Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association

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.

Contact :

BESLA Administration Office,
P.O. Box 441485,
Fort Washington,
Maryland 20749-1485.

Tel: (301) 248-1818
Fax: (301) 248-0700

Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association Website


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