Sports & Entertainment

Anchored by Murphy Pearson’s Los Angeles office, we’ve represented companies and individuals throughout the entertainment and sports industries, from authors and graphic artists to athletes and entertainers, as well as their heirs and others with continuing interests in the legacies they create. Whether protecting your intellectual property rights or negotiating contracts, we offer sage advice, personal attention, and powerful advocacy.

Our sports industry practice has included advising and assisting professional athletes, college coaches and others with risk management, including litigation involving real estate, employment, and theft and misappropriation of funds by fiduciaries. We have provided counseling on crisis-management and handling of civil and criminal allegations with the federal authorities, including the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.

Our Sports & Entertainment Attorneys

News + Events

MPBF Welcomes Three New Associates

MPBF today announced the additions of attorneys Tony S. Mekari, Stephanie Roque-Hurtado and Aman K. Joea to the San Francisco and Sacramento offices. An associate in the San Francisco office, Tony counsels individuals and businesses in all aspects of general civil litigation, business disputes and white collar criminal defense....


Establishing Credibility, Confidence and Leadership Presence in the Workplace

Earlier this month, MPBF’s Association of Professional Women hosted a packed house for its quarterly event- an evening with renowned author and public speaker, Cara Hale Alter. Relying on 20 years of research, Alter has a deep understanding of how nonverbal communication shapes the perception of leadership presence. Particularly...


Mentorship: The defining pillar of legal practice, military service, pro-bono work & beyond

A Southern California native in MPBF’s Los Angeles office, Joshua Quaye is arguably the most well-traveled and uniquely experienced litigation associate at the firm. A graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York, Josh holds an Unlimited Tonnage Second Mate license. In his previous...