Hadley is an attorney specializing in contract law and all sports related agreements. Originally from Brooklyn and raised in South Florida, Hadley received his B.S. In 1988 from the University of Florida and then continued on to St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami where he founded the Sports & Entertainment Law Society and received his J.D. In 1991. Hadley currently sits on the Board at St. Thomas University School of Law. He has been representing professional athletes since 1991 and is a member of the Florida Bar Association and the Sports Lawyers Association.
Hadley has negotiated some of the RICHEST contracts in the NFL over the course of his career. Over the last 18 months, he has negotiated some key veteran contacts worth over $150 million and continues to represent several of the HIGHEST paid players in the NFL (Top 10 in their positions). He also represents a pedigree of RISING stars which are soon to become free agents.
Hadley’s background also includes several years in the Entertainment/Music Industry, where he founded So So Def Sports with partner Jermaine Dupri. During his tenure with So So Def Sports, Hadley represented some of the HIGHEST draft picks in the NFL and some marquee veterans. He has pioneered the synergy between entertainment and sports into one large market industry, securing lucrative contracts, on and off the filed.
Hadley continues to give back to his profession as a mentor and frequent speaker at several Colleges and Universities, educating students about the business of sports. He is involved in many charities and is a community coach in Metro Atlanta. Additionally, he is one of the original founders of the Boys & Girls Club in his hometown of Hollywood, Florida. Hadley resides in Atlanta, GA and is happily married with three children.