T. Paul Hendrick has served as the ECHL’s General Counsel since the 1994-95 season. He began his association with the ECHL during the League’s inaugural season in 1988-89 when he represented the Carolina Thunderbirds. He continued to serve as counsel for the Thunderbirds after their move to Wheeling in 1992, and also represented the Raleigh IceCaps upon their entrance to the ECHL in 1991. Hendrick has been instrumental in the guidance and foundation of building the league including the acquisition of expansion teams from the former West Coast Hockey League in 2002 and the Central Hockey League in 2014 and has played a significant role in League structure, governing documents and labor relations. In addition to representing the ECHL, Hendrick has also represented NASCAR; Kyle Petty, Richard Petty and Petty Enterprises; various NFL players, including Tony Dorsett; and the property ownership trust of the Atlanta Falcons. He is a current member and past chairman of the Sports and Entertainment Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.
T. Paul Hendrick