C&G’s sports law practice group is made up of a team of experienced sports and entertainment lawyers with deep experience in MLB, NFL and NBA deal, arbitration and litigation matters.  Our team of transactional and litigation attorneys provide specialized advice and representation on a broad range of issues arising within the professional sports, entertainment and media industries.

We advise on minority and control acquisitions and sales, facility/arena developments, debt and capital raises, recapitalizations, and sponsorship deals across a broad range of professional sports and related verticals.  We are also active in the sports investment/private equity space, raising capital and providing liquidity for MLB, NFL, Football (aka Soccer) and related opportunities.

In a space traditionally dominated by “big firms” and “big fees,” C&G has made it’s bespoke presence known from New York to Los Angeles through engagement in some of the most high profile professional sports, agency and related transactions, arbitrations and litigation.

Sample Engagements

Representation of syndicate investor groups raising $1B+ in equity commitments for proposed purchase of  MLB franchises (most recently in 2021).

Representation of high-net worth individuals and family offices with respect to their prospective ownership interests in NFL franchise (via auction and private sale).

Representation of Wasserman Media Group, Paragon, SFX Baseball, Verus Management Team, Jet Sports and other agencies with respect to transactional, arbitration (MLBPA, NFLPA, NBAPA), litigation and related engagements.

Representation of syndicate investor group with respect to the development and launch of cutting edge professional sports arena/facility in Southern California.



    Sports & Entertainment Law


    Phillip A. Ciano, Esq. (Partner and Licensed Agent)