client in connection with a disciplinary matter or a sophisticated licensing agreement, our attorneys focus on helping our clients achieve their immediate and long-term goals and objectives.

Entertainment Industry

The attorneys in our Sports, Entertainment, and Gaming Law practice represent artists, actors, agents, directors, producers, production companies, recording studios, publishers, and other entities in the entertainment industry. We understand just how challenging the entertainment industry can be for both individuals and businesses, and we work one on one with our clients to find the best solutions for their most demanding legal issues.

Gaming Industry

Our firm has vast experience counseling and advising corporate entities and individuals throughout the gaming industry, including gaming licensees, operators, and applicants. We have a deep understanding of both the gaming industry and the laws and regulations governing gaming operations and activities. Our lawyers regularly assist gaming clients with all aspects of their operations, from securing gaming-related approvals from local and federal licensing authorities to developing new properties and resorts.

To learn more about the high-quality legal services and assistance we provide to clients in the sports, entertainment, and gaming industries, we invite you to visit the following pages:

  • Entertainment Law and Employment Contracting
  • Franchise Law
  • Gaming Law
  • Sports and Entertainment Law
  • Copyright and Trademark Law