• Lyle Yorks

    James Grant Group Acquired By European Investment Firm

    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 … [Show Me...]

  • Chapman Law

    Chapman Entertainment And Sports Law Symposium

    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 … [Show Me...]

  • Nene

    On To The Next One: Nenê Hilario

    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 … [Show Me...]

  • 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...]

    Nov
    06

    On To The Next One: Casey Janssen

    Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Casey Janssen (44) throws a pitch during the ninth inning in a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre. The Baltimore Orioles won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

    According to MLB Trade Rumors’ Tim Dierkes, former Toronto Blue Jays closer, Casey Janssen, will now be represented by ACES.   The world’s fourth most valuable MLB sports agency also counts the likes of Dustin Pedroia (Boston Red Sox), Jonathan Papelbon (Philadelphia Phillies) and David Wright (New York Mets) as its clients, which Forbes recently highlighted…
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    Nov
    05

    NBA Financial Advisor Justin Bass Joins True Capital Management

    TCM

    NBA Financial Advisor Justin Bass moves from SunTrust to True Capital Management. True Capital Management is a prominent wealth management firm specializing in athletes, entertainment professionals and other high net-worth individuals. Founded in 2006 under the belief that a broad based life management platform is essential to creating, managing and maintaining wealth, the firm now…
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    Nov
    04

    Six Questions With Doug Eldridge, Managing Partner At DLE Agency

    Doug Eldridge

    Doug Eldridge is the Managing Partner of Washington, D.C.-based DLE Agency, a full-service firm that specializes in brand management, public relations, contract negotiations, marketing/sponsorship and strategic communications.  A graduate of the George Mason University School of Law, Eldridge and his firm have worked with athletes across the NFL, NBA, MMA, golf and other sports along with…
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    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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