Sports Law

Serving the Needs of Clients throughout the Sports and Entertainment Industries

The Sports, Entertainment and Gaming Law practice at Kolesar & Leatham provides comprehensive and sophisticated legal services to clients in the sports and entertainment industries. The lawyers at our firm are leading business attorneys who understand the unique needs, concerns and objectives of both individuals and companies operating throughout the sports and entertainment sectors. We work with a broad range of clients, including athletes, coaches, franchise owners, agents, entertainers, actors, directors, producers, production companies, studios, screenwriters, musicians, songwriters, recording artists and others in Las Vegas and across the country.


Offering a Broad Array of Transactional and Litigation Services

Our Sports, Entertainment and Gaming Law practice is comprised of a team of first rate attorneys who counsel and represent clients in a full range of complex transactional and litigation matters, including:

  • Business Entity Formation and Organization
  • Commercial Leases and Contracts
  • Financing Transactions
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Employment Contracts
  • Non-Competes
  • Management Agreements
  • Sales Agreements
  • Sponsorships
  • Endorsements
  • Copyright and Trademark Matters
  • Publicity Rights
  • Advertising
  • Regulatory Matters
  • Tax and Estate Planning
  • Litigation and Alternative Disputes Resolution

Whether we are structuring and negotiating a complex financing arrangement on behalf of a new business venture or advising an artist in connection with an employment agreement, our attorneys remain focused on our clients’ objectives. We never lose sight of our clients’ goals and we work side by side with our clients to find the best solutions for their legal issues and challenges.

Our lawyers are also recognized both regionally and nationally as advanced litigators capable of obtaining optimal results in complex and sophisticated legal disputes. We aggressively advocate for our sports and entertainment industry clients in federal and state courts, mediation and arbitration forums throughout the country.


Building Strong Personal Relationships with Our Clients

Whether we are representing an institutional client or an individual athlete or artist, the lawyers at Kolesar & Leatham work to build strong personal relationships with each of our clients. We take the time to know our clients so that we can help them make decisions that best support and advance their business enterprises and professional opportunities. Our firm also understands that our sports and entertainment industry clients face complex issues, often requiring the knowledge and resources of attorneys in multiple fields of the law. Because we are a full-service law firm our clients have direct access to experienced attorneys each of our practice groups who can successfully navigate them through all facets of their industry.