Sports & Recreation

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.

Intellectual Property

Emily A. Bayton
Emily A. Bayton
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Denver, Phoenix
ebayton@​lrrc.com
303.628.9568 / vCard
Art Hasan
Art Hasan
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
ahasan@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
G. Warren Bleeker
G. Warren Bleeker
Partner
Los Angeles
wbleeker@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Joshua T. Chu
Joshua T. Chu
Partner
Los Angeles, Irvine
jchu@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Thomas J. Daly
Thomas J. Daly
Partner
Los Angeles
tdaly@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Gregory S. Lampert
Gregory S. Lampert
Partner
Los Angeles
glampert@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Constantine "Gus" Marantidis
Constantine "Gus" Marantidis
Partner
Los Angeles
cmarantidis@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Jason C. Martone
Jason C. Martone
Partner
Los Angeles, Irvine
jmartone@​lrrc.com
949.476.0757 / vCard
Michael J. McCue
Michael J. McCue
Partner
Las Vegas, Silicon Valley
mmccue@​lrrc.com
702.949.8224 / vCard
Jennifer A. Van Kirk
Jennifer A. Van Kirk
Partner
Phoenix
jvankirk@​lrrc.com
602.262.0203 / vCard
Anne Aikman-Scalese
Anne Aikman-Scalese
Of Counsel
Tucson
aaikman@​lrrc.com
520.629.4428 / vCard
Justin O. Ehresmann, Ph.D.
Justin O. Ehresmann, Ph.D.
Senior Associate
Los Angeles
jehresmann@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Ryan M. Swank
Ryan M. Swank
Senior Associate
Silicon Valley
rswank@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Mike Koplow, Ph.D.
Mike Koplow, Ph.D.
Associate
Los Angeles
mkoplow@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Rachel A. Nicholas
Rachel A. Nicholas
Associate
Phoenix
rnicholas@​lrrc.com
602.262.0854 / vCard
Dustin R. Szakalski
Dustin R. Szakalski
Associate
Los Angeles
dszakalski@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Drew Wilson
Drew Wilson
Associate
Los Angeles
dwilson@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard

Litigation

Robert H. McKirgan
Robert H. McKirgan
Partner
Phoenix
rmckirgan@​lrrc.com
602.262.5396 / vCard

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Emily A. Bayton
Emily A. Bayton
Practice Group Leader, Partner
303.628.9568
Douglas B. Tumminello
Douglas B. Tumminello
Partner
303.628.9507