Michael Trope’s media includes the following:

Michael Trope from Top Sports Agent to Top Attorney

I came across an article on one of the attorneys that Rose Speaks.com follows, the one that one the most significant divorce settlement ever in the Lisa and Kirk Kerkorian Trope however had a very interesting life leading up to this win and being a Michael Trope went from a child in Beverly Hills, to change the way professional football players negotiate contracts, back to law school, a top lawyer and an author of two books. WOW, most people only do one of those things!

Born in 1951 to another top lawyer Sorrell Trope and Gloria Trope, Trope grew up in Beverly Hills, graduated from Palisades Charter High School in 1969 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from USC with a major in history in 1973. Trope later graduated from Loyola Law School in 1983 and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1987. 1951 After graduating from Loyola Law School in 1983 Trope retired as an NFL agent in 1985. Trope was admitted to the California State Bar in 1987, which is also the year Trope wrote the book “Necessary Roughness” a very blunt book about life as an NFL agent. Read more here

93-Year-Old Billionaire to Pay $10.25 Million in Child Support

Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian agreed Friday to pay more than $10 million in back child support plus $100,000 a  month for a child his ex-wife has admitted is not his biological daughter.

     Lisa Bonder Kerkorian, who was married briefly to the casino mogul after a long relationship, acknowledged during a child support battle that she had faked a DNA paternity test by using saliva she obtained from Kerkorian’s adult daughter. She said the biological father was Hollywood movie producer Stephen  Bing.

Michael Trope, the attorney for Bonder Kerkorian, filed the  settlement Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court. He declined to  comment. Kerkorian’s lawyer, Joseph Mannis, did not immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press.

Kira Kerkorian is now 12, and court papers have said that she  has known for quite some time that she has “two papas.”  Kerkorian, 93, has had joint custody of the girl, who lives with her mother.

The settlement, which provides $100,000 a month until Kira turns  19 or until she graduates from high school, no longer is a  full-time student or no longer is living with her mother full-time.  After that, the settlement says, the child support will be reduced  to $50,000 a month.

The agreement also provides for Kerkorian to pay expenses including school costs, equestrian expense, clothing, housing, travel, hobbies, automobile, food, beauty treatments, tutoring,  entertainment, parties, and pets. Read more here


Lawrence Taylor, the Giants’ all-pro linebacker, completed yesterday an unusual series of contract negotiations that enabled him to buy his way out of a future obligation to play with the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League.

Sources from all parties involved said that the deals merely awaited the Giants’ approval, which is expected today.

Taylor’s agent, Mike Trope, met separately with Donald Trump, the Generals’ owner, and George Young, the Giants’ general manager, in the last few days and fashioned the agreement. According to sources, the following will happen:

– Trump will receive up to $750,000 over the next five years for giving up his option on Taylor that obligated him to begin playing for the Generals in 1988.

– The Giants will upgrade the value of Taylor’s contract immediately; his salary was scheduled to be $190,000 for this year, but instead will increase to $650,000. They also extended his contract two years through 1989. The six-year package carries a value, with a signing bonus and interest-free loan, of more than $6 million.

– Taylor will return the $1 million interest-free, 25-year loan that Trump advanced on Dec. 14 as part of the deal that gave the Generals an option on his services. Read original news archive here

Sports agent faces 1-week hotel term

Bloom also to wash police cars, testify against former associate

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Sports agent Lloyd Bloom will spend one week in a hotel and wash police cars as part of an unusual deal he struck Monday with Alabama officials for his basketball player Derric McKey.

After negotiatings by his Los Angles-based lawyer, M. L. Trope, Bloom pleaded guilty in Tuscaloosa County Court to one count of deceptive trade practice, a misdemeanor.  He received a reduces one-year sentence and agreed to testify Monday at the trial of former Associate Norby Walters.

Another part of the deal is that Bloom will not serve his sentence unless Walters is convicted.

Assistant Attorney General Don Valeska told Circuit Court Judge John Karrh of the deal Monday Afternoon after Bloom, 29, had pleaded not guilty to three charges involving McKey and former Alabama teammate Terry Coner.

Karrh accepted the arrangement and passed the sentence on Bloom, who will spend a week in the hotel of his choice and report to the Tuscaloosa sheriff’s office at 7:30 a.m. daily, where he will wash “state troopers’ cars” on a nine-hour shift, Valeska said.  Read the rest of the Bloom article

Michael L. Trope has written two books:

Necessary Roughness. Raleigh, NC: Contemporary Books. August 1987. ISBN 9780809248162.
Once Upon a Time in Los Angeles: The Trials of Earl Rogers. Glendale, CA: The Arthur H. Clark Company. July 25, 2001. ISBN 978-0870623059.