Sam Strantz

Sam Strantz

Sam Strantz is a sports and entertainment law associate based in Memphis, TN.
  • Entertainment & Sports Law, Intellectual Property, Business Law
  • Tennessee
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Summary

Sam represents members of the financial services, banking, and securities industries in general white-collar matters, including business disputes and defense against fraud actions. Sam also defends medical professionals in medical malpractice actions and start-up and established companies in intellectual property, branding, and false advertising disputes.

In the transactional realm, Sam maintains a sports and entertainment practice and represents athletes, franchises, and talent brokers in the entertainment, sports, and technology industries. In this area, Sam advises his sports and entertainment clients on a wide range of legal issues, including intellectual property, contract, labor union law, employment contract arbitration, and marketing/branding. Sam has experience negotiating and drafting sponsorship and representation agreements, as well as coordinating the personality rights of professional athletes. Sam also has experience in representing Division 1 collegiate athletes in eligibility appeals to the NCAA.

Education
University of Tennessee College of Law
J.D. (2015)
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Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: University of Tennessee College of Law Academic Scholarship; CALI Awards for Highest Grade in Entertainment Law and Advanced Appellate Advocacy; Advocates’ Prize Moot Court Competition – Final Round (2014); Advocates’ Prize Best Appellate Brief Award (2014) - Tennessee Law Review – Articles Editor (2013–2015) - Moot Court Board – Member (2014–2015) - Sports and Entertainment Law Society – Leadership Board Member (2013–2015) - Student Bar Association – At-Large Representative (2013)
Professional Experience
Financial Services, Sports & Entertainment Associate
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Putting a Price Tag on Allegiance: NBA CBA's "Supermax" is Super Unpredictable
Baker Donelson
Awards
Pro Bono Award
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Professional Associations
American Bar Association # 02789591
Member
Current
Sports Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Tennessee Bar Association
Member
- Current
Memphis Bar Association
Chair - Young Lawyers' Division (2018)
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
ID Number: 034461
6th Circuit
Practice Areas
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Baker Donelson Biography
Contact & Map
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
165 Madison Ave
Suite 2000
Memphis, TN 38103
USA
Telephone: (901) 577-8261