Austin Sports Law Blog 2018-08-16T09:36:33+00:00

MLS to ATX #16: Legislative Attempts to Derail Austin FC Appear To Be Doomed

May 2nd, 2019|1 Comment

As most people know by now, with the Ohio lawsuit over and the Columbus Crew 'saved', Austin FC were officially announced as the 27th MLS club on [...]

MLS to ATX #15: Motion to Dismiss Denied, But Ohio Court Rules Lawsuit Cannot Prevent Columbus Crew Relocating to Austin

December 5th, 2018|2 Comments

On Monday of this week, Judge Jeffrey Brown issued a 55-page Order (the "Order") on the Motion to Dismiss filed by MLS and PSV. As expected, the motion [...]

MLS to ATX #14: The #SaveTheCrew Lawsuit Will Rumble On, But It Wont Impact Austin’s MLS Future.

September 11th, 2018|1 Comment

Last week, Judge Jeffrey M. Brown heard oral arguments from both sides on the Ohio lawsuit that is trying to save the Columbus Crew. The attorneys for [...]

MLS to ATX #13: Austin City Council Clears Path for MLS in Austin

August 15th, 2018|1 Comment

I was back at City Hall today to witness something many people thought would never happen. The [...]

MLS to ATX #12: Austin City Council to vote on MLS Resolution this Thursday, Ohio Lawsuit Latest and Statesman Op-Ed

June 27th, 2018|0 Comments

It's currently crunch time in the group stages of the World Cup, and it feels like this [...]

Soccer Is About More Than Just Economics, It Can Bring People Together.

June 27th, 2018|0 Comments

This Op-Ed was first published in the Austin American-Statesman on Thursday June 21, 2018. OPINION By Pete [...]

MLS to ATX #11: A Big Early Win For Ohio and Columbus in the ‘Save The Crew’ Lawsuit

May 10th, 2018|12 Comments

Earlier this week, Judge Jeffrey Brown, the judge who is presiding over the Ohio v Precourt / [...]

MLS to ATX #10: Update on City of Austin Resolution and Ohio Lawsuit to Save the Crew

April 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Since my last article, the MLS to Austin story has continued to develop on two fronts. Here [...]

MLS to ATX #9: Ohio and Columbus File Lawsuit Against PSV and MLS. What Does That Mean?

March 6th, 2018|5 Comments

After a couple of months of rumors and speculation on the MLS to Austin front, there has [...]

MLS to ATX #8: Guerrero Park v McKalla Place – My Solution

February 16th, 2018|2 Comments

This last weekend, I was a guest on ‘The Throw In’, Austin's only soccer radio show, to [...]

MLS to ATX #7: The Untold Story of 10414 McKalla Place

February 6th, 2018|18 Comments

In December of last year, the City of Austin released a report identifying eight City-owned properties that [...]

MLS to ATX #6: The Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Park and The Austin Swing

February 2nd, 2018|5 Comments

When Roy Guerrero Park was first put forward as a possible location for a soccer stadium late [...]

MLS to ATX #5: How Might The University of Texas Influence MLS in Austin?

January 24th, 2018|5 Comments

The most useless comment you will likely hear in this whole MLS discussion is that Austin is [...]

MLS to ATX #4: Does Columbus Have Any Legal Basis to Prevent MLS in Austin?

January 15th, 2018|20 Comments

This article will look at whether the State of Ohio or the City of Columbus can take [...]

MLS to ATX #3: Does San Antonio Have Any Legal Basis to Prevent MLS in Austin?

January 8th, 2018|1 Comment

While Austin generally welcomed the MLS to ATX news, the opposite was true in Ohio as, unsurprisingly, [...]

MLS to ATX #2: The Relocation of the Columbus Crew and the “Austin Clause”

January 4th, 2018|7 Comments

Anthony Precourt, the CEO of Precourt Sports Ventures, LLC (PSV) became the second Investor-Operator in the 18-year [...]

MLS to ATX #1: Professional Soccer in Austin – The Recent History

January 2nd, 2018|1 Comment

In October 2017, soccer fans in both Austin, Texas and Columbus, Ohio were surprised by the announcement [...]

The verdict is in: Pete Reid Law makes “arguably the greatest lawyer commercial ever”

October 17th, 2014|0 Comments

This summer Pete Reid Law made its first TV commercial. As Pete told Texas Lawyer magazine,  "I've [...]