• 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...]

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    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...]

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    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...]

    Oct
    21

    Junior Hockey Players Launch Class Action Lawsuit Against Canadian Hockey League

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    The following is a guest contribution from Andrew Harmes, a JD candidate of the Class of 2016 at Osgoode Hall Law School. The Canadian Hockey League (CHL), the primary developmental league for the National Hockey League, is facing legal scrutiny as the subject of an unprecedented class action lawsuit alleging that the organization and its…
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    Oct
    20

    Interview With The Agent: Amen Teter

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    Amen Teter is currently Octagon’s Director of Action Sports.  He manages the careers of Olympic gold medalist snowboarders Jamie Anderson and Hannah Teter, pro skateboarder Mitchie Brusco and one of the most influential athletes in action sports, pro surfer Alana Blanchard, among others.  Teter is a graduate of the University of Vermont where he served as…
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    Oct
    17

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/17/2014)

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Mike Williams (19) runs with the ball in a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

    Well I officially dismiss football from everything in my life.  The Florida Gators and Miami Dolphins proved their inability to win when it matters and choked in the final seconds of their respective games.  What is the cure?  Hopefully a weekend of golfing will help.  This week on FORBES: (1) Sports-Specific Crowdfunding Concept Created For Athletes…
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    Oct
    16

    Representing The Professional Athlete Week 5

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    We are entering the 4th quarter for Peter Carfagna’s “Representing the Professional Athlete” course with 5,500 students enrolled! During week 5 students will gain an understanding of the insurance needs of professional athletes, how to handle an athlete-client dealing with injury and concussion-related issues, and how to handle a professional athlete post-retirement when “the cheering…
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    Oct
    15

    8th Annual Tulane Sports Law National Baseball Arbitration Competition

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    What: 8th Annual National Baseball Arbitration Competition presented by Tulane Law School Sports Law Society When: January 28- 30, 2015 Where: Tulane University Law School Description The National Baseball Arbitration Competition is a simulated salary arbitration competition modeled closely on the procedures used by Major League Baseball (MLB). Like most law school moot court competitions, the…
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    Oct
    14

    On To The Next One: Carlos Correa

    Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (84) tags out Detroit Tigers left fielder Trevor Crowe (63) on a stolen base attempt during the third inning at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

    The Legacy Agency was recently ranked one of the top-five MLB sports agencies in 2014, according to research by Forbes.com.  TLA represents the likes of OF Carl Crawford (Los Angeles Dodgers), P Edwin Jackson (Chicago Cubs) and 2B Rickie Weeks (Milwaukee Brewers). The standout athlete representation and marketing firm also recently inked top Houston Astros…
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    Oct
    13

    Inaugural Leigh Steinberg Sports Agent Academy Was A Success

    Leigh Steinberg (left) and D'Bria Bradshaw (right).

    Show me the Money! Aspiring sports agents around the world have all referenced the film “Jerry Maguire” at least once in their lifetime. This past weekend about 25 young professionals got the opportunity to take part in the inaugural Steinberg Sports and Entertainment “The Leigh Steinberg Sports Agent Academy” in Newport Beach, California; Leigh Steinberg…
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    Oct
    10

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

    July 11 2012; Miami, FL, USA;  Miami Heat player Ray Allen (34), center, hold up his jersey next to president Pat Riley (left), and head coach Erik Spoelstra (right) during a press conference during a press conference at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

    Hello from sunny Gainesville, Florida.  I promise myself that I will take at least one trip to my alma mater (undergrad and law) per year.  This weekend is it.  The Florida Gators take on LSU Saturday night, which I predict will be a low scoring, defensive match-up.  Hopefully my Gators come away with a victory.…
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    Oct
    09

    Redskins QB Kirk Cousins Signs With LW Sports Management For Marketing

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    Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins recently added to his management team this past week.  The former Michigan State standout has signed with California-based LW Sports Management for marketing.  Cousins is currently represented by Priority Sports for his contract. This season, the Barrington, Illinois native — in place of Robert Griffin III who suffered an ankle injury…
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    Oct
    08

    Representing The Professional Athlete Week 4

    Sports Law

    We are nearing the end of Representing the Professional Athlete MOOC as we head into week 4 focusing on athletes in their peak professional years and the challenges the agent and athlete will face together in this vital stage. This week students will gain an understanding of the history of publicity rights, constructing and defending against a…
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