Sports & Entertainment
Ladden & Allen Sports & Entertainment Program
Being a great athlete used to be enough. Today’s athlete must also be good at life.
The proof is everywhere. On any given day, you’re likely to see negative news about a professional or collegiate player criticizing a referee’s call or a Facebook photo of an act of domestic violence or spousal cheating – news which can end up going viral and becoming “Exhibit A” in the courtroom, ultimately harming a player’s all-important brand and future earning power.
For several years, members of our firm have been speaking to members of professional and college sports teams nationwide about the legal guidelines that protect against liabilities and financial exposure.
In our interactive program with team players, Ladden & Allen, Chartered partners Gemma Allen and Todd Glassman clearly and directly address issues involving personal relationships; and the dangers of media exposure to a player’s career and personal life. They are writing a book, The New Sports Deal: A Playbook for Life Off the Field, offering solutions based on their knowledge as family lawyers and their experiences working with athletes.
- The financial consequences of stardom and the impact of life choices such as living together, palimony issues, parenting outside of marriage, the advantages of prenups and postnups, and divorce matters.
- Domestic violence, including the do’s and don’ts before or after an accusation, and share the pluses and minuses of using social media, texting and emails, and online dating apps like Tinder.
- Information and descriptions of legal proceedings are provided for players who may at some time be confronted with accusations.
For further information, contact Gemma Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (312) 853-3000.