Blake graduated from the University of Texas School of Law, where she focused on transaction and sports-based areas of law and served as Executive Editor for the Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law. In law school, Blake supported an NBA team’s Head of Basketball Operations while interning for the Denver Nuggets and gained invaluable corporate law experience as a Vela Wood law clerk.

Blake is developing an extensive legal knowledge of the shifting federal and state-by-state legality of fantasy sports and sports wagering in America. She is a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Texas Bar, the Sports Lawyers Association, the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, and she is studying to take the Major League Baseball Players Association Certified Agent examination this summer.

Prior to law school, Blake graduated cum laude from The University of Washington with a B.A. in Law, Economics, and Public Policy.

Blake also serves as Outside General Counsel for four-division boxing world champion Mikey Garcia’s sports management enterprise and as an Analyst for the Dallas Angel Network.

Select Transactions

  • General Counsel for a Las-Vegas based professional sports management company
  • Regularly performs diligence and investment review for individual and institutional client deals in the $100K-$10M range
  • Representing a California-based professional athlete in the pursuit of industry agnostic business and investment opportunities
  • Represented Las Vegas-based CBD company startup from formation to launch
  • Assisted with the representation of a fantasy sports gaming application company securing payment processing services
  • Represented a Dallas-based Fantasy Sports Operator in a $600,000 equity financing round
  • Represented a Dallas-based consumer products company in a $1,500,000 equity financing round
  • Represents multiple Fantasy Sports Operators in state-by-state licensing, registration, and approval projects

Fun Facts:

  • Technically Blake Hart III – I was the last of my parent’s children (all girls) and the family name had to live on…
  • My best friend and I won a regional puppeteering competition in the 8th grade. Unfortunately, our run with puppeteering was short lived, when soon after the victory we were defeated at state…where we weren’t the only entries in the competition.
  • I grew up barrel racing in the NW Pewee Rodeo, and my older sister convinced me to ride a (live) bull at the practice pen on one occasion. The bull’s name was “Baby Cakes.” It was later brought to my attention that the incredibly sweet name was meant to be ironic, as he was the meanest man in the pen. It’s still unclear whether or not my sister was trying to get rid of me.

Education:

  • University of Texas Law School, JD, Executive Editor for Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law
  • University of Washington, B.A. in Law, Economics, and Public Policy, Cum Laude

Blake Hart's Recent Blog Posts
Funding & Capital Raising
The Basics of Convertible Notes

The convertible note is a favorite investment vehicle for many founders and investors alike. This post outlines the key terms and explanations with regard to raising capital through or investing via a convertible note.


Fantasy Sports & Gaming
Five Things to Consider Before Starting Your DFS Company

Have a great idea for the next big thing in fantasy sports? There are a few things you should know before diving in head-first.