Steven Howard Roth
Steven Howard Roth brings a background in representing athletes, artists and media personalities to his general business transaction and real estate practice. He holds a JD and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. Steven’s practice involves representing and counseling clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, commercial and residential real estate transactions, banking and finance (lenders and borrowers), intellectual property, business start-ups, franchise law, construction law, and business formation. He also has a great deal of experience in the area of sports, media, and entertainment law, and represents numerous athletes, artists, media personalities and companies, and Grammy-winning recording artists.
Prior to joining Dworken & Bernstein, Steven worked for several private and public businesses and organizations, including as in-house counsel for a private equity company and as a legal consultant for a multi-billion dollar steel company. Steven has also worked for multiple professional sports teams, governing bodies, and sports agencies, including, but not limited to, BEST Sports and Entertainment (now Lagardere Unlimited), the NFL Players’ Association, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Leveraging his background and expertise, Steven not only provides his clients with a full range of legal services but also tackles matters that go well beyond the black letter of the law.
Areas of Practice:
Education & Court Admissions:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.
Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, MBA, Banking & Finance
Case Western Reserve University, B.A., Sociology, cum laude
“Keller v. Electronic Arts: How Copyright Law Precludes Electronic Arts’ First Amendment Defense,” The Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law, Volume 13 (Issue 1).
Beating the Warriors… should LeBron take his talents elsewhere? Amico Hoops – Basketball News and Analysis
Examining Lakers’ salary situation and odds to land a star Amico Hoops – Basketball News and Analysis
Rockets’ red glare would be dealing for LeBron Amico Hoops – Basketball News and Analysis
Cutting to the chase on LeBron’s options Amico Hoops – Basketball News and Analysis
Associations & Memberships:
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Sports Lawyers Association
Leadership & Honors:
Client’s Choice Award, Avvo – 2014, 2015
Lead Article, Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law – 2011
Flashstarts, Mentor – 2014
Eden Garden Condo Association Board of Directors, President
Music Law 101, National Business Institute Seminar – June 11, 2015
On a Personal Note:
Steven and his wife Beth live in Cleveland with their two Labradoodles, Rugelach and Lentil. Steven is a fitness enthusiast and has a passion for basketball, soccer, and University of Louisville sports.