Your Knowledgeable North Georgia Law Firm

Your Knowledgeable North Georgia Law Firm

Attorneys Advising College Athletes In Georgia About Name, Image And Likeness Legal Issues

Throughout the history of college and university athletics, the understanding has been that student athletes should not receive salaries per se. They could receive scholarships but not other forms of compensation in order to maintain the “amateur” requirement of college athletics. That stance on college athletics has changed. In June 2021, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the NCAA could not limit education-related income for student-athletes. With this ruling, states’ laws now apply to the availability of name, image and likeness (NIL) agreements for student-athletes.

For student athletes and others entering into new athlete sponsorship agreements, Hunt & Taylor Law Group, LLC, is a trustworthy source. Our law firm has stood the test of time in Gainesville and beyond. Our partners each have more than 35 years of experience in business law, intellectual property law and related areas.

With the introduction of NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) incentives into college athletics, now more than ever, athletes need legal counsel to advise them on all aspects of NIL contracts in order to ensure they receive fair compensation for the use of their NIL. Led by Attorney Megan DiNatale, a former collegiate softball player, the Sports Law Practice Group at Hunt & Taylor provides the much needed expertise needed in the emerging world of NIL.

How Things Have Changed For Student Athletes In Georgia

After Governor Brian Kemp signed a new state law allowing college athletes to be compensated for the use of their name, image and likeness (NIL), football players, basketball players and others began to sign deals bringing them income through endorsements and other channels. Although the rules may sound straightforward, questions arise for educational institutions, coaches, student athletes, their advisers and sponsors.

We believe that student athletes, their families and their intercollegiate teams deserve to know their rights. College students, especially, need guidance that is tailormade to protect their long-term interests. That is what we pledge to provide if you seek counsel from Hunt & Taylor Law Group, LLC, about a NIL agreement and related issues.

Let Us Clear Things Up For You

As a college athlete, potential college athlete, university, or other sports entity, you can count on us to give you the advice and assistance that you need, with no enticement to purchase legal services that you are not looking for at this time.

To schedule a free consultation, call 770-999-0272 or complete an online inquiry form. We look forward to hearing from you.