William J. Robers

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Bill’s practice emphasizes representation of companies in their general corporate matters, including entity formation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, and contract issues. Bill also specializes in the representation of sports entities, athletes and coaches in contract negotiations, corporate governance, compliance, grievances, and eligibility issues, as well as the representation of medical practice groups and individual physicians in all aspects of the business and compliance issues related to practicing medicine, including Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute compliance and labor and employment matters. Bill is an expert in intellectual property issues, including copyright and trademark protection and enforcement.

Practice Areas

  • Business and Corporate
    • Business/Entity Formation, Operations, Governance, and Reorganization
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Contracts and Licensing
    • Healthcare and Medical Practice
  • Sports and Entertainment
    • Amateur Sports Law
    • Arena/Stadium Use Agreements
    • Broadcast Agreements
    • Coaching Contracts
    • Contracts
    • Facilities
    • Intellectual Property
    • Licensing
    • Nonprofit
    • Olympic Sports
    • Professional Sports Law
    • Right of Privacy
    • Sponsorships
    • Sports Officials
    • Safe Sport Investigations
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Licensing
    • Copyright
    • Trademark
  • Employment Law

Personal

    Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, golfing, running, and officiating college football.

Court Admissions

  • California State Courts, 2001
  • Central District of California Federal Courts, 2001
  • Colorado State Courts, 2008

Publications

Education

  • Bachelor of Science,cum laude, Marquette University, 1997
  • Masters of Business Administration, cum laude, Carlson School of Management, 2001
  • Juris Doctor, with honors, University of Minnesota Law School, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to bar, California, 2001
  • Admitted to bar, Colorado, 2008

Professional Experience

  • Sparks Willson (2009-Present)
  • Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP (now Bryan Cave LLP) (2008-2009)
  • Robers Management Group, Orange County, California (2006-2008)
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Los Angeles, California (2001-2006)

Assistant

    Thomas C. Andreas
    Email: tca@sparkswillson.com

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association Section on Entertainment and Sports
  • Colorado Springs Rotary
  • USA Canoe Kayak & Judicial Committee