What is Sports Management?
Sports Management – within the realm of athletics, which can range from professional to amateur levels – is afield of management that provides representation, consultation, and advice with regard to individual(s) who undertake careers in professional athletics. Sports Management can exist in a variety of levels, which can range in both the type of athletic activity, as well as the level of professionalism latent within each and every specific circumstance.
Sports Management and Entertainment Lawyers
Sports Management professionals are encouraged to consult with the following professionals in the legal field, depending on the matters and circumstances latent within particular negations:
Tax Law: With regard to athletes who undergo a vast amount of traveling within their respective activity, taxation – as well as additional restitution procedures – may vary on a locational basis. As a result, a Sports Management professional may consult with a tax attorney in order to authenticate, substantiate, and organize taxation – including customs and duties – with regard to travel; furthermore, applicable performance taxation may be applicable in the event that an athlete will require additional staffing upon travel.
In the event that athlete undergoes international travel with regard to their profession, they will be required to obtain legal immigration documentation that ensures their respective right to travel between countries and nations legally and lawfully. Typically, the documentation required by anathlete is the P1 Visa; this is colloquially referred to as an ‘Entertainment Visa’; international Sports Management professionals must ensure that their clientele receive the proper identification in order to travel to and perform within the United States
Sports Management Education
Sports Managements professionals will typically obtain a 4-year, bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. With regard to their respective degree, Sports Management professionals may have focused on a variety of additional specialties and specifications, including legal matters, business management, finance, and accounting.
Sports Management Legal Assistance
The parameters and protocols surrounding the legal processes latent within circumstances involving the legislation of Entertainment Law are vast; within the scope of this particular legalfield, the adherence to laws, ordinances, regulations, and legal requirements are not only implicit, but imperative on the part of a Sports Management professional.
In addition to management or representational services – namely those that do not immediately require the attainment of a legal degree – consultation undertaken with legal professionals is encouraged. In the event that individuals – including clients or professionals – experience difficulty completing or understanding legal documentation, the filing process for that documentation, or any applicable statutes with regard to Entertainment legislation, they are encouraged to consult with legal professionals or attorneys specializing in Entertainment Law:
Individuals without legal degrees are not permitted to provide legal advice or legal consultation; while Sports Management professionals may be instrumental to the livelihood of their respective clientele, they are not permitted to authenticate, authorize, or certify any legal documentation without an expressed legal degree.
Oftentimes, Sports Management professionals will work in tandem with Entertainment lawyers in order to provide the most comprehensive service to their respective clientele; Sports Management professionals may assist, advise, and participate with regard to legal processes and procedures, but are not permitted to provide legal advice – as a result, both the legality, as well as the clients best interest may be serves in this type of two-tiered endeavor