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Chris Koras
Chris Koras is a Los Angeles based attorney specializing in entertainment and sports based transactions. His experience includes acting as the General Counsel and Director of Branding and Entertainment for Prime Athletes, Vice President of Media and Entertainment at Leigh Steinberg Enterprises, working as a Legal Associate at Funny or Die, consulting and providing legal services for multiple production companies, and coaching youth hockey. He attended Chapman University School of Law on a Presidential Merit Scholarship where he received a specialization in Entertainment Law. He was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and he is passionate about film and all things sports.

Entries by Chris Koras

Analyzing the Ryan Tannehill Contract

(1) Comments | Posted May 26, 2015 | 2:25 PM

Last Monday, the Miami Dolphins signed Quarterback Ryan Tannehill to a six-year contract worth $96 million, with $21.5 million fully guaranteed. The Tannehill deal is aligned with the trend of teams committing to their unproven signal-callers with a risk conscious deal structure. Although Tannehill's deal carries with it...

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DeflateGate and "Complete Authority"

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2015 | 10:43 PM

DeflateGate. A term with will forever live in infamy as one of the most bizarre "controversies" in sports history. The circus that has developed surrounding the pounds per square inch of a football is representative of both the media's infatuation with all things football and the NFL's curious modus operandi...

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Sunday Bloody Sunday - Shanahan Shows No Mercy in His Overhaul Approach

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 1:42 PM


April 12, 2015 will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the boldest statements in the history of the storied Toronto Maple Leafs franchise. Although the final tally has yet to come down, in all, it is expected that over 20 members...

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The NFL and its $25 Billion Train

(2) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 12:23 PM


Earlier this week it was announced that the NFL entered into a new deal with Bruin Sports Capital and Red Bird Capital Partners, issuing a license to a venture that will market and sell exclusive NFL access and experiences to the...

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Playoff Hockey and Gregory Campbell's Minute of Ultimate Sarifice

(8) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 10:48 AM

Last Friday @YahooPuckDaddy posted an article by hockey writer Ryan Lambert (@twolinepass) that referred to Boston Bruins forward Gregory Campbell as dumb and stupid. The incident in question that spawned the rhetoric occurred during game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals. A pivotal game that saw the Bruins take...

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Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports Storm the Beach

(6) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 6:10 PM

It's no secret that Jay-Z and his Roc Nation Sports banner have chosen the athlete representation business as their next takeover target. The rap mogul was not shy about his entree, signing away high profile superstar Robinson Cano from perhaps the most powerful agent in all of sports, Scott Boras.

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The Tiger Effect -- Why Tiger Woods May Be the Best Athlete Ever

(104) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 10:55 AM

Much has been made of Tiger Woods during his illustrious and colorful career. Recently, and justly, due to his transgressions, the chatter has been primarily negative with pundits questioning with some conviction whether he would ever return to his former self. Although Tiger was off to a quick start this...

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Changing of the Guard -- Why the NHL Needs a New Commissioner

(4) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 4:58 PM

The NHL playoffs have commenced. It has been months since the respective combatants in the collective bargaining battle decided that the deal on the table was one that each could live with. Ironically, in a game that thrives on its persona of toughness the only pugilistic entertainment value the NHL...

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