NEW YORK - Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that Steven M. Olenick has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in its multidisciplinary Sports Practice. Olenick provides the full range of transactional, advisory and litigation services to numerous current and retired professional athletes as well as sports agents, managers, coaches and other individuals and entities within the industry.
“Steve serves as outside GC to athletes in nearly every major area of pro sports,” said Loeb & Loeb Chairman Michael D. Beck. “His varied skill set, along with his credibility and recognition in the market will be tremendous assets for our growing sports practice and great complements to our comprehensive entertainment and private client services platforms.”
“The business of sports is a burgeoning field and Steve’s arrival adds significant depth to our existing multidisciplinary strengths in this area,” added Craig Emanuel, Chair of Loeb & Loeb’s Entertainment Department. “Steve joins a diversified team of sports attorneys across Loeb’s New York, Los Angeles and Chicago offices who form a dynamic national practice capable of servicing the complete needs of clients in this sector.”
Olenick’s diverse sports practice includes advice on complex legal matters ranging from endorsement deals and branding/intellectual property issues to estate and tax planning, disciplinary actions and litigation. He also has experience advising family offices, wealth advisors, accountants and other corporate entities and private clients on transactional and trust and estate matters.
Olenick is regularly invited to comment on sports-related topics as a legal contributor on major television networks such as Fox News, Bloomberg, and CNBC, and he is frequently featured as a thought leader by industry media such as ESPN, Sports Business Journal and Sport’s Litigation Alert. He has been a featured lecturer and guest speaker at universities, including Harvard Business School, and has served as adjunct professor at Manhattanville College, teaching Legal Ethical Considerations in Sports.
“When it comes to entertainment law, Loeb has no equal.” said Olenick. “The needs of my athlete and other sports clients are perfectly aligned with the firm’s strengths in areas such as talent representation, branded entertainment, endorsements, IP and wealth management. I’m looking forward to joining this distinguished team.”
Formerly a partner at the boutique New York-based law firm Kantor Davidoff, Olenick earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and his B.A. from Cornell University.
Loeb & Loeb’s Sports Practice is an integral part of the firm’s preeminent Entertainment Department, which is among the largest and most comprehensive in the world. In addition to broad transactional and litigation capabilities, the firm’s national sports team offers a unique combination of complex entertainment and intellectual property acumen to create a dynamic service platform for a wide range of clients in the sports industry. The multidisciplinary Sports Practice represents professional athletes, teams, owners/investors, professional sports leagues, events, corporate sponsors, sports marketing agencies, media and sporting goods manufacturers.
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Loeb & Loeb is a multiservice law firm with nearly 300 attorneys focusing on select practice areas, rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients. The firm is recognized as a leading law firm in the areas of capital markets; corporate; media and entertainment; intellectual property; litigation; real estate; technology; and tax and wealth services. Loeb & Loeb has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC, and Beijing, as well as an affiliate office in Hong Kong.