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National Sports Law Negotiation Competition (NSLNC 2012)

What: Second Annual National Sports Law Negotiation Competition 2012 When: September 28-30, 2012 Where: Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California The Competition will include 4 rounds of negotiation problems in sports topics.  The San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants baseball game will be held in multiple luxury suites at Petco Park on September 28.  The Competition will […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (5/6/2011)

Dynasty football had its first client taken in the NFL Draft last week.  Michael Jasper was the heaviest player taken in the Draft and the only player to be selected from an NAIA school.  The Buffalo Bills have a hard working nose tackle who is ready to tear up offensive lines…as soon as the NFL […]

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Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Hello everyone. I am glad to see the interest that my last post drew. It has been over three weeks since my last post and it is safe to say that I have been working on and updating this post during that entire time. Every day I have worked since then, I have had a […]

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Book Review: Negotiating and Drafting Sports Venue Agreements

It is possible to include the profession of sports agent within a broader category of Sports Law professions, but Sports Law has the potential to incorporate a multitude of legal disciplines, including Contract Law, Intellectual Property Law, and the art of negotiation (which certainly plays a key role in every lawyer’s practice).  Those three areas […]

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NFL Labor Battle: To The Courts?

Over 60 antitrust suits were filed against the NFL between 1966 and 1991. The NFL has not been able to benefit from the same broad antitrust exemption as Major League Baseball.  Thus, the NFLPA’s threat of decertification followed by an antitrust suit must be taken seriously by the NFL and will certainly play a role […]

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The File-And-Trial Arbitration Teams Sign Their Players

119 MLB players filed for salary arbitration.  The deadline for players and teams to exchange salary figures leading up to a possible hearing has officially past.  The 3 teams known for implementing a file-and-trial strategy (exchange salary figures and we are going to a hearing, no matter what), have all avoided a potential arbitration hearing. […]

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NFL Agent’s Pitch To Players And Joint Representation Of Jim Harbaugh

Jack Bechta should be praised for opening up a lot of his practice for the world to understand how he recruits and maintains his clientele (even though he recently ignored my multiple requests for information regarding the representation of coach Jim Harbaugh up until yesterday, but I will get into that story later in this article). […]

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Does Scott Boras Ever Feel Conflicted?

I started reading the website HardballTalk a couple of weeks ago, after a partner at the law firm I am working at told me that it is one of his favorite places to go to find baseball information.  Since then, I have been hooked.  I especially enjoy it when Craig Calcaterra, a former lawyer, talks […]

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Will There Be A 2011 NFL Season?

With the NFL Players Association and the conglomerate of NFL owners in Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiations this month, we have a window to discuss whether the expiration of the CBA will result in the loss of the 2011 season.  My friends Bram A. Maravent and Jeffrey F. Levine, co-authored an article (click here) on […]

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Why Pick A Non-Attorney Agent Over An Attorney-Agent?

Why would a professional athlete ever choose a sports agent who is not an attorney over an attorney-agent who has gone through three years of law school and passed at least one state Bar Exam?  It is because being a successful sports agent in today’s sport landscape requires much more than just a knowledge of […]