Practical Advice: Basics of Sports and Entertainment Law (On Demand Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $149 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 03/31/2025


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the March 2023 webcast, Practical Advice: Basics of Sports and Entertainment Law.

Topics Covered

  • Analyze the basics of contract and employment law principles in the context of sports and entertainment industries
  • Review the basics of intellectual property law as it applies to sports and entertainment industries
  • Learn about new developments in NIL and understand the Virginia NIL statute
  • Examine the basics of administrative procedures of amateur and professional sports organizations
  • Understand the basic planning issues for wealth generated by athletes and entertainers
  • Consider the commercial law concepts involved in sports and entertainment transactions

The continuous growth and developments in the sports and entertainment industries have created increasing interplay with new industries, businesses, and interested parties, expanding complex legal needs for athletes, entertainers, and organizations. The program presenters focus on Virginia law, providing practical advice and helpful tips when representing clients engaged in the sports and entertainment industries, including the new frontier of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) deals.

Viewers obtain a basic understanding of sports and entertainment law in Virginia. Primarily geared to address the needs of the non-specialist attorney, this seminar helps attendees understand the general commercial, contractual, employment, intellectual property, trusts and estates, and administrative law concepts as applied to the sports and entertainment industries. Viewers also learn to evaluate their clients’ needs and when to either seek help or make useful referrals to specialists.

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Christopher L. McLean, Kaufman & Canoles, PC / Tysons
William M. Palmer, Kaufman & Canoles, PC / Norfolk



Christopher L. McLean, Kaufman & Canoles, PC / Tysons

Christopher McLean is the Chair of the Sports and Entertainment Team at Kaufman & Canoles, PC, where he applies his extensive corporate and commercial law experience to advise clients when engaging in transactions in the sports and entertainment industries. His trusts and estates practice focuses on the specialized needs of athletes, entertainers, and other professionals and executives. He represents individuals in the negotiation of commercial/endorsement agreements, employment agreements, executive compensation arrangements, and business opportunities utilizing an inclusive approach to ensure the compensation structure and tax implications are thoughtfully incorporated into and complement the individual’s broader trust and estate plan while protecting and preserving the client’s interests.

William M. Palmer, Kaufman & Canoles, PC / Norfolk

William Palmer is an associate at Kaufman & Canoles, PC, and member of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment team and the Labor and Employment practice group. His practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling on a wide variety of employment matters. With a background in both sports and entertainment, he applies his litigation and advising experience to both industries. He has specifically been engaged in researching and tracking the latest developments in Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) legislation, compliance with NCAA regulations, and contract review and negotiations.

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