We assist clients —who are athletes— by securing, negotiating and drafting contracts on their behalf.
A contract is a legally binding agreement which represents a union of the parties viewpoints. Sports contracts are subject to the same principles of contract formation as any other form of employment agreement.
Sports contracts for athletes can be divided into three general categories:
- Professional services contracts (sometimes called standard player contracts) – agreements under which individuals are employed or agree to render services, as players on professional sports teams, with professional sports organizations or as professionals.
- Endorsement contracts – agreements which grant sponsors the right to use (i.e., license) athletes’ names, images, or likenesses in connection with advertising the sponsors’ products or services.
- Appearance contracts – agreements which compensate athletes for appearing at public events, sports camps, golf tournaments, etc…