Our Sports Law Group offers the experience necessary to customize legal solutions for all parties involved in both participation in sports and the business of sports.
The Duggan Bertsch Approach
We serve as trial counsel for litigated matters, trusted advisors for Sports Organization processes such as transfers and eligibility determinations, transactional counsel on sports business deals, and general counsel for Professional Athletes.
Our Sports Law practice as it relates to the representation of Professional Athletes is to serve as general counsel to successful athletes (and NOT as their agent). The goal being to guide and protect our athletes through their prime earning years and ensure their estate is properly structured and protected, their business transactions are overseen, negotiated, and implemented, and global risk mitigation is evaluated and analyzed at every turn in their respective career. We work closely with the Professional Athletes’ advisory teams to manage their affairs accordingly, and want our Professional Athlete clients to enjoy the fruits of their labor and wins long into their retirement. Our general counsel work for Professional Athletes also looks to preserve and grow wealth for future generations, and avoid the pitfalls that so many other professional athletes have fallen into.
Our Sports Law practice related to NCAA and other collegiate and high school associations as well as sports related businesses all-encompassing, includes the following areas:
Injuries on the athletic field
Sports Product Issues
Disappointment lawsuits (lack of/misuse of an athlete’s playing time)
Amateur representation issues (while not violating NCAA rules)
NCAA/high school association violations
Personal Website/social networking issues
Off-the-field issues during athletic trips
Intersection of sports/religion
Contracts for participation, events, marketing, and sponsorship
Insurance coverage for sports participants, sports organizations, and sports businesses
Licensing and intellectual property
Title IX Issues
Morality Clause/Reverse-Morality Clause provisions
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Published Timothy Liam EPSTEIN’s Article Entitled, “The plot thickens in players’ defamation suit over PEDs report.”
When a professional baseball player is accused of using performance-enhancing drugs (“PEDs,” inclusive of hormones for purposes of this article), the implications can be catastrophic.
Sports Law Group Named Among Nations Best
DUGGAN BERTSCH, LLC is proud to announce that our Sports Group has once again been recognized as one of the top Sports Law practices in the US by Hackney Publications. Click here to learn more
Timothy Liam EPSTEIN’S Article Entitled, “Sports betting app targeted for unfair, deceptive trade practices” was published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which ultimately prohibited sports gambling in the United States, was unconstitutional. Murphy v. NCAA, 138 S. Ct. 146 (2018). SCOTUS held that PAPSA violated the anti-commandeering doctrine because PAPSA essentially dictated what state legislatures could and could not do. In the […]