Kanter Legal


Integrity. Passion. Diligence.

Our Story

Richard Kanter founded Kanter Legal in 2016, after several years as an attorney representing Olympians, NFL players, and sports brands. He felt a need to service his clients in a more personal, direct, and effective manner.

Our coaches and athletes are passionate about their sport. Our small business owners are investing an incredible amount of time and financial capital to chase a dream. Our estate planning clients need a plan in place that takes care of those they love most. We respect the purpose and drive behind each of these legal needs and match the passion required for accomplishing these goals. We do so with the attention to detail and diligence required of competent legal counsel. 

At Kanter Legal, each client relationship is a partnership. We are not indifferent observers. We care deeply about each client's success. Richard founded the firm to provide this personal level of attention, backed by ethics and integrity.


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We know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer economical consultations to walk you through your legal needs and the scope of your short and long-term goals.

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Richard Kanter

Richard brings a decade of sports industry experience to Kanter Legal's clients. His unique background provides an informed perspective on the interests of both parties in a negotiation, which leads to better representation for the firm's sports law clients. His diverse experience includes positions with the Baltimore Orioles, University of Kentucky baseball program, an NBA agency, an Olympic sports/NFL agency, the Washington Wizards, and the Brooklyn Nets' D-League affiliate. He currently teaches sports business law at George Mason University as well.

Richard is a detail-oriented, problem solver with a penchant for closing win-win deals. He loyally and zealously represents his clients. However, he has the foresight and communication skills necessary to maintain strong relationships with the other side. This ability to listen and collaboratively develop an effective strategy also leads to satisfied clients in the firm's estate planning and business law practices.

Richard was born and raised in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. He now resides in Washington, D.C.



George Mason University
Juris Doctor, 2012

University of Kentucky
Bachelor of Business Administration, 2008, Summa Cum Laude

Activities & Affiliations

• Sports Lawyers Association, Member
• George Mason University, Sports Business Law, Adjunct Professor
• DC Bar, Entertainment & Sports Law Section, Member

Bar Admissions

• District of Columbia
• Maryland