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Ahmand R. Johnson

Mr. Johnson focusses his practice in the areas of entertainment and sports.  Prior to joining Diaz, Reus & Targ, he worked with a major Florida law firm handling complex commercial litigation, intellectual property and sports/entertainment matters.

While at UCLA School of Law, Johnson co-founded a professional sports management company and gained significant entertainment experience as a law clerk at a well-known Los Angeles-based entertainment firm.

He is a National Football League Player Association (NFPLA) Certified Contract Advisor.

His lecture for the Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Section “Attorneys vs. Agents in the Representation of Professional Athletes” was later featured as a Continuing Legal Education course with the Florida Bar.

Education

  • Brown University
  • UCLA School of Law

Admissions

  • Florida Bar
  • Southern District of Florida
  • Middle District of Florida

Areas of Practice

  • Athlete Representation & Entertainment Law
  • Estate & Tax Planning
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Personal & Business Services

Professional Recognition

  • National Football League Player Association (NFLPA) Certified Contract Advisor
  • “Attorneys vs. Agents in the Representation of Professional Athletes,” Continuing Legal Education course; Florida Bar

Accolades

  • 2018 South Florida Legal Guide Up & Comer: Entertainment & Sports, Litigation
  • 2009 Young Lawyer Award from Broward County Legal Aid Service
  • 1999 Ivy League Football Championship

Representative Matters

  • Negotiated over 20 NFL player contracts;
  • Successfully defended Pro-Bowl NFL client against $3.5 Million reimbursable breach claim by NFL club in case of first impression under NFL collective bargaining agreement;
  • In case of first impression, obtained contractual release for professional football client from auxiliary professional football league contract restricting transition to NFL;
  • Successfully defended celebrity athlete client in high profile felony criminal matter, resulting in dismissal of charges;
  • Represented All-Conference NCAA Division I football player in criminal investigation, resulting in local law enforcement declining to file charges;
  • Represented NCAA Division I basketball player in criminal and Title IX investigations, resulting in local law enforcement declining to file charges and dismissal of Title IX probe;
  • Represented NCAA Division I basketball player in appeal of NCAA suspension, resulting in reduction of suspension from full season, to 10 games.