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Author: Bill Lawrence

Burr & Forman Represents On To Victory in First-Of-Its-Kind Name, Image and Likeness Collective Acquisition for Auburn Student-Athletes

August 9, 2022 Firm News

Burr & Forman LLP is pleased to announce that the Burr Sports Law and NIL team represented an innovative team of Auburn University alumni to assist their name, image and likeness (NIL) collective, Friends of Auburn, LLC d/b/a ON TO VICTORY, in acquiring an existing NIL collective that supported Auburn […]

The NCAA’s New Guidance Regarding NIL Collectives — Will the Guidance Shut Down NIL Collectives or Affect Their Abilities to Pay College Athletes?

May 11, 2022 Insights

Background of the NCAA and NIL Policy Effective July 1, 2021, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) adopted an Interim Name, Image, and Likeness Policy (“Interim NIL Policy”) for currently enrolled college athletes, their families, and NCAA member institutions. The Interim NIL Policy suspended NCAA name, image, and likeness (“NIL”) […]

Alabama Has Repealed Its NIL Law – Can Alabama’s Student-Athletes Still Get Paid?

February 16, 2022 Firm News

Introduction On February 3, 2022, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law Alabama House Bill 76, which repealed Alabama’s NIL law that legalized collegiate student-athletes receiving compensation for their names, images, and likenesses (“NIL Act”). As this author previously wrote, college football recruiting was the original impetus for Alabama passing […]

Alabama Appears Poised to Repeal NIL Law

January 24, 2022 Insights

In an ironic twist, college football recruiting was the impetus for Alabama passing a 2021 law that legalized collegiate student-athletes receiving compensation for their names, images, and likenesses (“NIL Act”), and college football recruiting appears poised to be the impetus for Alabama repealing its NIL Act.  On April 20, 2021, […]

Amateurism vs. Professionalism Alabama Bypasses The National Collegiate Athletic Association and Enacts Law Allowing Collegiate Student Athletes to Receive Compensation For Their Names, Images, and Likenesses.

January 22, 2022 Firm News

A sea of change is rapidly approaching for collegiate student-athletes, and Alabama is at the change’s forefront.  On April 20, 2021, after the Alabama Senate had unanimously passed House Bill 404, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the bill into law (the “Act”).  The Act allows collegiate student-athletes to receive compensation […]

Law firm launches NIL practice

September 16, 2021 Firm News

By Stephen Elliott – Attorneys in Nashville among group seeking to help college athletes navigate sponsorship deals. Birmingham-based law firm Burr & Forman has launched a specialized practice group focused on college athletes and their new endorsement opportunities. The group of sports business attorneys includes two attorneys in Nashville: […]

Burr & Forman Starts College Athlete NIL Resource Site

September 16, 2021 Firm News

By Adrian Cruz Law360 (September 16, 2021, 4:52 PM EDT) — Burr & Forman LLP has launched an online resource center to help student-athletes navigate the new rules adopted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, colleges, and states that allow them to profit from their names, images, and likenesses, the firm announced. […]