NGC's entertainment and sports law practice

Creating ownership and operating entities for professional sports teams, negotiating leases and sponsorship agreements and providing day-to-day legal counsel on sports business issues are among a broad range of services provided by lawyers in the entertainment and sports law practice at Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper (NGC).

Our lawyers are also experienced in negotiating labor agreements, representing sports team buyers and sellers, obtaining league approvals, negotiating asset and equity transfers and restructuring equity and debt.

For clients in the music business, our experience includes negotiating contracts, management agreements and performance agreements; establishing entities for management and recording companies; and handling copyright and royalty matters.

Jim Juliano, practice area chairman, produces a specialty sports law newsletter, Legally Speaking, and maintains a sports law-focused website, at Contact Juliano at (216) 621-7227 or at for more information on our services or visit the entertainment and sports law page on our website.