Stokely G. Caldwell Jr. Re-Elected to The Sports Lawyers Association’s Board of Directors



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July 10, 2013

Stokely G. Caldwell Jr., an attorney with Robinson Bradshaw, has been re-elected to The Sports Lawyers Association’s board of directors for a three-year term through May 2016. Caldwell was first elected to the SLA board in 2004.

An international professional organization, the SLA promotes the understanding, advancement and ethical practice of sports law. The SLA provides a forum for lawyers who represent individuals or organizations involved in professional, collegiate, Olympic and amateur sports, fosters the discussion of legal problems that affect the industry and promotes the exchange of opinions and perspectives. The nonprofit organization has over 1,000 members, including practicing lawyers, law educators, students and professionals with an interest in sports law.

Caldwell practices in the area of sports and entertainment law with an emphasis on the motorsports industry and theme parks. For 20 years, Caldwell has provided legal counsel to a variety of motorsports teams, drivers, owners, sponsors, agents, crew members, licensors and licensees. His experience includes creation, negotiation, interpretation and dispute resolution with respect to driver agreements, sponsorship agreements, personal services and license agreements, endorsements agreements, television and film agreements, employment agreements, digital rights agreements, engine lease and servicing agreements, race car and race team servicing agreements, agency agreements and other types of motorsports arrangements. He also drafts and negotiates entertainment and licensing agreements in the theme park industry.

Caldwell is a frequent speaker on sports law and is the co-founder of The Racing Attorney Conference. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Dale Jr. Foundation, Kevin Harvick Foundation and the Martin Truex, Jr. Foundation and has served as the chairman of the Sports and Entertainment Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Caldwell received his law degree summa cum laude from Washington and Lee University where he received the John W. Davis Award, was awarded membership in Omicron Delta Kappa and Order of the Coif, and served as note and comment editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review. He received his bachelor of arts from Hampden-Sydney College.

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