Professional athletes possess a combination of strength, grace, and teamwork on the field — but in contract negotiations, labor disputes, and other legal situations, they often need a different kind of team to assist them.
Professional Lawyers for Professional Athletes
Representation of professional athletes can include contract negotiation, team selection for free agents, workers’ compensation, labor grievances, line of duty disability claims, medical management of injuries, physician selection, media management and much more.
Our areas of expertise include negotiating and drafting playing contracts and commercial endorsements as well as estate planning, tax preparation and general legal services.
Legal Counsel for Coaching Professionals
Coaches need legal counsel as well. Our coaching clients seek help in areas ranging from job placement, negotiation and drafting of employment contracts and managing disputes, as well as endorsements. Our clients include Super Bowl coaches, an NFL Coach of the Year and multiple NCAA Coaches of the year.
Representation for College Athletes
Drew Eckl & Farnham can also provide crucial counseling for college athletes. This includes pre-draft counseling and combine preparation for NFL draft-eligible college players, as well as negotiation of contracts for drafted players and free agents. Our sports law attorneys advise student-athletes and service providers who serve them with counsel regarding how to navigate collegiate and state-level Name-Image-Likeness requirements and NCAA rules while ensuring that student-athletes can access the benefits of their own brand value.
The attorneys at Drew Eckl & Farnham are adept at helping professional athletes and coaches alike manage their legal needs at every step of their career.