How to Play the Game

What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know

Author: Darren A. Heitner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781641050685

Category: Law

Page: 200

View: 2823

How to Play the Game provides a basic understanding of the legal issues surrounding sports. It is the go-to source for anyone interested in getting into the field of sports law.

How to Play the Game

What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know

Author: Darren A. Heitner

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781614389163

Category: Law

Page: 219

View: 9062

If you want to play the game, you need to know how to play the game. Sports law is a niche practice area. It encompasses a variety of disciplines, but also requires knowledge of the inner workings of professional leagues and sports-related statutes in order to be successful in the field. How to Play the Game provides readers with an overview of sports law specifically tailored to practitioners who are looking to add sports law to their practice area and who need a practical, informative--though not encyclopedic—overview of the field to help them get started. It discusses the laws that govern the sports industry, from contract drafting and negotiation to antitrust issues, intellectual property matters, and labor law concerns. It also discusses the role of players' associations, the power of sports commissioners, sports betting regulations, and more. But what makes this book unique are the real-life case studies involving recognized professional and college sports figures as well as anecdotes from the author's own experiences as a sports attorney, agent, and media spokesperson for college and professional sports industries. In addition, an appendix contains examples of legal documents--including professional contracts—with which any sports attorney/agent needs to be familiar. In short, How to Play the Game is the go-to source for anyone interested in getting into the field of sports law.

Ahead of the Game

What Every Athlete Needs to Know about Sports Business

Author: Ken Ungar

Publisher: Ahead of the Game

ISBN: 0979883032

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 3876

Each week, 52 million kids take to America?s gymnasiums, playing fields, and race tracks. Many of them dream of becoming the next sports superstar. While they train for countless hours to get to the top, sacrifice and dedication are often not enough. Young athletes have no idea that a different field of competition awaits them down the road: the game of professional sports business. Without adequate preparation for this winner-takes-all industry, athletes risk derailing an otherwise promising career with a single business misstep. Combining his experience with the insights of other industry insiders, sports business consultant Ken Ungar created Ahead of the Game: What Every Athlete Needs to Know About Sports Business, a complete primer for young athletes and their families on the challenges they will face off the playing field. This practical ?how to? book walks the reader through complex sports business topics, like marketing, law, insurance, finance, and career planning, in easy-to-understand terms. Every athlete wanting to make the most of a career in professional sports need this book to stay Ahead of the Game. Distributed by:Sports Career Press11405 N. Pennsylvania Street, Ste. 115Carmel, IN

Super Agent

The One Book the NFL and NCAA Don't Want You to Read

Author: Jerry Argovitz,J. David Miller

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1613217560

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 999

View: 5327

Super Agent. Maverick. Reformer. Iconoclast. Dealmaker. Dentist? Jerry Argovitz has worn many hats in his remarkable life, both inside and outside of the world of sports. As a player agent representing and advising some of the biggest names in the game, Argovitz challenged the NFL both at the negotiating table and in the courtroom, earning a reputation as one of the most powerful men in professional sports. He successfully negotiated the first milliondollar guaranteed contract in NFL history, wrote the language for career-ending insurance policy underwriting for Lloyds of London, and brokered the deal that brought Heisman Trophy–winner Herschel Walker to the upstart USFL as a junior, which opened the floodgates for all underclassmen to follow. As the owner of the Houston Gamblers of the USFL, Argovitz helped to implement several rules which were subsequently adopted by the NFL, and served as a principal figure in a lawsuit against the NFL that proved the league was guilty of Sherman Antitrust violations. Now, Argovitz has a plan to reform the corrupt world of college sports, a plan he will share in this eye-opening book. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Negotiate Like the Pros: A Top Sports Negotiator's Lessons for Making Deals, Building Relationships, and Getting What You Want

A Master Sports Negotiator's Lessons for Making Deals, Building Relationships, and Getting What You Want

Author: Kenneth L. Shropshire

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071641623

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9694

If you're looking to build your deal-making chops, there is no better school than the world of professional sports. Few authors are as qualified to guide you through that rough-and-tumble terrain as Ken Shropshire. From the Fortune 500 to the NFL, from Don King to big city mayors, Ken has negotiated major sports deals across the country and around the world. He's also one of today's most sought-after negotiating coaches, with clients ranging from the National Collegiate Athletic Association to IBM. In Negotiate Like the Pros, Ken tells the stories behind some of the most sensational sports deals of all time and extracts powerful lessons from them on the skills you need to master to become a top-notch dealmaker. You'll learn how to: Prepare and Set Agendas: Peter Ueberroth's negotiation with Fidel Castro during the Soviet boycott of the '84 Olympics Know Your Negotiating Style and Play to Your Strengths: Why NFL coach Bill Walsh stresses sticking with your style Set Goals: the $60 million deal Daiuske “Dice-K” Matsuzaka cut with the Boston Red Sox in 2006 Leverage: from the astonishing three-way negotiation between Muhammed Ali, George Foreman and the President of Zaire that Don King used to pull off “The Rumble in the Jungle” Build Relationships: Yao Ming's move from China and David Beckham's $250 million deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy You also get a wealth of insider tips, tricks, and skill-building tools to help you develop a highly-effective, systematic approach to deal making. Whether you're a fanatic who sees the world through sports-colored glasses, or a casual observer who wants to learn from some of the toughest, shrewdest dealmakers in any industry, this book will teach you how to Negotiate Like the Pros.

