Entertainment and Sports Law

As the entertainment industry continues to expand, legal disputes have become increasingly complex. Melick & Porter can help you navigate through these difficult legal issues. Our entertainment attorneys are highly skilled in contract negotiations, civil litigation, labor and employment law, tort law, and insurance law. This allows us to diligently represent our clients in entertainment law as well as in related legal issues. We advise and defend a wide range of clients, including production companies, movie theater chains, radio stations, theater groups, cast and crews of television shows, celebrities and comedians, bars and restaurants, and casinos.

As a subset of entertainment law, sports law requires a thorough understanding of the sports industry as well as of entertainment law. Again, our multidisciplinary approach provides our clients with a distinct advantage. Of particular relevance, we have extensive experience in the defense of injury and general negligence claims. In addition, our strong insurance practice enables us to navigate complex insurance and indemnification issues. We represent professional and amateur sports, including teams, facilities, athletic associations, and sponsors. We provide a variety of legal services for a number of legal issues, including internal investigations, Title IX compliance, contract negotiations and disputes, compensation and pay equity, misconduct, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, ADA compliance, and insurance.