February 15, 2018
Schlam Stone partners Jeffrey Eilender and Erik Groothuis filed a breach of contract claim against prominent Brooklyn-based sports agency Athletes’ Careers Enhanced and Secured, Inc. (“ACES”) as well as tort claims against ACES’s two principals, Sam and Seth Levinson, on behalf of the firm’s client, Juan Carlos Nunez. Nunez alleges that ACES and the Levinsons forced him to violate baseball’s rules while servicing ACES clients, including making illegal under-the-table payments and helping the players obtain and use steroids. The suit seeks over $3 million in unpaid commissions and expense reimbursements. The lawsuit has already received back-page coverage in the New York Daily News as well as in a number of national media outlets.