Ryan Dempsey, an associate principal with the Kitch firm, has successfully assisted Chris Jenkins of the University of Detroit Mercy in navigating complex international contract negotiations resulting in Mr. Jenkins signing a contract to play professional basketball for Bambitious Nara of the Japan Basketball League for the 2017-2018 season. This will be Mr. Jenkins’ first season in professional basketball and he is thrilled to get to Japan and start his pro career.
Mr. Dempsey is a certified basketball agent with FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, in the business of representing professional basketball players in leagues throughout the world. He oversees aspects of the athletes career including contract procurement and negotiation, marketing and any legal assistance needed. He has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers on multiple occasions. Mr. Dempsey received his J.D. from the Cleveland State University-Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He received his B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in Law and Society, from Michigan State University.