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Practice AreasSports Law
Practice AreasSports Law

Sports Law

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Sports law consists of the intersection of many different areas of law – labor law, commercial contracts, employment law, tort law, and workers' compensation to name some. Zashin & Rich's labor and employment law, workers' compensation, and general business law expertise, uniquely positions its attorneys to provide valuable representation to individuals and entities involved with sports. To better meet client needs and form a true client-lawyer team, Zashin & Rich attorneys learn the intricacies and nature of its clients' sport or business. Many of Zashin & Rich's attorneys, as former collegiate athletes, understand the issues and problems facing professional, amateur, and collegiate sports entities, their teams, and their athletes.

Like Zashin & Rich's other practices areas, sports law is continuously evolving. Zashin & Rich identifies and proactively responds to the latest sports law developments (e.g., treating collegiate athletes as employees, wage and hour issues related to team entertainment, etc.). By taking a proactive approach to this dynamic area of law, Zashin & Rich anticipates and is better able to serve its clients' needs. Zashin & Rich also has a robust domestic relations practice. The firm's sports law experience combined with its domestic relations practice make the firm a natural choice for drafting athlete prenuptial agreements and handling high-profile athlete divorces, child custody disputes, and related family law issues.

Zashin & Rich's Sports Law Group serves an array of clients, from major professional sports franchises to distributors of team merchandise and everything and everyone in between. The firm has extensive experience working with athletes, sport agents, team personnel, and unions representing athletes, and is adept at managing the interplay between these distinct but interrelated groups.

For more information about Zashin & Rich's Sports Law Group, please contact Stephen Zashin ( at 216.696.4441.