• 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

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

    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 … [Show Me...]

  • Beverly Hills Sports Council

    Interview With The Agent: Rick Thurman

    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, … [Show Me...]

  • 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

    On To The Next One: Alberto Callaspo

    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 … [Show Me...]

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    Morgan Stanley Forms Global Sports & Entertainment Division

    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 … [Show Me...]

  • RNS

    Roc Nation Sports Hires Ari Nissim And Joe Branch

    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 … [Show Me...]

    Nov
    03

    On To The Next One: Dez Bryant

    Dez Bryant

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has parted ways with agent Eugene Parker, and is now signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports according to Roc Nation social media outlets. Bryant terminated his agreement with Parker on October 23rd and cannot officially hire a new agent until November 5th due to the NFLPA’s requirement of…
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    Oct
    31

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/31/2014)

    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins (22) handles the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the fourth quarter at BOK Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

    Happy Halloween.  I still need to find a good costume; you are never too old to dress up!  Another week of traveling, and it should remain that way until the end of the year.  However, I am not complaining.  Staying busy and having fun works for me.  In only about four months time, Heitner Legal…
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    Oct
    30

    On To The Next One: Alec Ogletree

    St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Alec Ogletree (52) is unable to catch Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) as he runs the ball for a touchdown during the second half of a football game at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 28-26. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

    It’s midway through the 2014 NFL season and St. Louis linebacker, Alec Ogletree, has decided to switch representation.  Originally represented by Atlanta-based SportsTrust Advisors, the Newnan, Georgia native is now affiliated with Sports West Football and represented by NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Angelo Wright. According to Sports Business Journal, Wright represents about 15 players between…
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    Oct
    29

    Upcoming Elon Law Review Symposium

    Elon Law

    What: Elon Law Review Symposium on Media, Regulatory and Labor issues in College Sports When: November 7, 2015 Where: Elon Law- 201 N. Greene St., Greensboro, N.C. Description & Panelists The symposium is worth 3.75 hours of general CLE credit. The symposium is free of charge; students, alumni, and members of the extended Elon Law…
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    Oct
    28

    On To The Next One: Yoenis Cespedes

    Boston Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) doubles against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fourth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

    According to the official Roc Nation Sports twitter account, Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is now a member of the Roc Nation Sports list of clientele. Cespedes joins Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, Robinson Cano, and fellow Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo on the Jay Z-led Roc Nation Sports’ baseball roster. This move to Roc Nation…
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    Oct
    27

    RECAP: Sports Representation Panel At Michigan Sport Business Conference

    Michigan

    Last Friday, the University of Michigan held the 3rd Annual Michigan Sport Business Conference, with the theme being ‘Game Changers.’  One of the breakout session panels, Sports Representation: Athletes, On-Air Talent and More, included some of the top athlete and broadcasting agents in the industry: 1) Evan Levine, Vice President of Business Development/Partnership, Roc Nation…
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    Oct
    24

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/24/2014)

    A photo I took while playing the golf course at Keswick Hall.

    This weekly wrap-up is coming to you from Keswick Hall in Charlottesville, Virginia, where the terrain is beautiful and the golf is a blast.  The food is not bad either.  Between the PGA National in West Palm Beach and Keswick Hall in Charlottesville and four days of golf in the past week, I am pretty…
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    Oct
    23

    Representing the Professional Athlete Week 6

    Sports Law

    This is it! Week 6 of Professor Carfagna’s “Representing the Professional Athlete” MOOC is here. This week students will gain an understanding of guiding professional golfers and tennis players through the longest career trajectories in sports; gain an understanding of how to diversify an athlete’s endorsement agreement portfolio; and gain an understanding of how to…
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    Oct
    23

    On To The Next One: Jen Selter

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    Twenty-one-year-old Instagram and fitness sensation, Jen Selter, has changed representation as a new calendar year quickly nears.  The Long Island native was originally represented by The Legacy Agency, but now, Premier Management Group will manage Selter’s career and help build corporate relationships as she continues to grow her brand in 2015. “Jen has a massive…
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    Oct
    22

    World’s Most Valuable Sports Agency, CAA, Sells Majority Stake

    Creative Artists Agency logo

    A private equity firm has furthered its commitment to the world’s most valuable sports agency, Creative Artists Agency.  According to sources of The Hollywood Reporter, TPG Capital — whose initial investment in CAA came four years ago — has increased its ownership stake in CAA to over 50 percent.  Per Deadline.com, TPG is paying roughly $225…
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