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SERMA® and Hackney Publications Partner, SERMA Sets Sights on Growing the Community of Risk Managers that Operate in the Sports Industry

The Sports and Entertainment Risk Management Alliance (SERMA) and Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, has announced a strategic alliance, with a collective goal of building out the community of risk managers in the sports industry, giving them an even more powerful voice. Founded in 2022, SERMA is the first risk…
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Sports Law Expert Podcast Interviews Dr. Gil Fried, University of West Florida Sport Management Professor and Crowd Safety Expert

Hackney Publications announced today the release of the latest episode of Sports Law Expert Podcast, which features Dr. Gil Fried of the University of West Florida, a leading sports law professor and nationally known expert in the field of crowd safety and facility safety. The podcast segment can be listened to at: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/holt-hackney/episodes/A-visit-with-Sports-Lawyer-Dr–Gil-Fried–of-the-University-of-West-Florida-e2a09a5 Going forward, those…
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Stinson Beefs Up Sports Law Practice Group with Addition of Larson

Stinson LLP has announced the hiring of Dwight Larson, who rejoins the firm as a partner focusing, to some degree, on sports construction matters. Larson has over three decades of experience helping clients adapt to changing business, government policy and legal landscapes. He frequently works with construction contractors on complex matters involving energy projects, large and…
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Sidley Represents the State of New York/Empire State Development in US$1.54 Billion Buffalo Bills Stadium Deal

Sidley represented the State of New York/Empire State Development as lead counsel in its high-profile public-private partnership with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills to build a new US$1.54 billion state-of-the-art, 60,000-plus-seat stadium in Orchard Park, NY. The State is contributing US$600 million, under a 30-year lease, toward the project’s construction costs, with an additional US$250 million…
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Churchill Downs Shuts Down to Investigate Mysterious Horse Deaths

Churchill Downs Incorporated announced yesterday that it will suspend racing operations at Churchill Downs Racetrack, beginning June 7, 2023, through the remainder of the Spring Meet, scheduled to run to July 3. According to the parent company, “Churchill Downs Racetrack has seen an unusual number of horse injuries over the previous month resulting in 12…
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‘Laugh Now, Cry Later’ – How a Drake Concert at MSG May Change the Law Regarding Managing the Risk of Large Events

Editor’s Note: The following is reprinted from Sports Facilities and the Law, a complimentary subscription publication, for industry professionals, available at https://sportsfacilitieslaw.com/ By Charles F. Gfeller and Hannah Lauer, of Gfeller Laurie LLP Can an arena operator or event promoter be held liable for the actions of third parties during a large event, like a…
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National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security Announces the 2023 NCS4 Conference

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) has announced the 2023 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition, which will be held on June 27-29 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, TX. The keynote speakers for the conference are United States Secret Service…
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Lawsuit Challenging FC Cincinnati Stadium Development Dismissed

Editor’s Note: The following is shared from the pages of Sports Facilities and the Law, a periodical that is available for free to industry professionals. By Jeff Birren, Senior Writer Introduction The City of Cincinnati and FC Cincinnati agreed to create a new stadium. One local resident was sufficiently incensed by the undertaking that she…
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Greenberg Traurig Texas Adds Sports Lawyer Zeena Angadicheril

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has announced the hire of sports lawyer Zeena Angadicheril as of counsel in its Austin office. Angadicheril previously worked alongside Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Denis Braham at Winstead PC and in her role as assistant vice president for legal affairs for The University of Texas at Austin. With a shared passion and practice in sports and real estate,…
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Sports Law Expert Podcast Features Sports Law Attorney Irwin Kishner of Herrick, Feinstein LLP

Hackney Publications has announced that it has published its latest segment of the Sports Law Expert Podcast, featuring attorney Irwin Kishner, a partner at Herrick, Feinstein LLP and co-chair of its Sports Law Group. The podcast segment can be heard here. Going forward, those interested in being notified when a segment goes live can subscribe by visiting here.…
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