baton holding athlete - sports equity endorsement

Do new pro sports equity endorsement and sponsorship models raise legal concerns for athletes?

Professional athletes are finding a new array of equity arrangements to consider in endorsement and branding contracts. The answer to that question is a resounding “yes.” Professional athletes are becoming the focus of new, creative equity-structured arrangements in which their personal brands are either leveraged in exchange for equity in companies; or athletes’ earnings and…

Protection for Child Actors - Brian J. Murphy Attorney at Law

Child actors and entertainers have few legal protections for their income

Over the years, there have been numerous cases where unscrupulous parents, managers or employers have squandered the earnings of famous children. Most notably, musician LeAnn Rimes and actors Gary Coleman and Macaulay Culkin sued their parents for mismanaging their money. Hollywood’s first well-known child star, Shirley Temple, died at the age of 85 just last…