Services include but are not limited to:
Insurance Benefits– GSM works with top worldwide underwriters of insurance that offers a broad portfolio of international insurance solutions for players who play outside of their home country which includes life, disability, health, personal property and assortment of other insurance benefits that players that play at this level rarely have access to.
International tax attorney– GSM works with tax law firms focused on successfully representing your sensitive federal tax disputes, tax controversies and tax litigation problems. Thorn Law Group represents clients all over the United States and in many foreign countries and consults with counsel throughout the world on Business and Employment Tax, Criminal Tax Investigations, IRS Audits and Appeals, International Tax Issues as well as Offshore Account Issues.
Financial planning and career transition– We have over 15+ years of experience in helping athletes and many others manage and grow their wealth to provide the lifestyle they envision for them and their families. We also work with athletes throughout their career and once its winding down to be able to successfully transition from a life of playing international athletics.
Nutrition and training– Our firm brings many years of experience working with professional athletes to help them maintain the best nutrition so they can be at their best along with training to keep them ready to excel during competition.
Visa Services– GSM has dedicated access to an experienced immigration attorney who will partner with us to make the crucial decisions regarding the initial hiring of the athletes to the clubs they play with. Management of international employment and advice on harmonization of international employment contracts with domestic or local legal regulations and requirements.
Foreign Exchange– GSM has partnered with a leading corporate foreign exchange solutions provider to be able to provide our athletes the best resource in making and receiving payments throughout their time while playing internationally and to provide the most advantageous opportunity when dealing with foreign currencies.
Marketing and branding- As athletes make the transition from being comfortable playing somewhere they know to playing internationally, they are faced with the reality that playing sports is not the only concern they have that can affect their ability to maximize their income. GSM focuses on an aggressive marketing and branding plan which markets the athletes to companies and media outlets worldwide.
Contract and Endorsement Management– Our focus at GSM is to make sure that international brands have a clear idea of how they think an athlete can help their brand and athletes should have a clear idea of whether the brand is a good fit for their image/personal brand and whether there are any conflicts with any existing sponsors. We’ve taken our expertise and we focus on making sure strategic plans are in place to benefit both the athlete and the brand.
Adaptive Services– At GSM we have come to recognize the importance of being able to focus on the readiness of athletes who are going to play internationally. So many times, they are placed based purely on financial consideration while not thinking about their ability to perform effectively in a new environment that has different cultural and social expectations and requirements. We work with our athletes to provide them more than the ability to assimilate but to demonstrate acceptance and respect for cultural norms and social protocol are a requirement for building trust. Thus, making their experience better for them and increases their ability to play at the highest level.