Areas of expertise: Branding celebrity athletes, NFL collective bargaining issues and a wide range of NFL issues, Athlete/Entertainer Marketing and Endorsement, Contract Negotiations
Adisa Bakari is a partner in the Washington, DC based law firm Dow Lohnes PLLC., where he also serves as President and founder of the Sports & Entertainment division. Adisa 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 agent by the National Football League Players Association and the National Basketball Players Association.
Sports Illustrated and Jet magazines highlighted Adisa’s first of its kind client retreat in Washington, DC; which focused on wealth management, branding, and building positive relationships with the media. This DC retreat, which included visits to the White House and the NFL Players Association, epitomizes Adisa’s investment and commitment to his client’s success on and off the field, during and after their careers. His aim is to have his players view themselves as corporate executives, not just professional athletes.
Adisa currently represents close to 30 NFL players, including Pro Bowlers Antoine Bethea of the Indianapolis Colts and Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars, as well as All Pro running back Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears.