Darren Heitner – Founder/Chief Editor
Darren Adam Heitner, Esq. is an attorney based in the State of Florida, who is licensed to practice on the state and federal level, and focuses on sports, entertainment, and intellectual property litigation and transactional work. He is the owner of HEITNER LEGAL, P.L.L.C. and DYNASTY DEALINGS, LLC. Darren is regularly interviewed on major sports radio programs and television shows, he has written pieces that have been featured in various top sports publications, and has spoken at/moderated sports discussions at institutions of higher education. In 2010, Darren was named to Miami, Florida’s Power 30 Under 30 in the Sports category along with the MLB’s Hanley Ramirez, NBA’s Udonis Haslem, and NFL’s Ronnie Brown. In 2012 and 2015, Darren was chosen as a Florida Legal Elite Up and Comer (top attorneys in Florida under 40 years of age). In 2015, Darren was selected a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers.
Darren is the author of How to Play the Game: What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know (published by the American Bar Association), