Entertainment & Sports Section
The 2013/2014 CBA Section Co-Chairs:
Stephen T. Erwin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dave Ratner (email@example.com)
Leigh Augustine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CBA Staff Liaison: Andrea Mueller Arias, email@example.com
Entertainment & Sports Section
Colorado Bar Association
The Entertainment and Sports Section provides a forum for discussion and education on the wide variety of issues related to the practice of entertainment and sports law in Colorado. The Section offers resources to members representing parties in the athletic and creative arts industries, whether in private practice, as in-house counsel, or in a policy-making role. We also aim to expand the practice of entertainment and sports law and foster the growth of the creative arts and athletic industries in Colorado.
Our section hosts monthly CLE luncheons featuring informative presentations by industry practitioners from around the country. These events touch upon timely topics of interest and issues of relevance to entertainment and sports attorneys. Our meetings are hosted in a roundtable format and often include interesting discussions and lively Q&A. We encourage practitioners from all areas of the law to participate - many of our attendees are not traditional "sports and entertainment lawyers" but have an interest in the particular topic or in learning more about the practice.
The Entertainment & Sports Section is pleased to continue its 1-hour lunch CLE program in 2012. The luncheons feature informative presentations by industry practitioners that touch upon timely topics of interest, and typically include Q&A style discussions of issues of relevance to entertainment and sports attorneys.
Upcoming CLE Luncheons - - Mark your calendars!!!
November 15, 2013
Pro Sports Contract Negotiations: Packaging and Presenting the Deal
Paul Sheehy, President and General Counsel at ProStar Sports Agency
The ESPN ticker buzzes by with breaking news that a team and player “have agreed to terms on a 5 year, $50 million contract extension.” How did that happen? What approach did each side take to arrive a that number? How is that contract actually valued by each side, and why is there typically a difference in valuation? What at-the-table and away-from-the-table moves did each side use or experience as part of the deal set up?
This luncheon session will walk through actual contract negotiations for high profile professional athletes conducted by Paul Sheehy, president and general counsel at ProStar Sports Agency. Paul has been certified by the NFL Players Association since 1988, and has negotiated hundreds of NFL player and NFL and NCAA coaching contracts throughout his career. He has also taught negotiating, dispute resolution, and sports law at the graduate school level at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business. He has been a member of the Colorado Bar since 1997 and was admitted to the California Bar in 1990. Paul holds a B.S., MBA, and JD, and has also participated in the renowned Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation.
All luncheons take place in the Colorado Bar Association Executive Conference Room at 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203 from Noon to 1:15 P.M. Cost (including lunch) is $15 for Section Members, $20 for non-Section Members, $30 for Non-CBA Members and $10 for Students (free without lunch).
RSVP by calling (303) 860-1115 ext. 727 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before Noon on the business day preceding the scheduled luncheon date. Cancellations of less than twenty-four (24) hours and no-shows will be billed for the cost of the program. Checks may be sent to the CBA, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203. Checks should be made payable to the Colorado Bar Association, and should indicate the attendee’s name as well as the name of the program to be attended.
Watch for announcements and details regarding upcoming CLE luncheon events in your Inbox.
And make sure to keep your contact information current w/ the CBA!
SAVE THE DATE!!
The Entertainment & Sports Section is planning a ½ day CLE program to take place in the spring of 2014. The faculty will be well-represented by diverse practitioners and speakers from around the country. More details to follow...