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Bilzin Sumberg possesses robust experience in representing clients in all facets of the sports, media and entertainment industry. Of note is the firm's work involving sports facilities and entertainment venues. This work has included representing clients in the sale and disposition of entertainment real estate, negotiation of contracts for construction and renovation of major sports venues, resolution of disputes arising during construction, design and construction defect and delay litigation, and the negotiation of ground leases and master leases.

The financing of sports and entertainment facilities is complex, often requiring a mix of multiple public and private sources, and Bilzin Sumberg brings substantial experience in project finance, public-private partnerships, and economic incentives, including the development of new economic-incentive programs designed to meet the needs of a particular project. Bilzin Sumberg’s attorneys also assist their clients in the structuring and negotiation of agreements related to the operation, maintenance, and shared-use of sports and entertainment facilities, including long-term public-private partnership agreements.

Bilzin Sumberg attorneys also represent the interests of athletes and entertainers in the negotiation of talent agreements, endorsement deals, and brand licensing agreements. The firm has represented media and entertainment companies in the negotiation and documentation of development, production, licensing and other industry agreements, and provides copyright and trademark advice and state and federal registration services. One of the firm's partners was formerly the General Counsel of HBO Latin America and the head of Business Affairs for NBC Universal/Telemundo Network, and teaches Media & Entertainment Law in the Digital Age at the University of Miami Law School.

The firm litigates contract disputes, intellectual property issues, and copyright and trademark infringements, and uses tax strategies to protect client wealth. Our clients include U.S. and foreign professional athletes, recording artists, television, motion picture and internet actors and influencers, producers, networks, studios, broadcasters and other industry players.

EXPERIENCE
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Representation of the owners of Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium in successful negotiations with Miami-Dade County to support a $500 million stadium modernization project, including a rooftop shade canopy, new seating for fans, and concourse renovations. The stadium is constructed on land owned ...
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Representation of Miami Dolphins, Ltd. and South Florida Stadium, LLC, in connection with the successful negotiation of a settlement agreement with Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami Gardens setting forth the allocation of government authority over development rights for the Stadium properties....
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Representation of the owners of Jungle Island in the sale of the iconic, 18-acre theme park and banquet hall on Watson Island between Downtown Miami and Miami Beach. Several issues made the deal difficult, including the transaction being contingent on the assumption of three governmental loans.
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Representation of owners of the Miami Marlins andMarlins Stadium in the 2019 renovation, expansion, and remodel of Marlins Park facilities including renovations to The Club: Dex Imaging, Centerfield Zone, and other related amenities.
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Representation of the South Florida Stadium, LLC, an affiliate of the owner of the Miami Dolphins professional football team, in a lawsuit arising out of a $110 million change order submitted for the fabrication and erection of the rooftop shade canopy over the Hard Rock Stadium.
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Successful representation of the Miami Heat in prosecuting professional negligence claims against the arena architect and its insurer in proceedings in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and Florida state court.
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Albert E. Dotson, Jr.

Albert E. Dotson, Jr.

Managing Partner
Joy Spillis Lundeen

Joy Spillis Lundeen

Partner, Construction Practice Group Leader
Javier F. Aviñó

Javier F. Aviñó

Partner, Land Development & Government Relations Practice Group Leader
A. Vicky Leiva

A. Vicky Leiva

Partner
Jose Sariego

Jose Sariego

Partner
Eric Singer

Eric Singer

Partner
Scott N. Wagner

Scott N. Wagner

Partner
Brian S. Adler

Brian S. Adler

Partner
Suzanne M. Amaducci-Adams

Suzanne M. Amaducci-Adams

Partner, Head of Real Estate
Enza G. Boderone

Enza G. Boderone

Of Counsel
David M. Seifer

David M. Seifer

Partner
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