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Wimbledon Field Boasts Many Different Representatives

A recent article in the New York Times by Christopher Clarey highlights this year’s Wimbledon draw and the management firms that represent these star players. IMG/WME is a powerful company representing many tennis players, men’s and women’s, and after the 2013 merger boasts an impressive combined client roster. Its competitors, Lagadere Unlimited and Octagon, each boast clients […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Saturday Wrap-up (5/30/15)

The NHL playoffs have not disappointed this year as nearly every series has been exciting to watch. With the Blackhawks up big, it appears it will be Chicago vs Tampa Bay for the Stanley Cup. It’s hard not to root for the Lightning and their well respected owner, Jeff Vinik. Darren looked at Nike’s potential involvement […]

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Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin Turns Pro; Signs With WME/IMG

Fresh off of her three individual titles and a team championship at last week’s NCAA championships, Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin has decided to turn pro and has signed with WME-IMG’s Mark Ervin. At the 2012 London Olympics, Missy brought back a total of five medals, four of which were gold. Despite all the potential for […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/27/15)

Even though it’s the offseason, there is still a lot of action going on in the NFL. With the Combine having come and gone, teams are beginning to make roster and cap space for future draft picks and free agents. Darren’s Miami Dolphins recently cut two wide receivers and could possibly be letting Mike Wallace go too. On […]

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On To The Next One: Lewis Hamilton

William Morris Endeavor (WME) landed a massive coup this week with the signing of Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton. He was previously managed by Simon Fuller at XIX Management. Lewis’ contract with XIX ended last month and he decided not to renew. Hamilton has one year remaining on his 3 year, £51 million contract with […]

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For Genie Bouchard, IMG Is The Most Fashionable Fit

Early Wednesday morning the worst kept secret in tennis representation was confirmed: Genie Bouchard had signed with WME/IMG. The newly formed conglomerate will market and manage her globally. This was a position previously held by Lagardere, who she was with until her contract expired in October. Genie had been managed by the French company since […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/18/2014)

Top of the mornin’ to ya from Dublin, Ireland.  I’m out here covering the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for FORBES, and the talk of the town is certainly Conor McGregor.  Let’s see what kind of show he puts on this Saturday evening.  This week on FORBES: (1) Home Run Derby’s New Targets Could Shatter Charitable Records; (2) Adidas […]

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

I’m heading to Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens today with my trusty law clerk, because one must always have a decent golf game in order to properly practice law.  On Monday, it is off to Ireland where I will be for a week.  It is shaping to be a pretty decent summer.  Meanwhile, the new HEITNER LEGAL is […]

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Which Agency Has The Most Marketable Athletes?

On Monday SportsPro Magazine released its annual list of the most marketable athletes on the planet. Athletes are judged on their marketability over the next three years, with criteria that includes age, home country awareness and crossover appeal. Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton topped this year’s list. The list raises the question, which company manages the […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/9/2014)

Welcome to a mid-NFL Draft version of the weekly wrap-up.  This is one of the best times of the year for sports with the NFL Draft, NBA playoffs and NHL playoffs hot and heavy.  This week on FORBES: (1) Corona Focuses On Mayweather And Maidana; Keeps Distance From LA Clippers; (2) Tarik Black May Continue Trend Of Turning […]