Collegiate Sports – Athlete Representation

A college athlete’s need for an experienced attorney has never been higher.  From assistance with eligibility, scholarship, and transfer issues, to advice and representation relating to the newly emerging name, image, and likeness laws and legislation, college athletes often need an attorney to advocate on their behalf and to assist and advise on these types of issues during an important time in their life. 

The team at Kennyhertz Perry is uniquely suited to guide college athletes through all of these types of issues with respect to the multitude of rules and laws set forth by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and the National Federation of High School Athletic Associations (NFHSAA).

The attorneys at Kennyhertz Perry all have years of experience advocating for clients in high stakes matters and advising them on related issues.  In addition, and most importantly, attorney Mit Winter is a former Division I scholarship basketball player with extensive experience working on collegiate athletics legal matters.  Mit has first-hand experience in understanding the pressures and demands faced by college athletes both on and off the field, and has represented a number of sports-related clients in his practice, including the Big 12 Conference, Conference USA, the NCAA, and the NFL.

Mit is widely regarded as an expert in collegiate sports law and frequently writes on these legal issues.  He is also the founder and chairman of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Sports and Entertainment Law Committee and serves as a Regional Captain in the states of Kansas and Missouri for the Sports Lawyers Association’s (“SLA”) Outreach Committee.

Kennyhertz Perry’s college sports practice provides representation to those who are seeking an attorney with expertise to advise them on the myriad legal concerns prevalent in college athletics today.  Consisting of accomplished lawyers with extensive, diverse, and hands-on experience in the sports world, our college athlete lawyers can provide assistance on a broad array of issues including:


  • NCAA Student-Athlete Sports Litigation
  • NCAA Athlete Internal Administrative Proceedings and Investigations
  • NCAA Transfer Cases 
  • Defense of Transfer and Release Rights
  • Transfer Portal & Waiver Issues
  • College Athlete Name, Image and Likeness Laws and Legislation
  • Initial-Eligibility Certifications
  • NCAA Eligibility Issues
  • Guidance On Eligibility
  • NCAA Enforcement
  • NCAA Rules Infractions Issues
  • Title IX Issues
  • Drug Test Appeals
  • Drug Testing Issues in Relation to Internal School Testing and Testing Conducted Directly by the NCAA through Drug Free Sport
  • Hardship Appeals
  • Scholarships 
  • Improper Reduction or Withdrawal of Scholarship (Grant in Aid) Funds
  • Academic Issues
  • Student-Athlete Reinstatement Cases
  • Waiver Requests
  • Athlete Endorsements and Marketing Concerns
  • Amateurism Concerns
  • College Athlete & Licensing Matters
  • International Athlete Eligibility
  • Agent Selection, Draft preparation, & Pre-Professional advice
  • Gender Equity
  • Hazing & Harassment
  • FHSAA and NCAA Based Appeals
  • Wrongful Team/School/NCAA Suspensions And/Or Dismissals
  • Advocacy in Internal Administrative Proceedings and Investigations

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