The world of name, image, and likeness (NIL) in college athletics is complex and constantly evolving. If you’re a California college athlete interested in monetizing your personal brand, it’s essential to be familiar with and follow the NCAA’s NIL regulations. To ensure that you make informed decisions and avoid any potential issues with your athletic career, you may want to consider seeking the advice of a qualified NIL lawyer.

California Athletes Looking for NIL Representation

Coach NIL has a team of attorneys in California with a focus on helping student-athletes navigate the world of NIL and maximize their earning potential. We also provide representation for athletes whose name, image, or likeness has been used without their consent. If you’re a California athlete in need of legal representation for NIL matters, we invite you to reach out to us for a free consultation to discuss how we can support you.




Whether you are a student-athlete looking to capitalize on your NIL or your business is looking to engage student-athletes to promote your goods and/or services, consider consulting with a licensed attorney to ensure you have a clear understanding of all your obligations and rights under applicable federal and state laws.


An experienced California NIL lawyer can provide numerous benefits for your NCAA athletic rights and career. Coach NIL offers a range of legal representation services, including:

  • Negotiating NIL opportunities
  • Drafting and reviewing sponsorship and endorsement agreements
  • Ensuring compliance with NIL guidelines
  • Advising and representing you through players’ union disputes
  • Guiding you through business endeavors
  • Upholding your educational rights
  • Reviewing your professional relationships and deals for rights violations
  • Representing you in court to dispute NIL violations or other unlawful scenarios

Our team is knowledgeable about the power imbalances that often exist in the college athletic industry and is equipped to identify and address these issues on behalf of our clients. We take a personalized approach to representation, tailored to the needs of each individual athlete.

Contact us today at (312) 668-7885 to schedule your free consultation or learn more about our legal representation for athletes.


As a college athlete in California, complying with NCAA guidelines is essential to your career. However, because NIL laws are ever-changing and highly complex, you may not always be sure that an activity or opportunity you take advantage of is compliant.

Working with a qualified legal team can ensure that you make intelligent, compliant NIL decisions throughout your career in college athletics. When you work with our Coach NIL team, we can provide the following advising services:

  • Strategize: Our extensive NIL representation experience can allow us to craft a compelling, personalized strategy to maximize your earnings throughout NIL opportunities.
  • Protect your image: We can help you maintain a positive student-athlete identity throughout any NIL opportunities you participate in.
  • Identify opportunities: We can assist you in identifying NIL opportunities that suit your schedule and athletic goals.
  • Clarify your rights: We’ll ensure that you understand all of your rights under NIL statutes and your school’s policies, helping you identify non-compliant scenarios.
  • Negotiate agreements: If you’re interested in a specific NIL opportunity, we can negotiate with the company on your behalf to create a deal that works for all entities involved.
  • Aid compliance: We can guide and review all of your NIL opportunities to ensure that they remain compliant with your school’s guidelines.
  • Review contracts: Our legal knowledge can allow us to review and explain NIL contracts, ensuring that you understand their details before signing.


If you are a college athlete in California, retaining the services of a professional legal team can aid you in navigating NIL compliance and digital avatar licensing. At Coach NIL, we offer the following services:

  • Identifying digital avatar licensing opportunities
  • Negotiating digital avatar licensing agreements to maximize your compensation
  • Ensuring compliance with your school’s NIL policies during digital NIL opportunities
  • Assisting you in claiming compensation for appearances in video games

By working with us, you can benefit from our expertise and guidance in these areas.


Coach NIL has a wealth of experience helping college athletes with contract-related matters. Our contract services include:

  • Drafting contracts to formally establish NIL opportunities with companies
  • Reviewing NIL and other athletic-related contracts to ensure thorough understanding of their terms
  • Negotiating sponsorship contracts to get the most out of a NIL deal

By continuing to work with our legal team for athletic advising services, we can also help ensure that all parties involved follow the terms of the contract.

Why choose us


  • Compliance & Reporting

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

  • Contract Drafting

    If you have an NIL deal, no matter how small, get it in writing. Our firm drafts contracts on behalf of athletes with their interests in mind to protect them in NIL deals.

  • Entity Creation

    We help athletes start businesses, form charities and ensure they are protected from personal liability.

  • Risk Management

    Our firm works to protects college athletes from recruitment until college graduation.

  • Scholarship Review

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

  • Trust Accounting

    We serve athletes and their families to prepare for paying taxes, establish budgets, and plan for life after college.

We are a call away!


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.

  • Consultation

    We will keep you advised of the commercial and reputational risks associated to any of the options available to you.

  • On Your Side

    If however it is required, we will be ready to fight your corner every step of the way.