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Steven Smith

Steven Smith

Managing Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Steven Smith is the managing partner of the Colorado Springs office for Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. His practice focuses on sports law, including naming rights, sponsorships, licensing agreements, stadium operations, television and media contracts, and representing leagues and national governing bodies. He serves as co-chair of BCLP's Sports and Entertainment Practice Group. Smith has advised, and negotiated on behalf of, both corporate sponsors and sports properties on all aspects of naming rights agreements. The total value of those agreements is approximately $2.7 billion US. He has also completed sponsorship and licensing agreements valued in excess of $4 billion US. A central part of Smith's practice includes advising clients on contracts involving stadium operations, such as ticketing, concessions, pouring rights, advertising, and television. He also currently represents a number of leagues, such as the Pacific Coast League of Professional Baseball Clubs and the Florida State League of Professional Baseball Clubs, as well as international federations and national governing bodies in the Olympic movement.