Legal Counsel For College And Professional Athletes
As an intercollegiate or professional basketball, football or tennis player, you have a lot on your plate. You must work out, practice and compete continuously to stay on top of your game. As you taste the rewards of success, opportunities and critical decisions may feel confusing. You may feel the pressure to capitalize on your relatively short window to build your reputation in your athletic area, such as:
- Track and field
Your years of peak performance may likely be limited, depending on your sport. For example, as a golfer, you could have decades of success ahead of you, but as a gymnast, you may expect a performing career of 10 years or fewer. The more successful you are, the greater pressure you may feel to keep your financial and legal affairs in order.
Why Should You Work With A Sports Law Attorney?
You may already have an agent, a financial advisor and a personal trainer on your side. However, you realize you need an attorney’s guidance, too. At Phoenix Law Group, you will find an established lawyer with the experience you are looking for. I am attorney Alejandro Gonzalez, the founder and lead attorney of this law firm.
I have helped many collegiate and professional athletes. Many say I am personable, approachable and a clear communicator. I provide the knowledge they need to make good decisions for their futures.
What You Can Expect From Me In College Athletics
Congratulations if you are experiencing success playing football for the University of Miami or practicing any other sport at any other institute of higher education. Now, you may have key decisions to make and questions to answer such as:
- How will you protect your name, image and likeness (NIL)?
- How will you know which sponsorship deals or endorsement opportunities are good to accept?
- How will you distinguish between security and exploitation when sponsors or teams ask you to sign contracts?
Rest assured, I have guided numerous other college athletes through similar decision-making. I can help you understand the consequences of signing or turning down contracts. I can help you stay in control of your NIL rights and future earning potential.
I also represent coaches, trainers, recruiters, stadium directors and team owners in the various legal issues that call for an attorney’s guidance, such as:
- Title IX compliance
- Liability and risk management
- Adherence to athletic associations’ rules
- Site management for venues that draw large crowds
I am knowledgeable about the full range of legal issues that intersect with athletics, competitive sports and more at the collegiate and professional levels in the Miami region.
Schedule A Free Consultation
Whether your involvement in sports focuses more on the development of athletic skills, sports as entertainment or the promotion of athletic events, let’s talk about your current and long-range concerns. I can give you advice on actions to take now and over time to protect your sports law interests.