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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/6/2010)

It’s about time we give a big old SHALOM to Amar’e Stoudemire.  The man is enjoying his time in Israel and really embracing the culture, after finding out that his mother is Jewish.  Shabbat at my apartment next time you are down in South Florida.  Check out the video at the end of this post […]

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Should A Sports Agency CEO Be Social Networking?

I have talked about how out of the few agents who actually have a social media presence, many need to learn how to properly use the networks, not only for damage control, but also because building a strong fan/follower/friend base can lead to more money for the agents and their clients. In reality, many athlete […]

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The Giving Back Fund’s 2nd Annual Best Practices Fundraising Summit

The Giving Back Fund is a national nonprofit organization that was established in 1997 to provide professional philanthropic management, consulting, and mentoring to athletes, entertainers and others.  The organization will be holding its annual Summit in at the Omni Hotel & Resorts in San Diego, CA on April 21st and 22nd, featuring presentations and panels […]

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Twitter Isn’t A Fad, But What Exactly Is It?

Can Twitter officially be considered a game changer?  Some of my clients refuse to join the service.  After hearing their reasoning, I personally don’t blame them.  I am not ready to call the social network a game changer just yet.  Until I see it bring a substantial benefit to a professional athlete, I’ll call it […]

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Athletes Overcoming Their Indiscretions

This past Saturday, I sat on a panel at the 2010 NSU Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium.  It was a fantastic event, and I thank the entire Executive Board for including me as a part of the event.  I spoke on a panel titled, Redemption: Athletes Overcoming Their Indiscretions.  It was an honor to sit alongside […]

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Grab Your Name Before Someone Else Does

A couple of weeks ago, Jorge Monasterio the founder of, offered this site a fantastic post titled, Managing An Athlete’s Online Brand: A 5-Step Getting Started Guide For Agents.  The second step was to create social networking accounts while his third step said to create a Twitter account.  Personally, I believe you can combine […]

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Managing An Athlete’s Online Brand: A 5-Step Getting Started Guide For Agents

This is a guest contribution courtesy of Jorge Monasterio the founder of, on online branding management tool for sports and entertainment agents and attorneys. Avantla keeps up with the ever changing social media sites and trends. They also help find and acquire domains, trademarks and other online assets. You’ve landed a talented athlete as […]

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The Impact of Social Networking on the Sports World

What: Panel: The Impact of Social Networking on the Sports World, Presented by the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section When: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 (8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.) Where: Herrick, Feinstein, LLP, 2 Park Ave., New York, NY (14th floor amphitheater) / map Moderator: Matthew D. Pace, Herrick, […]

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Reach Everybody With One Text

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN. Still don’t have a personal and/or business profile/page on these sites? Time to join and pick up a following real quick before you end up well behind everybody else. As these social networking sites continue to pick up more value with increased offerings and publicity, other companies have been vying for a […]

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Agents And Coaches: Friends and Foes

The agent-related article of last week that generated a lot of buzz in the sports agent community was a very long piece written by’s Andy Katz.  While I was not able to put aside the time to give it a thorough read until several days after it was written, I am glad that I […]