Ricky Volante is the Founder of The Volante Law Firm, LLC. Ricky specializes in issues related to sports, film, music, and corporate law.
Ricky represents professional and amateur sports organizations, sports-related entities, athletes, coaches, and executives. He works with film executives, performing artists, producers, production companies, promoters, musicians, studios, and Internet and technology companies. In addition, Ricky assists financial institutions, private equity, family offices, and other investment groups interested in investing in the sports, media and entertainment industry sectors.
He advises on matters from business formation and regulation to contracts, including negotiating and drafting license, performance, recording, merchandise, management, player, sponsorship, and media agreements. Ricky has been involved with event management and operation, facility management, branding and marketing, sponsorships and activation, as well as market analysis and strategic planning.
Ricky graduated summa cum laude from Lake Erie College with a B.S. in Sports Management, and received the Class of 2012 Academic Excellence Award for the School of Business. Ricky completed his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
|Attorney at Law||Buckley King LPA||2017 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Harvard Extension School||2015 - Present|
|Executive Director||Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Academy||2015 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Cleveland Marshall College Of Law||2016 - 2017|
|Managing Partner||Victor & Volante Co. LPA||2016 - 2017|
|Adjunct Professor||Lake Erie College||2015 - 2016|
|Compliance Extern||Mid-American Conference||2014 - 2015|
|Legal Extern to General Counsel/COO||SPIRE Institute||2013 - 2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association||Chair – Entertainment, Sport and Media Subcommittee||2017 - Present|
|Sports Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Athletic Director U. from D1.ticker||The Fallacy of Fragile Demand for "Amateurism"||2016|
|Marquette Sports Law Review||The Ninth Circuit Decision In O'Bannon and the Fallacy of Fragile Demand||2016|
|Cleveland State University||JD - Juris Doctor||2015|
|Lake Erie College||BS - Bachelor of Science||2012|
|Sports Lawyers Association Annual Conference||Teaching Sports Law Online||2016|
|6th Annual Cleveland-Marshall Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium||Legal Issues Related to Stadium Operations and Concert Agreements||2016|
|2016 Entertainment Law Forum||Business and Legal Issues in Sport and Entertainment||2016|
|Brazilian Congress of Sports Law||Teaching Sports Law||2015|
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Thu Oct 06 2016