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Basketball Refs to be Updated on “Lawsuits Waiting to Happen”
Alan Goldberger -- Author of Sports Officiating - A Legal Guide Alan Goldberger -- Author of Sports Officiating - A Legal Guide
Summit , NJ
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Alan Goldberger

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Basketball Refs to be Updated on "Lawsuits Waiting to Happen"  

As high school, prep and youth sports programs struggle with escalating concerns about safety and sportsmanship, concussion, trash talking and violent confrontations during games, one of the world's largest basketball officials organizations keeps its members aware of their legal rights and responsibilities. 

That's why Alan Goldberger, the attorney for the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc.("IAABO") will be telling the refs - and those who train the officials -- about "Lawsuits Waiting to Happen: A Cautionary Tale" when rules interpreters gather for the association's Annual Fall Basketball Seminar in suburban Denver, Colorado next month.

Goldberger, a partner in the Summit, New Jersey law firm of Brown Moskowitz & Kallen and the author of "Sports Officiating: A Legal Guide," travels the country to address groups of officials, athletic administrators, coaches and other sports industry personnel on managing risk and legal issues in sports.

Attendees at the IAABO conference will include Rules Interpreters and leaders of local IAABO "boards" from about 38 states and provinces.

A frequent speaker to groups of sports officials, coaches, athletic administrators, and attorneys nationwide, Alan Goldberger rovides commentary on officiating and legal issues in the national media. He serves as counsel to officiating and sports organizations and insurance carriers in the sports industry.




Alan Goldberger is a member of the New Jersey, New York and Maryland Bars; and a partner in the Summit, New Jersey law firm of Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C. where he counsels clients nationwide in sports industry risk management and liability defense, business-related disputes, administrative hearings and contractual relations. He is the author of "Sports Officiating: A Legal Guide," the recognized authority on the "law" for referees, umpires and other officials. He officiated college and high school basketball and baseball; and high school football for more than 30 years.


Al  is a frequent speaker to groups of officials, assigners and conference coordinators,  coaches, sports program administrators, attorneys and others involved in sports. His work has been featured in numerous national publications, including Referee Magazine, Athletic Business Magazine, Sports Business Daily, NJBIZ, and numerous newspaper, radio and television appearances including CBS This Morning, The New York Times, USA Today, The New Jersey Law Journal, the New York Times' feature "Room For Debate," Fox News' "Fox & Friends," ABC Radio's "Sports Talk," and the A.M. Best Insurance Law Podcast Series. For further information, please visit www.RefLaw.com.





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Alan Goldberger
Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C.
Summit, NJ