Sara Dalsheim’s life-long passion for sports and the law fuels her commitment to assisting all players in the sports betting industry, whether in navigating the ever-evolving regulatory and licensing issues inherent in this burgeoning industry or negotiating operations and sponsorship agreements. Sara advises clients throughout the sports betting and gaming ecosystem on how to structure business partnerships that minimize liability and maximize revenues. She guides in-house counsel and the C suite, as well as startups and entrepreneurs, on compliance with federal regulations and through complex contract negotiations and disputes.
Sara’s clients include indigenous tribes, professional sports teams, and technology companies throughout the United States. Her regulatory experience across jurisdictions with varying legislative approaches to gaming has given her extensive knowledge of the state licensing process, as well as of the different agencies and systems in play. This in-depth understanding of policies and business considerations enhances her ability to effectively negotiate a range of complex agreements, often valued in the millions of dollars.
Prior to joining Ifrah Law, Sara’s civil litigation practice included defense of matters involving insurance, premises liability, food safety, employment discrimination, construction, malpractice, and product liability. Before embarking on her legal career, she worked with a professional hockey team and at a full-service sports management firm that provided contractual negotiation, public relations, and crisis communication services for athletes.
"Sports Wagering: Small Business Participation in the Spotlight", Maryland Educational Summit
A regulatory, legal, and licensing overview of Maryland sports betting, explaining licensing, application process, and compliance requirements.Read more
"Could College Athletes be about to use their name, image, and likeness to promote sports betting?", IMGL Magazine October 2021
A supreme court ruling has paved the way for college athletes to make money from their sports, a
move which could see them endorsing gaming.