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Richard L. Brand
Lecturer

Biography 

Rich Brand, a partner at Arent Fox LLP and chair of the Sports Practice Group, focuses on sports law, real estate and corporate transactions, e-commerce, hospitality and leisure, and partnership and corporate law.  Rich is recognized as a leading sports attorney by Chambers USA and as a leading real estate attorney by Legal 500 and Best Lawyers. As noted by Chambers USA, “he is highly regarded for his expertise in representing both sellers and purchasers of sports teams” and “he brings tons of experience, and good business sense to the deal table.” Rich has represented numerous professional teams, including the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Bobcats, Cleveland Cavaliers, DC United, Los Angeles Galaxy, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, New York Jets, San Francisco Forty Niners, Washington Capitals, and Washington Wizards.  Rich’s sports law practice focuses on media rights, naming rights, acquisitions of professional sports franchises, sponsorships, arena/stadium licenses, executive contracts, concession agreements, suite and club seat licenses, and financings for teams and facilities.  He speaks extensively on many aspects of sports, real estate and hospitality law at major industry conferences.  He is frequently featured on the Yes Network’s Forbes SportsMoney sports talk show and has been seen on CNN, Fox News and other national video/television programs.  Rich regularly guest lectures at prominent undergraduate and graduate Sports Administration programs.