Richard L. Brand
Rich is the Arent Fox Schiff's San Francisco Managing Partner and Head of the Sports group.
Rich focuses on sports law, real estate and corporate transactions, e-commerce, hospitality and leisure, and partnership and corporate law.
Rich is recognized as a leading sports attorney by Chambers USA, a “Leading Lawyer” in sports by Legal 500, and as a leading real estate attorney by Best Lawyers and Legal 500. Best Lawyers has also recognized Rich as a “Lawyer of the Year” for his high-profile sports work. Chambers USA notes, “he is highly regarded for his expertise in representing both sellers and purchasers of sports teams,” and he is “really practical and resourceful,” according to client testimony. Legal 500 client sources say he is “one of the very best transactional sports lawyers in the country.” Rich is also recognized as a SportsBusiness Journal Power Player and was named one of the Daily Journal’s “Top 100 Lawyers” in California. Rich serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Sports Council, a prestigious group made of individuals and corporate members of the sports business community.
Rich speaks extensively on many aspects of sports, real estate, and hospitality law at major industry conferences. He is frequently featured on the Yes Network’s Forbes SportsMoney sports talk show and has appeared on CNN, Fox Sports, and other national media programs. Rich is also an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley School of Law, where he teaches a course on sports law transactions. Rich regularly guest lectures at prominent undergraduate and graduate Sports Administration programs.