Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (9/16/2011)
It has been a very eventful past couple of weeks for me. Quite a bit of stuff is still pending; some I wish to keep confidential and other information I feel free to share. I have accepted a new legal job, which will start in about a week and a half. I have had an amazing year working at Koch Parafinczuk & Wolf, PA (KPW) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where I have grown tremendously as a litigator. I am forever thankful for the opportunity that they gave me. However, I have been offered a position to work directly with a prominent Entertainment/Intellectual Property attorney who has left his firm to start up a new venture from scratch. It will be the two of us plus a couple of secretaries, and we will be largely focusing on Entertainment/Sports/Intellectual Property matters. I will certainly provide more information over the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, I am wrapping up some work at KPW and handling a lot of other matters that need to be taken care of. Everyone is talking about this article that was written in The Atlantic this week. I hope to get a chance to finally read it this weekend. Here are some stories I missed over the past week:
- Thoughts on Adam Silver attending the U.S. open with Casey Wasserman? [NBA players storm Vegas for all-pro ‘lockout league,’ union meeting].
- Arn Tellem, Bill Duffy, Mark Bartelstein, Jeff Schwartz, and Dan Fegan want the NBPA to decertify [Sources: Agents want union to decertify].
- How the NBA’s lawsuit may preclude decertification of the NBPA [GameTime: Labor Roundtable].
- Their potential big name is Brandon Phillips [What Lies Ahead For ACES].
- Founder of California based agency MMAagents [Takedown Entertainment Appoints Ken Pavia as Director of Business Development].
- Country singer Heidi Newfield filed for divorce from Bill Johnson of ProFiles Sports/SportsTrust [Heidi Newfield Files for Divorce].
- Average top-tier college basketball player worth $265,000 [Report: Top college athletes worth 6 figures].