The sports and recreation industry is an economic powerhouse, pouring billions of dollars into the economy annually and generating millions of jobs. And the numbers keep growing. But the industry is facing fast-paced change as the business landscape and consumer demographics, behaviors and lifestyles shift. Now, more than ever, companies in this space require experienced, steady and strategic counsel to adapt to challenges and conquer new terrain.
Our lawyers speak the language of sports and recreation. Led by Doug Tumminello, an extreme adventurer and respected commercial litigator, and Emily Bayton, an avid sports fan who writes and speaks frequently on intellectual property issues in sports, our attorneys bring a deep, personal understanding of the industry, its products, and the legal issues facing manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, and retailers in this evolving market.
We represent some of the world’s most recognized equipment and apparel manufacturers, teams and organizations, recreation providers and athletes in a range of legal matters, including:
- Commercial disputes and litigation
- Intellectual property protection and defense
- Product liability claims and supply chain challenges
- Contract drafting and contract disputes
- Business transactions, including M&A, debt financing, disposition and restructuring
- Labor and employment matters
- Human resources and employee benefits
We have the experience and bench companies today demand to fuel growth, mitigate risk and achieve business goals. But we don’t just practice law. We live what we practice and are actively involved in athletic pursuits and sports and recreation industry trade groups and organizations. That means we don’t just know law, we know the trends impacting you and your business, how the competition stacks up and where risk lies ahead. Best of all, we have a passion for what you do and how you do it. After all, this is a team effort.