The best athletes make millions. But who manages the fine print of their contracts?

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Joe Rosen was my guest today and is the head of the baseball division of Orpheus Sports where he represents and advises professional baseball players. He also runs the corporate department of Brown & Rosen LLC, and his practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, licensing, private financings, contract work, trademarks, other corporate matters and sports and entertainment law. Joe additionally teaches entertainment law at Boston College Law School. Here’s his LinkedIn profile.

The focus of our August episode will be the Business of Sports. The other 3 guests will be Jay Fee, Dave Mingey and Tom McCarthy, whose biographies are below.

Jay Fee is actively engaged in the Sports Industry in a variety of capacities for almost twenty years as a corporate attorney and player agent. He chairs his firm’s Sports Industry Practice Group comprised of several attorneys with experience in a variety of legal disciplines, including corporate, employment, tax, litigation, real estate, intellectual property, telecommunications, media and government relations. Jay will discuss corporate sponsorships and business transactions.

Dave Mingey is the President & Founding Partner at GlideSlope, which is a team of management advisors that focus solely on the business of global sport. Through neutral, objective counsel, GlideSlope helps its clients seize opportunity for growth, address challenges and effect change. He’ll discuss merging sports-specific goals with overarching business objectives.

Tom McCarthy is the CEO of Beijing International Group, whose web site is on this link. Amongst other sporting events he runs, Tom’s firm is a company of some 200 full- and part-time employees in 13 cities, which markets the China Tennis Grand Prix Mercedes Benz Cup and its associated junior program. He’ll discuss moving to Asia in 1987 and building his company from scratch.

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Gregory Stoller

Greg Stoller is actively involved in building entrepreneurship and international business programs at Boston University in the Questrom School of Business. He teaches courses in entrepreneurship, global strategy and management and runs the Asian International Management Experience Program, and the Asian International Consulting Project.

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