Professional leagues, associations, clubs and teams operate in a self-regulatory environment that is unique to the American sports landscape.  Understanding and navigating the complex interrelationships between professional leagues and associations and their respective athletes and teams, requires exposure to and prior experience with the governance structures, regulatory documents and agreements, and disciplinary rules and procedures that few outside the professional sports world possess.  Buckner has the expertise to provide its professional sports clients with the prior in-house work experience, sports business industry relationships, and legal knowledge necessary to effectively navigate this complicated and lucrative legal and business environment.