Press Release
July 21, 2022

Recognized Sports and Entertainment Law Attorney Tyrone Thomas Joins Holland & Knight

WASHINGTON (July 21, 2022) – Tyrone Thomas, a nationally known sports and entertainment attorney, has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Thomas comes to the firm from Mintz Levin, where he was a partner and co-chair of the Sports and Entertainment practice. In addition, he was chair of Mintz's Diversity Committee and member of the firm's governing Policy Committee.

Mr. Thomas represents clients on complex legal issues in both collegiate and professional athletics. He advises boards and senior executives on employment, consulting and executive compensation agreements. Mr. Thomas is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association and is a past deputy general counsel for the National Bar Association. He frequently speaks at national employment and sports law conferences and forums.

"Tyrone was brought in to have a leadership and foundational role in the building and growth of a multi-disciplinary sports law practice," said Steven Sonberg, managing partner of Holland & Knight. "We are delighted to welcome him to our firm."

Mr. Thomas is nationally recognized for his experience in sports matters and has served as a legal analyst for The New York Times, ESPN, Forbes, Bloomberg, Sports Illustrated, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sports Business Journal and University Business.

"Tyrone is an exceptional attorney whose experience will be an important complement to our executive compensation, sports and entertainment, and education practices," said John Martini, co-practice group leader of the Tax, Executive Compensation and Benefits Practice. "His skill set will be of immense benefit to clients who deal with sensitive issues related to compensation across multiple industries."

"I'm really excited to join a firm with the extensive resources and broad reach that Holland & Knight has, especially in the executive compensation and education practices," said Mr. Thomas. "I'm looking forward to providing my clients with the many additional services that are available with this firm."

Mr. Thomas received his J.D. degree from Tulane University Law School and his B.A. degree from Dartmouth College. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and New York.

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