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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/25/2014)

LeBron James leads the 2013 Power 100. His agent is Rich Paul of Klutch Sports. Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
LeBron James has switched from CAA to WME for film related work. Photo Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Had a fantastic time at the Sports Law for Rookies and Veterans event held in Miami, FL yesterday.  Great discussions on every panel, and I very much enjoyed sitting along with extremely qualified colleagues on the “Locker Rooms & Employment Law” panel.  Sports Agent Blog also served as a proud sponsor of the event.  Richie Incognito and the Northwestern University football team unionization effort kept us occupied for over an hour.  Next weekend I am off to Las Vegas to see a client.  This is a rare weekend that I will remain in sunny South FL.  On FORBES: (1) Second Sports PR Summit To Join PR Executives With National Media Members; (2) Vault-Like Services Could Be Next Fantasy Sports Success Stories; (3) NBA’s Social Media Activity Soars In Connection With NBA Cares Campaign; (4) Vernon Davis IPO Set To Change The Way We Value Sports; (5) Can Online Poker Become The New King Of New York?; and (6) Northwestern Football Union Vote Is A Winner, Even If It Fails.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




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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.