Sep
    30

    NHL Player Jack Johnson Initiates Legal Battle

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    The following is a guest contribution from Andrew Harmes, a JD candidate of the Class of 2016 at Osgoode Hall Law School. Jack Johnson, an assistant captain with the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, is suing his business manager and real estate broker for allegedly orchestrating a lending arrangement where Johnson’s $30.5 million player contract was…
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    Sep
    29

    International Basketball Image Rights Contracts: How They Cost Players Tax Money And Why Players Shouldn’t Sign Them

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    By Charles Bennett, J.D. Image rights contracts increase players’ taxes, and teams can breach them without any liability to the player. Over the last ten or so years many European teams have begun signing players to image rights contracts in addition to the players’ salary contracts. Teams get significant tax advantages from image rights contracts…
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    Sep
    26

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/26/2014)

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    Shana Tova!  Happy New Year to all the Jewish followers of Sports Agent Blog.  Jewish or not, I wish each any every one of you a happy and healthy year and hopefully a year that is also full of success.  That success is hopefully found by my Miami Dolphins and Florida Gators.  Tough start to the…
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    Sep
    25

    Representing the Professional Athlete Week 2

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    Representing the Professional Athlete kicked off with an amazing week 1 examining the student-athlete and the do’s and don’ts of representation, publicity, and receiving extra benefits. Discussions among students consisted of whether or not college athletes should form a union and should student-athletes be paid. There was also a live discussion led by professor Carfagna held…
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    Sep
    25

    ISM Sports Announces Signing of US Amateur Finalist

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    The following is a guest contribution from Andrew Harmes, a JD candidate of the Class of 2016 at Osgoode Hall Law School. ISM Sports, the international sports agency led by CEO Andrew Chandler – famously known in golf circles simply by the moniker ‘Chubby’ – has signed Canadian golfer Corey Conners as the agency looks…
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    Sep
    24

    Global Tennis Connections: The New Force In Tennis Representation

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    For years, the representation of tennis players has been dominated by the big firms. IMG Tennis, with a list including Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova, represents over 140 tennis clients. French company Lagardere’s long list includes Caroline Wozniacki and John Isner, while Octagon represents Martina Hingis and Dominika Cibulkova. Enter Global Tennis Connections (GTC). Founded…
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    Sep
    23

    Birmingham Attorneys Finds Success In Sports Agency Business

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    Within Balch and Bingham LLP — a corporate law firm that houses 250 attorneys across a half dozen cities and concentrates in a number of practice areas — is its niche Sports Group.  Led by Russ Campbell and Patrick Strong, the division has represented both pro and college coaches over the last seven years, with…
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    Sep
    22

    The Puck Will Drop In Sin City Before It Drops In Quebec

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    According to several media outlets, hockey may be coming to Sin City real soon.  Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports says all that remains is deciding which owner gets to take credit for bringing the first major sports franchise to Las Vegas. At first look, it would seem that Las Vegas would be a great place to have…
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    Sep
    19

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/19/2014)

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    Ever remember a crazier week for the NFL?  People are calling for Roger Goodell’s head, players are getting held out of games and practice but still earning paychecks and every day it seems like there’s a new domestic violence announcement.  After a terrible Thursday night game, can’t wait for Sunday to roll along.  And there’s…
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    Sep
    18

    Wasserman Media Group Receives $100 Million Investment

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    Earlier this week, it was reported that Wasserman Media Group received a $100 million investment from a Silicon Valley investment group. The investment from Madrone Capital Partners is the second investment Wasserman has taken since the sports agency’s creation over a decade ago.  According to SportsBusiness Journal, two years ago, Wasserman received $25 million from…
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