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San Diego, Calif. (September 17, 2020) - The Familie is excited to announce the hiring of sports and entertainment attorney Eric Eastham as SVP and General Counsel. The agency has also acquired Eastham’s ALIGN Sports Management, which represents current and aspiring professional football players - crafting individualized strategies to build their legacies. Eastham will join Senior Vice President, Partner and Agent Alex Flanagan in leading The Familie’s football division.


“When we decided to grow our NFL group, I asked Alex to spearhead the search and find us someone that would fit our culture and have the same vision for our 360° service philosophy.” says Steve Astephen, Founder & CEO. “When we met Eric, we all instantly knew he was the right person and we are thrilled to welcome him to The Familie!” 


Eastham, a certified NFL agent since 2018, founded ALIGN Sports Management with the goal of protecting players in every facet of their careers while also maximizing their opportunities on and off the field. Eastham says, “I couldn’t have scripted a better opportunity to join a talented team at The Familie and I am honored to help provide world-class service to our clients.”


An experienced sports, entertainment and litigation attorney, Eastham has also spent the past decade with the prestigious Boston-based law firm, Mintz, where he represented a diverse network of clients in licensing, intellectual property and litigation.  He has been recognized with multiple honors and awards for his work as an attorney, including being named a Super Lawyer for five consecutive years. He also serves on the Philanthropy Committee of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego.




About The Familie

The Familie is a new age agency in sports, music, art, and media. Representing those who think differently. We don’t think outside the box; we create the box. Follow us on: Instagram Facebook Twitter


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