$105.5 Million Contract
Largest O-Line Deal
in NFL History
Green Bay Packers'
4x All Pro Left Tackle
(2016 - 2019)
- DAVID BAKHTIARI "Thank you for always believing in me."
- Dalton Risner Denver Broncos' #2
Draft Pick (2019)
“Some call them agents...
I call them Family.”
New England Patriots #1 Pick (2011)
2x Super Bowl Champion (XLIX, LI)
Nate Solder Record-setting
$62 Million Contract
- Sam Mustipher Chicago Bears #67 “The unwavering support that they have given me and my family goes well beyond what happens between the lines on game day. IHC Sports – the name speaks for itself.” - Josh Myers Green Bay Packers
#2 Pick (2021)
“Couldn’t have picked a better
agency… there isn’t one.”
- Brady Christensen Carolina Panthers
#3 Pick (2021)
“These guys at IHC are the best. Period.”
- Luke Farrell Jacksonville Jaguars
#5 Pick (2021)
“Appreciate everything you guys have done to get me to this point.”
- Billy Price Cincinnati Bengals' #1
Draft Pick (2018)
“IHC Sports stuck with me through the highs and lows of the draft process. Without these guys, I don’t believe I would have been drafted as high as I was.”
- Calvin Throckmorton New Orleans Saints “Couldn’t have done this without y’all!!!” University of Texas
Silver Medalist
Women’s 1500 Meter Freestyle
2020 Olympic Games
- Erica Sullivan "I’m excited to be working with IHC Sports for all my NIL contracts within NCAA rules."

"Thank you for always believing in me."
DAVID BAKHTIARI
Green Bay Packers' 4x All Pro
Left Tackle (2016 - 2019)
$105.5 Million Contract
Largest O-Line Deal
in NFL History
"Some call them agents...
I call them Family."
- DALTON RISNER
"Denver Broncos'
#2 Pick (2019)
Record-setting
$62 Million Contract
- NATE SOLDER
New England Patriots #1 Pick (2011)
2x Super Bowl Champion (XLIX, LI)
"These guys have exceeded expectations time and time again. The name IHC Sports speaks for itself."
- SAM MUSTIPHER
Chicago Bears #67
"Couldn’t have picked a better agency… there isn’t one."
- JOSH MEYERS
Green Bay Packers
#2 Pick (2021)
"These guys at IHC
are the best. Period."
- BRADY CHRISTENSEN
Carolina Panthers
#3 Pick (2021)
"Appreciate everything you guys have
done to get me to this point."
- LUKE FARRELL
Jacksonville Jaguars
#5 Pick (2021)
" Without these guys, I don’t believe I would have been drafted as high as I was."
- BILLY PRICE
Cincinnati Bengals'
#1 Pick (2018)
" Couldn’t have done this without y’all!!!"
- CALVIN THROCKMORTON
New Orleans Saints
"I’m excited to be working with IHC Sports for all my NIL
contracts within NCAA rules."
- ERICA SULLIVAN
University of Texas
Silver Medalist
Women’s 1500 meter freestyle
2020 Olympic Games

Integrity
Honesty
Commitment

IHC Sports is the only firm in the country that is owned and operated by four actively practicing lawyers, who are uniquely qualified to represent professional athletes during their playing careers and beyond.  Combining over 75 years of experience, its lawyers combine relentless legal advocacy with skilled contract negotiation to deliver outstanding results for the people who place their trust in them. 

The firm selectively chooses its players based on an evaluation of athletic talent as well as the way in which each person approaches their personal and professional lives away from the game.  For those who become a part of the IHC family, there simply is no comparison anywhere else in the sports world.

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Involved in Negotiating Contracts for NFL Players, NFL and NCAA Head Coaches, MLB Players, and Sports Broadcasters Worth Over $1 Billion in combined total value

Over $150 Million in Verdicts and Settlements in Legal Cases

Over 75 years actively practicing law

Rated Among Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News & World Report

First to Negotiate a “No Franchise or Transition Tag” Clause into a Veteran O-Lineman’s NFL Player Contract

Won in U.S. Supreme Court Against NFL Club on CBA issues and made law in U.S. Federal Court expanding protections for NFL players

Negotiated Contracts for Players Selected in Every Round of the NFL Draft

Secured Biggest NFLPA Section 5 Arbitration Award in League History

Negotiated Player Contracts for Every Position in the NFL

Obtained Largest Single Plaintiff Employment Verdict in Ohio History

IHC Sports

Player Agents

Shannon Polk
Player Agent
(216) 325-0112

As a seasoned attorney and NFL player agent, Shannon Polk represents clients in contract negotiations and litigation. Shannon is trusted by a long list of professional athletes, Fortune 500 executives, large corporations, and multi-million dollar public entities to represent their interests in legal matters involving hundreds of millions of dollars in controversy.

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As a seasoned attorney and NFL player agent, Shannon Polk represents clients in contract negotiations and litigation. Shannon is trusted by a long list of professional athletes, Fortune 500 executives, large corporations, and multi-million dollar public entities to represent their interests in legal matters involving hundreds of millions of dollars in controversy.

