ATHLETE REPRESENTATION

The college athletic industry is highly complex, multi-faceted, and widespread. These days, college athletes are akin to celebrities, receiving the same recognition and praise from devoted fans. Unfortunately, this complex athletic landscape has made it challenging for many college athletes to uphold their legal rights and responsibilities.

If you are a college athlete, hiring a qualified legal team to provide representation and guidance could be highly beneficial. At Coach NIL, we have over 12 years of legal experience, giving us the knowledge and skillset necessary to represent college athletes well.

Why Do Athletes Need Legal Representation?

With the rise in the popularity of college athletics has come the necessity for athletes to maintain strict control over their rights in the athletic industry. College athletes have specific rights to their name, image, and likeness (NIL) within public material. They also have the right to obtain payment when companies use their names, branding, or logos.

However, if you’re a college athlete, your rights have probably been violated time and again without your knowledge. You may be losing financial, athletic, and academic opportunities due to an entity’s failure to uphold your rights.

Working with a qualified lawyer is essential to maintaining your rights and compliance throughout your athletic ventures.

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College Athletes’ Rights

College athletes have ever-expanding rights under NCAA guidelines and their universities’ specific statutes. For example, in July 2021, the NCAA updated its guidelines to allow athletes to use their names and branding to earn money within promotional material.

Additionally, a proposed College Athletes Bill of Rights could dramatically expand athletes’ rights. While this bill of rights has not yet gone into effect, if passed, it could provide the following rights to athletes:

  • The right to fair and equitable compensation
  • The right to ownership over their personal branding
  • The right to adequate health care for injuries
  • The right to transfer schools as they see fit

Knowing your rights is essential to gaining the best experience throughout your athletic career. When you work with our team, we can help you remain knowledgeable of all of your rights as a college athlete.

Athlete Representation Attorneys – How Our Team Can Assist You

Hiring an experienced NIL lawyer can provide numerous benefits for your athletic rights and career. When you work with our Coach NIL team, we can offer the following legal representation services:

  • Help you negotiate NIL opportunities
  • Assist you in drafting and reviewing sponsorship and endorsement agreements
  • Help you remain compliant with NIL guidelines
  • Advise and represent you through players’ union disputes
  • Guide you through a range of business endeavors
  • Help you uphold your educational rights
  • Review your professional relationships and deals for right violations
  • Represent you in court to dispute NIL violations or other unlawful scenarios

We’re well-versed in the power imbalances that often occur in the college athletic industry, giving us the knowledge necessary to identify and rectify these issues on our clients’ behalf.

When you hire our team, we’ll take a personalized approach to your representation, allowing you to gain the most benefits from our services. Contact our Coach NIL team today at (312) 668-7885 to schedule your free consultation or learn more about our legal representation for athletes.

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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.

Why choose us

WE FOCUS ON THE ATHLETES
AND THEIR BEST INTERESTS

  • 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.

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  • Consultation

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

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