Adisa Bakari

Adisa Bakari is the Principal Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Sports & Entertainment Group. Mr. Bakari counsels professional athletes with respect to the negotiation of player and marketing contracts, in addition to various other aspects of their athletic and post-athletic careers. He is certified as a Contract Advisor/Agent by the National Football League Players Association and National Basketball Players Association.

Honors and Awards

2013 Washingtonian Magazine Top Lawyer.

Recognized among the “Who’s Who in Washington’s Sports Business Industry” in Washingtonian Magazine.

Recognized as the one of the top lawyers in both The National Law Journal and The Network Journal.

Memberships and Associations

NFL Certified Player Agent

NBA Certified Player Agent

Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association

Sports Lawyers Association

National Bar Association

Wisconsin Black Law Alumni Association

Publications

“The Evolution of Athlete Representation: The Game Has Changed!,” Aspatore Books’ Inside The Minds: Understanding Sports Law, July 1, 2014.

Education

J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 1998

B.A., Delaware State University, 1995

Jeffery Whitney

Jeffery Whitney is a Founder and the President of The Sports &
Entertainment Group. Mr. Whitney counsels and advises professional
athletes with respect to the negotiation of player and marketing contracts,
in addition to various other aspects of their athletic and post-athletic
careers. He is a certified NFLPA Contract Advisor/Agent and an International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Player Agent. Mr. Whitney serves as a mentor to students and young professionals, and is also a frequent speaker at sports industry events. Prior to joining the agency, Mr. Whitney counseled clients on a variety of business matters including real estate, commercial transactions, and labor and employment matters.

Memberships and Associations

NFL Certified Player Agent

FIBA Certified Player Agent

Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association

Sports Lawyers Association

National Bar Association

Honors and Awards

Warren County Public Schools (KY) Hall of Distinguished Alumni (2016)

Warren East High School (KY) Athletic Hall of Fame (2020)

Speaking Engagements

“Breaking into the Business of Sports,” Georgetown University Sports Industry Management Academy, Washington, DC, June 26, 2019

The Inescapable Intersection of Race, Law and Sports,” Fourth National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference – American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC, March 24, 2019

“The Role of Black Attorneys and Agents in the Era of Athlete-Activism,” National Black Law Student Association Convention, New York, NY, March 2018

“BigLaw + Sports: Sports in a Law Firm Setting,” Sports Law Symposium – University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI, April 9, 2015

“Careers in the Sports Industry” – Howard University, Washington, DC, Fall 2014

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Alabama

Education

J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 1997

Wisconsin Law Review, articles editor

B.S., Oglethorpe University, 1992

Alexandra Meaza

Alexandra Meaza is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for The Sports & Entertainment Group. Alexandra manages all facets of marketing and public relations for our clients, including strategic branding, new media, and marketing/endorsement campaigns. Alexandra procures and negotiates corporate partnerships, endorsements, appearances, as well as creates original marketing campaigns featuring our professional sports clients. Alexandra employs both traditional and innovative tactics to maximize the individual brand of our clients. 

Education

B.A., North Carolina State University, 2007

edward dent

Edward Dent is an agent with The Sports & Entertainment Group. Mr. Dent counsels professional athletes with respect to the negotiation of player and marketing contracts, in addition to various other aspects of their athletic and post-athletic careers. He is certified as a Contract Advisor/Agent by the National Football League Players Association and National Basketball Players Association 

Memberships and Associations

NFL Certified Player Agent

NBPA Certified Player Agent

Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association

Education

J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, 2019

B.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2014

James “JT” Miller

James “JT” Miller is an agent with The Sports & Entertainment Group. Mr. Miller counsels professional athletes with respect to the negotiation of player and marketing contracts, in addition to various other aspects of their athletic and post-athletic careers. He is certified as a Contract Advisor/Agent by the National Basketball Players Association and International Basketball Federation (FIBA)

Memberships and Associations

NFL Certified Player Agent

NBPA Certified Player Agent

FIBA Certified Player Agent

Education

MPS, Missouri State University, 2018

B.A., Howard University, 2017