Our NIL offering

Since many college athletes will not have the resources to engage appropriate advisors to assist with navigating the NIL era properly, Withersworldwide has also created a program for colleges and universities that educates and empowers student-athletes by providing an overview of a variety of NIL opportunities and the associated commercial and legal issues and considerations.

The program covers:

  • Navigating NIL rules

  • Conducting agent and brand due diligence

  • Understanding agency and services contracts

  • Non-circumvent provisions and exclusivity

  • Understanding the NIL platform ‘fine print’ and terms and conditions

  • Protecting your brand

  • Understanding and protecting your intellectual property

For further information on our NIL program, please contact us.

Podcast series: Leveling the playing field

PROTECTING YOUR BRAND

Michael sits down with Deborah Greaves, Withers partner who focuses on domestic and global intellectual property, privacy and protection strategy across a variety of sectors to discuss all the IP, trademark and licensing issues that should be taken into consideration before entering into a contract or agreement.

UNDERSTANDING THE INTRICACIES OF PUBLIC COMPANIES, BOARDS AND SPACS

With a surge in former athletes getting involved with public companies and SPACs recently, what are the key considerations to be aware of before getting involved? Michael Rueda sits down with Ridge Barker, a partner in our corporate team who focuses on corporate and finance securities matters, including SPACs, to discuss fiduciary obligations, trading restrictions, and other items to consider before becoming a SPAC sponsor or board member.

THE IMPORTANCE OF TAX AND ESTATE PLANNING FOR ATHLETES AND ENTERTAINERS

What are essential basic tax and estate planning needs for athletes and entertainers? What may trigger additional or more comprehensive estate planning needs? In this episode, Michael and Withers partner David Lehn, tackle the tricky topic of tax and estate planning for athletes and celebrities.

PHILANTHROPY AND ACTIVISM FOR ATHLETES, ENTERTAINERS, AND OTHER NOTABLE INDIVIDUALS

With philanthropy and activism by athletes, entertainers, artists and other notable individuals at an all-time high, understanding charitable giving structures and the mechanics and legal steps to achieve your goals is critical. In this episode, Michael sits down with Alana Petraske to discuss the key considerations to keep top of mind for charitable gift structuring and formation.

THE BUSINESS OF TALENT: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT FOR LONG TERM SUCCESS

Michael sits down with Ryan Robichaud of Armanino LLP to learn more about the strategic role Business Managers play in advising talented individuals at all stages of their careers. The lively discussion focuses on managing finances and savings, strategic tax and business planning, and best practices to promote long term personal and professional success.

Reuters


High court hears NCAA appeal on student compensation

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The Washington Times


Supreme Court’s NCAA Ruling Puts Athletes on Legal Path To Getting Paid

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Bloomberg


Brands Prepare to Woo College Athletes After NCAA Loosens Rules

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Reuters


After NCAA's rule change, a whole new game for student-athletes

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AP News


Now that it’s time for NIL to go, how much money will flow?

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Bloomberg


Paige Bueckers, a College Athlete Who’s Cashing In

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Michael Rueda | Partner | Head of US sports and entertainment | New York

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