Connecticut Sports Law thanks the following guest authors who have provided their insight, expertise and contributions to the site:
John Burnor, Student Columnist
John Burnor is a third-year law student at Quinnipiac University School of Law with a concentration in Intellectual Property. He is a certified member of the Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal and is a member of Phi Delta Phi. He graduated from Colgate University cum laude with a major in history. He is an avid sports fan and is especially devoted to the New Jersey Devils and the Green Bay Packers.
Dan Canavan, Featured Columnist
Dan Canavan, an attorney in Hartford, Connecticut, is a featured columnist for Connecticut Sports Law. Dan frequently provides unique analysis of the legal, labor and business issues facing the hockey industry. Most recently, Dan landed interviews with Howard Baldwin, the former owner of the Hartford Whalers and Bob Crawford, the voice of the Hartford Wolfpack and Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for Northland/AEG. Dan also served as the Carolina Hurricanes correspondent for The Hockey Writers, covering team news, player development and franchise history in a weekly column.
Richard Kent, Guest Columnist
Veteran sports writer Richard Kent has authored a number of sports books, including Lady Vols and UConn: The Greatest Rivalry, Inside Women’s College Basketball: Anatomy of a Season, and Inside the US Open. Most recently, Kent released a novel entitled The Racket and a review of the 2010-11 Big East men’s basketball season entitled Big East Confidential. In addition to his prodigious writing, Kent is a matrimonial lawyer in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Ben Berger, Guest Columnist
Attorney Ben Berger, an avid fan of soccer and MLS, is an attorney at Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, in Hartford, Connecticut as well as Connecticut Sports Law’s soccer expert. Ben is the publisher of the blog Footiebusiness, which covers the business of soccer in the United States.
Rob Romano, Guest Columnist
Rob Romano is the founding partner of The Romano Sports Agency, which specializes in representing NCAA and Professional League Coaches in all aspects of contract negotiations. Rob is also a contributing editor for the newsletter Legal Issues in High School Athletics.