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    Wasserman Media Group Receives $100 Million Investment

    Earlier this week, it was reported that Wasserman Media Group received a $100 million investment from a Silicon Valley investment group. The investment from Madrone Capital Partners is the second investment Wasserman has taken since the sports … [Show Me...]

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    Representing The Professional Athlete Week 1

    Peter Carfagna’s “Representing the Professional Athlete” course begins this week. In Week 1, Professor Carfagna will lead the class on a journey through the current landscape of the NCAA and college athletics. This week the course will delve into the … [Show Me...]

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    Interview With The Agent: Kim Garner

    Kim Garner is the Director of Broadcasters at Atlanta-based CSE, a global sports agency that focuses on marketing, public relations, media production, client representation and digital media.  A graduate of the University of Georgia, the 26-year-old … [Show Me...]

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    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/12/2014)

    Ray Rice.  What a mess all around.  But football goes on, and thank G-d for that.  Won both of my Week 1 match-ups in fantasy.  Hoping for similar results in Week 2.  I also would not mind a similar performance out of my Miami Dolphins and new … [Show Me...]

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    Interview With The Agent: Adisa P. Bakari

    Adisa Bakari is a 1995 cum laude graduate of Delaware State University and 1998 graduate of University of Wisconsin Law School. Bakari has been admitted to the District of Columbia and Maryland Bar. He is currently a partner in the Washington, D.C. … [Show Me...]

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    05

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/5/2014)

    Golden State Warriors general manager (and former agent) Bob Myers is earning his praise in his fairly new role.

    Happy NFL regular season.  Fantasy football is in full swing, and with my father texting me to ask whether it is safe for him to deposit money into DraftKings, I am now positive that daily fantasy sports is here to stay.  I will be in attendance at the Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots game…
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    Sep
    04

    Interview With The Agent: Micky Lawler

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    The following article is a guest contribution from Natalie Mikolich.  Natalie is the Founder of NPM | PR, where she focuses as a sports publicist. As one of the first female agents breaking ground in athlete representation over 27-years-ago, Micky Lawler has served as the head of Octagon’s worldwide Tennis Division since 1988. Now the…
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    Sep
    04

    The Unappealable BAT Arbitration Award And Its Effectiveness Under FIBA

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    The following is a guest contribution from Charles Bennett J.D. Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (“BAT”) awards are essentially unappealable. That, along with the Arbitrator’s ex aequo et bono power, which is already a very subjective standard based on the Arbitrator’s determination of fairness for the parties, has created an almost uninhibited decisional power for the arbitrator.…
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    Sep
    03

    Interview With The Agent: Gideon Cohen

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    The following interview was conducted by Matt Tympanick. The subject of the interview is Gideon Cohen, Vice President-Sports Broadcasting at IF Management. In his role as Vice President-Sports Broadcasting, Mr. Cohen oversees all areas of IF’s Sports Division, including current and retired athletes, coaches and on-air sports personalities.  From 2000-2003, Gideon served as IF’s Director…
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    Sep
    02

    Interview With The Agent: Michael Jennings

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    Michael Jennings is currently the President of Football at Spire Sports Group, LLC (Spiresportsgroup.com), a metro-Detroit headquartered firm that handles CFL playing contracts as well as marketing initiatives for NFL clients. Jennings is a CFLPA Certified Advisor with over 15 years of experience in management and negotiation and he is a University of Michigan class…
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    Aug
    29

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/29/2014)

    Roger Federer. Photo Credit: Susan Mulane-US PRESSWIRE

    Shabbat Shalom! and happy long Labor Day weekend to you and yours.  I am off to Dallas tomorrow to celebrate the wedding of one of my fraternity brothers (Go Gators!).  College football is here and the NFL regular season is right around the corner.  This may be the most magical time of the year.  This…
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    Aug
    28

    Regulation Of Sports Agents In Europe May Be Causing More Problems Than It Solves

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    The following is a guest contribution from Charles Bennett J.D. A recent trend in European Union (“EU”) countries is for individual leagues to enact sports agent regulations. The regulations have caused confusion amongst agents as to their scope and applicability, and have done little to alleviate the issues they were meant to resolve. For example,…
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    Aug
    27

    Alvarez Finally Gets His UFC Wish

    Eddie Alvarez (red gloves ) and Michael Chandler (blue gloves) during their Bellator Lightweight World Championship fight at the Long Beach Arena. Alvarez won the fight. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

    Eddie Alvarez has finally had his wish granted by making it into the UFC after he was released from Bellator in order to enter free agency. The lightweight had been attempting to secure a move to the UFC for years, but a series of contract disputes with former Bellator president Bjorn Rebney stopped Alvarez from…
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    Aug
    27

    Roc Nation Sports Ready To Drop The Mitts And Fight For Clients In The NHL

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    The following is a guest contribution from Matt Tympanick, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth School of Law Class of 2015. Salve Regina University Class of 2012. According to Sports Business Journal, Roc Nation Sports, a full service Sports Management Agency founded by Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is likely about dive into the final big four sport, hockey.…
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    Aug
    26

    On To The Next One: Bobby Rainey

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey (43) runs with the ball during the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

    According to SportsBusiness Journal, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back, Bobby Rainey, has changed representation prior to the 2014-15 season.  The Griffin, Georgia native will now be represented by Five Star Athlete Management and NFL Certified Contract Advisors, Todd France and Ben Renzin.  NFL Advisor formerly represented the Western Kentucky University graduate. It looks like Rainey…
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