Attorney Brian Kopp was born with a passion for sports. In fact, it’s in his DNA. His father, the legendary John Kopp, coached football at Cardinal Mooney, Wilson, Chaney and Fitch. To this day “Coach” Kopp’s former players as well as the coaches he mentored say he made them winners on the field and in life.
That is why it’s no surprise that Brian, a standout quarterback at Boardman High School and Bethany College, gravitated toward sports law after establishing himself as one of the region’s most effective litigators.
He first entered the field as a certified NFL agent/contractor advisor in 2007 as a member of the Debartolo Sports and Entertainment, Inc. team. “I always had an eye on staying in sports,” Attorney Kopp said, “Eddie DeBartolo Jr. gave me the chance to do it. I was involved in the recruitment process and supported the field agents from the contract side of the business.”
In 2010, a few months before the NFL locked out its players for six months, Attorney Kopp gave up his certification to be an agent to concentrate on representing coaches. His success speaks for itself: he has negotiated multi-million dollar contracts for clients who coach at major universities across the United States.
He says his Youngstown roots are one key to his success. “I do business with a lot of people in the sports world who have very strong ties to the Mahoning Valley. They either started here themselves or have a local connection,” he said. In either case, it helps build trust and that’s a key component to success in this extremely competitive area of the law.”
For more information about the Betras, Kopp & Harshman Sports Law Division or to arrange an appointment with Attorney Brian Kopp call 330-746-8484, 800-457-2889 or email him at [email protected]