Edwin L. Edwards Jr.

Biography

Edwin (“Eddie”) Edwards focuses his practice on general corporate and securities law, assisting his clients with the formation of corporate entities and counseling them in corporate governance issues. Eddie has assisted many of his clients in the purchase and sale of their business, as well as the growth and expansion of those businesses. His experience as a business owner prior to the practice of law has been invaluable to his clients.

Eddie also has unique experience in the sports industry, primarily advising players from the National Football League (“NFL”) with contract negotiations, litigation, and client counseling. In addition to his work with the NFL, he has represented athletes and management companies in other sports. He has also served as legal counsel for various leading entertainment companies, negotiating facilities agreements, engagement and contract negotiations, and licenses, to name a few.

Prior to practicing law, Eddie served as the vice president of a holding company for eight television stations in major markets spanning the United States, during which time he negotiated television and movie agreements with some of the nation’s largest networks.

Outside the Firm

Eddie is an avid golfer who enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. In his spare time, Eddie enjoys reading and music.

Experience

  • Represented an investment group in its pursuit of purchasing a minority interest in a professional sports franchise.
  • Represented a financial institution in its purchase of an equity interest in a $250 million real estate development.
  • Advised a celebrity client on the terms of an endorsement contract with a global fashion brand.
  • Serves as panel counsel to a private (formerly public) global energy company.
  • Represents athletes and entertainers in all of their off the field/off the set legal needs.
  • Serves in a general counsel capacity to a global electronic component distribution company and handles all of the legal needs of the company.
  • Represented a global electronics company in its negotiation of an endorsement contract with a celebrity ambassador.
  • Served as purchasers counsel in the acquisition of an athletics facility in Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Represented a professional soccer player in their endorsement contract with a global shoe brand.
  • Serves in a general counsel capacity to a domestic construction materials manufacturer handling all legal needs.

Recognitions

  • Listed in Pennsylvania Rising Stars®
     

Affiliations

Memberships

  • Allegheny County (PA) Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Sports Lawyers Association
Professional Activities

Eddie is an active member of the Sports Lawyers Association and is a certified contract advisor with the National Football League Players Association.

Eddie serves on the board of directors for the First National Bank Community Board, Three Rivers Youth, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Robert Morris University Athletics Advisory Board, and the Pittsburgh Film Office. He also is a co-chair of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society “Light the Night” event at Heinz Field.

Additionally, Eddie is a former member of the board of directors for the Port Authority of Allegheny County and a former member of the Hearing Committee for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Credentials

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University, BA
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD