Arthur D. Sims II has diverse legal and business experience in the areas of general corporate,sports and entertainment, hospitality and gaming as well as intellectual property law and real estate development transactions. He has represented Fortune 500 corporations; resort developers, owners and operators; cruise lines; casino owners and operators; and gaming equipment manufacturers and owners in structuring and negotiating venture capital transactions, strategic alliances, franchise agreements, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.
Working with professional athletes, Arthur has created professional sports contracts for first round draft picks in the National Football league as well as marketing and endorsement contracts. He has negotiated domestic and international multi-million dollar licensing, distribution, production and multimedia agreements for renowned entertainers; music, film, and television entities; museums; and publishing companies.
Prior to co-founding Sims & Torres, LLP, Arthur was employed by several large, top 50, international law firms where he represented emerging and established domestic and international biotechnology, applied science, pharmaceutical and engineering companies in corporate, intellectual property, product development, regulatory and governmental matters with an emphasis on aggressive licensing and the formation, structuring and financing of such companies. Additionally, he has prepared patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret license agreements and advised litigation teams on proprietary rights. He has also served as arbitrator and mediator for domain names dispute issues and Internet piracy. Legal Contact: [email protected]
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES
- The Florida Bar: Business, Entertainment and Intellectual Property Sections