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Sports Law in Florida: NIL and Contract Review

Sports law in Florida encompasses a wide range of legal issues, from contract negotiations to compliance with regulations specific to the sports industry. In recent years, the introduction of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) laws has added a new dimension to sports law, particularly affecting athletes in collegiate sports. The Law Offices of Aaron Resnick, P.A. offers comprehensive legal services in sports law, helping athletes, coaches, sports agents, and institutions navigate these complex legal waters.

Understanding Sports Law in Florida

Sports law involves the application of a variety of legal principles directly and indirectly related to sports, including contract law, labor law, tort law, and intellectual property law. In Florida, sports law also involves specific state regulations that govern sports transactions and relationships.

The Impact of NIL Laws in Florida

Florida is at the forefront of the NIL movement, which allows college athletes to profit from their name, image, and likeness. This significant shift came after Florida passed legislation effective July 1, 2021, which enables student-athletes to earn money from endorsements, personal appearances, and social media promotions. The NIL laws require careful navigation to ensure compliance with both state and NCAA regulations.

Legal Services for NIL Agreements

At the Law Offices of Aaron Resnick, P.A., we provide specialized services to ensure that NIL agreements are legally sound and beneficial for the athlete. This includes:

Drafting and Reviewing Endorsement Contracts: Ensuring that the terms of endorsement deals are clear, fair, and in the athlete's best interest.

Compliance Advice: Advising on the intersection of state laws, school policies, and NCAA rules to maintain eligibility.

Brand Protection: Helping athletes protect their personal brand and intellectual property associated with their name, image, and likeness.

Contract Review in Sports

Contracts are fundamental to professional sports and can significantly impact an athlete's career. Effective contract review ensures that the agreements athletes enter into safeguard their rights and outline clear expectations and obligations for all parties involved.

Key Considerations in Sports Contracts

Terms and Duration: Understanding the length of the contract and the conditions under which it can be renewed or terminated.

Compensation and Bonuses: Clarity on salary, bonuses, and other forms of compensation.

Injury and Insurance Clauses: Provisions for what happens in the event of an injury, including insurance coverage and compensation.

Behavioral Clauses and Disciplinary Actions: Expectations for athlete behavior off the field and the consequences of not meeting those expectations.

Challenges in Sports Law

Sports law can present unique challenges, including:

Navigating Dual Regulations: Balancing compliance with state laws and the rules of sports governing bodies.

Contract Disputes: Addressing issues that arise from misunderstandings or disagreements about contract terms.

Injury-related Claims: Handling claims related to sports injuries and the adequacy of protective measures by teams or institutions.

Why Choose Law Offices of Aaron Resnick, P.A. for Sports Law

The Law Offices of Aaron Resnick, P.A. are well-versed in the nuances of sports law in Florida. With extensive experience in contract negotiations, NIL agreements, and dispute resolution, our team is equipped to provide athletes and other sports professionals with the legal support they need to succeed.


Sports law in Florida is an evolving area with its unique complexities, especially with the introduction of NIL laws. Whether you are a seasoned professional or an up-and-coming athlete, navigating these legal waters requires skilled legal expertise. The Law Offices of Aaron Resnick, P.A. are committed to providing robust legal support to the sports community in Florida, ensuring that your legal rights are protected and your career in sports is secured

Areas we Serve in Florida

We serve clients throughout Florida including those in the following localities: Miami-Dade County including Aventura, Miami, Coral Gables, Doral, Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Tamiami, Westchester, and North Miami Beach; Broward County including Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Hallandale Beach, Oakland Park, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, and Weston; and Palm Beach County including West Palm Beach