Apr
09

Group Of 2014 NBA Prospects Pick Their Sports Agents

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Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo has unfortunately lost his dynamic backcourt of Gary Harris and Keith Appling, according to Darren Heitner of Sports Agent Blog. Heitner tweeted last week that Harris will likely sign with Aaron Mintz of Creative Artists Agency.  Harris is slated to go to the Orlando Magic at No. 15…
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Apr
08

Golf Agent Steve Loy Sets Standard For Long-Term Success

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Steve Loy is a golf agent that has quietly had one of the most successful careers in any major sport. Loy got his start in the golf business as Arizona State University’s head golf coach, winning an NCAA championship in 1990 and coaching Phil Mickelson. After Mickelson turned pro in 1992 Loy became Mickelson’s agent.…
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Apr
08

Marcus Smart Signs With Lee Melchionni of Wasserman Media Group

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Only hours after declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft, Marcus Smart signed with Lee Melchionni of Wasserman Media Group. Melchionni currently represents Byron Mullens (76ers), and he is the secondary agent to Danilo Gallinari (Nuggets), Kris Humphries (Celtics), Kendrick Perkins (Thunder), Tiago Splitter (Spurs), and Gerald Henderson (Bobcats). Smart has had his fair share of…
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Apr
08

NYU School Of Law Hosts 3rd Annual Sports Law Colloquium

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What: 3rd Annual NYU Sports Law Colloquium The Sports Law Committee, in association with the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society at New York University School of Law, cordially invite you to a day-long event featuring distinguished panels and discussions on today’s prominent legal issues in the world of sports. When: April 15, 2014, 10:00…
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Apr
08

Darren Heitner Authors Sports Law Book, How To Play The Game

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Darren Heitner is a visionary in the sports law field, and he is currently a partner at one of the premier sports and entertainment law firms in the country, Wolfe Law Miami, P.A. As a talented writer, he has published a multitude of sports articles and is a leading contributor for Forbes. In fact, since…
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Apr
07

Texas A&M Announces Its Sports Law Symposium

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What: Inaugural Sports Law Symposium by Texas A&M’s Sports & Entertainment Law Society When: Friday, April 25, 2014 Where: Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm Confirmed speakers are from the Texas Rangers, FC Dallas, Willis & Woy, SMU, TCU, the Lonestar Conference, and more. Schedule 8:00 – 9:30     …
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Apr
04

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/4/2014)

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I am back in the town where a lot of magic went down — Gainesville, Florida.  Today marks the return of the UF Sports Law Symposium, where I will be moderating one panel and also serving as a Keynote Speaker.  It is a joy to return to the town where I spent 7 amazing years…
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Apr
03

Six Questions With Lyle Yorks, Group Director/FIFA Sports Agent At James Grant Sports

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The following “Six Questions” short interview is with Lyle Yorks, Group Director/FIFA sports agent, with James Grant Sports. Connect with Lyle on Twitter. 1) When did you realize you wanted to work in sports, and more specifically, in the sports agency industry? Everything in my life led up to what I do now for a…
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Apr
02

Kelly Slater Leaves Quiksilver, Set To Launch His Own Brand

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Kelly Slater has announced that he will end his association with clothing brand Quiksilver. The 42 year old surfer had been with the company for over 23 years. Slater has decided that the time is right for him to set up his own brand that, in his words, “combines my love of clean living, responsibility…
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Apr
02

Brewer Sports Symposium’s Sports Law For Rookies And Veterans

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What: Sports Law For Rookies And Veterans (part of Brewer Sports Symposium V) When: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET Where: JW Marriot Marquis Hotel Miami (Map), 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, Florida, 33131 Other Information: 7 CLE credits for practitioners This premier event allows guests to network and engage with industry leaders…
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