B$Z: Chris Douglas Launches Presidio Sports Management
Agency to Represent Endurance Brands, Athletes and Teams
Presidio Sports Management, one of only a handful of sports law and athlete management firms catering to the endurance sports community, officially launched today under the leadership of endurance athlete and civil rights attorney, Chris Douglas.
With a quickly growing client list, Presidio Sports Management represents a number of cycling and ultra-running athletes and pro racing teams including Salomon-sponsored distance runner Jorge Maravilla, iRT Racing Pro Cycling Team, Halo Sports Group, Inertia Racing Technology and Zycle Fix Bicycles.
An avid triathlete, cyclist and trail runner, Douglas founded the agency after having successfully represented a number of cycling teams and brands in various aspects of civil and contract law during the past four years. His ten years of professional legal experience include roles as a senior civil rights attorney and his most recent position as a clinical law professor at UC Berkeley.
“There’s always been a surprising lack of legal representation within the endurance sports community,” said Douglas. “It’s not only an issue among athletes, but among smaller racing teams, emerging new brands and inaugural race events. I realized there’s a big opportunity here to make an impact in the endurance arena helping others with my honest and straightforward legal approach combined with my love for all things endurance-related.”
The San Francisco-based agency will provide a number of services in athlete management – licensing, sponsorship, promotional relationships – as well as comprehensive “endurance law” for brands, professional race teams and race and event directors.
Professional and legal consulting services include copyrighting, contract negotiations and formation, licensing and distribution agreements, permitting and insurance issues, sponsorship and endorsement procurement, dispute resolution and civil litigation matters, among others. The firm will also offer sports marketing services in the form of social media, web presence planning and advertisement design and management.
About Presidio Sports Management
Founded in 2014, Presidio Sports Management (PSM) is a sports law firm and athlete management agency focused on representing endurance athletes, brands, teams and race and event directors in all aspects of professional and racing life. Experts in developing income opportunities for athletes on and off the race course, as well as providing comprehensive professional and legal services to professional endurance teams, equipment and nutrition manufacturers, and event organizers and promoters, PSM applies their market intelligence, or what they term “Endurance Law,” to providing the highest standards of quality and protection to their clients. The agency is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.