Sean W. Holley, Esq


Sean W. Holley, Esq.



Sean was born in Washington, DC., and graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Bethesda, MD in 1980.

Sean received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island in 1984, where he majored in Economics, and was a Dr. Martin Luther King Scholar. In 1987, he received a Law Degree from The Columbus School of Law/Catholic University in Washington, DC. He has received many honors, such as academic scholarships, and being named to “Who’s Who Among American Law Students” and “Outstanding Young Men of America”. He has established a strong legal foundation, having practiced law and clerked for judges at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and Superior Court.

Sean has extensive experience in the sports industry. In 1987, he joined the law firm of Lang, Straus, Xifaras & Bullard in Massachusetts, where he represented athletes. Later he joined The BIG EAST CONFERENCE.  After leaving The BIG EAST, Sean joined Bob Woolf Associates, a Boston based Sports and Entertainment Agency. In 1995, after the passing of Bob Woolf, Sean started his own Sports and Entertainment organization.  He, along with being the chief negotiator, has directed all facets of daily operations, represented, advised, counseled, and assisted the clients in the negotiation, execution, and enforcement of his/her athletic and/or entertainment contract. He also supervised and developed marketing and public relations opportunities for the clients. Helping athletes and entertainers make difficult decisions that will have a profound effect on their athletic career was Sean’s task for many years. He has handled contract negotiations and/or marketing for many world-class athletes and entertainers.

Sean has appeared on Black Entertainment Television (BET) featuring the Nation’s Top African-American Sports Lawyers/Agents. In regards to Sports Law and Agents, on the lecture circuit, Sean has lent his expert analysis and opinion on a variety of topics, including but not limited to sports law, collective bargaining, agent regulations, and opportunities in the sports field. He was a member of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), and negotiated contracts for WNBA, NBDL, and other professional sports athletes. He has been a member of the Agent Advisory Committee for the NBPA. Also, Sean has been a member of the American Bar Association Forum Committee on the Entertainment & Sports Industries, Sports Lawyers Association, and the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association.


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