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Isaiah T. Artest, Esq.

Managing Partner

Isaiah Artest is and attorney and Managing Partner of The Artest Agency. He was born and raised in Queens, New York. He attended London Metropolitan University in London, England for four years where he received his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Politics and his Master’s degree in International Security. In 2012, Isaiah moved to San Diego, California to attend Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor degree.


During his free time, he likes to travel abroad to visit friends back in London or exploring new countries on his own. Isaiah has worked in the legal field for the past several years, focusing primarily on transactional work in corporate and employment law and working with professional athletes and entertainers to develop and execute various projects outside of their professions. As founder of TAA, Isaiah is using his experience within the legal and sports field in the United States with the relationships he has developed abroad to build TAA into a sports agency with an international network.

Contact Isaiah at: isaiah@artestagency.com

Josh F. Desmond, Esq.


Josh Desmond is an attorney and Partner of The Artest Agency.  He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before attending the University of Dayton where he received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Business Administration.  In 2012, Josh attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor and certificate in Sports Law and Policy.


In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, golfing, or spending time with his wife, Kristin, and their two kids. Josh has experience working with sponsorships, contract negotiations, marketing, advertising, event management, athlete branding, social media and client services.  Josh directly interfaces with clients and assists them in expanding and maximizing their professional portfolio and establishing post-career opportunities.

Contact Josh at: josh@artestagency.com


Daniel Artest

Director of Scouting

and Player Development

Daniel Artest comes to The Artest Agency as their Director of Scouting and Player Development. Daniel is a talented and mindful former professional athlete.  Daniel climbed the ranks after playing in junior college, professionally in Germany, Greece and China and in the NBA Summer League with the Sacramento Kings. Daniel has trained with former and current NBA players and is a proven leader in helping athletes get to the next level. Daniel has been recognized for his ability to control his size and strength, leading his former teams in post-position, rebounding, and scoring accuracy.  Daniel not only has the eye for talent, but also has the ability to recognize and assist player weaknesses, proving to be an invaluable asset to TAA's team.

Contact Daniel at: daniel@artestagency.com

Cintia Ruiz Nicolau

TAA Representative

South America

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Cintia is a Brazilian lawyer based out of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Cintia specializes in sports, international law and business transactions. Cintia speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish and is the agency’s representative in the South America region.