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

2022 Director Elevations

Murphy Pearson is pleased to announce the elevation of Thomas F. Mazzucco, Christopher R. Ulrich and Joseph S. Leveroni to the positions of Directors. All three newly appointed directors bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the firm. Serving a wide range of practices, they have each forged...


Expertise, Diversity & Growth Define Firm’s Seattle Office

Long before Zoom, virtual backgrounds and home offices, Murphy Pearson (MPBF) attorney Nick Larson needed to relocate from San Francisco and work remotely from Washington state. MPBF agreed to this arrangement on a trial basis. Nearly a decade later it is clear that this arrangement did not simply function,...


Sacramento Office Expands Team

MPBF welcomes the additions of Senior Counsel I. Hooshie Broomand (University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law) and Associate Collin Chandler (UC Davis School of Law) to their Sacramento office this month. Hooshie’s practice includes general civil litigation with focuses on product defects, professional liability defense, construction, real estate,...