Glaser Weil is pleased to announce the addition of veteran sports agent and attorney Joseph C. Longo to the Firm’s Trusts & Estates practice. For more than 25 years, Mr. Longo served as the Managing Partner at Longo Law Group LLP where he tried numerous Federal and State jury cases. As a sports law attorney, his practice also included arbitrations, grievances, drug suspension hearings and appeals. His clients have ranged from businesses to high net worth families to professional athletes.
“Joe’s extensive experience in estate planning and asset protection complements Glaser Weil’s already robust practices,” said Barry Fink, Partner and Chair of the Tax and Trusts & Estates departments. “He also brings a deep connection with professional athletes, and professional sports in general, that will augment our practice in this market segment.”
In addition to practicing law, Mr. Longo has more than two decades of experience in every aspect of agenting, most recently working as an attorney and agent at Paragon Sports International LLC, a full service baseball agency. His record in representing 22 first round draft picks, arbitration cases and free agents is second to none. His knowledge of the Collective Bargaining Agreements of Professional Sports and Labor Law issues, coupled with his success as a trial lawyer equip him with the skills necessary to obtain maximum value for his clients.
Mr. Longo received his B.A. from Brown University in Rhode Island, where he was a starting Defensive Back on the Brown University Football Team in the mid-1980s, and earned his Law Degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, CA. His charitable endeavors include sitting on the Board of Ability First. He has taught law at Los Angeles City College, Mission College and Pasadena City College, and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School. He has also sat as a Judge Pro Temp in the Los Angeles Court System.