A Shark Never Sleeps

Wheeling and Dealing with the NFL's Most Ruthless Agent

Author: Drew Rosenhaus,Don Yaeger,Jason Rosenhaus

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671015268

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 4673

The author recounts how he became one of professional football's most successful agents, and describes his negotiating tactics.

Technology Law

What Every Business (And Business-Minded Person) Needs to Know

Author: Mark Grossman

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 081086925X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

View: 1820

Based on a series of previously published articles, Technology Law adopts a reader-friendly approach to the problems and issues facing those of us who depend on technology to make a living. Avoiding technical jargon, this book offers simple explanations of why certain laws exist, what they mean, and suggestions for responding to them responsibly and effectively. In this revised edition, Mark Grossman addresses developments that have taken place over the past five years in the rapidly changing world of technology law. This edition incorporates new and updated articles that address the many changes since the publication of the first edition. The book is logically structured so that, though its chapters deal with a multitude of topics, related articles are grouped together. The book's broad scope engages with issues in technology law across a wide spectrum of business areas. Those who deal with technology in any capacity will find much value in this important volume.

What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know

An Introduction to the Study of Law

Author: Tracey E. George,Suzanna Sherry

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454877286

Category: Law

Page: 224

View: 938

This brief book is designed to prepare students for their first year of law school, thereby decreasing their anxiety and increasing their chances of achieving academic success. Also appropriate for non-J.D. students, including LLM students from foreign countries and graduate students outside law school. Features: Gives student basic grounding in discrete non-legal topics that are important to the contemporary study of law Includes “Test Your Understanding” boxes to allow students to use what they are learning Friendly writing style Images and graphics help students remember material

What Every Woman Should Know about Divorce and Custody

Judges, Lawyers, and Therapists Share Winning Strategies on how to Keep the Kids, the Cash, and Your Sanity

Author: Gayle Rosenwald Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399533495

Category: Law

Page: 349

View: 859

A thorough overview of the legal issues surrounding divorce and custody brings together information and advice from judges, lawyers, therapists, and others on the entire legal process, discussing such areas as parental kidnapping, good and bad custody agreements, domestic violence, blended families, selecting a lawyer, and more. Original.

The Business of Sports Agents

Author: Kenneth L. Shropshire,Timothy Davis,N. Jeremi Duru

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812292790

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 3311

Successful sports agents are comfortable with high finance and intense competition for the right to represent talented players, and the most respected agents are those who can deal with the pressures of high-stakes negotiations in an honest fashion. But whereas rules and penalties govern the playing field, there are far fewer restrictions on agents. In The Business of Sports Agents, Kenneth L. Shropshire, Timothy Davis, and N. Jeremi Duru, experts in the fields of sports business and law, examine the history of the sports agent business and the rules and laws developed to regulate the profession. They also consider recommendations for reform, including uniform laws that would apply to all agents, redefining amateurism in college sports, and stiffening requirements for licensing agents. This revised and expanded third edition brings the volume up to date on recent changes in the industry, including: —the emergence and dominance of companies such as Creative Artists Agency and Wasserman Media Group —high-profile cases of agent misconduct, principally Josh Luchs, whose agent certification was revoked by the NFLPA —legal challenges against the NCAA that may fundamentally change the definition of amateurism —changes to agent regulations resulting from new collective bargaining agreements in all of the major professional sports —evaluation of the effectiveness of the Uniform Athlete Agents Act (2000) to regulate agent conduct —issues faced by the increasing number of agents representing athletes who work abroad as well as athletes from abroad who work in the United States. Whether aspiring sports agent, lawyer, athlete seeking an agent, or simply interested in understanding the world of sports representation, the reader will find in The Business of Sports Agents the most comprehensive overview of the industry as well as a straightforward analysis of its problems and proposed solutions.

The Agent

My 40-Year Career Making Deals and Changing the Game

Author: Leigh Steinberg,Michael Arkush

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250030439

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7740

A New York Times bestseller! The real-life "Jerry Maguire," superagent Leigh Steinberg shares his personal stories on the rise, fall, and redemption of his game-changing career in the high-stakes world of professional sports Leigh Steinberg is renowned as one of the greatest sports agents in history, representing such All-Pro clients as Troy Aikman, Bruce Smith, and Ben Roethlisberger. Over one particular seven-year stretch, Steinberg represented the top NFL Draft pick an unheard of six times. Director Cameron Crowe credits Steinberg as a primary inspiration for the titular character in Jerry Maguire, even hiring Steinberg as a consultant on the film. Lightyears ahead of his contemporaries, he expanded his players' reach into entertainment. Already the bestselling author of a business book on negotiation, the original superagent is now taking readers behind the closed doors of professional sports, recounting priceless stories, like how he negotiated a $26.5 million package for Steve Young—the biggest ever at the time—and how he passed on the chance to represent Peyton Manning. Beginning with his early days as a student leader at Berkeley, Steinberg details his illustrious rise into pro sports fame, his decades of industry dominance, and how he overcame a series of high-profile struggles to regain his sobriety and launch his comeback. This riveting story takes readers inside the inner circle of top-notch agents and players through the visionary career of Leigh Steinberg, the pre-eminent superagent of our time.

