Our Sports & Entertainment lawyers bring decades of experience advising leading clients in the sports industry across the full spectrum of legal matters.
Our knowledge base has made us a trusted advisor to a diverse variety of industry players—from major sports teams such as the New York Giants, New York Jets, and New Jersey Devils. We also advise amateur and professional sports leagues, stadium and arena operators, industry investors, and innovative sports startups on their pressing legal concerns.
Our work on our clients’ behalf spans across several key practice areas and touches every area of operations. We advise on corporate transactions, licensing and sponsorship issues, stadium financings, real estate transactions, ticket resale and sports betting issues, compliance with league rules, tax, and wealth management issues.
We also advise and litigate commercial disputes, class actions, employment and immigration matters, broadcast and media rights, copyright matters, and protect and enforce brand identities, among other representations. We conduct internal investigations and regularly provide counsel on crisis and risk management issues, advising on business and athlete concerns as they arise, from the routine to the highly sensitive and controversial.
The COVID-19 lockdowns helped global gaming sales soar in 2020, and research shows that the industry has no signs of slowing—by some estimates it is on track to surpass $200 billion in sales by 2023. McCarter’s active Video Game Group understands that this explosive growth puts video game publishers, developers, manufacturers, distributors, coders, and numerous others in the video gaming field under increased pressure to get the content to market. Clients across the globe rely on our knowledge and experience in the immersive technologies, interactive entertainment, and esports areas to make that happen.