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Draft Day

April 28, 2016


Lou Michels joins the Chief to follow up yesterday’s conversation about Japanese markets before breaking down ESPN’s dismissal of Curt Schilling. Robert Raiola, taxman to the stars, joins in for his insight on the NFL Draft and a discussion of athlete residency and how it plays out during tax season.

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Lou Michels

Lou Michels is an employment and sports law attorney with a national law firm, who is also an NFL player agent. He joins the Stocks & Jocks show every Thursday morning from Denver, Colorado. Lou represents companies and individuals in dealing with workplace problems ranging from labor union and discrimination cases to employment contracts and trade secret disputes. He played football at Air Force, and graduated from Duke Law School, where he developed an appreciation for college basketball. He is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. Lou grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, and Minneapolis, where his father was a professional football coach for the Minnesota Vikings for almost 30 years. Read more.

Robert Raiola

Robert Raiola is the Sports and Entertainment Group Manager at O’Connor Davies, LLP, formerly Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa, LLC, with over 20 years of experience in both the public and private sector. He provides business management services, tax planning and business consulting to high net worth individuals and their families in the sports and entertainment industries. Over the years, he has worked closely with many small business owners on tax consulting and cash flow management.

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