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Paul J. Greene

Arbitration Attorney at Portland, ME

5.0   2 reviews

About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Arbitration
    40%
    Paul J. Greene, the Founder of Global Sports Advocates, LLC, is recognized by Chambers USA and Super Lawyers as one of America’s leading sports lawyers. Paul has handled sports law matters around the world, including numerous hearings before the international Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland known as the “Supreme Court for Sports Law.”

    15 years, 500 cases

  2. International law
    40%
    Paul J. Greene, the Founder of Global Sports Advocates, LLC, is recognized by Chambers USA and Super Lawyers as one of America’s leading sports lawyers. Paul has handled sports law matters around the world, including numerous hearings before the international Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland known as the “Supreme Court for Sports Law.”

    15 years, 500 cases

  3. Entertainment
    20%
    Paul J. Greene, the Founder of Global Sports Advocates, LLC, is recognized by Chambers USA and Super Lawyers as one of America’s leading sports lawyers. Paul has handled sports law matters around the world, including numerous hearings before the international Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland known as the “Supreme Court for Sports Law.”

    15 years, 250 cases

Paul J. Greene, the Founder of Global Sports Advocates, LLC, is recognized by Chambers USA and Super Lawyers as one of America’s leading sports lawyers.  Paul has handled sports and entartainment law matters around the world, including numerous hearings before the international Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland known as the “Supreme Court for Sports Law.”

 

Paul is a member of the Immigration Legal Advocacy Project, a group committed to protecting the rights of immigrants by providing pro bono representation in asylum matters.  He teaches “Law and Sports” at the University of Maine School of Law and serves on the school’s Alumni Association Board of Directors.  Paul also teaches “Legal Ethics in Business” at the University of Southern Maine’s Business School.

Paul is on the list of approved lawyers for the International Court of Arbitration for Sport, the Sports Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada and the United States Olympic Committee.

 

He is admitted to practice in the States of Maine, Massachusetts, New York and the District of Colorado.

 

Paul is a USA Soccer certified youth coach.  He coaches youth sports teams for his son and daughter in his hometown of Falmouth, Maine.

 

The captain of his college Cross Country and Track team at Brandeis University, Paul still runs marathons.

Licensed for 15 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2013
Updated 06/05/2022
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 09/19/2022
State ME
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/26/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Paul

Global Sports Advocates, LLC
254 Commercial Street
Suite 245
Portland, ME, 04101

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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
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Paul's expertise were professional and very much appreciated. I have gotten a lot of useful advises and i am very thankful. He is very focused and has a clear mind when explaining the case and will make you think you are the only client he is working with at that moment.
Posted by Paul | September 25, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely professional expertise
Paul Greene has been nothing but amazing in helping with many complicated issues. He makes no mistakes and thinks things through, he is thorough, explains situations very clearly. I would trust Paul with my life.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 295-495 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Global Sports Advocates
  • 2014 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor (Sports Law)
  • University of Maine School of Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Visiting Professor
  • Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) Madrid, Spain
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Visiting Professor
  • St. John's University School of Law (International Sports)
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University of Southern Maine School of Business
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Terry Garmey & Associates
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Verrill Dana
  • 2007 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Maine School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Syracuse University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1995
  • Brandeis University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1994
  • Brandeis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993
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Legal Cases

  • Darya Klishina v. IAAF
  • Prevailed
  • Suzana Zoran v. MFK Ruzomberok
  • Decision issued for client, including award of attorneys' fees
  • Asafa Powell/Sherone Simpson v. Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission
  • Sanctions reduced, all attorneys fees awarded
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Associations

  • Rex Sport
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Immigration Legal Advocacy Project
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • University of Maine School of Law Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Ranked Practitioner (Band 2) (Sports Law)
  • Chambers USA
  • 2021
  • World's Leading Sports & Entertainment Lawyers
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2021

