Jun
02

Duane Morris LLP, Sports Lawyers Association Discuss ‘Key Issues In The Business Of Sports’

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What: ‘Key Issues In The Business Of Sports’ Discussion When: Thursday, June 5, 2014 Where: db Bistro Moderne, JW Marriott Marquis, 255 Biscayne, Boulevard Way?Miami, FL 33131 About: Duane Morris, LLP and the Sports Lawyers Association invite you to join them for a roundtable discussion around the ‘Key Issues In The Business of Sports’.  Executives…
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May
29

Why Don’t The Sterlings IPO The Clippers?

Contributor Evan Zepfel makes his argument as to why the Clippers would benefit from an Initial Public Offering.

The following article is a guest contribution by written by Evan Zepfel.  Zepfel is a Portfolio Management Analyst at PAAMCO, is a graduate of Harvard College, was a member of Harvard’s Varsity Water Polo team and served a sports editor for The Harvard Crimson. A number of high-profile potential investors have been linked to the sale…
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May
22

Will MLBPA Discipline Jay Z For Robison Cano $240M Negotiation Meeting With Seattle Mariners?

Recording artists Beyonce and Jay-Z take in the Toronto Raptors at the Brooklyn Nets game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Roc Nation Sports is a sub-division of Roc Nation (full-service entertainment company) in partnership with CAA Sports, and was founded in 2013 by Shawn Carter better known as Jay Z. Roc Nation Sports conceptualizes and executes marketing and endorsement deals, community outreach, charitable tie-ins, media relations and brand strategy. Its roster includes premiere athletes such…
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May
19

The Strategic Brilliance Of Commissioner Silver’s Approach In The Sterling Case

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attends the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. The Clippers defeated the Lakers 123-87. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The following is a guest contribution from Larry A. Silverman of law firm Dickie McCamey & Chilcote. Commissioner Adam Silver has received universal praise for his decision to impose a lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine on Donald Sterling for his appalling racist statements.  However, as this drama has shifted to the Owners, many commentators have…
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May
15

Steve Kerr Gains Golden State Warriors Job With Help Of Mike Tannenbaum

TV announcers Steve Kerr (left) and Marv Albert (right) announce before the semifinals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Baylor Bears at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The following serves as the first contribution for new Sports Agent Blog contributor D’Bria Bradshaw.  Bradshaw is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and is about to begin her J.D. studies at Charlotte School of Law.  Connect with her on LinkedIn. Former New York Jets General Manager, Mike Tannenbaum, now head of Priority Sports…
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May
08

Drafting The Right NFL Contract: The Role Of A Sports Agent

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The following is a guest contribution from Joanna Hensley, a teaching graduate assistant in the Tarleton State University Kinesiology Program. She is currently a contributing author for TSU’s Kinesiology and Sport Review. She will graduate in August with a master’s of education and pursue a law degree with plans for a career in football administration. It is no…
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May
01

Super Practice Formed To Represent Athletes’ Rights

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It was announced earlier this week that a super group of attorneys have formed a practice that will largely represent the rights of professional athletes. Michael Hausfeld and his firm Hausfeld LLP will work with Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP to form the yet to be named practice. Michael Hausfeld’s body of work is extensive.…
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Apr
19

Len Brown, Chief Legal Officer of PGA TOUR Inc., Owes Success to Perseverance and Faith

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The following is a guest contribution from Robert DiMarco.  Robert is a former Division I (FCS) fullback for Jacksonville University Dolphins football.  He majored in political science and minored English and writing, and is an aspiring law school student and  sport attorney.  Robert currently serves as an Adjunct Instructor for Indian River State College tutoring student…
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Apr
17

NCAA General Counsel Discusses State Of College Sports During Notre Dame Panel

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The following guest contribution was written by Jonathan Gordon, a junior at the University of Notre Dame with plans of attending law school. The founder of Sports Analytics Blog, Jonathan invites you to connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Wednesday evening, the University of Notre Dame hosted a panel on the “relationship between academics and athletics.” The panel titled, “For…
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Apr
14

Arizona State Becomes Innovator, Establishing Sports Law And Business Program

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Arizona State University (ASU) is taking the plunge to become an innovator in the sports law field. Last week, it announced a new program that will allow students to focus on the difficult legal and business issues that sport executives face on and off the field. There are many ethical and legal dilemmas that executives…
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