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 work tirelessly to succeed in a highly competitive industry with small windows of opportunity to maximize their career earnings. Our small business owners invest sweat equity and financial capital to chase a dream, while the odds are stacked against them. Our estate planning clients need a plan in place that takes care of the people they love most after they're gone.

We respect the purpose that drives each of our clients and match the passion required to accomplish their 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 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 Olympic sports/NFL agency, an NBA agency, the Washington Wizards, and the Brooklyn Nets' D-League affiliate. He currently teaches sports 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 Law, Adjunct Professor
• DC Bar, Entertainment & Sports Law Section, Member

Bar Admissions

• District of Columbia
• Maryland