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The Business of the NFL

Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $15.00

This program has been rescheduled.

Please note the new date before registering. 

Deadline to Register:  Thursday, June 19, 2014


As the most popular of the four major American professional sports, the NFL is an industry unto itself.  While many NFL players are very highly paid, they have some of the lowest compensation figures in pro sports—and the shortest careers on average.  Blake Baratz, agent and founder/president of The Institute for Athletes will discuss the career challenges facing NFL athletes entering the business of the NFL, financial responsibility for players, and endorsement deals.

Lunch will begin at Noon, followed by the CLE program from 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Special meal requests need to be received no later than Thursday, June 19.  Prior to the program, the section will hold its annual meeting and elect new officers and council members for the 2014-2015 term. 

Blake Baratz, The Institute for Athletes
Blake Baratz is the founder and president of The Institute for Athletes, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a full service sports representation firm working with clients who primarily play in the National Football League.  Blake has established himself as one of the young leaders in the sports representation industry today. Utilizing a decade of experience, Blake’s unique ability to understand and adjust to the complex issues associated with life as a professional athlete has made him an invaluable asset to all of his clients and their families.

Blake oversees all of the company’s day-to-day operations, contract negotiations, client relations, brand management, draft preparation, training and business development efforts.  In addition to leading the team, his track record of developing and cultivating deep, meaningful relationships with his clients and their families continues to be at the forefront of the company’s agenda.

Prior to founding The Institute for Athletes, Blake spent a number of years working at a large sports management firm in Los Angeles where he acquired his understanding of the representation industry both on and off the playing field.

CLE Credits:
1 Standard CLE credit approved | Event Code: 191986   


Remote Participation:
Teleconferencing is available.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail on Monday, June 23.

Art & Entertainment Law Section:  Free
MSBA Member but not a member of the Art & Entertainment Law Section:  $10.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $15.00
Law Students:  Free

Join the Art & Entertainment Law Section:  $43.00  MSBA members who are not members of the Art & Entertainment Law Section can join the section & attend this event for FREE. 
Click here to add the Art & Entertainment Law Section to your membership and then contact Sue Bores to register for this meeting at no charge.

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Questions?  Contact:
Sue Bores l l 612-278-6325

No sessions have been associated with this event.