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Monday, April 14, 2008
Florida Coastal School of Law Skills Practicum

On Friday, April 18th, the Sports Law Society at Florida Coastal School of Law will be hosting a "Skills Practicum for the In-House Counsel". The practicum will consist of three separate seminars focusing on the every day legal issues faced by in-house counsel working for professional sports organizations, and the seminars will be taught by the very people who face them. The practicum will be held in Jacksonville, Florida, in Room 465 of the law school. The event is free of charge and has been approved for a total of 3.5 general CLE credits. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. Here is the schedule for the day:

Seminar 1 (9:00 - 10:30 a.m.): Working Through an Acquisition or Sale of Property. Len Brown, Assistant General Counsel of the PGA Tour, will discuss issues to be aware of as legal counsel working through various stages of a transaction, including the letter of intent, the due diligence process, the negotiation and execution of a purchase agreement, and the closing.

Seminar 2 (10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.): Legal Issues in Sports Sponsorship and Marketing Contracts. Jeff Reel, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for ATP Tour, Inc., will discuss the nuts and bolts of negotiating and entering sports sponsorship and marketing deals, including the product/service category and the trademark license within the sponsorship agreement, the scope of promotional rights, representations and warranties, rights of first negotiations and refusal, and nontraditional termination rights.

Seminar 3 (1:30 - 3:30 p.m.): Corporate Legal Issues Working for a Professional Sports Team. Sashi Brown, Assistant General Counsel with the Jacksonville Jaguars, will focus on corporate issues working for the Jaguars, which may include stadium leases, risk management insurance, vendor contracts, and employment matters.

For additional information, or if you plan on attending the event, please contact me at


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