Oct
17

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/17/2014)

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Mike Williams (19) runs with the ball in a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Well I officially dismiss football from everything in my life.  The Florida Gators and Miami Dolphins proved their inability to win when it matters and choked in the final seconds of their respective games.  What is the cure?  Hopefully a weekend of golfing will help.  This week on FORBES: (1) Sports-Specific Crowdfunding Concept Created For Athletes…
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Oct
10

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/10/2014)

July 11 2012; Miami, FL, USA;  Miami Heat player Ray Allen (34), center, hold up his jersey next to president Pat Riley (left), and head coach Erik Spoelstra (right) during a press conference during a press conference at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Hello from sunny Gainesville, Florida.  I promise myself that I will take at least one trip to my alma mater (undergrad and law) per year.  This weekend is it.  The Florida Gators take on LSU Saturday night, which I predict will be a low scoring, defensive match-up.  Hopefully my Gators come away with a victory.…
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Oct
03

Financial Fair Play – A Game Within A Game

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Will Turner, PhD, who has been a football journalist and broadcaster in the UK for the past 20 years. He specializes in the corporate, marketing and communication aspects of British football. The imposition of financial fair play (FFP) throughout European football is proving to be a provocative affair. FFP has already seen significant sanctions handed…
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Oct
03

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/3/2014)

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Rosh Hashanah behind us and we get to look forward to Yom Kippur starting tonight (oh joy!).  To those of you observing, I wish you an easy fast.  Looks like the NFL Draft is moving to Chicago in 2015.  It’s been a busy first three months for South Florida-based HEITNER LEGAL, and the work is…
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Oct
01

What’s Next For Rory McIlroy And Horizon Sports?

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The following is a guest contribution from Andrew Harmes, a JD candidate of the Class of 2016 at Osgoode Hall Law School. With the attention of the golf world focused on the 40th playing of the Ryder Cup – golf’s biennial team competition that pitted the United States against Europe – much of the coverage leading…
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Sep
30

Op-Ed: Two-Minute Drill

Ray Rice. Photo Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports.

The following op-ed was submitted by sports agent Eugene T. Lee.  Mr. Lee is President/CEO – ETL Associates, Inc. and may found on Twitter – @EugeneTLee. A high-profile sports figure’s fall from grace is nothing new in our society.  Iconic athletes such as Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong and Michael Vick have all experienced precipitous falls from the very…
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Sep
30

NHL Player Jack Johnson Initiates Legal Battle

Pittsburg Penguins center Adam Payerl (45) looks to pass as Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson (7) defends during the first period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

The following is a guest contribution from Andrew Harmes, a JD candidate of the Class of 2016 at Osgoode Hall Law School. Jack Johnson, an assistant captain with the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, is suing his business manager and real estate broker for allegedly orchestrating a lending arrangement where Johnson’s $30.5 million player contract was…
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Sep
29

International Basketball Image Rights Contracts: How They Cost Players Tax Money And Why Players Shouldn’t Sign Them

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By Charles Bennett, J.D. Image rights contracts increase players’ taxes, and teams can breach them without any liability to the player. Over the last ten or so years many European teams have begun signing players to image rights contracts in addition to the players’ salary contracts. Teams get significant tax advantages from image rights contracts…
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Sep
26

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/26/2014)

Baltimore Ravens fans wait in line over an hour to exchange their Ray Rice jerseys for new NFL jerseys at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Shana Tova!  Happy New Year to all the Jewish followers of Sports Agent Blog.  Jewish or not, I wish each any every one of you a happy and healthy year and hopefully a year that is also full of success.  That success is hopefully found by my Miami Dolphins and Florida Gators.  Tough start to the…
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Sep
25

ISM Sports Announces Signing of US Amateur Finalist

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The following is a guest contribution from Andrew Harmes, a JD candidate of the Class of 2016 at Osgoode Hall Law School. ISM Sports, the international sports agency led by CEO Andrew Chandler – famously known in golf circles simply by the moniker ‘Chubby’ – has signed Canadian golfer Corey Conners as the agency looks…
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