2/8/14 – Gurvey’s Law KABC 790

On 2/8/14 Gurvey’s Law on KABC 790 Talk Radio had an exciting show about the legal aspects of baseball atheletes, such as their recruiting contracts to the legalities of actually owning a professional team.  Alan Gurvey had co-host Eric Steven Stahl with their special guests attorney Robert Young and professional scout Jason Lefkowitz on air sharing their expertise and experiences.  This episode of Gurvey’s Law aired on Saturday 2/8/14 on KABC 790 Talk Radio at 5:00-6:00pm.

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Alan Gurvey’s first guest on this week’s show of Gurvey’s Law was attorney Robert J. Young.  Mr. Young was educated at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, graduating with honors in Political Science, and thereafter earned his law degree at the National Law Center at George Washington University in Washington D.C. He is a member of the California and the New York State Bars. He has served as Vice-President of the Santa Monica Airport Association and is a licensed Commercial Pilot with Multi-Engine/Single-Engine and instrument ratings. Mr. Young has an extensive and varied business experience and has an in-depth knowledge of business, entertainment, real estate, and aviation ventures. He is an adept financial advisor, business development manager, and counsel.

Mr. Young presently is the Managing Member of Hawaii Baseball, LLC, owners of minor league baseball teams in Hawaii, Na Koa Ikaika Maui Professional Baseball Club and the Hawaii Stars Professional Baseball Club in HIlo, both in the Pacific Baseball Association..  He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for The Joyful Child Foundation, Orange County, California, and We Care About Kids, a non-profit charitable organization founded by famed character actor Allan Rich

Mr. Young is currently the Principal of Lindenbaum & Young, P.C., which maintains its law offices in Brooklyn, New York, and Los Angeles, California, and resides in West Los Angeles, California.

When not working, Mr. Young has been a youth soccer coach for many years on the West Side, passionately gardens his favorite vegetables, and fly a Grumman Yankee throughout the West from its home base at Santa Monica Airport.  If you would like to contact Mr. Young you can visit him at: www.lindenyoung.com

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Jason Lefkowitz was Alan Gurvey’s second guest on this week’s show of Gurvey’s Law.  Jason Lefkowitz has an extensive background in baseball including growing up and playing high school at Agoura High, playing 2 years of junior college baseball, and then 2 years of Division I baseball at Loyola Marymount University.  He was a middle infielder (primarily a shortstop).  After Mr. Lefkowitz graduated from LMU, he took a position as an assistant baseball coach at Brown University where he worked for 3 years as the Hitting and Infield/Outfield coach and recruiter.  In his time there, he set a school record for wins in a season, won the Ivy League for the first time in school history, and had multiple players drafted and sign professional contracts.  After Mr. Lefkowitz’s three years at Brown, he was hired as the Recruiting Coordinator and Hitting and Infield Coach at UC Santa Barbara where he worked for 2 years.  At UCSB he also saw 19 players who he recruited and coached to get drafted or sign professional contracts.  After leaving UCSB, Mr. Lefkowitz moved back to Boston where he worked as an Associate Scout for the New York Yankees for 2 years covering all amateur players in the Northeast area for my boss.  He was also on staff for the Area Code Games which is an event put on by all scouts as the top High School event in the country each August in Long Beach.  In November, he was hired as a Professional Scout with the Houston Astros who is his current employer.  Mr. Lefkowitz’s role with the Astros is to cover the entire Texas League (8 Double-A teams), 4 teams in the Midwest League (Low-A), 2 Triple-A teams, and 2 MLB teams.  He currently resides in Dallas, TX with his fiance.

As Jason Lefkowitz was a telephonic interview via phone, here is a picture of Alan and his co-host, Eric Steven Stahl engaged in conversation.

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This was a great show with great people!

Thank you Mr. Young, Mr. Lefkowitz and Mr. Stahl.

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