Empowering Icons,Building Timeless Legacies.

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Representation Refined

Guiding your journey with precision, we secure sponsorships, speaking engagements, ancillary rights agreements, and negotiate impactful licensing deals.

Strategic Business Management

Navigating personal ventures, sponsorships, and more, we provide unwavering logistical support, ensuring the success of your business interests.

Estate Management

With 30 years of expertise, we are stewards of legacies, proficient in managing intellectual and real property for artists, athletes, and historical figures.

Legacy of Representing Icons

For over 30 years, we have maintained an unwavering commitment to safeguarding the careers of sports legends, entertainers, and artists. Our dedication extends to Olympic Gold Medalists, Hall of Fame athletes, renowned authors, and esteemed artists.

Our Services


Rutherford & Barnes also serves our clients, acting as their business agents. We oversee and manage our clients' sponsorships, speaking engagements, licensing, literary, and ancillary rights projects.

Business Management

We assist our clients by overseeing their business interests, ranging from personal business ventures, to sponsorship programs, to speaking engagements. Providing the logistical support and management to ensure that these ventures are successful is our primary focus. The growth of our clients' endeavors occurs through our combined efforts in finding, evaluating, and supporting new business opportunities. We serve as our clients' business development arm by constantly searching for new options for them to engage and succeed.

Estate Management

Rutherford & Barnes has over 30 years experience assisting estates in their management and liquidation of both their intellectual and real property. From managing the estates of artists, Hall of Fame athletes, and historical figures, we have a wealth of experience in providing the management and valuation services required. We have a network of experts in the fields of valuation, restoration, and sales that we can call upon to assist in the management of our clients' estates.

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Meet our Team

Michael Barnes


Michael Barnes has spent three decades serving clients ranging from Hall of Fame athletes to renowned artists to historical figures to numismatic icons. On behalf of clients, he has overseen projects in the licensing, film, autograph, literary, and art worlds. Michael has also served as a Professor of Sports Management as well as a frequent lecturer on sports and entertainment related matters.

Caroline Hilton


Caroline oversees our clients' varied projects, handling the logistical and day to day services required to succeed. Caroline's focus is also on exploring new initiatives into some of the more rapidly expanding fields of today.

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