Sports / Entertainment Law

Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White recognizes that the sports and entertainment industry is, in a word, unique. Its complex legal issues demand lawyers who know its structure and dynamics. Our attorneys keep up to date on this ever changing field of sports and entertainment law. We provide legal services to professional athletes, authors, professional artists, media personalities, coaches, on-air personalities, actors and entertainers. The firm’s lawyers currently or have previously represented dozens of professional baseball players including MLB-MVP Cal Ripken, Jr., Super Bowl XXXV MVP Ray Lewis, and many other prominent athletes and personalities in the world of sports and entertainment.

The clients we represent rely on us to negotiate and draft player and marketing contracts, to structure their business relations, and to counsel them on all aspects of their professional careers. The firm also serves as General Counsel to Rainmaker Sports & Entertainment LLC, a sports and entertainment management and marketing firm founded by elite Baltimore, Maryland based sports agent Ira Rainess and Steve Silverman.

At Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White, we are continually striving to help promote and enhance our client’s image in order to provide them with as many business opportunities as possible. In doing this, we show a dedication to the marketing and management of our clients. We are constantly striving to seek new avenues through which our clients can increase their earning potential.

We are experienced in the following areas:

  • Negotiating Player Contracts
  • Marketing and Endorsement Counseling
  • Media Relations
  • Legal Advice and Assistance
  • Image Counseling/ Public Relations
  • Related Contract Negotiations
  • Financial Management
  • Career-related services
  • Post-Career Planning
  • Creating Business Opportunities

Because we are a full service law firm, our Sports and Entertainment clients benefit from the wealth of experience and breadth of knowledge of the firm’s attorneys in other areas of practice. Should a need or question arise in another practice area, there is likely an in-house expert on hand to provide confidential assistance.

In addition, the firm has developed significant amount of experience in representing professional boxers in drafting managerial and promotional contracts. Our entertainment law specialists are often retained by prominent professional boxers to litigate their contract disputes. A sampling of our recent boxing clients includes former World Champions and Olympic Medalists Riddick Bowe and Virgil Hill, amongst others.

We invite you to contact us or call our office at (410) 385-2225 or 1-800-385-2243 for a complimentary consultation to see how we can make a difference for you.