On Wednesday night my law firm (Wolfe Law Miami, P.A.) hosted its annual Holiday Party and this weekend we will be celebrating a great year down in Key Largo with all of our attorneys and support staff. It really has been a fun year practicing law and assisting our clients who we love tremendously. Some very nice victories, especially in the area of sports law, which I believe has been recognized as we continue to grow our base of clients. I am starting to schedule my 2014 “speaking series,” which already includes a visit to Chapman Law in early February, followed by Fordham Law School, New York Law School, and the University of Florida in April. This week on FORBES: (1) Robinson Cano And Seattle Mariners Agree To $240 Million, 10 Year Contract; (2) Jay Z Has Reason To Laugh About Geno Smith NFL Investigation; (3) Should Current NCAA Student-Athletes File For Federal Trademark Protection?; (4) Josh McCown’s Champion Performance Creates Confounding Situation For Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler; and (5) Would Nick Saban Leaving Alabama For Texas Be The Right Move? And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Must be a slow free agent period [Parking-lot altercation steals the show at winter meetings].
- “When you’re bringing the prettiest girl to the prom…” [Scott Boras pokes Jay Z, teams].
- Football agent Jack Bechta breaks it down [5 Don’t s every young agent should know].
- Warren Zola is all over this [Going pro: A how-to guide to pick an agent].
- At one time he represented roughly 1/3 of all NHL players [Art Kaminsky, Whose Clients Won the ‘Miracle on Ice,’ Dies at 66].
- Agency is called Team8 [Federer and His Agent Start Their Own Firm Representing Athletes].
- Mostly entertainment-related, but a few sports nuggets [Top Sports + Entertainment Law Trends for 2014].