There are several kinds of contracts for professional athletes and entertainers. They may be for long-term employment and commitment, or for only one performance, or the endorsement of a single product. But in every case, how much the client will be paid for his or her talents is just one of many factors to be considered.
The basic contract is a contract for personal services, and it must be written so that the terms are fair, and the client is not bound by unreasonable limits or restrictions on his or her personal or professional life. For a professional athlete or performer, the keys to success are to gain public exposure and to maintain a good public image. Some clients lose opportunities for exposure because their representatives pushed too hard for more money. Others suffer harm to their reputations because their advisors failed to take proper steps to protect their image.
The attorneys at Stone and Capobianco take all of these factors into account and are prepared to represent clients in successfully negotiating contracts in the following areas:
o Professional sports
o Music and recording
o Literary and publishing
o Royalty agreements
o Television, film, and modeling
The attorneys at Stone and Capobianco will bring their experience in negotiating contracts to bear in order to obtain maximum exposure for their client and protect his or her public image so that they can take their careers to the next level and beyond.
If you plan to pursue a career as a professional athlete or entertainer, please contact our office for a free consultation. The attorneys at Stone & Capobianco and their affiliate, Title Sports Management, are prepared to assist you with contract negotiations, endorsements, event planning, marketing, media relations, personal branding, post-career consulting, public appearances, and referral for financial Planning. If you have any questions, please contact our firm today for a free case consultation. Call 772-781-4357 today or fill out our client form here.