Sports Law and Athlete Representation
Since 1986 while practicing law in Florida, Gregory J. Tarone, Esq. has been involved in sports law counseling amateurs and professionals, writing and lecturing about legal issues, and networking in support of athletes' rights ripe for necessary litigation.
He has been an agent and manager for LPGA, NBA, and Olympic athletes, all involving personal promotion, public relations, endorsements, and sponsorships as well as regulatory compliance.
To coordinate the needs of athletes through an international network of legal practitioners involved in representing athletes, Mr. Tarone established SPORTS LAWYERS INTERNATIONAL PLLC, so if you are an interested lawyer please use the contact form below.
Mr. Tarone represents Noriana Radwan, a former University of Connecticut soccer player who has sued her alma mater, former Athletic Director Warde Manuel (now at the University of Michigan), women's soccer Head Coach Len Tsantiris, and Director of Student Financial Aid Services Mona Lucas for breach of her grant-in-aid scholarship in violation of NCAA By-Laws, violation of Title IX and of her constitutional rights under the Civil Rights Act, as well as negligent infliction of emotional stress. Noriana's case can be followed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/norianasvoice/?ref=bookmarks. Here is the Inside Edition report the day the case was filed, December 16, 2016. After Defendants were granted summary judgment on June 6, 2020, and in 2021 the case was been appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and is currently awaiting oral argument and decision.
Sports Lawyers International PLLC is a referral and cooperative network among sports lawyers and others to help provide guidance and representation for student-athletes like Noriana, who seek to ascertain their legal rights and how to enforce them in an appropriate manner. Fill in and send the contact form on this site if you seek confidential help or you are a lawyer who is interested in the referral network.
As a founding board member of the Florida Bar's Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section when Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Sports, in 1987 Mr. Tarone organized the Section's first symposia focused on the regulatory frameworks of amateur and professional. He has published several articles about amateurism and preserving eligibility. For a decade he was a manager or agent of a dozen professional women golfers on the LPGA tour. He lectures on sports law and attends sports law symposia at Harvard and other forums to stay current on sports-related issues.
Among Mr. Tarone's sports law publications are: "Advising the Amateur Athlete to Preserve Eligibility," published in The Florida Bar Journal, Volume 62, Number 2 at 23 (1988) and reprinted in adapted form as "Amateur Athletes and Eligibility" in Case & Comment, Volume 93, Number 3 at 3 (1988) and in The Sports, Parks & Recreation Law Reporter, Volume 2 Number 4 at 60 (1989); and "Florida Athlete Agent Registration Law" in The Sports, Parks & Recreation Law Reporter, Volume 3, Number 3 at 47 (1989). For more than three decades now, Mr. Tarone has been developing an outline called Sports Law World that is in this section of this website as a guide.
Gregory J. Tarone, Esq.'s practice involves sports law NIL (name likeness and image) contracts, endorsements and sponsorships, real estate, business, wills, trusts, and probate.