Connecticut Law Tribune Honors Daniel B. Fitzgerald for Making a Difference in 2011

The law firm of Brody Wilkinson PC is pleased to announce that Daniel B. Fitzgerald was recognized in 2011 by the Connecticut Law Tribune in its annual “Dozen Who Made A Difference” news feature for his work in the area of Sports Law. “Dozen Who Made A Difference” profiles attorneys each year who had an impact in the legal community — and on the state’s landscape in general.
In an article entitled, “Pitching Advice to Athletes and Coaches,” Connecticut Law Tribune reporter Christian Nolan identifies Mr. Fitzgerald as “a go-to guy” in the world of college sports recruiting and contracts at a time when many schools are publicly dealing with scandals and disputes related to their sports programs. In addition to this accolade, he was also recently selected for the second time as a “Connecticut Rising Star” in 2011-2012 by Super Lawyers.

“This is a wonderful acknowledgment of Dan’s talents and energy particularly when you consider that only 12 attorneys in the entire State were recognized for their individual efforts,” said Peter T. Mott, a senior principal of Brody Wilkinson.

Mr. Fitzgerald provides counsel to clients concerning legal issues that arise in amateur, collegiate and professional athletics in and outside the State. He serves as general counsel to a minor league hockey team in Connecticut and frequently assists student-athletes and their families with eligibility and transfer matters involving the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Last March, he participated as a panelist at the 2011 Harvard Sports Law Symposium which focused on issues in intercollegiate athletics.

An avid writer, Mr. Fitzgerald is the publisher of Connecticut Sports Law (www.ctsportslaw.com), Connecticut’s first blog covering the intersection of sports and the law. Several of his articles have been featured in leading sports law publications, including Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics, Legal Issues in High School Athletics and Sports Litigation Alert. He also provides insight to the media on legal issues in the sports arena, appearing on ESPN Radio, WTNH Channel 8, and WSTC 1400 Norwalk, and has been interviewed for articles published in Sports Business Journal, the Hartford Courant and the Connecticut Post. Mr. Fitzgerald is also an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he teaches sports law.

Brody Wilkinson’s Sports Law practice provides legal services to professional athletes, coaches, teams, student athletes and other individuals and organizations involved with sports. The firm serves as general counsel to professional athletes and professional and amateur teams and organizations handling all legal matters, including licensing, product endorsement and sponsorship agreements, name and intellectual property protection and portfolio management (in conjunction with specialized counsel), charitable foundation organization and operation, and contract and employment matters. The firm also provides a full range of legal services to coaches, including contract drafting, negotiation and employment issues.

About Brody Wilkinson PC

Brody Wilkinson PC represents individuals, families, businesses and non-profit organizations in Connecticut. Based in Southport, the firm has 22 attorneys who work closely with clients to identify and evaluate their legal needs and create tailored solutions to address their specific circumstances. Brody Wilkinson serves a diverse group of clients including privately held businesses, family offices, financial institutions, real estate developers and investors, public companies with specialized needs, health care providers, entrepreneurs and charitable organizations.

The firm assists these clients in areas such as entity formation, financing, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, taxation, lending, workouts and reorganizations, business disputes and litigation, commercial real estate investment and leasing, environmental, land use and zoning, employment and employee benefits. In addition, the firm provides sophisticated and personalized service to individuals and families in the areas of estate and tax planning, estate and trust administration, charitable giving, business succession planning, estate and trust litigation, conservatorships and guardianships, family foundations and residential real estate. The firm assists many clients in maximizing transfers of wealth, minimizing the effects of estate and gift taxes, and planning for incapacity. For more information, please visit www.brodywilk.com.

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