Sports Law

As a seasoned group of trial attorneys, Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears has been called upon in numerous instances to represent clients in the sports world and we have experience in legal matters that impact athletes and sports agents throughout the country.

We have handled complex arbitration matters before the National Football League Players Association, including disputes between registered Contract Advisors and disputes between players and their Contract Advisors. As one example, in 2023, we prevailed on behalf of a prominent agent seeking full payment of his commission against a player who contended that the agent had breached his fiduciary duty.

In other sports-related matters, we have represented athletes in difficult situations following an arrest. In addition, we have experience representing athletes in tax disputes arising from off-the-field investments.