Sports Law Attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Skilled Counsel in Sports Law

Athletes, business owners, and executives in the sports industry face legal circumstances and opportunities that are unique among professionals. Contracts must be clearly drafted and understood prior to signing, licensing agreements are a major source of income, venue leases must be arranged, and documents are under constant legal scrutiny.

Sports Law: How We Help You

Under the leadership of founding entertainment and sports attorney Scott Andresen, our network of experienced sports lawyers provides litigation and transactional services such as:

  • Sports sponsorships, including venue partnerships and event contracts
  • Asset purchases, sale agreements, and venue agreements
  • Vendor and subcontractor transactions and agreements
  • Intellectual property acquisition and enforcement
  • Employment contracts for athletes and staff
  • Television, radio, and internet agreements
  • Arbitration and contract litigation matters, including collective bargaining cases
  • Sports-related financial transactions, including stadium financings and franchise acquisitions
  • Marketing, promotions, privacy, sponsorship, domain name, social media, and other intellectual property issues
  • Brand protection for clients in all of their personal and professional endeavors

Whether you are an athlete under contract or a professional on the management side of the sports industry, the legal counsel you retain may be one of the most important decisions you make to protect your personal and financial interests. The unique career of sports professionals calls for a unique kind of legal service that is tailored to your goals and your future.

Dedicated Sports Counsel

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In-Depth Knowledge & Experience in Sports Business

Before founding Andresen & Associates in 2005, Attorney Scott Andresen served in a number of roles that taught him to value in-depth knowledge and tenacious reliability above everything else. Attorney Andresen worked for the legal department of the Oakland Raiders and served as in-house legal counsel for the Arena Football League for six years. However, he wanted to start a law firm in the Chicago area that focused solely on how to best serve you, the client, with personal attention and strategies suited to what you need to succeed. At this firm, clients from all over the country value the knowledge and experience that Attorney Andresen brings to each and every case. 

When he is not practicing, our founder Scott Andresen is a sports law instructor in Northwestern University’s Master of Arts in Sports Administration program. He also provides legal insight and commentary on sports law and sports business topics to national television, radio, print, and online media outlets, including:

  • The New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Los Angeles Times
  • The Washington Post
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Chicago Sun-Times
  • Tampa Bay Tribune
  • The Seattle Tribune
  • Reuters
  • Associated Press
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • Bleacher Report
  • ESPN.com
  • VICE.com
  • The Huffington Post
  • Courthouse News Service
  • AskMen.com

Why Hire a Seasoned Sports Attorney?

The sports world is a high-pressure environment where the smallest margins can make the largest difference. When so much is on the line for you and your business, it’s foolhardy to trust your transactional or litigation matters to just anyone. You will need legal guidance that pays close attention to details without losing sight of the bigger picture, a law firm that handles a wide variety of complex cases, and a practitioner who has been there before. Because Attorney Andresen is fully dedicated to the details of your legal interests, you can remain 100% focused on your athletic endeavors and your business ventures.

Sports Law Attorney in Chicago, Illinois

From a single concern about the provision in a contract to forming a long-term relationship as outside legal counsel, Andresen & Associates is the law firm to turn to for your needs. With offices in East Dundee and Downtown Chicago, Illinois, we serve clients nationwide. Contact us to arrange a no-cost consultation with attorney Scott Andresen. The initial consultation is at no charge and no obligation.