Sports franchises inspire enthusiasm and generational loyalty. World-class athletes bring arenas to their feet. Innovators and entrepreneurs create one-of-a-kind products and experiences to amplify the thrill of competition.
Together, they are engines of economic development and cultural capital, and Nixon Peabody works with clients throughout the sports domain to maximize their competitive advantage, capitalize on emerging trends, and comply with the regulations of this high-profile and high-performance world.
Our team partners with collegiate and professional sports venues, teams, their coaches and athletes, and the businesses that support them. NP helps to develop, protect, and commercialize brands and cutting-edge inventions; advise on the construction, development, financing, and operations of storied athletic facilities across the nation; monetize new streaming options; resolve disputes and advise on litigation matters; and navigate the ever-evolving regulatory landscape that governs competition around the world.
In the esports arena, we offer unparalleled legal support to companies, players, and talent, helping them overcome potential legal challenges and achieve long-term success. Our commitment to staying ahead of the curve is evident in our cross-industry and interdisciplinary knowledge to support venues, teams, and athletes regarding emerging immigration matters, Title IX compliance issues, as well as new opportunities and implications arising from the NCAA’s Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) guidelines.
Whether you're a state or local government, professional sports league, investment bank, investor, or lender, lawyers in our sports and entertainment practice are your trusted partners in the construction, development, financing, and operation of arenas, ballparks, stadiums, and related facilities.
Nixon Peabody is where legal expertise meets the thrilling intersection of the entertainment and sports spaces, ensuring your success in this ever-evolving and high-performance world.
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