Jun
16

Sam Porter’s Transition From Sports Agent To Front Office

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The recent news of Arn Tellem leaving Wasserman Media Group to become Vice Chairman of Palace Sports and Entertainment has made headlines across the sports industry. It is becoming more and more common to see teams hiring agents into one of their front office positions. Samuel Porter, the new Director of Business and Legal Affairs…
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Jun
10

On To The Next One: Al Alburquerque

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According to a Tweet by Jerry Crasnick, Detroit Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque has signed with Praver/Shapiro Group for his representation. He was previously represented by Rick Thurman of the Beverly Hills Sports Council. The 28-year old Dominican Republic native is in his fifth MLB season, all with the Tigers. He began his professional career in…
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Jun
08

On To The Next One: Joey Galloway

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According to SportsBusiness Journal, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has signed ESPN college football analyst and former NFL wide receiver Joey Galloway for representation. At CAA, Galloway will be represented by a team of agents. Galloway was previously represented by The Legacy Agency. SportsBusiness Journal reported last week, that Galloway will become part of ESPN’s “College Football Final” post-game crew alongside new host…
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May
12

Agentless Lewis Hamilton’s Contract Talks Stall With Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are stuck in a negotiation battle (Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

In November last year, F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton split with his agent Simon Fuller. At the time he was coy about what he was going to do next, only saying that it will be something “different”. Time was on his side, with his contract at Mercedes running until the end of 2015. In the end,…
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Apr
27

CAA Sports Acquires Fermata Partners

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Talent and sports agency powerhouse Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Sports has acquired the consumer licensing agency Fermata Partners, according to SportsBusiness Daily. Both parties seem to be excited about the new venture. CAA Sports strengthens its already premiere client list with more branding and licensing, while Fermata Partners gains access to some of the top…
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Apr
23

Maryland Media Company Seeks To Promote Exposure Of Disability Sports And Recreation

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Today’s society craves instant access to information.  People seek immediate answers to questions.  When a question arises, we don’t wait to find out, we Google the answer.  The same is true for sports.  We no longer live in a world where we have to wait for the morning paper to see a sports score and…
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Apr
22

Wasserman Media Group Acquires Social Media Agency Laundry Service

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Sports and entertainment giant Wasserman Media Group has acquired the digital agency Laundry Service, according to Ad Age. It appears to be a win-win deal for both parties. Wasserman bolsters its social media presence while Laundry Service gains access to some of the top athletes and brands in the world. In a blog post on…
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Apr
15

Athletes And The April 15th Tax Deadline

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As Ben Frankin once said, “only two things in life are certain: death and taxes”. That statement is as true today as it was when it was made in 1789. However, the process of filing taxes for the average middle-class family is a much less daunting task than it is for multi-million dollar professional athletes. And,…
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Apr
14

Arizona State Launches An Immersive Sports Law & Business Program

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There has been explosive growth in sports-focused curriculum at Universities across the country over the last 30 years. Many schools now offer Sports Management degrees for undergraduates and there has also been an increase in graduate degrees focused on the sports industry. Arizona State recently launched a Sports Law and Business program that will integrate…
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Apr
13

The Ohio State University Moritz College Of Law To Host Super-Agent Leigh Steinberg

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Today, April 13, 2015, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s Sports and Entertainment Law Association will host Leigh Steinberg during a lunchtime discussion. Leigh is the Founder and CEO of Steinberg Sports & Entertainment where he has successfully represented the top athletes, brands, and celebrities for over 40 years. Throughout his career, Steinberg has represented over 300…
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