Los Angles is home to some of the most iconic sports teams and athletes to ever compete in professional organizations like the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL. As the center of the global entertainment industry, Los Angles is also the backdrop of countless thriving sports-related businesses and arenas. Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP partners, J. Tooson and Jeremy Lessem, are both contract advisors certified by the National Football League Players’ Association. With several clients currently playing in the NFL Mr. Tooson and Mr. Lessem assist their clients in the negotiation of player contacts with their teams,negotiate lucrative endorsement deals for their clients and advise clients on a host of issues throughout their playing career and beyond. At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, we are proud to be trusted advisors and friends to our NFL clients, and make it our mission to help our clients achieve their dreams as professional athletes both on and off the field.
Breach of Contract
Just like other types of business contracts, sports contracts are legally binding agreements that require both parties to perform specific duties. If either party fails to fulfill its duties, then there is a breach of that contract. Examples of breach of sports contracts include: Failing to perform, failing to produce the expected results, failing to play, Interfering with other contracts, or attempting to prevent the recruitment of other athletes or coaches
Recovering Compensation for Contract Breaches
When it comes to compensation for breach of a sports contract, the party with the grievance can attempt to recover monetary damages and/or specific performance. Monetary damages can include loss of wages, loss of earning capacity, attorney fees, and other consequential damages.
Specific performance is awarded when a court rules that a term specified in the contract has to be completed. This type of compensation can be recovered if a team or sponsor falls to commit to the various non-monetary obligations they promised to fulfill.
Our Attorneys Work Hard So You Can Perform at Your Best
We understand that any sports contract you sign can have a substantial impact on your future and career, which is why we will take the time to review the highly complex terms, monetary values, and other important details to make sure you aren’t taken advantage of. From protecting your privacy and handling public relations, our goal is to eliminate your legal concerns so that you can grow your brand and focus on giving the best performance possible.
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