Media & Entertainment

From studios to individual performers and bands, whether you need representation in a complicated entertainment-related legal dispute or are seeking guidance for any stage of your entertainment career, entertainment lawyers at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig are armed with the knowledge and experience you deserve. Our attorneys know the entertainment industry from the inside out, and not just from an attorney’s standpoint.

After years of attending the Cannes Film Festival as an attorney for his client production studios, and representing numerous studios, attorney Thomas Dunlap took on the associate producer role for Uwe Boll’s 2012 film “The Bailout”, which aired as “Assault on Wall Street” and has since been involved in numerous films at various levels.

Tom has also made multiple appearances on Fox television and was named by the Hollywood Reporter as one of the “Power 100” entertainment lawyers in the U.S. In addition to appearing in 2016, 107 and 2018 on AMC Network’s Sundance TV annual panel at the Sundance Film Festival from “Idea to Deal”, Tom has been a guest-speaker on entertainment law at Delaware’s Widener University’s annual Entertainment Symposium and the annual Washington Area Music Association workshop and has taught numerous national continuing education classes for other lawyers on entertainment law. He enjoys frequent stints as a continuing legal education professor for lawyers across the nation, sharing his insights on entertainment matters involving copyright law, entertainment law, and disputes.

From negotiating complex entertainment deals to delivering sophisticated LLC and securities packages, we have a long history of effectively guiding clients in imperative legal decisions while protecting their interests from a business standpoint. Many of our cases have involved web entertainment issues, domain disputes, litigation and disputes concerning rights and contracts.

Sports Law

Always ready for the big game through dedicated practice and preparation, the Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig Sports Law practice represents individuals, teams, leagues, sponsors, governing bodies, management, athletic directors, coaches, owners, Olympians, and amateur athletes alike. Our team of Sports Law attorneys has an exceptional depth of knowledge in the sports industry and an overall love for the game. Our competitive practice offers a wide range of comprehensive services throughout the country and abroad.

Our Sports Law Team

Our Sports Law practice is led by Attorney Dusty Gwinn, a Certified Contract Advisor with the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) and a Certified Agent with the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA). He was part of several successful full-service athlete representation agencies, including Lucid Athlete Management and New Legacy Sports, before launching his own firm, Wild Dog Management, in 2008. Backed by specialized training at the Leigh Steinberg Agent Academy and a lifetime love of sports, Dusty has represented multiple athletes in varying phases of their careers with his expansive knowledge and competitive drive. He leads our specialized team of attorneys, all of whom understand the unique demands of sports-based clients and share his passions. They can draw upon the full spectrum of their legal expertise to meet their clients’ needs

Legal Services

Our attorneys have experience advising clients throughout the landscape of sports and about the many facets of the sports business world. We let you focus on the field, while we take care of everything else and help you plan for what comes after.

Our Clients

The DBL Sports Law Practice team has completed deals and projects with notable franchise entities, including the Buffalo Bills, Charlotte Bobcats (Hornets), Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Edmonton Eskimos, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, San Diego (Los Angeles) Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Toronto Argonauts, and West Virginia University.