Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA) was founded in1980 by a group of notable African-American attorneys met in Philadelphia during the first annual Black Music Association Conference. BESLA is an international organization of lawyers and other entertainment and sports industry executives that supports a more diversified, expert and informed group of entertainment and sports industry professionals.
BESLA aims to:
- Open pathways to economic and decision-making parity in the sports and entertainment industries for legal and creative talent representatives.
- Provide an effective network of high-impact professional and business relationships and information-sharing.
- Facilitate legal and business affairs employment and business opportunities for people of color.
BESLA’s membership is diverse: law students, practicing lawyers, accountants, agents, managers and business executives in the music, sports, cable & broadcast television, film, new media, FCC regulation, concert production, management, marketing and publishing industries.
BESLA Administration Office,
P.O. Box 441485,
Tel: (301) 248-1818
Fax: (301) 248-0700