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.


Products and Other Litigation

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.

Sports Facilities

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.

Professional Sports

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.

Sports Associations

We represented the United States Figure Skating Championships Local Organizing Committee in commercial litigation and other corporate matters.

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