Bailey Glasser’s Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) legal team provides comprehensive legal and compliance services to all direct participants (college athletes, their families, and sponsors) in the quickly developing NIL industry.
Our team includes a former professional basketball player, former Division I athletes, corporate and intellectual property lawyers, esports and app development attorneys, financial professionals (including a tax attorney and CPA), and Title IX leaders and litigators, all of whom can guide college athletes and their sponsors through the NIL process, from recruitment through college graduation.
Our services include:
- Partnering with student-athletes (starting in high school) to identify and develop an NIL strategy that aligns with the athlete’s personal values and interests
- Advising and counseling athletes to make key decisions pursuant to their NIL strategy
- Contract drafting and review to ensure your rights are protected and your sponsorship complies with shifting rules
- Intellectual property protection, including digital avatar licensing
- For-profit and non-profit entity creation to help protect your assets, as well as give back to the community
- Compliance assistance, ensuring your compliance, reporting, and disclosure requirements are met
- Financial and trust accounting, where we help you pay taxes, establish financial budgets, and plan for the future
- Legislation tracking, so you know all changes that may impact your eligibility and rights
- Title IX compliance evaluation and representation
A student-athlete’s name, image, and likeness (NIL) are the three identifiers that comprise a student-athlete’s legal right of publicity. With different states around the U.S. passing NIL legislation and the NCAA’s decision to suspend its rules related to NIL, student-athletes, businesses, and colleges are now faced with navigating untested waters.
Bailey Glasser’s deep connections with local businesses and our experience in negotiating deals with professional athletes and content creators allow us to provide comprehensive legal support to our NIL clients and guide them through every step of the NIL deal process.
Subject to a state-by-state and school-by-school approach to NIL rights and still developing federal legislative efforts, we help our NIL clients understand and address the numerous compliance and eligibility concerns associated with NIL. We also provide representation to individual student-athletes and their families across the country in obtaining, negotiating, and executing NIL-related endorsements and complying with all laws and regulations set forth by their respective states, schools, and conferences, as well as the NCAA.
Additionally, we utilize our proven track record in handling complex trademark, copyright, and intellectual property matters to assist student-athletes in protecting their own name and branding needs. Our experience allows us to assist companies wishing to enter the NIL market and to guide individuals through the complexities of intellectual property concerns in the NIL space.
We actively track all state and federal legislative changes as well as all college, conference, and NCAA regulatory changes in the emerging NIL field to ensure that our NIL clients are in full compliance with all laws and regulations applicable to them and to ensure continued eligibility for the student-athlete involved.
- Certified Public Accountant / Financial Analyst
Title IX prohibits all educational institutions receiving federal funds from discriminating on the basis of sex. This includes almost all colleges and universities, public or private, and all public schools. Bailey Glasser's Title IX team is comprised of the most experienced Title IX attorneys in the nation.
Bailey Glasser’s Arthur Bryant was lead trial counsel in the first Title IX case tried against a university for discriminating against its women athletes and potential athletes. He has successfully represented more women athletes and potential athletes in Title IX litigation against schools and universities than any lawyer in the country.
At Bailey Glasser, Arthur and his co-counsel have already used or are using Title IX to preserve women’s athletic opportunities and advance gender equity at Brown University, William & Mary College, East Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Dartmouth College, the University of California, Fresno, University of St. Thomas, La Salle University, and Clemson University.
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News & Insights
- La Salle University Agrees to Provide Female Student-Athletes with Equal Treatment, Come Into Compliance with Title IX, and Add as Many Women's Teams As That Takes06.29.2021
- University of St. Thomas in Minnesota Agrees to Reinstate Women’s Tennis Team, Develop Gender Equity Plan, and Comply with Title IX06.17.2021
- Twin Cities Pioneer Press: St. Thomas Facing Potential Title IX Lawsuit With Elimination Of Tennis Programs05.24.2021
- Male & Female Student-Athletes Win Historic Title IX Sex Discrimination Settlements with Clemson University04.22.2021
- Women’s Lacrosse Players File Sex Discrimination Class Action Against Fresno State for Eliminating Team and Violating Title IX02.12.2021
- Dartmouth College Agrees to Reinstate Women’s Golf, Swimming & Diving; Develop Gender Equity Plan; and Comply with Title IX01.29.2021
- East Carolina University Agrees to Reinstate Women’s Swimming, Diving & Tennis; Develop Gender Equity Plan; and Comply with Title IX01.07.2021
- University of North Carolina at Pembroke Reinstates Women’s Golf, Will Comply with Title IX to Avoid Sex Discrimination Class Action Suit12.21.2020
- William & Mary University Agrees to Reinstate Women’s Gymnastics, Swimming and Volleyball; Comply Fully with Title IX in Two Years to Avoid Suit10.19.2020
- Brown University to Reinstate Women’s Equestrian and Fencing To Comply with Title IX and Provide Equal Opportunity for Women Athletes09.17.2020
- Two Decades After Landmark Title IX Case, Brown University Abandons Gender Equity in Athletics Program06.29.2020