JOHN (JR) RICKERT
JR is the President and founder of JR Sports Enterprises. Originally from New Jersey, JR now makes his home in upstate New York. He has been recognized by the Stanford Corporation as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country and as one of the most accomplished individuals under the age of 40 by the Albany Business Review.
Now, with a 18-year track record in negotiations, JR has successfully negotiated more than $400 million in professional contracts and endorsements. JR prides himself on a level of service and personal touch for each and every client that he and his team represent. JR is one of the very few agents in the entire country who had an active client in the NFL, MLB, and NBA in the same year. JR has successfully negotiated over 50 rookie contracts in the NFL, Major League Baseball and Professional Basketball Leagues, as well as over 250 professional sports contracts.
JR’s career has been covered in GQ, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Business Review, Small Business Trendsetters and Success Magazine.
PETER J SCHAFFER, Esq.
Peter is JR’s exclusive partner and has been for over 18 years. Together, they have successfully negotiated over $1 Billion in sports contracts! Peter has represented a number of 1st Round picks and Pro Bowl players. Peter and JR set the record in 2011 for the highest ever Offensive Lineman contract at the time with Joe Thomas’ $84 Million Deal with the Cleveland Browns! In 2016, Peter completed 2 major deals in free agency for Adam Jones the Cincinnati Bengals and CJ Anderson of the Denver Broncos. He was featured on the Esquire Network’s 2016 series, “The Agent.”
LOU LECCE, Esq.
Lou serves as the General Counsel to JR Rickert and JR Sports Enterprises and is a skilled attorney in all matters of contract law. He is the current president of the Lecce Law Firm. He brings 30 years of legal experience to the table! He has handled the most complex legal matters for JR Sports Enterprises. Lou remains involved in all contractual matters for JR Sports Enterprises.
Based in Washington DC, Osiris began working with JR in 2006 and is the current Director of the NFL Division of JR Sports Enterprises. He has strong expertise in the area of assessing talent. He has connections with scouts and league personnel around the country. He is also one of the most hands on associates when it comes to taking care of our clients. He was promoted to the director position in the summer of 2014. He has guided several rookies to successfully making an NFL roster.
Jared is the Director of the Marketing for JR Sports Enterprises. He completed an intensive internship with JR from the fall of 2010 all the way to the end of 2011. In 2012, Jared completed basketball contracts for 2 of our clients. Jared completed his undergraduate work at St. John Fisher College and the University at Albany. He was a major force behind the firm’s signing of Dion Lewis of the New England Patriots. He is the direct contact for all of Dion Lewis’ marketing and endorsements. He also handles appearances for retired NFL Running Back Clinton Portis.
JACOBY HUDSON, Esq.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Jacoby is a certified agent with by the NFLPA and the NBA Players Association. He represents Josh Hawkins of the Green Bay Packers. In addition, he will represent all of JR Sports Enterprises basketball clients. Jacoby is an experienced trial attorney with a track record of success in the courtroom. He brings a wealth of legal experience and negotiating experience to the team.
ANGELA M. KINLEY, Esq.
Angela is based in Atlanta, Georgia and has been practicing law since 2005. She is a licensed attorney in both Georgia and California. She is widely viewed as an expert in contract negotiations. She has also served as an expert analyst for CNN and other networks. She will assist in the professional representation of our clients.
Drayton was drafted by the San Diego Chargers and played 11 years in the NFL for 4 different teams. He is now based in Jacksonville, Florida where he trains, mentors and oversees client needs. In 2011, he was on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a member of the Buffalo Bills. JR Sports Enterprises is honored to have Drayton Florence working with our clients.
PRESTON JAMES IV, JD/MBA
Preston is a Client Specialist with our firm. Preston received his bachelor’s degree from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas where he was a scholarship athlete. He went on to receive his law degree and his MBA concurrently from the University of Kansas School of Law and School of Business. In addition he has also received his certification in International Sports Management from the Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy.
He has been representing athletes and entertainers for over 20 years, during which time he was a NFLPA and CFLPA certified contract advisor. He has represented numerous professional and Olympic athlete clients worldwide as well as entertainer clients.
In addition Preston is a professor who specializes in Sports & Entertainment Law, Sports & Entertainment Management, and Business Law. He has received many accolades and achievements, most notably he was nominated for U.S. Professor of the Year. Preston was also listed in the Who’s Who in Law for his contributions to Sports & Entertainment Law.
Preston is originally from Harlem, New York City. He is married to Mrs. Lisa James and they currently reside in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
Nick joins JR Sports Enterprises, LLC with a strong background in finance, brand development and marketing. He is the currently the President of the internationally recognized sports and entertainment management and consulting firm DC Sports & Entertainment LLC where he and his associates are known as leaders within the financial advisory practice. Since 2010, DCSE has participated in more than $140 million in sports related transactions, consulted with numerous professional sports teams and leagues.
Andre Tucker, based in Texas and Arkansas is the current director of the Boxing Division. Tucker serves as the manager of Travell “Black Magic” Mazion and guides all of our fighters in their quest to climb the ranks. Tucker was formerly a part of Roc Nation Sports in their boxing and football divisions. Now, he joins JR Sports Enterprises with a wealth of experience in sports marketing and representation.
Based in New York City, Damon joined the firm in 2016. He will have an expanded role in 2017 as a Client Specialist and deals directly with our clients on a day-to-day basis.
Jamell is the Director of the Entertainment Division. He is based in Atlanta, Georgia and works directly with all of our entertainment clients. In 2015, we successfully negotiated the Chris Brown concert for February 13, 2016 in Columbus, Georgia.