Michael D. Barnes's Professional Profile

As a manager, business advisor, and marketing agent, Michael wears many hats for
his clients. He currently serves as a director with the Anders Sports, Arts & Entertainment Group. He merged his own company with Anders, bringing more than 20 years of industry experience to our team. Michael also has a love for learning, a passion he shares while teaching sports law at Southeast Missouri State University.

Firm Info

  • Joined in 2012


  • Licensing & Ancillary Rights Management
  • Professional Athlete Financial Services
  • Expert Witness
  • Business Opportunity Reviews
  • Business Consulting

Education & Certification

  • B.A., History, University of Missouri at St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Master of Arts in Economic History, University of Missouri at St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Juris Doctor, Emphasis–Intellectual Property, St. Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri

Community Leadership

  • St. Louis University, John Cook School of Business Sports Management Program
    • Member, Advisory Board
  • St. Pius X High School
    • Member, Advisory Board
    • Chair, Long Range Planning Committee


  • Money Opportunities for Mo’Ne Davis are Sizable but Potentially Fleeting and Risky
    • Forbes Magazine, September 2014


  • New Topics in Sports Law
    • Saint Louis University School of Business, October 2018