License to Deal

A Season on the Run with a Maverick Baseball Agent

Author: Jerry Crasnick

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781594860249

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 783

An inside view of the often cutthroat world of sports agents, from the perspective of a maverick sports agent who entered the industry to represent ballplayers while keeping his love of baseball and integrity intact.

Careers in Sports Law

Author: Marc Edelman,Geoffrey Christopher Rapp

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627227780

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 7884

This book provides law students, or those thinking about law school, with practical insight into how to build a background to maximize the chances of a successful sports law job search

How to Advocate Successfully for Your Child

What Every Parent Should Know about Special Education Law

Author: Greer M. Gurland,Greer M Gurland Esq

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534613881


Page: 106

View: 4224

"A new, straightforward presentation-- in understanding language-- of the essentials you need to know to get you child what he or she needs"--Cover.

How To Become A Sports Agent

Step-By-Step Instructions

Author: John Hernandez

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1623096626

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 11

View: 5509

How To Become a Sports Agent - Offers an overview of an agent's responsibilities, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to be a sports agent including potential monetary rewards and perks. Additionally, we cover the educational and certification requirements, along with other procedures you will need to know. We outline the process on what you need to get started as a sports agent. We include what you should research and learn and how to develop the proper skills needed to apply for certification in the sports league of your choice. Our next steps section highlights the importance of networking, along with ideas on strategies, necessary resources, and building a network to find clients to represent. For future success we include ideas on how to be successful and increase your clientele once you have secured your first client. Do you have what it takes to become an agent?

How to Be a Sports Agent

Author: Mel Stein

Publisher: Oldacastle Books

ISBN: 1842439162

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 2798

While the job of a sports agent is simple in principle—find the best contracts, endorsements, and sponsorships for clients—in practice it is a tricky and often confusing profession. This thorough volume provides essential information and invaluable hints on every aspect of the sports agent career path, with topics addressed including how to create and verify watertight legal contracts; how to draft and negotiate successful marketing, merchandising, licensing, and sponsorship deals; and how to act as both a good agent and a good personal adviser. Tips on acquiring new clients and keeping all parties happy as your clientele expands round out this indispensable resource.

Upon Further Review

The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History

Author: Mike Pesca

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 145559699X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 6956

From Mike Pesca, host of the popular Slate podcast The Gist, comes the greatest sports minds imagining how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee's call had just gone the other way. No announcer ever proclaimed: "Up Rises Frazier!" "Havlicek commits the foul, trying to steal the ball!" or "The Giants Lose the Pennant, The Giants Lose The Pennant!" Such moments are indelibly etched upon the mind of every sports fan. Or rather, they would be, had they happened. Sports are notoriously games of inches, and when we conjure the thought of certain athletes - like Bill Buckner or Scott Norwood - we can't help but apply a mental tape measure to the highlight reels of our minds. Players, coaches, and of course fans, obsess on the play when they ask, "What if?" Upon Further Review is the first book to answer that question. Upon Further Review is a book of counterfactual sporting scenarios. In its pages the reader will find expertly reported histories, where one small event is flipped on its head, and the resulting ripples are carefully documented, the likes of... What if the U.S. Boycotted Hitler's Olympics? What if Bobby Riggs beat Billie Jean King? What if Bucky Dent popped out at the foot of the Green Monster? What if Drew Bledsoe never got hurt? Upon Further Review takes classic arguments conducted over pints in a pub and places them in the hands of dozens of writers, athletes, and historians. From turning points that every sports fan rues or celebrates, to the forgotten would-be inflection points that defined sports, Upon Further Review answers age old questions, and settles the score, even if the score bounced off the crossbar.

The Reluctant Rainmaker

A Guide for Lawyers who Hate Selling

Author: J. D. Julie a. Fleming

Publisher: Crow Creek Press (Division of Life at the Bar Lle

ISBN: 9780977401864

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 8468

The reluctant rainmaker is one who understands how important it is to be able to bring in clients, but does not care for the idea of business development, viewing it as a necessary but distasteful part of practicing law. In this book you will find the information that will help you understand why business development is so critical. Using the step-by-step guide in the rainmaker's toolkit, you will create your own cohesive business development plan. This plan will provide the clear direction you need to build a solid book of business that will support you in developing a successful, satisfying, and sustainable practice.