Learn more about our EMG Sports team of agents and professionals.
Ed Wasielewski, Agent
ED WASIELEWSKI brings a unique perspective and skill set as an NFL agent with over 18 years experience in the sports industry. Since 2003, Ed has been a licensed NFL agent who has represented Draft Picks (Rounds 2-7) and veteran players who’ve signed multi-million dollar contracts. His clients include Texans OT Julien Davenport (4th Round-Bucknell), Bengals CB Brandon Wilson (6th Round-Houston), Browns DB Ibraheim Campbell (4th Round-Northwestern), Saints LB Nate Stupar (7th Round-Penn State), Bills WR Marcus Easley (4th Round-UConn), Lions DE/OLB Brandon Copeland (Univ. of Pennsylvania), Buccaneers CB Robert McClain (7th Round-UConn), Chargers WR Geremy Davis (6th Round-UConn), Steelers OL Darnell Stapleton (Rutgers-Retired), Raiders LB Isaiah Ekejiuba (Virginia-Retired), and Pro Football Hall of Fame WR Andre Reed (Kutztown).
Having graduated from Villanova University and Temple University School of Law, Ed is originally from Hartford, CT and gained valuable experiences with NFL, NBA, and NHL organizations. These experiences greatly benefit clients who receive additional marketing and endorsement opportunities.
Specializing in full-service representation, Ed is a full-time NFL agent who is also a licensed attorney with expertise in business and contract law. With his legal background, he advises clients in a wide range of areas, including contracts, business ventures, charitable organizations, and post-career opportunities. He has also been an invited guest speaker at colleges, universities, and attorney seminars for sports and entertainment law.
For his clients, Ed is considered a trusted advisor and friend. Protecting a client’s best interests is his foremost concern. With his experiences in sports, law, and life, he has created a family-like atmosphere with his clients and can handle anything that may happen in a player’s career and life. Ed enjoys participating in his community including time as a Big Brother, a Church volunteer, a Special Olympics buddy, and a coach for his 15-year-old’s football and basketball teams. Ed resides in suburban Philadelphia with his wife, Erin, and family.
Matt Marino, Agent
MATT MARINO is a licensed NFL agent and a certified agent with Major League Baseball Players Association with 14 years of experience in the sports business as both a player and now as an agent managing his athlete’s careers on and off the field. Matt is based in EMG’s New York City office.
AFTER playing Division I soccer player at Villanova University, Matt played abroad in Sweden and Norway. Because of these experiences, Matt has developed a thorough understanding of the recruitment process and values each client’s needs throughout that player’s career. Since 2007, Matt has represented NFL players drafted in rounds 2-7 of the NFL draft as well as other players who have had successful careers entering the league as undrafted free agents.
MATT assists his clients with adjusting to their new life as a professional athlete and works with each client in order to ensure they use their athletic talents as a means to increase their economic standing. He has identified and negotiated $1,156,500 off the field to date in 2017. He proactively identifies and negotiates endorsement opportunities with brands that span consumer electronics, tech, lifestyle and hospitality to secure sponsorships, as well as to position clients as the companies’ focus during major sporting events, such as the Super Bowl, Women’s World Cup, league drafts, the NFL Combine, and high-level All-Star games.
AS a former athlete, Matt is in a unique position to understand the needs and demands on each of his NFL clients and believes that communication is the key to a player’s success with his team, family, coaches, advisors, and others throughout the entire pre-draft process. A resident of Brooklyn, NY, Matt develops outstanding professional relationships with NFL executives and scouts, which he regularly utilizes for a client’s benefit.
Jeremy Appledorf, Agent
Entering his fourth year as a licensed NFL agent, JEREMY APPLEDORF proves to be relentless when it comes to standing on the frontline for his clients. In his first two years, Jeremy was able to secure NFL contracts and marketing deals for over ten NFL clients. His unparalleled desire, matched with his ability to secure relationships with front office personnel, demonstrates only a small piece of what he brings to the table.
Although still early in years, what Jeremy does possess is his commitment, availability and genuine effort to do right by his clients, coupled with an unmatched tenacity to help players and their families with both on-the-field performance and off-the- field matters. As one of the younger NFL agents with a client roster, Jeremy is able to relate to many of the trials and tribulations that a young athlete may go through and can quickly deliver thoughtful, quality advice. Anytime of day or night, his clients know they can count on him for whatever they may need.
Jeremy believes the essence of top-notch representation starts with the highest level of loyalty, trust and respect for his clients. He also believes that “clients” is just another word for “family” and that family always has your best interest at heart.
With a background and degree in Law from Rowan University and a Master’s degree from Manhattanville College, Jeremy immediately became a licensed NFL agent upon receiving his graduation degree and has worked with EMG Sports for three years. Born and raised in South Jersey, he graduated from Winslow Township High School and spent most of his childhood in Sicklerville, NJ. Jeremy currently resides in Lindenwold, NJ, with his family, and volunteers in many youth-related community activities in his hometown and the surrounding South Jersey area.
Adam Sattler, Agent
ADAM SATTLER has been an attorney for over 20 years and has been a licensed NFL agent since 2010. He has negotiated over a dozen player contracts that are lucrative in both base compensation and bonuses as well as off-the-field endorsement deals for his clients.
Adam was born in the Bronx and grew up in northern New Jersey. He attended Brandeis University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then went on to graduate from Hofstra University School of Law and has been admitted to the Bars of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania since 1993. He currently resides in Mamaroneck, New York with his wife and children.
Additionally, Adam is a member of The Sports Lawyers Association, The New York State Trial Lawyers Association, The New York State Bar Association, and the New York County Lawyers Association. Adam believes that it is a privilege to represent young athletes as they transition from college sports into professional football. He loves the challenge of teaching young athletes what it takes to survive in the “real world” away from the often-insulated college environment. His many years of legal experience negotiating contracts as an attorney, has given Adam the ability to ensure that his clients get the most out of any negotiation and he prides himself on never leaving anything “on the table.”
Since co-founding his own law firm in 1998, Adam was responsible for managing the firm’s civil litigation department, representing the firm’s sports clients in their contract, child support and divorce matters, and offering counsel on all of the trust and estate cases. Prior to founding the firm, he worked in the General Counsel’s office responsible for representing many of New York City’s law enforcement unions in a wide array of legal matters and was the youngest attorney ever asked to run an entire department within the firm. By combining his wide array of experience as an attorney with his extensive knowledge of professional football, Adam provides his clients with the most extensive and highest quality of legal and professional representation.
As a father, husband, and family man, Adam believes that EMG Sports is truly all about our “family” working together to help each client and their families achieve their personal and team goals both on and off the playing field. In addition, Adam prides himself on making sure all of his clients are prepared for success in life after football. Adam has offered pro bono legal services to many young athletes who have encountered off the field issues that in-turn have caused their playing careers to be derailed. He is considered by many to be an expert in “crisis-response” and is consulted often to assist others in developing a successful response strategy.
Gary Perkiss, Agent
GARY PERKISS is a licensed NFL agent and an attorney who has provided legal services for clients in the sports and entertainment industries. Gary is based in the Philadelphia area.
Having graduated from Temple University School of Communications in 1976 and from Temple University School of Law in 1979, Gary is a lifelong Pennsylvania resident. Gary is admitted to the bars of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey. Gary is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and United States District Court for District of New Jersey.
Gary has been practicing law since 1979 and founded his own legal practice, Gary M. Perkiss, P.C., in 2008. Gary’s law practice focus is primarily on representing businesses and business owners who are engaged in numerous types of commercial enterprises and retail businesses. Gary also represents religious and non-profit organizations and provides various legal services and advice to EMG Sports and clients.
As a community volunteer, Gary is general counsel and former President of the Board of Directors of the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, and former President of the Board of Trustees for the Jenkintown Library. Gary has also coached youth sports.
When Gary is not practicing law, representing clients and doing volunteer work, he is devoted to his family his wife and two children. Gary brings the family devotion to EMG Sports and in all of his work. Gary believes that “all phone calls shall be returned the same day” and that communication is the key to any successful relationship.
James “Jimmy” Durkin, Agent
JAMES “JIMMY” DURKIN has been a licensed NFL agent since 2014 and has negotiated a variety of player contracts and marketing deals that create additional revenue for all his clients. Jimmy is based in our New York City office.
Having graduated from the University of Dayton, Jimmy is a lifelong football man who has played on five national championship teams at different levels. Additionally, he has served as the President and a Coach with the Staten Island Lions Pop Warner football organization which provides him the opportunity to guide and mentor numerous children in his local community.
Jimmy considers football to be his passion and he has developed an extensive network of football contacts in professional and collegiate football. As a trusted evaluator of talent, he devotes significant time watching college film and preparing player evaluations each college football season.
Additionally, Jimmy is a Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he enjoys his time working with his students. Jimmy had a distinguished career in law enforcement with the New York Police Department attaining the rank of Sergeant and also receiving various awards and commendations throughout his career.
As a father and husband, Jimmy resides in Staten Island with his wife, Christa, and their two children, James and Julia. Jimmy is also a graduate of Monsignor Farrell High School.
ANDREW LEHMAN, AGENT
NOW a 4th year licensed NFL Agent, ANDREW LEHMAN joined the EMG Sports team in 2017 and is based in our Houston office. As part of the Wisniewski football family that has produced three generations of players, Andrew initially joined the Texas Tech football team before transferring and graduating from the University of Houston. Additionally, Andrew graduated from Western State School of Law (Juris Doctorate degree) and is licensed in the states of Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama as an athlete agent.
A lifelong football man, Andrew earned All Greater Houston honors from Spring High School after his senior season. His family includes cousin and current Philadelphia Eagles starting OL Stefen Wisniewski (Penn State), uncle and former Oakland Raiders 9-time Pro Bowl OL Steve Wisniewski (Penn State), and uncle and former Baltimore Colts DL Leo Wisniewski (Penn State). Steve was a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist in 2014 and Stefen was a Raiders 2nd Round Pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
FROM business to scouting to contract negotiations, Andrew is a trusted advisor to his clients who devotes a significant amount of time breaking down college game film and preparing player evaluations during the college football season. As a former player, Andrew enjoys working with draft prospects and getting each ready for the NFL team interview process.
A a father and husband, Andrew resides in the greater Houston, TX area with his wife, Falisha, and their three children who are also active youth athletes aspiring to play at the college level. The Lehman family also participates in a variety of community charitable organizations in and around the Houston area. Andrew’s vision is our goal at EMG Sports – to provide the highest quality representation and management for athletes who want to maximize their potential on and off the field.
Garrett Majors, Marketing Division
GARRETT MAJORS has worked with EMG Sports for over 8 years and brings a wealth of experience to his role heading the firm’s Marketing Division.
Having graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management and a Masters degree in Sports Science, Garrett also is a former college athlete who played both defensive back and wide receiver on the gridiron. In addition, he won a Pennsylvania State Championship in basketball at Harrisburg High School.
Garrett works with clients on various initiatives that involve marketing, branding, social media, and community appearances. He also plays an integral role mentoring clients and assisting their families with the transition to new surroundings in NFL cities and communities.
Additionally, Garrett gained years of experience procuring and negotiating marketing, endorsement, and sponsorship deals for clients with top-level brands such as Nike, Under Armour, Panini, Topps, Upper Deck, and many others. One of the roles that he enjoys most, however, is coordinating each client’s summer football camps, charity softball games and bowling events, and other community-based outings to benefit area youth in each player’s hometown.
COUNTED on as both a friend and mentor, Garrett continually offers his support and years of experience to younger athletes as they learn to adapt to a career as a professional football player. With his family, he is also very active in his community and Church, volunteers his time as a youth coach, and has worked with Special Olympic athletes as well.