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    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (12/19/2014)

    Shabbat Shalom my friends.  And a Merry Christmas to those celebrating the holiday next week.  A lot of interesting occurrences this week, including a featured interview on Above the Law and some coverage of a trademark application I filed for Golden … [Show Me...]

  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown (14) makes a catch prior to the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

    On To The Next One: Marlon Brown

    At the tail end of the NFL regular season, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown has signed with Universal Sports and Entertainment Management, according to SportsBusiness Journal.  He'll be represented by Universal President/CEO, Kevin Conner, … [Show Me...]

  • Being a sports lawyer and a sports agent is not one in the same.

    Talking About Sports Biz And Sports Law On Above The Law

    Head over to our friends at Above the Law for an ongoing conversation between Zach Abramowitz and me using Abramowitz's innovative ReplyAll platform.  Abramowitz is asking me questions about how Sports Agent Blog got started, why I chose a path that … [Show Me...]

  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (44) of Great Britain celebrates winning the 2014 U.S. Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

    On To The Next One: Lewis Hamilton

    William Morris Endeavor (WME) landed a massive coup this week with the signing of Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton. He was previously managed by Simon Fuller at XIX Management. Lewis' contract with XIX ended last month and he decided not to … [Show Me...]

  • Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer and Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner (98) shake hands after the game at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 42-28. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

    Wolverines QB Devin Gardner Signs With Yee And Dubin Sports

    It's officially the end of the college football regular season, and that means student-athletes have begun signing with NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors in hopes of one day making a 53-man NFL roster. University of Michigan football quarterback, … [Show Me...]

    Dec
    09

    Six Questions With Steve Ruff, Executive Director Of Action Sports And Olympics At Wasserman

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    Steve Ruff is currently the Executive Director of Action Sports And Olympics with Wasserman Media Group, one of the world’s most well-known sports agencies.  A former snowboarder himself, Ruff actually never graduated from college.  Instead, he dove right into business as a late teenager and quickly gained real-world experiences in marketing, sponsorships and brand management.  He…
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    Dec
    08

    Lagardère Unlimited Announces Plans For Monthly Sports Business Show

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    Lagardère Unlimited and Universal Sports Network, a multi-platform media destination for Olympic-related sports programming, recently partnered to create the new TV series, Beyond the Medals – The Business of Sport. The 18-episode series will be hosted by Rick Horrow, Chairman of Horrow Sports Ventures.  It will debut on Wed., Jan. 21 at 7:30pm EST and…
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    Dec
    05

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (12/5/2014)

    Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) steals the basketball against Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris (12) during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Magic 98-97. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

    It’s Art Basel week in Miami, which means the streets are even more clogged than usual and parties recommend you dress in some sort of “Artistic Chic” fashion.  Tough season for my Florida Gators, but we finally have a new coach.  Hope remains high for the Miami Dolphins, with a big game against the Baltimore…
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    Dec
    04

    Ryan Mallett’s Agent Speaks About Paying College Athletes

    Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett (15) signals at the line of scrimmage against the Cincinnati Bengals at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

    The agent for Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett believes that paying college athletes a stipend on top of receipt of athletic scholarships is inevitable.  Earlier this week, football agent and attorney J.R. Carroll spoke publicly about his position and took a position that I have held for quite some time — it is ridiculous to…
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    Dec
    03

    Following Acquisition By William Morris, IMG Cutting 3% Of Its Worldwide Staff

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    Six months after the global conglomerate, IMG, was acquired by William Morris Endeavor, it’s now planning to cut 100 employees from its staff across the globe.  WME staff won’t be affected while the layoffs to IMG will span all of its divisions. According to Variety, “Those in business, administrative and financial jobs that are redundant…
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    Dec
    01

    On To The Next One: Perrish Cox

    Seattle Seahawks tight end Tony Moeaki (88) is defended by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Perrish Cox (20) on a 63-yard reception in the second quarter of the Thanksgiving game at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

    Over halfway through the 2014 NFL season, and San Francisco 49ers defensive back, Perrish Cox, has changed representation according to Rand Getlin, an NFL Insider with Yahoo! Sports.  The 27-year-old Cox is now represented by California-based, Athletes First and NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, David Mulugheta.  Cox was formerly represented by Jordan Woy of Willis and Woy…
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    Nov
    28

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/28/2014)

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    I hope everyone reading this had a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoys the rest of their weekend.  For me, it has been full of food, family, football and today a nice round of golf.  The weather in South Florida is beautiful, which once again reminds me why I choose to live in this tropical paradise.  This…
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    Nov
    26

    James Grant Group Acquired By European Investment Firm

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    Earlier this week, SportsBusiness Journal announced that U.K.-based James Grant Group was acquired by Metric Capital Partners, an international investment firm.  James Grant will retain 50 percent ownership of the agency, which represents clients across sports, entertainment, music, television and literary. “I think it’s a unique opportunity for any group to break into the U.S.…
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    Nov
    25

    Chapman Entertainment And Sports Law Symposium

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    What: Chapman University Fowler School of Law 2015 Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium When: Friday, February 6, 2015 9am-5pm Where: Chapman University School of Law – Kennedy Hall 237AB (370 N Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866) Description This year’s theme is ‘Taking Care of Business: How the evolution of the marketplace is changing the rules…
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    Nov
    24

    On To The Next One: Nenê Hilario

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    The world’s seventh most valuable NBA sports agency, BDA Sports Management, recently added Washington Wizards center Nenê Hilario, to its client roster.  As reported by SportsBusiness Journal, BDA president, Bill Duffy, will represent the Brazilian native.  The 32-year-old Nenê was formerly represented by Relativity Sports. The California-based BDA also represents Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic), Klay Thompson (Golden States…
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