8th Annual Tulane Sports Law National Baseball Arbitration Competition

What: 8th Annual National Baseball Arbitration Competition presented by Tulane Law School Sports Law Society When: January 28- 30, 2015 Where: Tulane University Law School Description The National Baseball Arbitration Competition is a simulated salary arbitration competition modeled closely on the procedures used by Major League Baseball (MLB). Like most law school moot court competitions, the…

An Introduction To The Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT)

The following is a guest contribution from Charles Bennett J.D. This article discusses the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal––its inception, purpose, and procedures. First, what is the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (“BAT”) and how did it get its start? The BAT was established by FIBA in 2006 under the name “FIBA Arbitral Tribunal (FAT)”. In accordance with the…

Baseball Agent Jamie Murphy Opened Up To Buster Olney About His Practice

ESPN’s Buster Olney recently chatted with baseball agent Jamie Murphy of TWC Sports on his Baseball Tonight podcast. Notes from the podcast: Murphy represents Nick Markakis, Mark Ellis, David Aardsma and others. Murphy currently lives in Vermont. Murphy is the father of two little boys. About living in Vermont, Murphy said, “this day and age, you…

St. John’s School Of Law Spring 2013 Sports Symposium

What: St. John’s University School of Law Spring 2013 Symposium: Arbitration in Professional Sport When: Friday, April 19, 2013 (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Where: St. John’s School of Law, Belson Moot Court Room | Second Floor, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439 Schedule 8:30 – 9 a.m. Registration and Light Breakfast 9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome Michael…

A Look At Baseball Arbitration Analysis – Pablo Sandoval Arbitration Report

Statistics and baseball are like biscuits and gravy…if you are from the South.  One person that does not need any convincing regarding that statement is Marc Rubin, co-owner of RayRubin Sports Analysts.  Rubin has been a statistics professor at Southern New Hampshire University Graduate School of Business for over 25 years and is frequently hired by baseball agents…

Jeff Fannell Goes 1-1 In 2012 Baseball Salary Arbitration Hearings

Jeff Fannell of Jeff Fannell & Associates, LLC used to be an Assistant General Counsel with the Major League Baseball Players Association.  Fannell worked with Robert Guerra, Bob Lenaghan, Matt Nussbaum, and Doyle Pryor as Assistant GCs at the MLBPA.  He established his own consulting firm located in Bordentown, New Jersey in November 2010.  Fannell currently advises baseball…

2012 Baseball Salary Arbitration Update (Teams Lead 3-2)

While a little over a handful of arbitration eligible baseball players remain unsigned, most players who were eligible for arbitration have either gone to hearing or settled with their respective teams on single or multi-year deals.  The unsigned player who is garnering the most attention is David Ortiz, who has requested $16.5 million, while the…

On To The Next One: Jason Heyward

Over the past few years, Career Sports Entertainment, re-branded as CSE, has seemed to focus less on the representation of athletes with regards to their contractual negotiations, and more on assisting major brands in their sponsorship initiatives, aiding television networks with content and production, and providing full service support to sports properties.  However, the company’s…

Collection Of Contract Fees After The Death Of An Agent

The following article is provided by Ryan Earls, CEO of Cover3 Representation LLC.  You can follow Ryan on Twitter at @AskAnNFLAgent. The recent death of Gary Wichard sparked a round-table discussion between a few agents on Twitter.  The question posed: “Are contract fees due to the estate of the agent after his/her death for the…

On To The Next One: Jeff Niemann

Many agents take little to no commission on a client’s signing bonus when he signs a professional contract after being drafted in the MLB First-Year Player Draft.  Thereafter, at a minimum, the client will ask his agent to pay for his equipment.  Over multiple years, this cost adds up.  All the while, the agent continues…