Publications

  • World Sports Advocate
  • The case of Paola Pliego and the false positive
  • 2017
  • LawinSport
  • Should marijuana and cannabinoids still be banned for use in sports?
  • 2017
  • LawinSport
  • A Review of the Arijan Ademi decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • 2017
  • Football Legal
  • The current state of the US when it comes to FIFA
  • 2017
  • World Sports Advocate
  • Proposed anti-doping reforms in the wake of the Russia scandal
  • 2016
  • Sports Litigation Alert
  • Is Ryan Lochte's Punishment Fair?
  • 2016
  • World Sports Law Report
  • Landmark ‘Deflategate’ ruling overturns NFL suspension
  • 2015
  • World Sports Law Report
  • Fighters ‘take fight’ to the UFC by filing antitrust lawsuit
  • 2015
  • World Sports Law Report
  • Doping: Alex Rodriguez’s 162 Game Suspension
  • 2014
  • World Sports Law Report
  • Lance Armstrong and WADA’s Statute of Limitations
  • 2013
  • Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
  • Beyond Doping Cases: A Primer on Olympic Jurisprudence as London 2012 Approaches
  • 2012
  • World Sports Law Report
  • Incorrect Sanctions and Impact on Anti-Doping
  • 2012
  • World Sports Law Report
  • International Olympic Committee’s Rule 45 thrown out: Is the British Olympic Association’s Bylaw 25 the next to go?
  • 2011
  • World Sports Law Report
  • NBA Lockout: Implications for Europe
  • 2011
  • Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
  • Is the International Olympic Committee Above The Law?
  • 2010
  • Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
  • Boats, Baseballs and What a Repeal of the Cuban Refugee Adjustment Act Might Mean for Both
  • 2009
  • Maine Law Review
  • United States Anti-Doping Agency v. Montgomery: Paving a New Path to Conviction in Olympic Doping Cases
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • USA Track & Field Annual Athlete Representative Conference
  • Unintentional Doping
  • 2017
  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Sports, Drugs and Olympic Redemption
  • 2017
  • Tackling Doping in Sport (London)
  • Helping an athlete through an anti-doping offense
  • 2017
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • The Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • 2017
  • Chapman University School of Law
  • Broadening the scope of sports law
  • 2017
  • USA Track & Field Annual Athlete Representative Conference
  • Unintentional doping
  • 2016
  • Tackling Doping in Sport (London)
  • Athlete representation in an arbitration
  • 2016
  • Sports Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (Annual Meeting - Vancouver)
  • Representing athletes in anti-doping proceedings
  • 2016
  • Player Contracts
  • Doping in Football
  • 2016
  • Corruption in International Sports
  • Protecting International Athletes
  • 2016
  • USA Track & Field Annual Athlete Representative Conference
  • What do to when your athlete tests positive
  • 2015
  • Tackling Doping in Sport (London)
  • Athlete Biological Passport Program
  • 2015
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • Doping and Drug Testing Issues
  • 2015
  • LawinSport Inaugural Conference (London)
  • Athlete Welfare – Health, Doping, Finance and Education
  • 2015
  • Harvard Law School
  • Law and the Olympics
  • 2015
  • American Bar Association, International Conference
  • Ins and Outs of International Sports Law
  • 2015
  • USA Track & Field Annual Athlete Representative Conference
  • What to do when your athlete tests positive
  • 2014
  • USA Track & Field Annual Athlete Representative Conference
  • What to do when your athlete tests positive
  • 2013
  • University of Maine School of Law
  • Law and the Olympic Movement
  • 2011
  • National Business Institute
  • Sports Law 101
  • 2011
  • Law, Policy and the Olympic Movement
  • Athletes’ rights and Rule 45 of the Olympic Charter
  • 2011
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Athletes’ rights under the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act
  • 2010
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Litigation Attorney | Oct 05
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"Paul is a great litigator & business attorney. I highly recommend working with him."
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Portland Arbitration Lawyer Paul J. Greene
Paul J. Greene
Arbitration Attorney
Portland, ME
Licensed for 15 years
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