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    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (12/26/2014)

    It's the day after Christmas, the Miami Heat beat the Cleveland Cavaliers and all is well in the world.  Signing season is heating up, and many big time NFL prospects will begin to sign Standard Representation Agreements with NFLPA certified Contract … [Show Me...]

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    ACES Negotiates Record-Setting Deal For Chicago Cubs P Jon Lester

    Two of the world’s most powerful sports agents, Seth and Sam Levinson (ACES Inc.), recently negotiated a record-setting deal for free agent pitcher, Jon Lester.  Lester’s contract with the Chicago Cubs included an MLB record $30 million signing … [Show Me...]

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    2015 Sport Business Hot Topics & Emerging Trends (Agents’ Perspective)

    SportAgentBlog.com’s very own Mark Burns recently wrote an article for Forbes asking 85+ sport business professionals 2 questions: 1) What are the trends and hot-button topics to follow in the sports business industry in 2015? 2) How will the … [Show Me...]

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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...]

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    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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    National Sports & Entertainment Law Society

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    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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    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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    12

    On To The Next One: Tajh Boyd

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    Six months removed from being a sixth round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, former Clemson quarterback, Tajh Boyd, has already changed agencies.  The Hampton, Virginia native switched from Dimensional Sports to Allegiant Athletic Agency, better known as a3.  Boyd will be represented by NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Chad Speck, for both his contract and…
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    11

    Southwestern Law School Presents The Law & Business of Sports

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    What: Southwestern Law School Presents: The Law & Business of Sports When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 Where: Southwestern Law School- Bullocks Wilshire Building 390 Description Topics of discussion will include vendor agreements, TV rights, sponsorships, risk management, litigation, public relations, player misconduct & more. Food will be provided for attendees. Panelists: Robert Hacker (Vice President…
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    Nov
    10

    Interview With The Agent: Matthew Kingsley

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    Matthew Kingsley is the President and CEO of 3 Kings Entertainment, LLC, an agency focused on representing a diverse group of media personalities in broadcasting news, sports and entertainment.  Over his almost 20 years in the agent business, Kingsley has represented hundreds of clients and has negotiated thousands of contracts for talent on ESPN, ABC,…
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    Nov
    07

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/7/2014)

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    Another week, another trip.  This Saturday I am off to New York City.  I hear that Sidebar is the spot to go to watch the Florida Gators game at night, so if you are in town you should feel free to stop by and watch the team that dominated Georgia last week.  I am also…
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    Nov
    06

    Today: Tales Of A Sports Lawyer

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    What: Southwestern Law School Sports Law Society presents “Tales of a Sports Lawyer: The Litigator” When: November 6, 2014 at 5:00pm PST Where: Southwestern Law School- Westmoreland Building 511 Description This is Southwestern Law School Sports Law Society’s first segment of their new speaker series, featuring stories from leaders in sport law. The first segment…
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    06

    Upcoming Event: 9th Annual Ivy Sports Symposium

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    What: 9th Annual Ivy Sports Symposium – Princeton University When: Friday, November 14, 2014 Where: Princeton Hyatt Regency, Princeton NJ Description The Ivy Sports Symposium (ISS) is an annual student-run conference considered among the global sports industry’s premier events. ISS successfully blends an intimate conference setting with dynamic speakers in order to support the cultivation…
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