• Lyle Yorks

    James Grant Group Acquired By European Investment Firm

    Earlier this week, SportsBusiness Journal announced that U.K.-based James Grant Group was acquired by Metric Capital Partners, an international investment firm.  James Grant will retain 50 percent ownership of the agency, which represents clients … [Show Me...]

  • Chapman Law

    Chapman Entertainment And Sports Law Symposium

    What: Chapman University Fowler School of Law 2015 Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium When: Friday, February 6, 2015 9am-5pm Where: Chapman University School of Law - Kennedy Hall 237AB (370 N Glassell St, Orange, CA … [Show Me...]

  • Nene

    On To The Next One: Nenê Hilario

    The world’s seventh most valuable NBA sports agency, BDA Sports Management, recently added Washington Wizards center Nenê Hilario, to its client roster.  As reported by SportsBusiness Journal, BDA president, Bill Duffy, will represent the Brazilian … [Show Me...]

  • Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (right) signs his contract next to Marlins owner Jeffery Loria (left) during a press conference at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/21/2014)

    Not many Shabbat Shalom wrap-ups before the start of a new year.  Where did the time fly?  But before a new year comes a wealth of football, including some Thanksgiving Thursday match-ups next week.  I was at UNC-Chapel Hill last weekend to celebrate … [Show Me...]

  • Beverly Hills Sports Council

    Interview With The Agent: Rick Thurman

    This year, Beverly Hills Sports Council (BHSC) is celebrating its 30th anniversary of its existence in athlete representation. From 1984 through today, BHSC has represented some of the top players in baseball. Some notable names include: Barry Bonds, … [Show Me...]

    Nov
    26

    James Grant Group Acquired By European Investment Firm

    Lyle Yorks

    Earlier this week, SportsBusiness Journal announced that U.K.-based James Grant Group was acquired by Metric Capital Partners, an international investment firm.  James Grant will retain 50 percent ownership of the agency, which represents clients across sports, entertainment, music, television and literary. “I think it’s a unique opportunity for any group to break into the U.S.…
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    Nov
    25

    Chapman Entertainment And Sports Law Symposium

    Chapman Law

    What: Chapman University Fowler School of Law 2015 Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium When: Friday, February 6, 2015 9am-5pm Where: Chapman University School of Law – Kennedy Hall 237AB (370 N Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866) Description This year’s theme is ‘Taking Care of Business: How the evolution of the marketplace is changing the rules…
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    Nov
    24

    On To The Next One: Nenê Hilario

    Nene

    The world’s seventh most valuable NBA sports agency, BDA Sports Management, recently added Washington Wizards center Nenê Hilario, to its client roster.  As reported by SportsBusiness Journal, BDA president, Bill Duffy, will represent the Brazilian native.  The 32-year-old Nenê was formerly represented by Relativity Sports. The California-based BDA also represents Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic), Klay Thompson (Golden States…
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    Nov
    22

    Product Review: BakerStone Pizza Oven Box

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    The following article is a guest contribution from Kristen L. Chiger, Esq., an attorney licensed to practice in New Jersey. Pizza is not necessarily the type of food that comes to mind when deciding what to serve at a Football Sunday cookout, but now with a new product by BakerStone called the Pizza Oven Box,…
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    Nov
    21

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/21/2014)

    Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (right) signs his contract next to Marlins owner Jeffery Loria (left) during a press conference at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

    Not many Shabbat Shalom wrap-ups before the start of a new year.  Where did the time fly?  But before a new year comes a wealth of football, including some Thanksgiving Thursday match-ups next week.  I was at UNC-Chapel Hill last weekend to celebrate their homecoming.  Beautiful place, but boy was it cold outside!  Stay in South…
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    Nov
    20

    Interview With The Agent: Rick Thurman

    Beverly Hills Sports Council

    This year, Beverly Hills Sports Council (BHSC) is celebrating its 30th anniversary of its existence in athlete representation. From 1984 through today, BHSC has represented some of the top players in baseball. Some notable names include: Barry Bonds, George Brett, Trevor Hoffman, Tim Lincecum, and Hunter Pence. Dennis Gilbert founded BHSC and thirty years later…
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    Nov
    20

    On To The Next One: Alberto Callaspo

    Oakland Athletics second baseman Alberto Callaspo (7) hits an RBI single against the Kansas City Royals during the twelfth inning of the 2014 American League Wild Card playoff baseball game at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won 9-8. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

    At a time when he is still a free agent, MLB third baseman, Alberto Callaspo, has decided to change representation.  Callaspo — who played for the Oakland Athletics this past season — has joined Praver Shapiro Sports Management, where he will be represented by Barry Praver and Scott Shapiro.  He used to be with Goldschmidt…
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    Nov
    19

    Morgan Stanley Forms Global Sports & Entertainment Division

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    Morgan Stanley Wealth Management has formed a Global Sports & Entertainment (GSE) division. The new division will serve the unique needs of veteran and emerging talent and their advisors in the sports and entertainment industries. GSE is led by Drew Hawkins, a Managing Director and veteran executive who served most recently as a Wealth Management…
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    Nov
    18

    Roc Nation Sports Hires Ari Nissim And Joe Branch

    RNS

    Roc Nation Sports (RNS) has added former New York Jets director of football operations, Ari Nissim and NBA agent, Joe Branch to its team. Nissim has been hired as the director of strategy and analytics. Nissim was certified by the NFL Players Association this year to represent players in contract negotiations with teams, although this…
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    Nov
    17

    Six Questions With Dennis Blake, Founder And CEO Of Blake Sports Group

    Dennis Blake

    Dennis Blake is currently the Chief Executive Officer with Blake Sports Group.  He oversees all day-to-day operations of athlete representation, corporate consulting and event management, the three divisions of Blake.  Before the development of the Blake Sports Group in 2006, Dennis was an influential leader in the public relations and marketing departments for the Callaway,…
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