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Entertainment & Sports

What do artists, athletes and influencers all have in common? They have the capacities to leverage their respective brands for not only present day monetary return but lineage income streams. That’s where we come in. RVL®’s sports and entertainment lawyers are committed to protecting our clients’ creations and interests so that they can maximize their full potential. 

Understanding what you can protect is just as important as how you go about protecting it. At Rockridge®, we love working with individuals to build personal brands, prevent online exploitation, maximize sponsorship and placement opportunities, and secure top-dollar contracts.

Rockridge is an award-winning 4x Best For The World B Corp that specializes in providing comprehensive legal services to athletes, entertainers, and influencers focusing on branding and intellectual property protection. Our team of expert attorneys is dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive the highest quality legal services and the best possible protection for their branding and intellectual property. We understand that each client’s needs are unique and tailor our services to meet those needs. Our comprehensive services range from trademark filing and trademark monitoring to drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, and more. We also provide NIL protection for athletes, entertainers, and influencers, as well as advise on the best strategies to protect their intellectual property.

At Rockridge®, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality legal services and the best protection for their branding and intellectual property. We understand that each client’s needs are unique and tailor our services to meet those needs. Whether you’re an athlete, entertainer, or influencer looking for legal advice or a law firm looking for the best protection for your branding and intellectual property, Rockridge has the expertise to get you the results you need. Our team of experienced attorneys will work with you to ensure that your personal brand, embodied in your online presence, are maximized. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you protect your brand and intellectual property.

Examples of our services include:

Agency Contracts Athlete Agents Copyrights
Distribution & Publishing Agreements   Influencer & Sponsorship Agreements   Licensing Agreements 
Litigation Performance & Recording Agreements Royalty Audits
 Sponsorship Agreements Streaming & Television Contracts  Trademarks

Associated Blogs, Presentations, Publications

Messi on the pitch in NashvilleArticlesArtists, Athletes & Influencers
September 28, 2023

NIL Insights: How Messi Gets Paid

Photo by Micah Barrett What's the Messi Contract all about?   Lionel Messi is widely known as one of the greatest football players of his generation. While most professional soccer…
Artists, Athletes & InfluencersRVL News
February 9, 2023

Rockridge® Attorney Kevin Christopher Headlines NIL Talk at Nike Coach of the Year Clinic

Kevin Christopher is an entrepreneur-attorney-agent who will cover top strategies for coaches leading athletes in the new NIL era at Atlanta (2/10) and Birmingham (2/18) events. The Nike Coach of…
ArticlesArtists, Athletes & Influencers
February 2, 2023

Top Strategies for Managing Athletes in the New NIL Era

Photo by Pexels A Playbook for Success: 10 Things Coaches Should Know in the NIL Era   What is NIL? Numerous states (along with the help of the NCAA and…
ArticlesArtists, Athletes & Influencers
January 31, 2023

Top Strategies for Maximizing NIL Deals in 2023

Photo by nappy As the sports and entertainment industry continues to evolve, it’s important for athletes, entertainers, and influencers to stay on top of the latest strategies for protecting their…
ArticlesArtists, Athletes & InfluencersRVL Briefs
November 22, 2021

NFL® Athlete Trademark Owners Taking the Field on Thanksgiving Day

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Teams and Leagues Are Expected to Protect Their Brands...But What About the Athletes?   Thanksgiving brings American families together every year and is not only known…
ArticlesArtists, Athletes & Influencers
November 15, 2021

Breaking Down the NIL Myths of Working with College Athletes

Photo by Juan Salamanca from Pexels Understanding the New Landscape of College Athlete Endorsements   Plainspeak Summary: College athletes were once precluded from, or penalized for having their own endorsement deals, but a…

Lead Attorney Profiles

Kevin Christopher


Kevin Christopher, JD/MBA, leads Rockridge®, a Certifed B Corp law firm, as corporate and patent attorney. Kevin is also founder and CEO of QUANTiSCOPE®, an AI/ML biotech public benefit corporation. Kevin is active in his local communities, having served in Americorps, as county and state commissioner, and on the boards of several environmental and social equity nonprofits. He has also advanced international sustainability goals through working groups of the World Economic Forum and similar organizations. Kevin has enjoyed a diverse and fulfilling career, counting as direct business and legal mentors Vincent Stanley of Patagonia, Joe Tsai of Alibaba, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, and U..S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer.


Micah Gonzalez

Brand, Data Privacy & Regulatory Attorney

Micah Gonzalez is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) focused on brand, data, and regulatory law. She helps high-impact, high-growth companies comply with and benefit from various state and federal data, intellectual property, and regulatory frameworks in order to maximize their benefit and commercial potential.

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