Ropes & Gray LLP
Ropes & Gray is a preeminent global law firm with approximately 1,400 lawyers and legal professionals serving clients in major centers of business, finance, technology and government. The firm has offices in New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul, and has consistently been recognized for its leading practices in many areas, including private equity, M&A, finance, asset management, real estate, tax, antitrust, life sciences, health care, intellectual property, litigation & enforcement, privacy & cybersecurity, and business restructuring.
The Sports Law Industry Group at Ropes & Gray brings together the diverse practices, resources, and experience of the entire firm to focus on sports-related issues. Businesses, leagues, teams, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations and individuals involved in professional and amateur sports encounter increasingly complex and specialized legal issues. Our clients call on us to advise them on sophisticated domestic and international transactions of all sizes and shapes.
Our sports lawyers have critical industry and business knowledge and experience in virtually every area of law that touches sports, helping to ensure that our clients receive effective, sophisticated counsel on every issue, including: Complex commercial transactions
Sports venue leasing
Broadcast and media rights
Sponsorship and licensing
Employment hiring, separation and transition
Transactional matters such as the purchase and sale of professional teams
Investigations and compliance
Organization of charitable foundations and other tax-exempt entities
Brand management and protection
Estate planning and wealth management
Sports-related real estate development