August 2, 2022 / Press Release

Luke Fedlam publishes Sports Law book to help protect the interests of athletes

National sports law attorney Luke Fedlam has written and published the book, Sports Law: A Practical Guide to Protecting the Interests of Athletes. Sports Law provides real-world, practical insights on how to provide legal protections to athletes at all levels in a meaningful and impactful way.

"The athlete empowerment movement has made significant strides over the past decade. From name, image and likeness (NIL) issues at the college level to pro athletes getting involved in private business investments, this book highlights the need for the legal protection of all athletes at all levels," says Luke, who leads Porter Wright's Sports Law practice.

With nearly 20 years of experience working with athletes, Luke is proud to serve as a protector, educator and national resource for athletes through all stages of their careers, from before they turn pro through their retirement. Luke created Sports Law to serve as a "how-to" guide for anyone who counsels or represents athletes.

The book is designed to be useful for attorneys representing athletes at firms, in marketing or at player agencies, as well as law students and others studying the business of sports. Those on athletes' management or advisory teams will find the book to be a helpful resource. For athletes, this book is an easily digestible way to understand how to protect themselves and navigate life outside of their sport.

Sports Law contains practice tips, sample forms and first-hand insights to help legal practitioners as they work to support and protect athletes. Chapters cover such topics as personal branding and intellectual property protection; marketing and endorsement opportunities and contracts; due diligence on investment opportunities, including real estate development; entity formation (for-profit and nonprofit); counseling on estate planning, wealth preservation, and asset protection; and the emerging world of eSports.

Sports Law: A practical guide to protecting the interests of athletes has been published by Practising Law Institute, a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing knowledge and expertise for those seeking legal and professional development.