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July 18, 2019 - Murtha Cullina LLP adds Entertainment and Sports Practice

STAMFORD, CT (July 18, 2019)…Murtha Cullina LLP is pleased to announce the establishment of an Entertainment and Sports Practice Group.

With the addition of Attorney William F. Fitzgerald, who chairs the Group, the firm is now representing clients in the entertainment and sports arena.  Attorneys in the Group represent local, national, and international clients including professional athletes, actors, models, producers, directors, photographers, authors, and industry executives, in transactions involving agreements such as artist management, literary publishing, film and television, record contracts, models/model agencies and casting companies, professional sports, and the negotiation of employment agreements and contracts for industry executives. Mr. Fitzgerald has long-standing relationships with business managers, sports and talent agents, publicists, literary agents, and photographer representatives.

The Entertainment and Sports Practice Group also represents clients in litigation matters, including breach of contract and fiduciary duty obligations, right of publicity and privacy, copyright and trademark infringement, and court confirmation of minor’s contracts. In addition, the group manages immigration matters for international talent and athletes.

Attorneys also serve as outside general counsel to a number of prominent clients. Current sports clients include Mika Zibanejad, Center for the New York Rangers. Other New York clients include a public relations firm, a hospitality group, a model management company, and a marketing company. In Connecticut, clients include a digital music recording, video media production, and independent record label company, and a Master Chocolatier and handmade artisan chocolates company.

About Murtha Cullina LLP

With more than 100 attorneys in six offices throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, Murtha Cullina LLP offers a full range of legal services to meet the local, regional and national needs of our clients. Our practice encompasses litigation, regulatory and transactional representation of businesses, governmental units, non-profit organizations and individuals. Core practice areas include litigation, insurance recovery, labor and employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, energy, health care, trusts and estates, intellectual property, real estate, land use and retail and hospitality. 

Murtha Cullina is the exclusive member firm in Connecticut for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide; and the exclusive Connecticut member firm of State Law Resources, an international network of independent law firms. For more information, visit

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