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Family Advisors and Agents

2017

Our New Code of Ethics – Hockey Family Advisor

  For several months now, we have been attempting to put together a Code of Ethics for our firm, which we believe is a very important step,  in an attempt to distinguish ourselves from everyone else in the hockey world,…

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2017

The Rise of “De-Commitments” in NCAA Hockey Recruiting

  From The Neutral Zone Web Site . Posted on April 14, 2017     Words themselves can take on different meanings, it’s the context that gives the word its place. The term “commitment” can be an obligation; I can’t…

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2017

NHLPA considering restricting agents from contacting players under 16

By Rick Westhead Sean Day, The Canadian Press   The NHL Players’ Association is considering introducing a new regulation that would bar certified agents from contacting players under the age of 16 or their family members. The possible regulation has…

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2016

NHL player agents call for changes to CHL’s “dirty little secret”

By Rick Westhead   Several of hockey’s most prominent player agents — whose companies collectively represent about one-third of active NHLers — say the Canadian Hockey League needs to relax its policy of voiding educational scholarships 18 months after a…

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2016

Make no mistake about it….,

      Over the next few weekends, many young hockey players, and parents, will be pressured into situations, which will forever limit their options of leveraging their hockey skills to receive an education. Many players will be approached by…

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2016

Family Advisors: What you don’t know can hurt you

This is an article that originally appeared in a 2011 issue of our newsletter, and I am often asked about some of the points raised by attorney, David Bradley Olsen, in his excellent article. In many instances, players and families…

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2016

NCAA – Family Advisor vs. Agent

by Hans Disch   There is still a lot of confusion when it comes to the terms Family Advisor and Agent. Why the different names when they are essentially providing the same type of services? The term Family Advisor is…

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2016

Student-Athletes Must Know NCAA Rules for Agents, Advisors

  by Dan Fitzgerald I recently came across an excellent article by David Bradley Olsen, an attorney in Minnesota, concerning NCAA rules governing “family advisors.”  The article, entitled Family advisors: What you don’t know can hurt you, is published on…

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2016

Family Advisors – Self Promotion Through Exploitation

By David MacDonald   This is one of the most difficult columns that I have ever written. As you know, I often have spoken of the necessity of those who call themselves “Family Advisors’ to clean up their acts. Over…

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2016

Career Opportunities

  As the industry leader in our unique field of expertise, we are searching for two dynamic strategic business associates to help take our professional firm to the next level. In every aspect of our business history, and in all…

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