Sports Business & Media

Applying the same well-coordinated, strategic teamwork that helps our professional and collegiate sports and entertainment clients to succeed, Winstead closes high-profile, complex transactions for national and regional teams, public organizations, associations and financial institutions.

Steadfast under pressure. Ahead of the competition. A perspective strengthened by experience and achievement in major deals.

New stadiums for the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, and Houston Texans. Stadium renovations and development for Texas A&M and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.  Financing for Circuit of the Americas.  Super Bowl Host and Bid Committees. Convention Centers and Hotels.

Our clients include team owners, venues of all sizes, vendors, governmental entities, universities, investment and commercial banks and public finance entities.

Striking the proper business balance between public and private interests. Sophisticated financing structures. Construction. League requirements. Government relations. Intellectual property rights. Revenue protection. Operations and management.

To handle all these critical requirements, Winstead’s Sports Business & Public Venues attorneys integrate into our clients’ teams and bring their visions to reality.

Industries/Organizations Served

  • Professional sports franchises
  • Venue developers
  • Facility operators
  • Colleges and universities
  • Governmental entities
  • Contractors
  • Concessionaires
  • Broadcast networks
  • Entertainment organizations
  • Public facilities
  • Vendors
  • Naming rights holders and sponsors
  • Bond/conduit issuers
  • Bond underwriters
  • Bond insurers
  • Host committees

Areas of Experience

  • Venue development
  • Team acquisition & financing
  • Practice facilities
  • Organizational agreements
  • Facility management
  • Leasing
  • Naming rights
  • Conference realignment issues
  • Pourage and branding
  • Licensing
  • Concessions
  • Legislative and regulatory consulting
  • Intellectual property
  • Labor and employment
  • Public law
  • Real estate
  • Taxation
  • Construction
  • Litigation
  • Public finance
  • OSHA
  • ADA compliance
  • Mixed-use development

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