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Ivan's Profile

Ivan Hand joined Maynard & Gale in 2009 as an attorney handling matters related to Sports and Entertainment and Governmental and Regulatory affairs. He is a certified agent with the National Football League Players Association and Major League Baseball Players Association. Ivan counsels professional athletes with respect to the negotiation of player and marketing contracts. His practice focuses on all aspects of athlete management in all sports matters including combine preparation, marketing/endorsements, estate planning, insurance planning, public relations, and pre-draft preparation. Currently, one of his clients includes a top 5 pick in the Major League Baseball draft.

Ivan's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • NFLPA Contract Advisor
  • MLBPA Contract Advisor
Civic Involvement
  • Member of Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • Coach for the Alabama ICE 17-Under AAU Basketball


State Bar: Alabama

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
    • (2008, J.D.)
  • University of Alabama
    • (2004, B.S., with Honors)

Honorable W. Scott Donaldson
Sixth Judicial Circuit, Tuscaloosa, Alabama