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“I’d Have to be Unconscious!” -- Attorneys Learn About Sports Concussion Liability

Attorneys attending the recent American Bar Association meeting in Chicago had the opportunity to learn about legal liability for sports-related concussions by attending a program presented by Alan Goldberger, a New Jersey attorney and sport official

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PRLog - Aug. 13, 2012 - MILLBURN, N.J. -- NEWS from the Law Firm of Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C.
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“I’d Have to be Unconscious!” -- Attorneys Learn About Concussion Liability

Alan Goldberger,  a partner in the Millburn, New Jersey law firm of Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C. and the author of Sports Officiating: A Legal Guide conducted a continuing legal education program on legal liability for sports-related concussions at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting on August 3, 2012, in Chicago.

“Concussion Risk in Amateur Sports: Legal Risks and Options for Nonprofit Athletic and Recreational Organizations"  -- featuring Goldberger and Kimberly Lowe, an attorney from Minneapolis, MN, was sponsored by the Association’s Nonprofit Athletic and Recreation Organizations Subcommittee. Goldberger's presentation, entitled “I’d  Have to be Unconscious --Law, Administrative Regulation, and the Concussed Athlete" discussed the legal liability of game officials, including referees and umpires, coaches, administrators and athletic and sports organizations.

A former referee, and  frequent speaker to groups of sports officials, coaches, athletic administrators, and attorneys nationwide, Alan Goldberger provides 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 an attorney and former sports official.  A partner in the Millburn, New Jersey firm of Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C., Alan Goldberger is counsel to many sports organizations, including the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc., the New Jersey State Baseball Umpires Association, Inc., and the State Basketball Officials Association of New Jersey, Inc.  He is a member of the New Jersey, New York and Maryland Bars.  A past president of the North Jersey (IAABO) Board of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc., he officiated basketball, football, and baseball for 35 years.   He is a regular contributor to athletic and legal publications, including Referee Magazine and the National Federation Officials Quarterly. He is Chair of the American Bar Association Nonprofit Athletic and Recreation Associations Subcommittee; and the Committee on Legal Issues of the National Association for Girls & Women in Sport. Goldberger has been a featured speaker at numerous national and regional conferences; and he his commentary on legal issues in sport has appeared in national media including The New York Times, Fox News and ABC Radio. He is the author of Sports Officiating: A Legal Guide, now in its second edition.  For further information, please visit http://www.RefLaw.com.


   Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C. is business law firm located in downtown Millburn, Essex County, New Jersey.  Brown Moskowitz & Kallen lawyers represent closely held and publicly traded corporations, insurance carriers, claims administrators, athletic officials' associations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals on a local, state, and national scale.  The firm also represents businesses of all sizes in the areas of business organization, financing, capitalizing, corporate governance, shareholder,  business and commercial litigation and appeals, defense of liability claims, risk management consulting, workshops and seminars, administrative and disciplinary hearings, contractual relations, technology licensing, and commercial real estate.  For further information, please visit http://www.bmk-law.com.


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