Gratz on Takeaways
December 11, 2014

XAM Sports Personnel


Scott Smith, Esq.
NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Attorney (Madison Office)

Prior to forming X-A-M Sports, Scott was a top sports and tax attorney with two of the country's most prominent and respected law firms (Greenberg Traurig in Denver and Coudert Brothers in Washington D.C.). Scott has negotiated and structured sports and entertainment deals well in excess of $300 Million Dollars. In addition...more

Jason Bernstein, Esq.
NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Attorney (DC Office)

Jason has worked with X-A-M Sports since its inception in 2003 and manages X-A-M Sports' Washington DC office. An attorney and NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Jason graduated from Vanderbilt Law School in 2005 after earning his Bachelor of Science at Tufts University in 2002. In addition to more than a...more

Tim Valentyn, Esq.
NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Attorney (Madison Office)

In addition to serving as the Senior Contract Advisor for X-A-M Sports, Tim is also the President and Managing Shareholder of Murphy Desmond S.C., one of the most prestigious and prominent law firms in the State of Wisconsin with over 50 attorneys.  Tim has over 24 years of experience in the practice of law and...more

Shawn Smith
Marketing & Media Relations (Madison Office)

As Co-Founder and Director of Marketing and Media Relations for X-A-M Sports, Shawn brings over fifteen years of experience marketing professional athletes and working with the media. She holds two Masters Degrees, receiving high honors in both, and is regarded as one of the most effective and creative marketing and media...more

Emily Ries
Director of Marketing & Client Relations

Emily Ries brings an extensive background in sports marketing and professional athlete client relations to the X-A-M team. Her support, dedication, and personal attention through a vast network of contacts helps get the players what they want and need. At just 22 years old, Emily formed Level 5 Sports, LLC and quickly...more