雷斯尼克体育 is a Division of the Law Offices of Aaron Resnick, P.A. 体育 and entertainment are multibillion-dollar enterprises that require business judgment and legal skills to support unique creative endeavors. The Firm has represented over 80 current and former professional athletes from the National Football League, Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association. 体育 law is an umbrella term used to describe the legal issues at work in the world of both amateur and professional sports. 体育 law overlaps substantially with 劳动法, 合同法, competition or antitrust law, and tort law. Issues like 财富保值, defamation and privacy rights are also an integral aspect of sports law.
雷斯尼克体育 views making a living as an athlete or entertainer as a business. At 雷斯尼克体育 we protect our clients and ensure that they understand the legal aspects of the business relationships they enter into with agents, 团队, 赞助商, 制作公司, 图书出版商, 经理, music clubs and record companies.
雷斯尼克体育' lawyers work closely with firm-wide colleagues practicing in corporate, 知识产权, 刑事, 财富保值, 劳动, 公共财政, 建设, hospitality and 房地产 law to tailor solutions to clients' specific concerns. The Firm work closely with their clients and their respective agents, financial advisors and business 经理 to help ensure their clients are fully protected and have legal representation 24 hours a day 365 days a week. The Firm has locations in Florida and in New York, and is able to represent athletes throughout the country.
The attorneys at the Firm honed their experiences at the top law firms in the United States, and provide athletes with weekly consolations, as well as comprehensive legal representation in all areas of the law including but not limited to 合同工作, 商业纠纷, 房地产, 刑事辩护, 遗产规划 (wills, trusts, and estates), asset preservation/protection planning, 税收争议 and all forms of transactional law.
Monthly Retainer Services for Legal Representation
The Firm charges its clients a small monthly fee retainer which provides its clients with around the clock legal representation and consultations, and significantly reduced hourly rates and flat fees for additional work that may be necessary in its representation of its clients.
The Firm has extensive relationships across the Country and internationally thought its affiliated companies, clients and contacts to provide additional benefits to its clients. The Firm constantly provides its clients with additional opportunities to support the image, well being and financial security of its clients. The Firm's contacts permit its clients access to numerous 事件, 社会, 文化, 慈善, 和政治, which allow its clients to further their careers and in some instances derive additional financial benefits.
24 Hour Personal Assistant and Concierge Service
The Firm provides its athletes with access to a 24 hour personal assistant and concierge as part of their representation. This service provides the Firm's athlete clients access to hotels, 事件, 方, car services and traditional VIP concierge services.
Our understanding of pro sports, and our commitment to innovation, 完整性, and advocacy has proven effective in protecting our clients. Our sports practice group is available to represent athletes in all sports, including but not limited to, 美国橄榄球联盟, NHL, 大联盟, NBA, 美国网球和美国职业足球大联盟.
Exemplar of Services for Athletes: Estate & 资产保护计划 – Summary
One of the main areas of our Firm's practice is estate and asset protection planning. This will summarize the foregoing practice area and discuss typical services provided to athletes who are represented by the Firm. Please note that the information provided herein is solely for discussion and shall not be relied upon by any party as legal advice from the Firm. Please further note that this is only intended to briefly summarize “or scratch the surface” of the area of practice related to estate and asset protection planning.
基本的房地产计划. A basic estate plan would consist of the advice related to and the preparation of a last will and testament, 可撤销的生前信托, a durable power of attorney, a medical health care directive and a living will. A last will and testament is a legal instrument by which one sets forth in writing his or her desire for the administration of his or her affairs upon death. A revocable living trust is a legal instrument by which one sets forth in writing his or her desire for not only the administration of his or her affairs upon death but also during one's lifetime, thereby planning for a potential incapacity situation and setting forth the procedure to avoid court involvement of one's affairs upon death, as a trust is not subject to court administration or “probate.” A durable power of attorney is for financial purposes and is a legal instrument used to appoint one or more individuals to act on one's behalf for a “laundry-list” of financial and business purposes if said person becomes unable to do so based on an incapacity situation or otherwise. A medical health care directive is a legal instrument used to appoint one or more individuals to act on one's behalf to make all medical decisions if said person becomes unable to do so based on an incapacity situation or otherwise. A living will is a legal instrument used, 如果是想要, to indicate whether one desires to remain artificially or indefinitely alive when one is suffering from a terminal or end stage condition or is in a persistent vegetative state. There are many other legal instruments that can be utilized to form part of one's basic estate plan, such as but not limited to a preneed guardian, a limited power of attorney, 住所声明书, 等. Most documentation compromising a basic estate plan will ensure that one's affairs are properly administered and that the heirs of one's “estate” receive their inheritance, but falls short in its overall effect on one's potential federal and/or state estate tax savings if one's estate is subject to said estate tax, other than to ensure that all appropriate estate tax credits and exemptions are maximized to minimize the estate tax payable upon one's death.
房地产税收筹划. In addition to one's basic 遗产规划 documentation, the Firm provides more advanced documentation to further reduce the effect of the federal and/or state estate tax upon one's death. Some documentation such as an irrevocable trust to own one's life insurance policies (commonly referred to as an “ILIT”) and a grantor retained annuity trust (commonly referred to as a “GRAT”) would remove certain assets or value from being subject to estate tax ,whereas some documentation such as the creation and use of business entities would take advantage of potential methods to discount the value of one's assets subject to estate tax (commonly referred to as a “family limited partnership” or “FLP”). 当然, there are many types of documents and methods by which to minimize, 减少和, 在有限的情况下, eliminate the estate tax and by which to remove or discount one's assets from being subject to the estate tax and gift taxes.
资产保护计划. In addition to one's basic and advanced 遗产规划 documentation, the Firm provides services to protect one's assets, 尽可能地, from the claims of creditors, 包括配偶. It goes without saying that we live in a litigious society and that not only can a legal judgment be costly and devastating but so can the legal fees related to litigation. Some documentation is basic in nature (such as the preparation and use of entities such as limited liability companies and partnerships to own certain assets) and some documentation is much more advanced (such as the preparation and use of domestic and/or foreign discretionary spendthrift asset protection trusts). Some of the basic documentation, 如果实施得当, should protect one's principal assets from the claims and judgments of future unforeseen creditors, and some of the more advanced documentation, 如果实施得当, should protect one's principal assets as well as the income derived there from the claims and judgments of future unforeseen creditors. The level and extent of one's asset protection planning will vary based on the nature and extent of one's assets, and is custom tailored to one's specific needs.
婚姻计划. In addition to the foregoing, the Firm provides clients with a premarital agreement (“prenup”) or a post marital agreement (“postnup”). Such agreements mix concepts of 遗产规划 and asset protection planning. We custom tailor such agreements to meet one's specific needs.