Sports and Entertainment
Montgomery McCracken’s Sports and Entertainment Industry Group calls upon the vast array of skill and experience within the firm to provide comprehensive legal services to athletes, entertainers, authors, event organizers, promoters, facility owners and operators, hospitality centers, product manufacturers and other individuals, entities, and organizations involved in the sports and entertainment industries.
Our legal services include advice in business, commercial or artistic relationships; intellectual property, including patent, trademark and copyright advice, application prosecution and litigation; product liability, personal injury, and commercial litigation; employment; contracts; leases; First Amendment and media relations; and dispute resolution. In addition, our attorneys can provide tax, environmental, real estate, and immigration legal services to such clients.
We represent Microsoft in connection with products claims involving its xBox; Giant Bicycle in connection with products claims involving bicycles; and have represented a manufacturer of hunting tree stands; Stamina Products in an exercise equipment products case; as well as other games and toy manufacturers such as Fisher-Price, Mattel, Sega, and others in class actions, consumer, patent, and trade secrets cases.
We have been involved in investigations and counseling regarding claims and compliance with applicable standards for amusement park and other such rides or equipment.
We have been involved in the development of and obtaining licenses for professional and other stadiums, including Lincoln Financial Field (the Philadelphia professional football stadium); counseling a major food service company for stadiums; and representing Dover Downs in connection with various matters for its Dover International Speedway.
We represented a new owner in connection with the purchase of a professional athletic team; a professional hockey team in connection with lease issues for the hockey arena and training facilities; and professional players in connection with their business, IP, and financial affairs, and compensation matters.
We represented the United States Figure Skating Championships Local Organizing Committee in commercial litigation and other corporate matters.
Sports and Entertainment Leadership
Potential Expansion of Athletic Programs’ Duty of Care to Student-Athletes and New Limitations to Waivers of Liability: Lessons Learned from Feleccia v. Lackawanna College
A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision has the possibility of expanding athletic programs’ duty of care to student-athletes and limiting the protection provided by waivers of liability. In Feleccia v. […]
‘Standard of Care’ Laws May Not Dissuade Sport Concussion Lawsuits
Although considerable progress has been made in the past decade toward reducing the risk of neurocognitive injury from sports-related concussive and subconcussive head impacts, concussion management plans alone may not […]
Pennsylvania Now Requiring Licensed Athletic Trainers?
While you’re deciding whether to attend our Higher Education Forum on Friday, October 25 (PRE-REGISTER), make sure your lawyers and athletic departments know about this week’s Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision […]
Pushing Players Too Far to “Do Something” Will Not “Win the Day” in Court – Takeaways from two UO Suits
When Willie Taggart took over as the head coach for the University of Oregon football program, the Ducks’ motto changed from “Win the Day” to “Do Something.” Now, Taggart, his […]