Media, Entertainment and Sports

Our lawyers ensure success from behind the scenes.

The lawyers in the Media, Sports and Entertainment group at Haynes and Boone handle the gamut of issues faced by companies and organizations in these industries. Our interdisciplinary team represents clients ranging from sports franchises and stadium builders, to publishers and broadcasters, to cable, cellular and Internet service providers.

We understand the high-stakes, multimillion-dollar nature of providing entertainment to the masses, whether in person or digitally.

For sports teams, including clients such as the National Football League, Major League Baseball Properties, and a National Hockey League franchise, our services include:

  • Development and financing of sports facilities
  • Licensing, sponsorship and marketing of team memorabilia merchandise
  • Advisory and tactical support during player contract negotiations

For our media clients, which include A&E Television Networks, Star Magazine and The New York Times Company, we routinely handle matters involving:

  • Trademark and copyright issues
  • Libel and defamation
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Licensing and other issues relating to online publishing, advertising and working with freelance writers and photographers

Our lawyers also advise entertainment companies on a variety of deals and financing arrangements, including mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and working capital lines of credit.

Media and Entertainment

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Tom Williams Helps Fill News Industry Need For Media Law Training

Haynes and Boone Partner Tom Williams spoke about media law on April 17 at the Freedom of Information Foundation’s Open Government Seminar at the University of Texas at Arlington. Addressing  an audience of Texas government employees, lawyers, journalists and students, Williams offered details on the most recent legislative amendments to the Texas Open Meetings Act, addressed changes lawmakers might consider next year and reviewed significant legal opinions by four of the last five state Attorneys General.

Year in Review

Media and Entertainment Law - Year in review

Media and Entertainment Law

Welcome to the 2017-2018 edition of the Haynes and Boone Media and Entertainment Law Year in Review. The Media and Entertainment Practice Group of Haynes and Boone represents a broad range of clients in all facets of media and entertainment, intellectual property, open government and First Amendment litigation, counseling and legislative matters. We are proud to provide a summary of our accomplishments and activities in 2017-2018, and to highlight some of the trends impacting the media and entertainment industry.

Litigation

Sports | Football

Haynes and Boone Scores Again for NFL in Fantasy Football Convention Litigation

A Haynes and Boone team led by Partner Thad Behrens and Associate Charlie Jones scored another win for the National Football League in litigation pursued by a fantasy football convention company owned by former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

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