Jason WeissAdjunct Professor of Law
Jason S. Weiss, Esq. concentrates his area of practice in commercial litigation and sports and entertainment law. Jason is a litigator who handles all aspects of business and commercial litigation. He has dealt with matters involving breach of contract, tortious interference with business relationships, title, property, non-compete clauses, commercial landlord tenant matters, trade secrets, RICO claims, fraud, real estate litigation, foreclosures and other various business related lawsuits.
Professional Activities and Achievements
Mr. Weiss has extensive sports and entertainment law experience, including representing professional football, baseball, and soccer players, personal management companies, rappers, bands, radio personalities, mixed martial arts fighters, chefs, agents, boxers, actors, writers and models. Mr. Weiss has also negotiated, drafted and litigated recorded music and video deals, distribution agreements, publishing agreements, production agreements, employment contracts and endorsement deals for athletes, entertainers, musicians, chefs and agents. He serves as a legal advisor to professional athletes, performers and entertainers in all aspects of their professional and personal activities. Mr. Weiss is a former judge for the Broward County Teen Court Program.
Mr. Weiss has been selected by Super Lawyer magazine as a Rising Star in 2009, 2010 and 2011. He was recently appointed as a Board Member of Benefits Specialist Inc. and voted President of Leadership Coral Springs Class of 2011. Mr. Weiss is also an adjunct professor of the graduate level course Sports Law at St. Thomas University.
Recent Publications and Lectures
Mr. Weiss was interviewed by the South Florida Business Journal in May 2010 regarding new underground tank requirements for gas stations. Gas stations in Florida have to comply with a new standard for their tanks, prompting some stations to close, and leaving prime real estate available. Mr. Weiss represents several landlords, and discusses real estate values, and how landlords can get stuck with the upgrade.
Mr. Weiss has lectured about sports law at the seminar “From Signing Day to Parting Ways: An Inside Look at The Life of a Professional Athlete”; ethics, mixed martial arts and the growth of the Florida sports market at the 1st Annual Nova Southeastern University Sports Law Symposium; protecting clients in dealing with the media at the 10th Anniversary Annual Legal Symposium of Music, Film and Television; Athletes and Injuries – Rights and Remedies at the 20th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Conference; and music deals and artists’ rights at a seminar presented by Bahamas Music Publishing, LLC.
Mr. Weiss has spoken at the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section 2008 Annual Retreat on advising clients through a scandal and Nova Southeastern University’s Second, Third and Fourth Annual Sports Law Symposium. Topics included helping athletes avoid and overcome discretions, adult entertainment and the good and bad of having family members as advisors. He also spoke at St. Thomas University School of Law at the 1st Annual Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium on the future of the business of sports.
While at the University of Miami School of Law, Mr. Weiss served as the Executive Editor of the International and Comparative Law Review. In addition, he authored “The Changing Face of Baseball: In an Age of Globalization, is Baseball Still as American as Apple Pie and Chevrolet?” 8 U. Miami Int’l & Comp.L.Rev. (1999).