Oct
23

Representing the Professional Athlete Week 6

Sports Law

This is it! Week 6 of Professor Carfagna’s “Representing the Professional Athlete” MOOC is here. This week students will gain an understanding of guiding professional golfers and tennis players through the longest career trajectories in sports; gain an understanding of how to diversify an athlete’s endorsement agreement portfolio; and gain an understanding of how to…
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Oct
23

On To The Next One: Jen Selter

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Twenty-one-year-old Instagram and fitness sensation, Jen Selter, has changed representation as a new calendar year quickly nears.  The Long Island native was originally represented by The Legacy Agency, but now, Premier Management Group will manage Selter’s career and help build corporate relationships as she continues to grow her brand in 2015. “Jen has a massive…
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Oct
22

World’s Most Valuable Sports Agency, CAA, Sells Majority Stake

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A private equity firm has furthered its commitment to the world’s most valuable sports agency, Creative Artists Agency.  According to sources of The Hollywood Reporter, TPG Capital — whose initial investment in CAA came four years ago — has increased its ownership stake in CAA to over 50 percent.  Per Deadline.com, TPG is paying roughly $225…
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Oct
21

Junior Hockey Players Launch Class Action Lawsuit Against Canadian Hockey League

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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. The Canadian Hockey League (CHL), the primary developmental league for the National Hockey League, is facing legal scrutiny as the subject of an unprecedented class action lawsuit alleging that the organization and its…
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Oct
20

Interview With The Agent: Amen Teter

Peter Carlisle

Amen Teter is currently Octagon’s Director of Action Sports.  He manages the careers of Olympic gold medalist snowboarders Jamie Anderson and Hannah Teter, pro skateboarder Mitchie Brusco and one of the most influential athletes in action sports, pro surfer Alana Blanchard, among others.  Teter is a graduate of the University of Vermont where he served as…
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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
16

Representing The Professional Athlete Week 5

Sports Law

We are entering the 4th quarter for Peter Carfagna’s “Representing the Professional Athlete” course with 5,500 students enrolled! During week 5 students will gain an understanding of the insurance needs of professional athletes, how to handle an athlete-client dealing with injury and concussion-related issues, and how to handle a professional athlete post-retirement when “the cheering…
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Oct
15

8th Annual Tulane Sports Law National Baseball Arbitration Competition

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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…
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Oct
14

On To The Next One: Carlos Correa

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (84) tags out Detroit Tigers left fielder Trevor Crowe (63) on a stolen base attempt during the third inning at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Legacy Agency was recently ranked one of the top-five MLB sports agencies in 2014, according to research by Forbes.com.  TLA represents the likes of OF Carl Crawford (Los Angeles Dodgers), P Edwin Jackson (Chicago Cubs) and 2B Rickie Weeks (Milwaukee Brewers). The standout athlete representation and marketing firm also recently inked top Houston Astros…
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Oct
13

Inaugural Leigh Steinberg Sports Agent Academy Was A Success

Leigh Steinberg (left) and D'Bria Bradshaw (right).

Show me the Money! Aspiring sports agents around the world have all referenced the film “Jerry Maguire” at least once in their lifetime. This past weekend about 25 young professionals got the opportunity to take part in the inaugural Steinberg Sports and Entertainment “The Leigh Steinberg Sports Agent Academy” in Newport Beach, California; Leigh Steinberg…
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