NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor
Dante Cortello is the founder, CEO, and lead agent of Cortello Sports. He is an Attorney and NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor based in New Orleans, LA. Our mission is to help our clients reach their full potential, both in terms of dollars and personal growth. Over the years, we have built an extensive network of resources to provide our clients with a great array of support in achieving their professional and personal goals. In addition to player contract negotiations, we provide the athlete with access to a multitude of other avenues for success. From pre-draft training programs to marketing opportunities to legal and financial services, there is no void in the resources available to athletes under our representation. When you work with us, you should expect success and nothing less. Want to learn more? Contact us today for an initial consultation.
James N. Solano, CPA
Jim Solano is a legend in the sports agent industry. With over 50 years of experience as an agent, Jim has represented over 800 NFL players and coaches during that time. He has represented at least one player or coach in 19 Super Bowls.
Having represented a number of 1st round draft picks, pro bowlers (including Hall of Famer Harold Carmichael, whom Jim presented at the enshrinement ceremony) and some of the highest paid players in NFL history, Jim provides a wealth of experience as an agent, which few can match. He is highly respected by coaches and front office management across the league for his professionalism and knowledge of the game. Jim Solano is truly a legend in the sports agent field and an integral part of our team.
We understand the need for honest and reliable representation when it comes to player contract negotiations. We navigate the negotiation process for you to ensure you are optimizing your opportunities and maximizing your earnings during your playing career.
Preparation is key to success in all aspects of life. Our relationships with top trainers and facilities in the industry will have you well prepared physically and mentally for the NFL Combine, your pro day, or private workouts leading up to Draft Day.
Athletes of all profiles have a market for endorsements. Whether you have a million social media followers or not, we will help maximize your marketability by partnering with the right businesses to suit your personality and produce this off-field revenue stream.
Financial Planning & Post-Career Outlook
Once you've made the money, the next step is understanding how to properly manage it and invest it, in order to have it go to work for you. Our relationships with experienced financial strategists and wealth managers will provide you access to experts to ensure your money is handled the way it should be.
With an attorney as our lead agent and a strong footing in the legal community, we are well suited to address any legal issues that may arise for our clients.