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Unlocking the Secrets of Success in Sports Law with Brandon Leopoldus (Ep. 32)

Unlocking the Secrets of Success in Sports Law with Brandon Leopoldus (Ep. 32)

Are you fascinated by legal representation in sports and the role of wealth management for athletes? Then Episode 32 of The Lawyer Millionaire podcast is a must-listen. Guest Brandon Leopoldus, a renowned sports and entertainment attorney, shares his wealth of knowledge and the unique challenges he navigates in the glamorous realm of sports law in this unmissable episode.

Host Darren Wurz delves into an insightful conversation with Brandon Leopoldus, a California-based attorney and founder of Leopoldus Law, APC – a specialized law firm dedicated to serving clients in the sports industry.

From managing complex licensing deals to providing financial planning guidance and providing a support system for athletes to build and safeguard their wealth. Brandon’s legal path offers a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look into the world of sports law.

Brandon discusses:

  • How his personal journey from umpiring Minor League Baseball games to becoming a sought-after sports lawyer has shaped his unique approach to sports law.
  • How Leopoldus helps lesser-known athletes understand and plan for their future beyond sports.
  • Why he focuses on the easiest way to get things done without compromising his client’s experience.
  • Why Leopoldus undergoes a thorough vetting process before deciding to work with any athlete.
  • Why Leopoldus offers flexible and upfront pricing options to ensure their clients are never caught off guard by unexpected fees.
  • How to use AI tools to speed up business operations, reduce costs and help more people.


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About our guest:

Brandon Leopoldus is a California-based attorney and founder of Leopoldus Law, APC – a specialized law firm dedicated to serving clients in the sports industry. With a focus on providing tailored legal solutions and strategies, Mr. Leopoldus is committed to helping his clients navigate the complexities of their off-field and off-screen needs.

His extensive experience includes representing professional sports franchises, unions, Olympians, athletes, sports officials, musicians, and entertainers across various fields. From setting up and protecting loan-out corporations to offering complex solutions for high-profile individuals, Mr. Leopoldus ensures his clients have access to top-notch legal expertise.

Notable accomplishments in his career include developing the legal structure for a new hockey league, serving as Interim Counsel for an MLS team, advising the Association of Minor League Umpires during the pandemic, working with numerous U.S. Olympic Governing Bodies, assisting collegiate athletes as they transition to professional careers, and maximizing returns for collegiate athletes leveraging their name, image, and likeness rights.

As a recognized leader in sports law, Mr. Leopoldus frequently speaks at conferences, guest lectures at law schools, and participates in panels at the Sports Lawyers Association’s (SLA) Annual Conference. He is also known for his informative LinkedIn Video Series covering various sports law topics.

An award-winning member of the Sports Lawyers Association, Mr. Leopoldus is also a member of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and the Sports and Entertainment Society. He shares his expertise by teaching Sports Law classes at Loyola Law School – Los Angeles.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Leopoldus spent several years in Minor League Baseball as an umpire, with only one notable appearance on SportsCenter.

Outside of work, Leopoldus enjoys spending time with his friends and family, including his highly intelligent dog, Harvey, named after Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey.

A Conversation About Money and Emotions with Christine Luken (Ep. 18)

A Conversation About Money and Emotions with Christine Luken (Ep. 18)

Why do our emotions have such a strong influence on our finances?

Many people struggle with managing their finances because they don’t fully understand their emotions about spending, or because they feel pressure to maintain a certain level of living.

In this episode, Darren Wurz sits down with Christine Luken, the founder of the Financial Dignity™ Movement and author of “Money is Emotional: Prevent Your Heart from Hijacking Your Wallet”, to talk about the connection between the way we control and spend our money and our emotions. Christine chats about certain factors that determine our financial decisions and also mentions what mentality we should have when it comes to our money.

Christine and Darren discuss:

  • How emotions can lead us to poor financial decisions and why making more money does not solve underlying issues  
  • How understanding and harnessing the power of emotions can help us achieve our financial goals
  • The power of creating a specific vision and goal with positive and negative emotions 
  • How professionals, such as attorneys and doctors, struggle with money management due to lack of time and disorganization, and pressure to maintain a certain lifestyle
  • The impact of money scripts and how they can unconsciously affect our financial behavior and decisions
  • Using money as a tool for good
  • Why budgeting isn’t the most healthy way of managing your finances
  • And more!


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About our guest:

Ready to master your money and become a financial success? Then you need Christine Luken, the Financial Dignity® Coach, in your corner! 

As the Founder of the Financial Dignity® Movement & a Certified Financial Counselor, Christine has coached hundreds of high-earning professionals to pay off staggering amounts of debt and massively increase their net worth over the past fourteen years. 

Christine’s three books, Money is Emotional, Manage Money Like a Boss, & Financial Dignity® After Divorce, have landed her over 100 podcasts, TV, and radio interviews, establishing her as the authority on money and emotions. 

When she’s not coaching clients from her office in Cincinnati, you can find this Certified Divorce Specialist & member of the Financial Therapy Association curled up with a good book, a fluffy cat, and a strong cup of coffee.