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Sports Law

Newport Beach, CA Attorney Providing Sports Law Counsel

Pre-eminent sports law services for traditional and extreme sports in California or abroad

For many years, the Law Offices of Richard J. Schwarzstein has helped numerous sports clients with legally sound and strategic counsel — from developing local organizations to fully developed international corporations. Whether we’re drafting contracts, determining tax exemptions or assisting with day-to-day operations, we advise traditional and extreme sports clubs, leagues and World Tours on their goals of continued growth. Our multisport concentration and multifaceted knowledge of sports law puts the Law Offices of Richard J. Schwarzstein a step above on the stage of international sports law.

An experienced sports lawyer providing guidance and insight

A common myth regarding sports law is that the field is dominated by lawyers who only represent high-income athletes. At the Law Offices of Richard J. Schwarzstein, we provide experienced advice on complicated business deals, athlete issues, league formations, sports authorities, trademarks and more to small local organizations and large global corporations alike. In addition to guiding formation and management processes, business lawyer Richard J. Schwarzstein represents or serves on boards of directors of various nonprofit corporations, including governing bodies for sailing and extreme sports like surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding.

A Newport Beach firm versed in all areas of sports organization development and maintenance

The Law Offices of Richard J. Schwarzstein provides efficient and effective contract drafting, team and league structuring, trademarking and branding counsel for local and international athletic organizations that need the astute guidance of an experienced sports law attorney.

We assist with sports law matters including:

  • Trademarks and naming rights: From developing a team logo to titling  a series of events, we establish sound trademarks that protect your IP from potential infringement claims. We help maintain brand portfolios and assist in licensing and sponsorship matters.
  • Formation and Governing Entities: We help organizers determine proper jurisdictions for the establishment of sports organizations and help form the entities.  We draft all contracts dealing with establishing competitions and operating the organizations.
  • International organizations: Well versed in international sports transactions, we assist U.S. and foreign organizations in establishing domestic or overseas franchises, expanding to worldwide audiences and avoiding immigration difficulties when incorporating foreign athletes.

Get legal solutions that steer your sports organization toward success

Whether you need us to trademark your logo or establish legal documentation — for a traditional sport or extreme sport — the Law Offices of Richard J. Schwarzstein is dedicated to the legally sound success of your organization. Call us at 949-751-6680 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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  • Newport Beach Office
    1151 Dove Street
    Suite 130
    Newport Beach, California 92660
    Phone: 949-751-6680
    Fax: 949-752-0651