NIL Representation for Athletes

NAME IMAGE LIKENESS

Legal and compliance services for student athletes

Name Image Likeness Attorneys

As an athlete, you have a legal right to monetize your personal branding, including your name, image, and likeness (NIL). However, the widespread digitization of modern media has led many athletes to lose control over their brand use. Don’t let that happen to you!

At Coach NIL, our NIL lawyers are committed to providing knowledgeable, comprehensive NIL representation for college athletes. Our extensive legal experience and detailed compliance knowledge give us the necessary skill set to represent athletes, just like you.

Why Choose Coach NIL?

Our Coach NIL law team has extensive legal experience across a range of service areas. Most importantly, we are not a marketing firm! We only want to make sure that you get the brand protection you need to attract endorsements and control how your school can – and can’t use your likeness. When you hire our team, you can benefit from the following:

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  • Comprehensive Knowledge

    We know NIL laws like the back of our hands and stay up to date about ever-changing statutes and regulations in the athletic branding realm. You can trust our comprehensive, knowledgeable legal approach to help you secure the most compensation for your NIL usage.

  • Commitment to Individualization

    We strive to create a customized, individual legal approach for each of our athlete clients. Whether you are a football player, basketball player, or any other college athlete, you can feel confident that we will put our full efforts and attention into providing the top-notch name, image, and likeness services you need to protect your personal brand.

  • All-In Approach

    Trying to stay up to date about NIL statutes can be stressful and time-consuming for you. At Coach NIL, we’ll take the burden of NIL compliance off your shoulders, allowing you to focus on your schooling and athletic performance.

  • Flexible Payment Options

    Unlike most other attorneys, Coach NIL offers flexible payment plans to help you protect your brand as quickly as possible, even if funds are tight.

WHAT WE DO

NIL LAWYER SERVICES

We provide qualified, licensed representation for athletes and licensors looking to engage student athletes in promotions or marketing material. Our services include the following:

Why choose us

WE FOCUS
ON THE ATHLETES
AND THEIR BEST INTERESTS

NIL legal issues can attract a lot of media interest and can be particularly stressful. We will work hard with you to understand your goals.
  • Compliance & Reporting

    We cover athletes’ compliance, reporting, and disclosing requirements to protect their legal interests.

  • Contract Drafting

    If you have an endorsement deal, no matter how small, get it in writing. Our firm drafts and reviews endorsement contracts on behalf of athletes with your – NOT your school’s – interests in mind to protect them in NIL deals.

  • “Group” Licensing Opt-Out

    We help athletes review and, when necessary, opt out of school’s group licensing deals. Many universities have signed deals with bulk license agencies, but they don’t have your best interests in mind!

  • Risk Management

    Our firm works to protects athletes from recruitment through graduation and beyond.

  • Scholarship Review

    We ensure our clients’ interests are protected within their universities. Review your scholarship documents with the help of a sports attorney.

  • Avoid Tax Surprises

    We can help you understand, anticipate, and plan for the tax impact of your endorsement deals… long before April 15th.

NAME IMAGE LIKENESS: YOUR RIGHTS

Your name, image, and likeness (NIL) rights include the right to control the use of your identity in a commercial landscape. Name, image, and likeness are just three components that encompass your “right of publicity.” Other components, such as signature, social media account, nickname, and symbols, can also fall under your NIL rights.

NIL rights can help you stop companies from using your branding without permission. For example, strong NIL attorney protection will force corporations to compensate you for doing the following:

  • Selling a jersey that includes your name or nickname
  • Featuring you in a commercial or advertisement
  • Including you in a video game or other virtual media

Athletes should receive compensation in most instances when a company uses their branding to make money.

NIL rights are constantly shifting under new state legislation and NCAA-wide policies. As knowledgeable lawyers, we can help you navigate these complex rules to maintain your rights and ensure that you receive adequate compensation for any unauthorized NIL scenarios.

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To do right by the athletes and help them shine while allowing them to focus on the classroom and the arena.

  • Let’s Talk

    Need to speak to someone about your NIL needs? We’re here to help.

  • Free Initial Consultation

    Let’s talk through your NIL needs in a no-obligation free initial consultation.

  • On Your Side

    Coach NIL ONLY represents athletes – we will be on your side from the first pitch.

    DO NOT ENTER INTO AN ENDORSEMENT DEAL WITHOUT HAVING COACH NIL IN YOUR CORNER

    Our experienced team of NIL attorneys, former student athletes, and marketing professionals have all the bases covered when it comes to name, image, and likeness services to support and protect college athletes.