Sports and Entertainment

NBP’s sports and entertainment practice includes the representation of athletes, sports executives, entertainment professionals and performance venues in commercial, personal or industry disputes.  NBP has represented one of the country’s top sports and entertainment agencies, two award winning film production companies, New England’s largest private event company, and one of New England’s premier concert venues.  NBP also has represented the former number two professional tennis player in the world in connection with his suspension from Tennis for an alleged doping violation, and the prosecution of claims against a New Jersey manufacturer of a sports supplement that was proven to be contaminated with steroids.  The case, which garnered international attention, was ultimately settled during the trial, with a favorable result in which the Court cleared the player’s name.  We also defended a professional tennis player in one of the first investigations by the Tennis Integrity Unit concerning alleged gambling ties and match fixing.  Navigating this unique investigation and novel procedure, we convinced the Integrity Unit not to sanction our client.