Mit Winter focuses his practice on helping businesses of all types and sizes navigate complex challenges, with considerable experience assisting companies in general commercial litigation and business disputes, business formation and transactions, class action litigation, intellectual property matters, and a broad array of collegiate sports matters. With respect to the latter, Mit is recognized as a leading college athlete name, image, and likeness lawyer and is sought out by clients and the media for this expertise. In combination with his background as a Division I college basketball player, Mit is uniquely suited to assist and advise athletes, universities, and other clients with legal matters surrounding name, image, and likeness opportunities and businesses.
Prior to joining Kennyhertz Perry, Mit worked for two different Am Law 100 firms in San Francisco and Kansas City, most recently as a shareholder in the commercial litigation group at Polsinelli. In that capacity, he represented a wide variety of clients in class action, intellectual property, and general business litigation matters and was identified by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Business Litigation in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Before moving to Kansas City and joining Polsinelli, Mit worked for Bingham McCutchen LLP where he represented clients such as Stanford University, the NCAA, and Intel in class action and intellectual property litigation matters.
In addition to his commercial litigation and transactional practice, Mit has unique and broad experience assisting college athletes, universities, conferences, and college athletics-related businesses with their legal needs. At Polsinelli, Mit represented the Big 12 and Conference USA in numerous litigation matters and other matters arising from the governance of their respective members’ college sports programs.
At Kennyhertz Perry, Mit represents universities, college athletes, and related businesses in a wide variety of litigation and transactional matters. This includes acting as a name, image, and likeness attorney for universities, businesses, and college athletes who are preparing for and taking advantage of NIL deals and opportunities. Those seeking the counsel of an experienced NIL attorney are benefitted greatly from the combination of Mit’s experience as a Division I college basketball player and his extensive sports law and business law background. This combination makes Mit a uniquely qualified NIL lawyer who can ensure that an athlete’s best interests are being served, while also making sure universities and businesses are in compliance with NIL laws and policies.
Mit graduated from William & Mary in 2001, where he was a four-year basketball letter winner, a Colonial Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete, and a recipient of a William & Mary President’s Award for Leadership, Sportsmanship, and Citizenship his senior year. In 2005, he graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he was a member of the USF Law Review. Mit is admitted to practice law in Missouri, Kansas, California, and Iowa.
Articles, Webinars & Interviews
- The LEAD1 Association with Tom McMillen – The LEAD1 Angle Episode 4 – Mit Winter, Kennyhertz Perry
- 969 FM – The Game – iHeartRadio – The Beat of Sports, The Ramifications Of The NCAA vs The Supreme Court
- Front Office Sports – How NCAA v. Alston Could Affect College Athlete Compensation
- The Time is Now for College and High School Athletes to Prepare for the Name, Image, and Likeness Revolution
- Iowa college athletes could make money under proposed NCAA rule change
- Supreme Court to Hear Alston
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