Professional Sports Law

Manning Kass has a broad and lengthy association with professional sports leagues, teams and athletes. Members of our Professional Sports Law Team have represented these entities and individuals on a wide variety of transactional and legal issues. Our team is led by certified players agent Jeffrey M. Lenkov, who has been at the forefront in shaping California law on issues fundamental to participation in sports, especially the assumption of risk doctrine. Mr. Lenkov has also personally represented some of the biggest names in major league sports today.

We are regularly sought by clients for contract formation, advice on anti-trust issues, class actions, collective bargaining, cyber-litigation, intellectual property protection, and media rights. Our experienced trial lawyers handle complex and high profile litigation.

With a vast network of well-financed contacts, we can provide clients with opportunities for franchise acquisition as well as stadium financing and construction. We are considered by many the go-to law firm to defend teams, organizations, and individual professional athletes in high-stakes matters and significant allegations, and have represented sports clients in all phases of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Our Professional Sports Law Team employs efficient and innovative strategies to benefit each individual client. We understand the challenges our clients face, and pride ourselves in providing, with utmost dedication, the highest degree of personalized legal representation.