Lippes Mathias’ multidisciplinary Sports, Entertainment & Hospitality Practice Group not only has the legal expertise to assist clients in these industries but also practical real-world experience.  Led by Benjamin White, former Assistant General Counsel for a sports and entertainment industry leader, the team is comprised of attorneys from the firm’s Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Employment, Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Immigration Practice Teams.

Lippes Mathias’ attorneys assist clients in the sports, entertainment, and hospitality industries with: 

  • Sponsorship agreements (both for brand sponsors and teams and venue operators) 
  • Naming rights agreements
  • Stadium and arena license agreements 
  • Formation and sale of restaurant, entertainment and other hospitality properties 
  • License agreements 
  • Liquor licensing and permits
  • Facility and use agreements
  • Promoter agreements
  • Brand and social media influencer contracts
  • Athlete and talent immigration matters                
  • Defense of sports, entertainment and hospitality companies in litigation matters
  • Labor and employment matters 
  • Real estate and financing transactions
  • Intellectual property 
  • Drafting contests/sweepstakes 

Our clients include various franchises, teams, stadium operators, sponsors, promoters, developers, and sporting goods manufacturers.