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Over the past 25 years, Dickinson Wright has developed a strong reputation and significant client base in the sports industry across the United States and Canada. Our lawyers understand the business issues that impact the industry, enabling us to identify and achieve the appropriate goals of our clients, including individual athletes, teams, owners, and coaches. Our attorneys also represent employees and administrators who work with sports teams. We are dedicated to our clients’ success, and we work to build successful long-term relationships.

Our Services

Our sports attorneys advise and represent professional athletes, major sports figures, international organizations, and various leagues in the U.S. and Canada on matters, including:

  • Branding & marketing

  • Intellectual property matters

  • Licensing

  • Trust & estates

  • Endorsement deals

  • Taxation

  • Promotions

  • Charitable & nonprofit foundations

  • Sponsorships and endorsements   

  • Litigation & dispute resolution

  • Social media


We also provide legal advice to player agents, sports management companies, owners, managers, and venues.

To learn more about major areas of our Sports practice, please see the following:

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