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Sports Lawyers Association Event At New Jersey Nets Game

What: The Sports Lawyers Association networking event and lecture.

When: February 2, 2011 (6 p.m.)

Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey (map)

The event consists of a pre-game panel discussion, networking, and lower level tickets to the Nets vs. Sixers.  Featured speakers include Jeff Gewirtz (Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, NETS Basketball) and Charlie Mierswa (Executive Vice President, Business Operations & Chief Financial Officer, NETS Basketball).

Cost: $20.  Tickets can be purchased through Matt Bish at the New Jersey Nets: or (201) 635-3173.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

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