Sports & Entertainment



Robinson Bradshaw is home to a nationally recognized Sports & Entertainment Practice Group that serves a wide range of industries. We bring a great deal of value to our clients by drawing on our broad-based general experience in business law and litigation, our deep knowledge from sports representations, and our experience in intellectual property matters, taxes and representations of large nonprofit entities. Several attorneys have been recognized as Outside Counsel Power Players by Sports Business Journal.

Our work in motorsports has helped shape the legal landscape of NASCAR and the American motorsports industry, and we maintain one of the most extensive slates of top team owner, sponsor, organizer and driver client bases in the country. We are in the heart of NASCAR country, and our unparalleled involvement in the motorsports arena gives us a unique perspective, enabling us to provide top-notch service to our motorsports clients.

Our representation of college athletic conferences, including the SEC, spans a range of legal areas, including television network agreements, media and licensing arrangements, scholarship litigation, and tournament and bowl media agreements. We have experience advising major players in professional sports – including football, basketball, baseball and golf – as well as clients in the television, film and music industries. 

We also provide intellectual property counseling and litigation services related to the development, maintenance, protection and enforcement of our sports and entertainment clients’ trademarks, copyrights and publicity rights before and after death. 

Honors & Awards

  • Best Law Firmsnational Tier 1 for sports law, 2012; national Tier 3 for sports law, 2016-22, 2024; Charlotte Tier 1 for sports law, 2011-22, 2024; Charlotte Tier 1 for entertainment law - motion pictures & television, 2012; Charlotte Tier 1 for entertainment law, 2011


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