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Sports Law: The Business Structure of Professional Sports

Presented by Brandon Leopoldus

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Course Description

Length: 1h 1min    Published: 5/14/2016    
The typical business structure of professional sports is unlike any other industry. From the filing status of the leagues, their relationship with member franchises and associations, antitrust issues, to the many licensing agreements at play, there is much to consider for attorneys interested in practicing in this area.

In this program, sports lawyer and former professional umpire, Brandon Leopoldus, will unravel the many complexities surrounding this area of the law, drawing on the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB as examples. Topics covered include:

- Organization of sports leagues under 501(c)(6)
- Collective bargaining issues
- Interplay between leagues and franchises
- Antitrust issues & cases
- Licensing and merchandising issues
- Exclusive sponsorships
- Operation of the game
- Trend of league legal status away from nonprofit
- Takeaways for the sports lawyer

Learning Objectives
* Understand the organization of sports leagues under 501(c)(6)
* Explore collective bargaining issues
* Review antitrust issues and cases in sports law
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Brandon Leopoldus

10833 Wilshire Boulevard #510, Los Angeles, CA 90024


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"Excellent presentation as an introduction to the sports content field of law."

   Stanley B