Prior to becoming a Founding Partner of Elefterakis, Elefterakis & Panek Law he was he was admitted to the New York State Bar and subsequently practiced before the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He prides himself on his passion for legal knowledge and most importantly, his ability to truly understand the concerns and needs of each client he represents and has appeared on several national news media outlets, such as CNN with Anderson Cooper. He has applied his knowledge and acumen for law to aggressively negotiate and receive the maximum compensation for clients. John is also a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and Columbian Lawyers Association.
Philanthropically, John gives back to the community with his brother and fellow FFA Sports executive, Nicholas Elefterakis, by founding and sponsoring EEP Youth Baseball, a traveling grassroots sports team for inner-city youth. They have won numerous championships competing in the USABL and USSSA Youth Leagues. His passion and dedication for the youth and his family is what separate the Elefterakis brothers in the industry.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, John received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Haverford College where he was a four-year letter winner in basketball. John went on to receive his Juris Doctor degree from Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Prior to Haverford, John played high school basketball at the prestigious Poly Prep Country Day School where he starred alongside New York Knicks Center, Joakim Noah. John and his wife Kirsten reside in Staten Island, NY with their daughter Charlotte and three sons John V, Peter and Matthew.
As a Native New Yorker and an active figure in the basketball world since his introduction to the game as a 10 year old, Kevin Draughon II brings an exceptional blend of experience and success to FFA Sports Management.With new relationships budding internationally as well as very close ties to several NBA clubs, league employees, coaches, current/former players, trainers and more, Kevin boasts a network of basketball resources that provides opportunity and knowledge to our clients and their families.
Outside of the sports world, Kevin has also served in numerous financial based roles, including but not limited to fixed income settlements, senior secured loan servicing, and more. His unique exposure to the finance sector has served throughout the years as an asset in teaching his peers as well as the next generation the importance of financial literacy. In addition to his finance experience, Kevin has also served as a creative director for up and coming company NumberedNYC, a clothing brand designed to bring awareness to many of the issues we face in society. Other past consultant roles include stops at youth organizations, startup businesses and more. With ties to sports, the business world, and beyond, Kevin provides an uncanny combination of knowledge, creativity, and resources which provide the perfect blend for creating top notch opportunities for our clients while keeping them on the path to a healthy, fulfilling lifestyle during and after their playing careers.
Philanthropically, Kevin has served as a mentor for children throughout numerous programs like KYDA Inc, a sports organization that provides instruction, training, and life advice for inner-city at-risk youth. As an alumni of the program, Kevin takes great pride in helping the next generation. Kevin also serves as a free financial coach for people of all ages in his neighborhood back home in New York.
Born in New York, NY and raised in the Bronx, Kevin received his Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Business Management from Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ, where he joined the Men’s Basketball team as a walk on after transferring from Clarkson University. Prior to his college experience, Kevin played at Trevor Day School in New York, NY, rising as one of the top players in New York as a senior, earning All City and All State Honors across many publications. His 22-5 senior season resulted in a State Championship runner up position after falling to Poly Prep, which featured founding partner John Elefterakis, as well as former New York Knicks center Joakim Noah.
He is the co-founder and co-owner of Coker Properties and Coker Investments MN, which specializes in residential real estate investments in Minnesota. He currently has a multi-million dollar real estate rental portfolio consisting of single family homes, duplexes and condominiums throughout the twin cities. Prior to diving into real estate, Kelvin began his career as an Investment Banker at UBS Investment Bank and Siebert Brandford Shank in New York City. He worked in the public finance department as an analyst and associate where he provided investment banking solutions to various municipalities.
Philanthropically, Kelvin volunteers time at his extended family-owned Lynch Basketball Camps in Minnesota. For the last 5 summers, Kelvin has provided a fun and energetic atmosphere for children between the ages of 5-12 where he values the benefit of Sports and Recreation.
Born in Manhattan, NY, with deep family roots in Harlem, NY, Kelvin received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College. He began his collegiate career in football at the University of Rochester before transferring to Amherst his sophomore year where he was a 3 year letter winner. Kelvin splits time between Minneapolis, MN and New York, NY.
Clifton is co-founder and co-owner of Coker Properties and holds over 10 years experience in healthcare sales. Currently working as a Risk Management Consultant and Producer with Lockton Companies, the largest independent, privately held insurance broker and risk management consulting firm in the world. With over 85 offices across the globe, Lockton represents over 50,000 clients from Fortune 100 companies to specialized private firms.
Born and raised in Manhattan, NY, Cliff received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond where he was an All-Conference Division 1 Football player for the Spiders. Prior to Richmond, he captained his wrestling team and played football, alongside his brother and FFA Sports partner, Kelvin Coker for the nationally ranked Poly Prep Country Day School located in Brooklyn. He is also a member of the prestigious New York Athletic Club. Cliff now splits his time between New York City, Minneapolis and Kansas City.