Shannon is consistently honored as one of the Best Lawyers in America® as published by Best Lawyers® in conjunction with U.S. News Media Group. He also has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® for his work in the field of labor and employment law.

Andy Kabat
Player Agent
(216) 325-0106

Andy Kabat has represented clients in litigation and contract negotiations for twenty years. Andy is a trusted advisor and counselor to a wide array of individuals and organizations including: business executives, senior management, professional athletes, television and news professionals, radio personalities, artists, architects, accountants, and lawyers.

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Andy Kabat has represented clients in litigation and contract negotiations for twenty years. Andy is a trusted advisor and counselor to a wide array of individuals and organizations including: business executives, senior management, professional athletes, television and news professionals, radio personalities, artists, architects, accountants, and lawyers.

Andy has a proven track record of success, including numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. When a negotiated resolution is not possible, Andy is prepared to effectively protect his clients’ interests in the courtroom; Andy has already completed over 80 jury trials. Andy also is a certified NFL player agent.

Andy is a frequent speaker at seminars and events. He has received multiple awards recognizing his success over the years.

Dan Connell
Player Agent
(216) 325-0108

Dan’s practice is devoted to litigation involving employment disputes, business torts, and contractual and commercial matters. Typically representing plaintiffs, Dan has represented clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, non-profits, government contracting, and professional sports.

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Dan’s practice is devoted to litigation involving employment disputes, business torts, and contractual and commercial matters. Typically representing plaintiffs, Dan has represented clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, non-profits, government contracting, and professional sports.

Dan’s practice includes all phases of the litigation process, from pre-suit negotiations through trial. Dan has successfully represented clients in trial in both state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration. Dan has also litigated numerous appeals, including matters before the United State and Ohio Supreme Courts.

Mark Humenik
Player Agent
(949) 636-5754

Mark is a partner at IHC Sports and leads the firm’s West Coast operations from its Southern California office.  During his two-decade career in sports representation, he has secured and negotiated landmark deals, worth more than $1 billion in total value, in the representation of professional athletes, coaches, and broadcasters.

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Mark is a partner at IHC Sports and spearheads the firm’s West Coast operations from its Southern California office.  During his two-decade career in sports representation, he has secured and negotiated landmark deals, worth more than $1 billion in total value, in the representation of professional athletes, coaches, and broadcasters.

Mark was born and raised in Cleveland, where he first met and became close friends with his fellow partners at IHC Sports. He received his B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1992 with a dual concentration in Finance and Accountancy, and his law degree in 1995 from Case Western Reserve School of Law where he was a member of the Law Review and a merit scholar. Before joining IHC Sports, Mark was Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Athletes First for 16 years, where he represented many high-profile athletes and coaches, while also handling all of the agency’s legal matters.

Mark has substantial experience representing NFL players in disciplinary appeals involving the NFL Commissioner’s Office and grievances under the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement.  He is a member of the state bars of California and Ohio, and also belongs to the Sports Lawyers Association. He is a certified contract advisor in both football and baseball.

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The IHC Sports

Player Development

Process

1
On-the-Field Career Development
  • Customized training for All-Star Game, Combine, Pro Day, Private Workouts, NFL Draft & maximum performance as a professional
  • Individual advice on draft issues
2
First-Class Accommodations
  • Luxury housing
  • Made-to-order gourmet, organic meals
  • Supplement regimen
  • Clothing for team visits
  • Stipend for entertainment/living
  • Vehicle
3
Off-the-Field NFL Draft Preparation
  • Rookie symposium addressing wide-arrary of challenges & best practices
  • Interview preparation, including coaching from a former NFL Executive/Security Expert
  • Gather inside intelligence from NFL scouts
  • Counseling on Wonderlic & related intelligence/aptitude testing
  • Media training
4
All-Star Game / NFL Combine / Pro Day
  • In-person advice, guidance & support for field drills/game strategy/team interviews
5
Private Club Workouts / Classroom Sessions /“Top 30 Visits”
  • Coordinate logistics, individualized coaching on one-on-one team interactions, drills & whiteboard work
6
NFL Draft
  • Provide custom suits for draft invitees & accompany to draft/assist with media, travel, etc. Coordination of gifting events and media appearances
7
Contract Negotiation
  • Endorsements (Nike, Panini America, Autograph signings, etc.)
  • Lease & purchase agreements
8
Professional Support
  • Guidance on CBA discipline issues, benefits & related matters
  • Evaluation of marketing & financial opportunities
  • Establishment of charitable foundations/legal entities
  • Access to concierge medical care
  • Nationwide real estate & customized wardrobe services
  • Assistance with various legal issues & significant purchases

National

Presence

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The things that set us apart as athletes – hard work, knowledge of our game, desire, and a relentless attitude – were just a few of the things that drew me to these guys. I knew they had my back and that they were the right people to complete my team.

Joe Jurevicius
Father / Husband / Super Bowl XXXVII Champion 11 Year NFL Veteran / Three-time NFC Champion

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