Mit Winter Quoted as Expert on College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Laws in Recent Law360 Article
With NCAA college athletes on the brink of being able to be compensated by third parties for the use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL), Mit Winter was asked by Law360 to discuss the differences in the various state NIL laws that have been passed. Mit also offered his take on what will happen if the NCAA is not able to pass its proposed NIL legislation and a federal bill is also not able to be passed:
“Let’s say the NCAA proposes its NIL rules and for some reason they get voted down, and a federal bill is not able to get passed and some of these state laws start becoming effective, like Florida’s this coming summer 2021,” said Mit Winter, an intellectual property and collegiate sports attorney with Kennyhertz Perry. “Then I think you are going to see a bunch of other states passing their own NIL laws, and states that already have may start pushing up their effective dates.”
The full Law360 article can be accessed at the link below.
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The need for an attorney experienced in collegiate athletics has never been higher. From assistance with compliance, eligibility, scholarship, and transfer issues, to advice and representation relating to the newly emerging name, image, and likeness laws and legislation, universities, conferences, coaches, and college athletes often need an attorney to advocate on their behalf and to assist and advise on these types of issues.
The team at Kennyhertz Perry is uniquely suited to guide universities and 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, and the NCAA.
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.
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