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Martin D. Edel

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Martin Edel litigation employment sports entertainment complex commercial attorney lawyer



Martin Edel is a litigator who focuses his practice in employment, sports and entertainment, esports and complex commercial litigation. Marty represents companies and individuals in the financial services, banking, sports and entertainment, esports, media and retail industries. He has extensive experience trying cases in federal and state courts. He also handles FINRA, JAMS and AAA arbitrations. Known for his honed skills as a trial lawyer and his instinct for developing creative solutions, clients turn to Marty when they have challenging issues and complex litigation matters.

With a robust employment practice, Marty advises and represents companies in a variety of industries on hiring, termination, discrimination claims and other transformative matters. Marty also advises and represents senior executives and managing directors on the full range of hiring, termination, discrimination, non-compete and restrictive covenant matters.

Marty’s thriving sports and entertainment and esports practices include advising sports teams and leagues, agents and executives, as well as brand-name media networks in connection with licensing, antitrust matters, dispute resolution, intellectual property and complex contractual disputes.

Prior to joining Goulston & Storrs, Marty was a partner at Miller & Wrubel P.C. and was formerly associated with Cravath, Swaine & Moore L.L.P.


  • New York Superlawyer® 2010-2011, 2013-2018
  • New York Super Lawyer® in the field of Sports and Entertainment.
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent™


  • American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association, Sports Law Committee (former Chair)
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School (Sports Law, 1999-present)

  • Adjunct Instructor, NYU (Antitrust and Collective Bargaining & Sports Law, 2015-present)
  • Frequent speaker at Sports Law Conferences, including Federal Bar Council functions, NYU Sports Law Conference Cardozo Sports Law Conference and CLE lectures
  • Former Chair and Current Member of the Sports Law Committee of the NYC Bar Association.


  • New York


  • Harvard Law School  (J.D.)
    • Boykin Wright Award
  • Columbia College  (B.A., summa cum laude)