• 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...]

  • Phoenix Suns guard Isaiah Thomas (3) attempts a shot against Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

    Phoenix Suns PG Isaiah Thomas Fires Agency ASM Sports

    According to SportsAgentBlog.com’s Founder, Darren Heitner, Phoenix Suns point guard Isaiah Thomas has fired his agency, ASM Sports.  The Tacoma, Washington native was represented by the Founder and President of ASM, Andy Miller. As Heitner … [Show Me...]

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    21

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/21/2014)

    Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (right) signs his contract next to Marlins owner Jeffery Loria (left) during a press conference at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

    Not many Shabbat Shalom wrap-ups before the start of a new year.  Where did the time fly?  But before a new year comes a wealth of football, including some Thanksgiving Thursday match-ups next week.  I was at UNC-Chapel Hill last weekend to celebrate their homecoming.  Beautiful place, but boy was it cold outside!  Stay in South…
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    Nov
    20

    Interview With The Agent: Rick Thurman

    Beverly Hills Sports Council

    This year, Beverly Hills Sports Council (BHSC) is celebrating its 30th anniversary of its existence in athlete representation. From 1984 through today, BHSC has represented some of the top players in baseball. Some notable names include: Barry Bonds, George Brett, Trevor Hoffman, Tim Lincecum, and Hunter Pence. Dennis Gilbert founded BHSC and thirty years later…
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    Nov
    20

    On To The Next One: Alberto Callaspo

    Oakland Athletics second baseman Alberto Callaspo (7) hits an RBI single against the Kansas City Royals during the twelfth inning of the 2014 American League Wild Card playoff baseball game at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won 9-8. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

    At a time when he is still a free agent, MLB third baseman, Alberto Callaspo, has decided to change representation.  Callaspo — who played for the Oakland Athletics this past season — has joined Praver Shapiro Sports Management, where he will be represented by Barry Praver and Scott Shapiro.  He used to be with Goldschmidt…
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    Nov
    19

    Morgan Stanley Forms Global Sports & Entertainment Division

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    Morgan Stanley Wealth Management has formed a Global Sports & Entertainment (GSE) division. The new division will serve the unique needs of veteran and emerging talent and their advisors in the sports and entertainment industries. GSE is led by Drew Hawkins, a Managing Director and veteran executive who served most recently as a Wealth Management…
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    Nov
    18

    Roc Nation Sports Hires Ari Nissim And Joe Branch

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    Roc Nation Sports (RNS) has added former New York Jets director of football operations, Ari Nissim and NBA agent, Joe Branch to its team. Nissim has been hired as the director of strategy and analytics. Nissim was certified by the NFL Players Association this year to represent players in contract negotiations with teams, although this…
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    Nov
    17

    Six Questions With Dennis Blake, Founder And CEO Of Blake Sports Group

    Dennis Blake

    Dennis Blake is currently the Chief Executive Officer with Blake Sports Group.  He oversees all day-to-day operations of athlete representation, corporate consulting and event management, the three divisions of Blake.  Before the development of the Blake Sports Group in 2006, Dennis was an influential leader in the public relations and marketing departments for the Callaway,…
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    Nov
    14

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/14/2014)

    JR Rickert is the CEO of JR Sports Enterprises, LLC based and the former co-owner of National Sports Management.

    Had a fantastic time in New York last weekend.  Spent all day Sunday chowing down on Mark Schlereth’s delicious creations while watching football at DIRECTV’s FantasyZone in Soho.  Life could have been worse for those few hours.  Today, I am off to Raleigh, North Carolina and will get to experience UNC for the first time…
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    Nov
    13

    National Sports & Entertainment Law Society

    NSELS

    The National Sports and Entertainment Law Society (NSELS) is a student run society founded with a focus on organizing and centralizing sports and entertainment law societies, connecting students who want to pursue a legal career in the industries, and educating members and the general public about developments in sports and entertainment law. Membership for the…
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    Nov
    13

    Octagon Baseball Adds Ex MLB Player Chad Tracy To Its Staff

    Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki (24) high fives first baseman Chad Tracy (18) after his two-run home run in the 8th inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

    Former MLB player, Chad Tracy, retired this past April after stints with the Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks, Florida Marlins and the Washington Nationals.  Tracy finished his career with 86 HR, 358 RBI and a .274 BA over 938 games. However, the 34-year-old Charlotte, North Carolina native is still staying connected to the game he loves.…
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    Nov
    12

    What The Pros Are Using

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    The following is a guest contribution from Ashley Harter.  Ashley Harter graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English with plans to attend law school.  An avid fitness lover, Ashley is a personal trainer and enjoys attending sporting events like SEC football games and cheering on the Atlanta Braves. Like any sport,…
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