Michael Raymond is a second-year law student at the University of Miami School of Law and the founder of Raymond Representation, an athlete management and marketing company. After graduating from UCF and studying economics and sports business management, Raymond enrolled at Miami Law with plans of becoming an NBA agent. Raymond was the student President of UCF’s Sports Business club “The Minor That’s Major” where his interests in becoming an agent grew. During this past summer, Raymond launched his own athlete management company, Raymond Representation. You can read the transcript of his interview with SportsAgentBlog below:
Josh Goldberg: Why did you start Raymond Representation?
Raymond: Once COVID started, like a lot of law students, I was planning on interning for an agency but then everything kind of got shut down. Over the months during COVID, I was thinking I always wanted to start an athlete management company. My ultimate goal is to be an agent. So why not just start now? A lot of people say you have to be done with law school, that you have to work under an agent and so on. But I’ve already worked under two agents and a business manager and had really good mentors. I feel like I’ve learned a lot and I just felt like why not start now and get the ball rolling. It’s been the best blessing in disguise. COVID has really shifted my mindset. I thought why not use my professional network I’ve been building for 5-6 years throughout UCF and Miami to help these athletes now while I can.
JG: What has been the biggest challenge you have faced and hurdle you have overcome thus far?
Raymond: I’ve only been doing this for about two months now so I’m pretty new at this. One of the biggest challenges for me personally has been managing all of my law school tasks. I’m someone that grinds 24/7 and I’ve been interning for a law firm and I’m also involved with the entertainment and sports law society at Miami, while also being in my second year of law […]