Sports Law and Athlete Representation

Gregory J. Tarone, Esq. has been involved in sports law for over 30 years, counseling amateurs and professionals, writing and lecturing about legal issues, and networking in support of athletes' rights ripe for necessary litigation.  He has also been an agent or manager for LPGA, NBA, and Olympic athletes, all involving personal promotion, public relations, endorsements and sponsorships as well as regulatory compliance.

To coordinate the needs of athletes through an international network of legal practioners involved in representing athletes, Greg established SPORTS LAWYERS INTERNATIONAL PLLC, so if interested use the contact form.

Greg represents Noriana Radwan, a former University of Connecticut soccer player who has sued her alma mater, former Athletic Director Warde Manuel (now at the University of Michigan), women's soccer Head Coach Len Tsantiris, and Director of Student Financial Aid Services Mona Lucas for breach of her grant-in-aid scholarship in violation of NCAA By-Laws, violation of Title IX and of her constitutional rights under the Civil Rights Act, as well as negligent infliction of emotional stress. Noriana's case can be followed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/norianasvoice/?ref=bookmarks. Here is the Inside Edition report the day the case was filed, December 16, 2016. After Defednants' were granted summary judgment on June 6, 2020, the case is going into appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for he Second Circuit.

Sports Lawyers International PLLC is a referral and cooperative network among sports lawyers and others to help provide guidance and representation for student-athletes like Noriana, who seek to ascertain their legal rights and how to enforce them in an appropriate manner. Fill in and send the contract form on this site if you seek confidential help or you are a lawyer who is interested in the referral network. 

As a founding board member of the Florida Bar's Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section, Greg was its Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Sports that organized its first symposia focused on the regulatory frameworks of amateur and professional sports in 1987. He has published several articles about amateurism and preserving eligibility. For a decade he was a manager or agent of a dozen professional women golfers on the LPGA tour. He lectures on sports law and attends sports law symposia at Harvard and other forums to stay current on sports-related issues.

Greg's sports law articles include "Advising the Amateur Athlete to Preserve Eligibility," published in The Florida Bar Journal, Volume 62, Number 2 at 23 (1988) and reprinted in adapted form as "Amateur Athletes and Eligibility" in Case & Comment, Volume 93, Number 3 at 3 (1988) and in The Sports, Parks & Recreation Law Reporter, Volume 2 Number 4 at 60 (1989); and "Florida Athlete Agent Registration Law" in The Sports, Parks & Recreation Law Reporter, Volume 3, Number 3 at 47 (1989).

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Gregory J. Tarone, Esq.'s practice involves sports law and athlete representation including endorsements and sponsorships, contracts, general and international business transactions, real estate, wills, trusts, and probate, as a member of Sports Lawyers International PLLC.