Mr. Ostrow is the Founder and President of ProPlayer Sports LLC. He established the agency after many years of representing high profile athletes and celebrities at his Fort Lauderdale based law firm, Kopelowitz Ostrow P.A. He is fully certified by the NFL Players Association as a contract advisor and by the NBA Players Association in the same capacity. He has represented professional athletes in almost every sport, including Olympic Swimming the NFL, NBA and MLB. He has over 20 years of experience counseling clients, drafting and negotiating their contracts, and litigating cases on their behalf. At ProPlayer Sports, he oversees all operations, and is the lead attorney, business advisor, contract advisor, and marketing representative for his agency clients, depending upon the engagement. He has extensive experience in negotiating, mediating and arbitrating a wide-range of issues on behalf of clients with the NFL Players Association, the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, USA Swimming, and the United States Anti-Doping Agency. He has been an invited sports law guest speaker at New York University and Nova Southeastern University and has also served as a panelist at industry conferences.
In addition to being President of the company, Mr. Ostrow is also the Managing Partner of Kopelowitz Ostrow P.A, a full-service law firm with resources available to his agency clients. As a full-time practicing attorney, he regularly represents his athlete-clients in proceedings involving the various leagues, as well as for their personal or non-athlete related professional needs, whether they involve business or real estate transactions, or disputes involving litigation or arbitration.
Mr. Ostrow established his own law practice immediately upon graduation from law school in 1997, and has since grown the firm to nearly 50 attorneys in 3 offices throughout South Florida. In addition to overseeing the firm’s day-to-day operations and strategic direction, he practices in the areas of consumer class actions, commercial litigation, business counseling, and sports agency law. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® PreeminentTM rated attorney in both legal ability and ethics, which is the highest possible rating by the most widely recognized attorney rating organization in the world.
Mr. Ostrow often serves as outside General Counsel to companies, advising them in connection with their legal and regulatory needs. He currently represents multiple Fortune 500® Companies in connection with their Florida litigation. He has handled cases covered by media outlets throughout the country and has been quoted many times on various legal topics in almost every major news publication, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel. He has also appeared on ESPN, CNN, ABC, CBS, FoxNews, and other major national television networks in connection with his client, which often involve his athletes.
Mr. Ostrow is an accomplished trial attorney who represents both Plaintiffs and Defendants, successfully trying cases to verdict in numerous cases involving multi-million dollar damage claims in state and federal courts. Currently, he serves as lead counsel in nationwide and statewide class action lawsuits against many of the world’s largest financial institutions in connection with the unlawful assessment of fees. To date, his efforts have successfully resulted in the recovery of over $400,000,000 for millions of bank customers, as well as monumental changes in the way banks assess fees. In addition, Mr. Ostrow has litigated consumer class actions against some of the world’s largest clothing retailers, health insurance carriers, technology companies, and oil conglomerates, along with serving as class action defense counsel for some of the largest advertising and marketing agencies in the world, banking institutions, real estate developers, and mortgage companies.
Mr. Ostrow received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida and Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. He is a member of The Florida Bar and is fully admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida, Eastern District of Michigan, Northern District of Illinois, Western District of Tennessee, Western District of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Ostrow is a also member of the American Bar Association and the founder and President of Class Action Lawyers of America.
He is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is the most prestigious group of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won multi-million dollar verdicts. Additionally, he has been named as one of the top lawyers in Florida by Super Lawyers® for several years running, honored as one of Florida’s Legal Elite Attorneys, recognized as a Leader in Law by the Lifestyle Media Group®, and nominated by the South Florida Business Journal® as a finalist for its Key Partners Award. Mr. Ostrow is a recipient of the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration Gator 100 award for the fastest growing University of Florida alumni-owned law firm in the world.
When not practicing law, Mr. Ostrow serves on the Board of Governors of Nova Southeastern University’s Wayne Huizenga School of Business and is a Member of the Broward County Courthouse Advisory Task Force. He is also the Managing Member of One West LOA LLC, a commercial real estate development company with holdings in downtown Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously sat on the boards of a national banking institution and a national healthcare marketing company. Mr. Ostrow is a founding board member for the Jorge Nation Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that partners with the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital to send children diagnosed with cancer on all- inclusive Dream Trips to destinations of their choice.
ProPlayer Sports LLC is a comprehensive sports management group that takes into account every aspect of a professional athlete’s lifestyle.
We specialize in the representation of professional athletes in connection with the negotiations of their NFL, NBA, and MLB player contracts.