Bret Kanis
Pensacola, Florida, United States

Bret Kanis is a NBA Agent and Attorney with the Hightower Law Firm in Pensacola, Florida with over 20 years’ experience as a basketball agent. As a certified player agent with the National Basketball Players Association and a licensed attorney, he is able to represent professional basketball players in the NBA, G League and internationally.  Over his career, Bret’s clients have received offers in over 25 countries.  He has represented players from a wide range of colleges (including high major schools such as Arizona, Cincinnati, Iowa, Iowa State, North Carolina and Notre Dame).  He has assisted many under-the-radar players in building successful professional basketball careers.  Due to his worldwide connections, he has helped other agents in locating professional basketball opportunities for their clients and mentored agents new to the business.

As an attorney, Bret has represented professional athletes in contract negotiations and contract disputes (including before FIBA’s Basketball Arbitrational Tribunal), advised agents in contract negotiations and disputes for their clients, and represented professional athletes with respect to their businesses and personal matters.

Throughout his career, Bret has had the opportunity to work with Hall of Fame athletes, high-round draft picks, and Olympic Gold medalists in various capacities as an agent and attorney.