Charlotte, N.C. – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that the firm represented Bubba Wallace in his negotiations to become the driver of Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin’s new NASCAR team. Wallace is the only Black driver and Jordan becomes the only Black principal owner at NASCAR’s top level, the Cup Series.
Parker Poe partner Andrew Dana and associate Kate Mayes advised on the negotiations and drafted the legal agreement.
“We are grateful for Bubba’s trust in us as advisors and thrilled to have played a part in this historic moment for NASCAR,” Dana says. “We are also excited for the new opportunities this will create for Bubba on and off the track.”
Dana and Mayes have represented a variety of professional athletes on contractual negotiations, tax implications, reputation management, and litigation. Parker Poe’s sports and entertainment clients include businesses, local governments, teams, and athletes involved in NASCAR, the NBA, the NFL, the MLS, the MLB, the MiLB, and a variety of eSports leagues.
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