Why would a professional athlete ever choose a sports agent who is not an attorney over an attorney-agent who has gone through three years of law school and passed at least one state Bar Exam? It is because being a successful sports agent in today’s sport landscape requires much more than just a knowledge of the law (particularly contract law) and superb negotiation skills. Good agents/agencies provide marketing capacity, press opportunities, social media expertise, and most of all, contacts that will help their clients succeed in their field and outside of the sport they excel in. But if you can have all of the above along with someone who is well versed in the law, why would you go with a non-attorney agent?
This is sure to spark some conversation. Let’s hear it.