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3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.205.2336

Nicoleas Mayne

Associate

Nic Mayne is an associate on the firm’s business law team. Nic focuses on reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a wide variety of contracts, including service agreements, sponsorship and endorsement agreements, distribution agreements, asset purchase and sale agreements, IP licenses and assignments, and early-stage agreements for corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and joint ventures. Nic also works with business owners and executives on choice-of-entity and formation agreements, and assists established clients throughout the M&A process with merger, employment, nondisclosure, and other related agreements.

Nic comes from a background in sports, entertainment, and advertising, and continues to work with athletes, artists, teams, leagues, venues, educational institutions, and sponsors in an outside counsel role, applying his unique experiences to various business, contract, and employment issues that these clients face. He is certified by the National Hockey League Players’ Association to represent professional hockey players in their negotiations with NHL teams, and has worked with NHL stars on playing contract, endorsement, salary arbitration, and disciplinary hearing issues, in addition to advising on NCAA regulatory compliance and assisting athletes both throughout their careers and in retirement with business and nonprofit ventures. Nic has also counseled athletes in professional golf, football, and Olympic sport on sponsorship agreements and general business issues, and worked with brands on the sponsor side of influencer, signage, naming rights, and presenting sponsor agreements. On the entertainment front, Nic has worked with venues and producers on performance contracts, and has worked with artists on publishing, licensing, and marketing agreements. Nic is also trusted by clients to provide counsel on various advertising law issues, including compliance issues relating to general claim substantiation and ad clearance, team, league, and players’ union policies, FTC regulations, and the Olympic charter.

Before joining Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Nic worked for two leading NHL player agencies, first in the corporate partnerships space, and later as a player agent. He has also worked on the team side, interning with the General Counsel of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes throughout law school. While in law school, Nic was a chair on Harvard’s Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law, volunteered as a mediator in local courts, and was also an active member of the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project, in which he counseled start-ups on entity formation, intellectual property protection, and advertising law issues.

Before pursuing his law degree, Nic founded a marketing agency, and worked with sports industry clients, social media influencers, and business owners in a variety of professional services and trades. His entrepreneurial spirit and business experience is valued by start-up clients, growing businesses, and other entrepreneurial individuals, providing Nic with an ability to understand his clients’ goals and work collaboratively to achieve them.