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Professional Athlete Representation

Professional Athlete Representation

We understand the specialized aspects of professional athletes and provide them with a cohesive contact for a multitude of services. We are committed to helping them manage current financial obligations while helping them achieve their long-term financial goals. We provide comprehensive tax, estate planning and other legal services to meet our clients’ unique needs. We are also leaders in creating and managing charitable organizations for professional athletes who wish to positively impact those in need.

Our firm has represented professional athletes for over twenty-five years. Below is a sample of players we represent:
  • Over 75 current and former NFL players, including Pro Bowlers, a Super Bowl MVP and multiple Walter Payton Award NFL Man of the Year recipients and nominees
  • MLB players, including multiple All-Stars, an MVP, Cy Young award winner, and a Hall of Famer
  • NBA players, including NBA All-Stars, NBA All-Star game MVPs, and NBA MVP. 
Services provided include, but are not limited to:
  • Preparing tax returns and guiding clients through specialized tax compliance issues.
  • Advising clients on multi-state tax issues, including residency, signing bonus allocations, weighing offers from teams in different states and duty day calculations.
  • Implementing athlete-specific deduction strategies.
  • Creating tax strategies for philanthropy, including charitable foundations, trusts and public charities.
  • Representing clients in regulatory inquiries, including IRS and state audit examinations.
  • Advising clients on real estate matters including the purchase of a residence, investments in real estate and real estate leases.
  • Analyzing business investments and counseling clients in all aspects of business transactions, from formation to sale to dissolution.
  • Preparing estate plans designed to protect a client’s wealth during their lifetimes, as well as providing for an orderly disposition of property after a client’s death to ensure the needs of his or her family are met.
  • Preparing prenuptial agreements in appropriate situations to protect the assets of a client.
  • Analyzing insurance and risk management.
  • Helping clients plan and actualize their post-career goals.

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