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Sunday, March 01, 2009
New York County Lawyers Association Sports Law Forum: March 11, 2009

Location: NYCLA Building, 14 Vesey Street, New York, New York

Time: 6:30 P.M.

The forum is about the representation of athletes in individualized (as opposed to team) sports in negotiations and the maintenance of endorsement and sponsorship deals. Among the topics to be covered are the recent Michael Phelps and Alex Rodriguez scandals and how to handle such matters as they pertain to endorsements and sponsorships, as their attorneys. The panel is made up of experienced sports law practitioners whose clients come from such sports as tennis, boxing, mixed martial arts, show jumping, golf, and bodybuilding.


Keven Davis, Esq., Partner, Garvey, Schubert & Barer;

Elizabeth Durkin, Esq., Partner, Durkin & Durkin, LLP;

Michael DiMaggio, Esq., Associate, Collins, McDonald & Gann, P.C.;

Christopher R. Chase, Esq., Associate, Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, P.C.;

Scott Shaffer, Esq., Member, The Lustigman Firm, P.C.

Moderator: Paul Stuart Haberman, Associate, Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach, L.L.P. and Chairman of the Sports Law Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association.

Sponsor: NYCLA's Entertainment, Media, Intellectual Property and Sports Law Section

RSVP: and write 'March 11 forum' in the Subject line.

This forum is open to the public.


This for anyone knowledgable to comment on:

As you may know, there has been much discussion in the NY sports media about the possibility of the NY Islanders being sold and going to Kansas City.

It has been reported in Newsday, however, that a State Supreme Court justice ruled that the lease agreement covering Nassau Coliseum is absolutely binding and cannot be bought out or otherwise abrogated because the intent of the lease language was to keep the team in NY. This means that, no matter what interested parties such as NY Islanders owner Wang or the NHL may want, the Islanders are obligated to stay where they are until the lease expires in 2015.

Is this your understanding of the ruling and its import and do not the doctrines of stare decisis and binding precedents make all the talk of an imminent departure of the Islanders by the media pure blather?

Anonymous Anonymous -- 3/20/2009 12:56 PM  

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