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

Blake’s day-to-day practice involves counseling gaming related clients on state and federal regulatory and compliance matters, drafting reasoned legal opinions, and providing general corporate counsel.

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  • Regularly counsels fantasy sports operators throughout the payment processing approval process in the US
  • Advises fantasy sports and and sports wagering operators on local licensing, registration and other requisite approval processes in jurisdictions throughout the US
  • Regularly works with the largest social media companies in the world on behalf of clients to gain advertising approval
  • Regularly performs diligence and investment review for institutional client deals targeting the gaming space
  • Represented a fantasy sports operator through over $4,500,000 in funding
  • Represented a Dallas-based sports betting service provider in over $4,000,000 in funding
  • Represented a Dallas-based consumer products company in a $1,500,000 equity financing round
  • Represented a California-based former professional athlete in industry agnostic business and investment opportunities
  • Acted as Outside General Counsel for a Las-Vegas based professional sports management company

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, J.D., 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.