An Intern(al) Look at Becoming A Sports Agent

I am writing this week from NYC, as I am spending a couple days here with my fiance for the Valentines Day holiday. Hopefully the weather is nice enough for us to see some sites and catch a show. We needed to get out of the house after being snowed in for 2 days this […]

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Relay Worldwide Sports Sponsorship Symposium

What: 7th Annual Relay Worldwide Sports Sponsorship Symposium by SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily When: Wednesday, Sept. 30 – Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 Where: New York City, NY at the Marriott Marquis Keynote: Uli Becker, CEO and President, Reebok International Panels: Sept. 30 7:30 a.m. – Registration 8:30 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks Richard […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (7/17/09)

I am done with Summer law school finals.  Business Orgs and Analysis & Drafting of Intellectual Property are out of the way…although I really enjoyed taking and learning the material for both classes.  I cannot believe that in one-year from now, I will be done with law school and studying for the Bar Exam.  I […]

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Interview With The Agent: Ken Pavia

This is the fourth interview in an on-going series by Gary Wimsett, Jr., lawyer and MMA enthusiast, about the business of Mixed Martial Arts.  In Part I, Gary spoke with Sports Illustrated Senior Contributor, L. Jon Wertheim, about his new book, “Blood in the Cage” about the history of MMA, the career of Pat Miletich, […]

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Interview with Ben Freidson, Manager of Sports Marketing at Volkswagen

Ben Freidson is the Manager of Sports Marketing at Volkswagen of America Inc.  Recently, Volkswagen announced a multi-year partnership renewal with Major League Soccer and Soccer United Marketing, MLS’s marketing arm, to remain MLS’s Official Automotive partner. Michael Goldman: Can you briefly discuss your role as Manager of Sports Marketing and your background that led […]

Some Good News From The PBA CEO

Fred Schreyer, CEO of the Professional Bowlers Association, recently gave a brief State of the PBA.  Important extractions: TV ratings are up 1% in total households and 4% in total viewers – and more importantly have been markedly increasing since the start of the second half of the season.  Schreyer expects that the PBA will […]

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Less Money…Moore Golf

This might be a first in the annals of modern sport.  Ryan Moore, who placed 6th in last week’s FBR Open, has entered the new season void of any sponsorships.  If anyone caught part of that tournament you could have seen Moore rocking a pair of Puma shoes with spikes attached, a tie, and a […]

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Michael Phelps Teaches Us A Great Lesson

Kevin Sullivan, former Assistant to the President Bush for Communications, former Vice President of NBC Sports, former Vice President of the Dallas Mavericks (and a lot more under his belt), put together an excellent Keynote Speech at the 2009 UF Sports Law Symposium. In his concluding remarks, Sullivan used a PowerPoint Presentation to demonstrate how […]

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Interview With Ken Brenner, Founder/CEO of Legacy Direct, Inc.

Last week, I had the pleasure of having a conversation with Ken Brenner, Founder & CEO of Legacy Direct, Inc.  Legacy Direct aims to help agents, business managers and other people who represent athletes and entertainers strengthen the celebrity’s brand by providing additional resources and expertise with a specific focus on philanthropic opportunities and technological […]

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Baseball And Money

The owners and GMs are crying for help while the agents are saying that the sport may benefit from a hurting economy.  Who should you believe?  On one hand, guys like Jeff Borris of Beverly Hills Sports Council are quoted as saying, “If you examine history, during the worst economic times, people spend whatever they […]