Richard J. Volante
From coast to coast, Ricky represents professional and amateur sports organizations, teams, owners, sports-related entities, as well as athletes, coaches and executives. He works directly with film executives, performing artists, producers, production companies, promoters, musicians, studios, and Internet and technology companies. In addition, Ricky assists financial institutions, private equity, family offices, and other investment groups interested in investing in the sports, media and entertainment industry sectors.
He advises on matters from business formation and regulation to contracts, including negotiating and drafting license, performance, recording, merchandise, management, player, sponsorship, and media agreements. Ricky has been involved with event management and operation, facility management, branding and marketing, sponsorships and activation, as well as market analysis and strategic planning. He has a special interest in the film, television and music industries given his work with local film commissions, film executives in Los Angeles, and the musicians he represents.
Ricky has held positions at SPIRE Institute, an Olympic training site, and the Mid-America Conference.
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D.
Lake Erie College, B.S. in Sports Management