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Robert A. Boland

Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management
Academic Chair & Professor of Sports Management
New York, NY, USA


Robert Boland has an A.B. from Columbia University and a J.D. from the Samford University Cumberland School of Law. He teaches Professional Franchises and Antitrust and Collective Bargaining in Sports. He also currently co-teaches Sports Law at NYU Law School with the legendary Arthur Miller. His research interests include all aspects of sports business. A sports lawyer by training, Boland is widely sought out to discuss issues combining sports and the law, and has recently appeared on or been quoted by ABC, NBC, CNN, Bloomberg Television, WFAN-AM, Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, the Associated Press, The New York Times, Crain's New York Business, and The Wall Street Journal. He was awarded the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies Award for Teaching Excellence in 2006.
Robert Boland is a labor, antitrust and criminal lawyer and has negotiated more than 100 player and endorsement contracts in a variety of sports, including the NFL. Additionally, he has experience as a sports agent, coach and manager of sporting events at the national and international levels. Admitted to the bars of New York and Georgia, he previously was litigation counsel to several major New York-area law firms, including Skadden Arps, and an assistant district attorney. During college at Columbia University, Boland competed in the 1984 U.S. Olympic Regional Trials in Greco-Roman wrestling.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Sports Contracts
  • Sports Legal Issues
  • Franchise Issues
  • Team Performance Issues
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