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John B. Kern, Esq. Biography - Feb 13, 2012

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John B. Kern is an international business and sports lawyer with offices in Charleston, South Carolina and the Republic of San Marino.
Mr. Kern has represented players, coaches, agents, clubs and national basketball federations in matters involving their contract rights under international law. Since 2005, he has acted as general counsel to one of the largest sports agencies in Europe. Mr. Kern has drafted hundreds of playing contracts, multi-party trade agreements and image rights contracts and has succeeded as lead counsel in more than a dozen international arbitrations, including before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Lausanne), the FIBA Basketball Arbitration Tribunal (Geneva), the Chamber of Commerce of Ticino (Lugano) and the American Arbitration Association (New York).
As a commercial litigator, Mr. Kern has managed complex, multistate and multinational cases in the US and abroad. He was senior litigation partner with Ten State Street, an international business boutique law firm with offices in London, England (Grays Inn) and Charleston. Mr. Kern is a Fellow of the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria, and was designated a qualified advisor by the Swiss government (Ministry of Economy) when assisting Swiss companies in US investments.
John B. Kern is a frequent lecturer and writer on subjects of international business law, investment & immigration law, international trade and sports law. He is writing The Hardcourt Law Digest on international basketball law in conjunction with Yorkhill Publishing.
He holds Juris Doctor and MBA degrees from Willamette University in Oregon. Prior to attending graduate school, Mr. Kern worked for three members of the United States Senate. Mr. Kern holds a BS in Political Science from Seattle Pacific University and studied History at Oxford University.

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