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Benjamin Khabie is a seasoned litigator with ten years of legal experience including several years as a courtroom attorney. Mr. Khabie has handled multi-million dollar high-stakes litigation before several state and federal judges. Mr. Khabie has worked for some of the top law firms in the country including Morrison & Foerster based out of San Francisco and Robins, Kaplan based out of Minneapolis.
Mr. Khabie leverages his experience in law to provide tremendous support for his clients in the sports industry. He fights for his sports clients with the same fervor, diligence, and tenacity as does for corporations in courtrooms. Mr. Khabie’s first job in sports was working for former NCAA star, NBA player and current commentator, Len Elmore. Mr. Khabie began his career as a sports agent working for Hall of Fame coach Gene Keady.
Mr. Khabie is currently a member of the New York State Bar, the Minnesota State Bar, the Federal Bar, the American.
Raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ryan fell in love with sports from birth. Growing up, Ryan watched his father, Byron, become Xavier University’s all-time leading scorer followed by several successful years playing professional basketball overseas and his Uncle, Barry, completed a Hall of Fame baseball career with the Cincinnati Reds. Ryan believes he too can make a positive impact on the sports community like so many others in his life have done.
Ryan obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting with an individualized concentration in Sports Management from the University of Cincinnati in 2008. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School in 2011. He is a Certified Player Agent with the NBPA.
Ryan is also active in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association and enjoys mentoring youth through various non-profit organizations. Armed with years of formal education and training including contract research, writing, and negotiation experience Ryan is eager for the opportunity to facilitate others’ life-long dreams coming true. Ryan’s biggest goal is to assist athletes to maximize their earning potential and create generational wealth for their families.
Director of Baseball
Tony single-handedly built a successful baseball agency from the ground up leading him to be one the best-kept secrets in the business. His unique combination of tenaciousness and passion for providing top-notch representation for his clients led him to a sixteen-year career representing over twenty-five professional players such as John Franco, Bronson Arroyo, A.J. Pierzynski, Dave Eiland, Scott Coolbaugh, Allen Watson, Brian Barber, and Jeff Innis. Further, many of his former clients are still working in MLB as either scouts or executives providing Tony with a tremendous network.
Matthew Givens is an energetic and intelligent agent/attorney with a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience in the sports industry. As a licensed agent with both the NBA and FIBA, Mr. Givens is eligible to represent professional basketball players all over the world. He also handles all contractual negotiations on behalf of Vision Quest, protecting clients from any legal issues and liabilities. Mr. Givens began his legal career with the Business and Legal Affairs department at CAA Sports in New York City. During his tenure with CAA Sports, Mr. Givens handled multi-million dollar endorsement and sponsorship agreements for some of the world’s top athletes, coaches, and broadcasters (LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Tony Romo, Derek Jeter, Ryan Braun).
Mr. Givens graduated magna cum laude from Oklahoma State University and cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law. He is currently a member of the Florida State Bar, the Sports Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association’s Entertainment and Sports Law Society and the recipient of many awards throughout his legal career.
Mia is a legal professional from Greensboro, North Carolina and a General Certified MLBPA Agent. Growing up in a family of athletes shaped her many experiences into a profound appreciation for the world of sports. Miss Chamberlain studied Communication Media at North Carolina State University and earned her Juris Doctor degree from Elon University School of Law where she was the recipient of the prestigious David Gergen Award. She is currently completing her MBA at Elon.
Mia worked in Business and Legal Affairs for the Atlantic Coast Conference throughout law school. Mia’s specialties include Contract Negotiations, Public Relations, Influencer Marketing, and Strategic Partnerships. Mia is actively attaining, negotiating and contracting endorsement deals, personal appearances, and speaking engagements for clients.
Mia is well-versed in working with high-profile artists, athletes, and corporate leads, with extensive contacts across the sports industry and beyond.
Baseball Scouting (South)
Addison Braswell comes to Vision Quest by way of Charleston Southern University, where he coached during the shortened 2020 season. Prior to his stop at CSU, Braswell served as the Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, FL for the 2018-2019 season. Under Braswell’s direction, infielder Brett Wisely was selected in the 15th round by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2019 MLB Draft.
Prior to his time at Gulf Coast State College, Braswell was an Assistant Coach at Pitt Community College for the 2017-2018 season. Under Braswell’s direction, the Pitt Community College offense was one of the most potent in all of NJCAA. The team had a .328 batting average, coupled with a .440 on-base percentage to go along with their 84 doubles and 62 homers as a team (8th nationally) in 42 games.
Braswell also spent time as a Student Assistant Coach at NC State, serving as the Bullpen Coach while he was completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management, before completing his Master’s at California University of Pennsylvania in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration.
Braswell’s network that he has created throughout amateur baseball in the Junior College, Division 1, and Travel Baseball scenes will allow him to have a valuable and unique eye for ability and make up.
Bree is currently a law student studying at the University of North Carolina School of Law. Since she could walk, Bree played sports. Whether it be soccer, basketball or rugby in college, she knew that sports would play a huge part of her life both on and off the field. While additionally growing up in New Hampshire, surrounded by the thrill of New England sports teams, working in sports became not only an idea but a dream.
In 2019, Bree earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and graduated magna cum laude from Susquehanna University. While attending Susquehanna, Bree had the opportunity to study abroad in Melbourne, Australia for the fall semester of her junior year, where she learned about the Australian Football League as well as sports from a global perspective. The following summer, Bree was awarded the Stein Fellowship Award, where she spent the summer of 2018 in Dublin, Ireland as a marketing intern for the start-up social media company, GirlCrew.
Choosing to immediately pursue law school after graduating from Susquehanna, Bree was accepted to the University of North Carolina School of Law. There, she was recently accepted to be a staff member of the North Carolina Banking Institute Journal, as well as a competing member of the UNC Sports Law Moot Court team.
Bree utilizes her diverse background in both marketing and the law to provide a unique perspective to the Vision Quest team.
MLB PLayer Consultant
Vision Quest is proud to announce the addition of Mike DiFelice as our Players’ Consultant. Known as one of the best defensive catchers in Major League Baseball, Mike was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 11th round in 1991, and from there made his first Major League start in 1996. For the next twelve years, Mike would go on to play for the Tampa Bay Rays, Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs and retire with the New York Mets.
Shortly after retiring in 2008, Mike helped develop the pitching staff of the Tampa Bay Rays, with his powerful leadership bringing the team to their first World Series appearance in club history. His influential guidance led him to receive the role as Manager of the Kingsport Mets, a minor league affiliate of the New York Mets. In this position, Mike performed a variety of duties, such as talent evaluation, player development and scouting.
We are so excited to welcome Mike to our team and look forward to the leadership he will provide to our clients.