Providing Strategic Counsel for Event Planners and Sponsors

Helping for- and not-for-profit organizations

Companies and nonprofit organizations turn to Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky to cover all legal liabilities and ramifications associated with the planning and execution of special events. We have helped many types of clients minimize risk and ensure event viability, including sports leagues, charitable foundations, public schools, municipalities, and road race and rock concert organizers and sponsors.

Counsel and services over a range of event considerations

At SMGG, our attorneys use their experience to help organizers and sponsors address:

  • Event organization legal structure
  • Insurance coverage
  • Registration and licenses
  • Commercial arrangements, including broadcasting, sponsorship, corporate hospitality, and merchandising
  • Contracts with staff, volunteers, suppliers, performers, contractors, and venues
  • Compliance with Federal Volunteer Protection Act liabilities
  • Compliance with environmental protection laws, including waste management and noise levels
  • Venue contracts, risks, and compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act and local and state fire and health safety regulations
  • Municipal traffic and security requirements
  • Labor and employment issues
  • Intellectual property and branding protections
  • Ticketing and accreditation, including sale and distribution methods, and terms and conditions

Ensuring event success for nearly a century

Since 1919, the attorneys at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky have helped businesses, municipalities, and nonprofits successfully plan and execute large events to promote brands, entertain citizens, or generate proceeds for charity. To learn how we can help your company, municipality, or organization with its next event, contact Ronald D. Barber at to arrange for a consultation.