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We are dedicated to our clients and are prepared to provide value-added services on an hourly basis, or through alternative approaches such as fixed monthly retainers and flat fee/project based fees. Our goal in structuring all of our fee arrangements is to provide valuable legal services, while staying within the budgetary expectations of our clients.
Indiana University Robert H McKinney School of Law (2001)
Wabash College A.B. Religion (1998)
Areas of Emphasis
Entrepreneurial and Business Services
Business Counseling Services
Sports, Motorsports and Sponsorship Services
Wes is a former General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer of domestic and international companies having had an interesting and diverse career representing celebrities, advising Fortune 1000 companies on their sponsorship programs, growing a small business into a global leader in its field, and leading marketing agencies.
He has extensive experience as a trusted advisor to owners of privately-held companies, guiding entrepreneurs on growing their companies responsibly to maximize value. As General Counsel to the world’s largest motorsports sponsorship agency, he was part of a five-member leadership team who sold a portion of the company to a private equity group, more than doubled its value during the Great Recession, and successfully executed a sale to an English-based publicly-held company. After the sale, Wes oversaw the administration of the parent company’s US-based holdings and served on its Board of Directors.
As part of his international practice, Wes advises US-based companies desiring to open foreign offices and is especially adept at counseling on nuances of English law including the Bribery Act and TUPE.
Wes also is an expert in the legal issues of motorsports marketing, having negotiated more than $1 billion in sponsorship and marketing programs across all racing series including in NASCAR, Formula 1, INDYCAR, NHRA, World Rally, Formula E, and International and Domestic sports car series.
Wes graduated from Wabash College with a degree in Religion and a minor in Economics. He also studied Comparative Religion at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He received his law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Wes is an adjunct professor of transactional law and contract writing at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Wes is a member of various associations and boards, including the Board of Directors of the United Methodist Foundation of Indiana. In 2008 he co-founded The Racing Attorney Conference (TRAC), a group dedicated to facilitating learning and networking among attorneys practicing in the various motorsports series. He is a frequent speaker at law schools and at legal seminars regarding the issues surrounding motor racing and sponsorship.
Areas of Legal Expertise
General Counsel Services
Transactional Deal Negotiation
Corporate Secretary Services
Celebrity Licensing Endorsement
Doing Business in the UK
Areas of Business Expertise
Human Resources Leadership
Global Development Growth
Honors and Awards
2014 Forty Under 40, Awarded by the Indianapolis Business Journal, February 2014
2011 Presidents Award for Service to the Profession, Awarded by the Indianapolis Bar Association, November 2011.
Quoted in IndyStar, “Experts: New name would pay off for Noblesville concert venue”, September 24, 2017
Featured in Modern Counsel magazine, “Insights from a Career-Defining Letter”,
Oct/Nov/Dec 2015, at 22-23
Featured in The McKinney Lawyer, “More Than Just a Game: Alumni Mix Law and Sports”, Winter 2014-2015, at 10-11
Featured interview on Race Talk Radio’s Track Source Radio program, April 2013
Quoted in “Conflict Resolution: Addressing Disputes Between Sponsors and Properties,”
IEG Sponsorship Report, July 23, 2007 (Vol. 26, No. 14)
Co-author of “Spreading its Wings and Coming of Age: With Indiana’s Law as a Model, the State-based Right of Publicity is Ready to Move to the Federal Level,”
Res Gestae, November 2001 (Vol. 45, No. 4)
Outside the Office
Wes and his wife have three children. In his free time Wes enjoys carpentry and often has a project going somewhere in his house. He also loves traveling with his family, cooking on his Big Green Egg, and playing golf (badly). Wes and his family are members of the Promise United Methodist Church in Fishers, Indiana.
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