Ticktin Minute June 20, 2016 – Another Big Win for Ticktin and TTLG Sports and Entertainment Representation

Winning Strategy

Bruce Burk Hones Foreclosure Defense Strategy with Another Big Win for The Ticktin Law Group

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL – The old adage about the devil being in the details could not be more true as TTLG attorney, Bruce Burk racks up another foreclosure dismissal. “Prove it” was the clear message sent to banks across the state this week as the Ticktin Law Group attorney was able once again, to prove through research and persistence that a bank did not have the proper documentation and therefor no legal authority to foreclose on our client’s property. In what is called a “Lost Note” dismissal, Burk was able to force the bank to admit that they did not, in fact, have all the proper documentation to pursue foreclosure in this case. If you find yourself facing foreclosure, it pays to have an attorney on your side who won’t just tread water until a bank offers a loan modification, but will fight continually for your rights and always act in your interest.

Is representation enough?
Many professional athletes and celebrities have agents, but do they also need good legal representation?

Do You Need Legal Representation if You Already Have an Agent?

There is a common and somewhat widespread misunderstanding in regards to how professional agents and representation works, especially where celebrities and sports athletes are concerned. It is true that the overwhelming majority of professional athletes and celebrities in general have some form of primary representation, but what is often less considered until it is too late is what happens when that limelight begins to fade and the job offers requiring top level agency become fewer and further between. This week’s blog from TTLG attorney, Michael Vater, discusses how a strong legal team may work to protect its client both during and after this transition.

The answer to a question that is often asked is “yes,” most professional athletes do have an agent who assists in locating work. But when those big jobs turn into smaller and smaller affairs, that is when comprehensive legal representation becomes necessary to enforce agreements or develop a plan to get them out of a bad situation.

As a sports and entertainment attorney, I have been involved in several instances ensuring that professional contracts are adhered to, and making sure that our clients are not taken advantage of by corporations or mistreated by an opposing party. Unfortunately, like many things in life, waiting to take action to protect yourself or your interests may lead to a more complicated or unfavorable resolution to your situation so we always encourage those who may find themselves facing these situations to contact an attorney as quickly as possible.

Having a dream team of lawyers that can help protect your interests and rights regarding public appearances, television and film is not only welcomed, but expected as a client attains a certain status within the public eye. What is less realized or spoken of is that as an individual’s celebrity begins to wane in earnest, far too many may find themselves on the wrong side of a business deal with nowhere to turn to in order to protect themselves and their interests against those who would seek to profit and exploit their circumstances for personal or professional gain.

At The Ticktin Law Group, our attorneys understand the complexities with promotional endorsement contracts as well as television and film contracts. Whether you are starring in your fifth summer blockbuster or thousandth sports convention appearance, the attorneys at the Ticktin Law Group ALWAYS put the interests of the client first. If you or someone you know are a professional athlete or celebrity that finds yourself in a compromising situation or deal, send as an email or give us a call and get our team of accomplished attorneys in the corner fighting for you.