David Staas's sports industry practice is focused on developing, operating, managing, and marketing convention, sports, and entertainment venues. He represents venue owners, managers, concessionaires, professional sports teams, universities, destination marketing organizations, and local organizing committees on a variety of transactions, including:
- Venue development;
- Venue management;
- Naming rights;
- Event licenses; and
- Major events.
He has provided strategic advice and legal counsel for hosting a number of major events, including the NBA All-Star Game (2010 & 2013), the MLS All-Star Game (2010), Super Bowl XLV (2011), Super Bowl LI (2017), the NCAA Men's Final Four (2011, 2014 & 2016), College Football Playoff National Championship Game (2015), the Cotton Bowl Classic, and various conventions (including national political conventions).
His practice more broadly centers on the travel, convention, and visitor industry. He serves in leadership positions with several professional organizations, including as a member of the Urban Land Institute's national Travel Experience and Trends Council.