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Sports Law

Evan Turner Fires Back Against Basketball Agent David Falk

You may recall a December 2022 article on this website that discussed the lawsuit filed by sports agent David Falk’s agency F.A.M.E. LLC against former NBA player Evan Turner and his corporate entity EmTurn LLC, where FAME claimed that it provided services to Turner throughout his career and that Turner, along with his company, failed […]

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Basketball Agents Aaron And Eric Goodwin Demand More Than $92 Million From Law Firm Gordon Rees

National law firm Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP (commonly known as Gordon Rees) and two of its former partners, Alonzo Llorens and C. Anthony Mulrain, are being sued by veteran basketball agents Aaron Goodwin and Eric Goodwin. The Complaint, which seeks damages in excess of $92 million, was filed on January 11 in New York. […]

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Former CAA Agent Ben Dogra’s Fight Against Houston Lawyer Rusty Hardin Is Heating Up

On July 30, 2021, sports agent Ben Dogra initiated a lawsuit against renowned lawyer Rusty Hardin and his law firm, Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP. Since then, the defendants have turned themselves into counter-claimants, suing Dogra in return. The case is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, with a […]

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Basketball Agent’s Appeal Of Certification Denial Gets Blocked

What are your rights if you wish to become licensed by a players’ association and the union rejects your application? Sometimes there is hope. Other times, not so much. I had the honor of representing Cleodis Floyd in an arbitration matter against the NFL Players Association roughly a decade ago after the NFLPA denied Floyd’s […]

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Sports Business

Are NFL Agents Really Doing Away With Training Riders?

Every so often, I log in to Neil Stratton’s Inside The League website to check in on the latest news and rumors in the football business. Today, I decided to do just that and I was surprised by a new “phenomenon” that Stratton says is “concerning” with regard to signing NFL prospects. Stratton says that […]

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Sports Law

Basketball Agency Owned By David Falk Sues Evan Turner For $2 Million

Sports agent David Falk’s agency F.A.M.E. LLC, which conducts business as Falk Associates Management Enterprises and FAME, has initiated a lawsuit against former NBA player Evan Turner as well as his owned corporate entity EmTurn LLC. The Complaint filed in the Superior Court of Delaware includes causes of action for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, […]

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Sports Business

Wasserman Adds Investor And Agency To The Fold

Providence Equity is in as an investor and Redbird Capital as well as Madrone Capital are cashing out. Brendan Coffey at Sportico had the coverage yesterday, and it was supposedly a big buyout. Per Coffey, RedBird was believed to have purchased a 30% to 40% stake in Wasserman in 2020, and Madrone, the family office […]

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Sports Law

NFL Agent Damarius Bilbo Sued Over More Than $1 Million In Unpaid Loans

Damarius Bilbo, along with Evolution Sports LLC (formerly Revolution Sports Agency LLC), has been sued in a Georgia federal court. The Complaint says that they failed to make the required payments on a massive amount of debt and then rejected signing a settlement agreement that would have peacefully resolved the matter. The action was initiated […]

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Coaches Sports Business

Excel Sports Expands Into Coach And Executives Representation

Excel Sports Management is launching a Coaching and Executives division and has acquired football coaching and sports broadcasting representation agency Harlan Sports Management to provide it some staff support and clientele right away. Over twenty head football coaches at the NFL and NCAA level, as well as front office executives, are now Excel clients. The […]

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Nerlens Noel’s Case Against Rich Paul Pushed To Arbitration

Remember the lawsuit that Nerlens Noel filed against Rich Paul and Klutch Sports Group a little over a year ago? You know, the one where Noel claimed that Paul interfered with his preexisting relationship with agent Happy Walters, promised Noel that he was a “$100 million man,” told Noel not to accept a $70 million […]