Adisa P. 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.

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 40 Under 40” 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

Moot Court Board

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 A. Whitney

Jeffery Whitney is a Founder and President of The Sports & Entertainment Group. Mr. Whitney 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 an NFLPA Contract Advisor/Agent. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Whitney counseled clients on a variety of business matters including real estate, commercial transactions, and labor and employment matters. He also served as Law Clerk to the Honorable U.W Clemon (Ret.) of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

Memberships and Associations

NFL Certified Player Agent

Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association

Sports Lawyers Association

National Bar Association

Professional Activities

President’s Advisory Council, Oglethorpe University

Education

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

Wisconsin Law Review, articles editor

B.S., Oglethorpe University, 1992