Steve focuses his practice on sales and professional athletes and sports franchises, financing, securities placements and related work for medium-sized corporations, banks, credit unions, financial groups and purchases of businesses. Steve also applies his corporate experience in the representation of professional athletes, agents and franchises, documenting everything from endorsement contracts to secured financing deals. He also works with distressed businesses in their reorganisation efforts. Steve serves on the firm’s board of directors.
Steve is a frequent author and lecturer and most recently taught a class at the University of Miami Law School entitled ‘Representing a Professional Sports Franchise’. His co-instructors included Danna Haydar, associate general counsel at Tampa Bay Lightning and Kevin Warren, COO of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. Additionally, Steve serves as an advisory board member of the University of Miami School Sports and Entertainment Law LLM. The firm is nationally recognised for its work in sports law and was recently recognised by Holt Hackney Publications as one of the Top 20 Law Firms in the Professional Sports Team Industry.
The firm held its third Sports Law CLE and Players Panel with representatives from professional and amateur sports, owners and executives, agents and agencies, athletes, venues and arena management companies, corporate sponsors and sporting equipment manufacturers attending. Steve led the programming for this day-long CLE event featuring speakers from all facets of pro and amateur sports including the Olympics, college and university programmes and the major leagues.