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For over twenty years, the Martin J. Greenberg has represented college and professional coaches, athletic directors, and universities in contract matters. During that period of time he has handled contract matters for such coaches as Jim Grobe, Head Football Coach – Wake Forest University; Rick Majerus, former Head Basketball Coach – University of Utah; Joey Meyer, former Head Basketball Coach – DePaul University; Randy Walker, former Head football Coach – Northwestern University; Mark Richt, Head Football Coach – University of Georgia; and Del Harris, former Head Basketball Coach of the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers, to name a few.
- Contract formation and negotiation
- Contract disputes and termination proceedings
- Assisting agents and others in negotiation and contract drafting
- Reviewing existing contracts for legal sufficiency
- Determining the fair rates of compensation and developing contract packages
- Advising clients with respect to the latest economic and legal trends in the industry
- Acting as an expert witness in cases involving coaches, universities and professional teams
Greenberg is recognized as one of the preeminent authorities with respect to coaches’ contracts, both respect to formation and termination. He has also represented a number of universities as a consultant with respect to the adequacy, sufficiency and legal protection of their college coaching contracts. Similarly, Greenberg has represented athletic directors with respect to the same contractual issues.
Greenberg’s articles in the Marquette Sports Law Review are considered seminal works with respect to the legal and business issues involved in college coaching contracts.
Greenberg has taught a course at Marquette University Law School that includes the drafting and negotiation of coaches’ contracts and representation of coaches in contract formation and termination proceedings for over twenty years. He has shared his wisdom and experience with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the American Football Coaches Association, and the NCAA Men’s Coaching Academy.
Greenberg also has his own web page on the National Sports Law Institute (Marquette University Law School) website entitled Greenberg’s Coaching Corner.
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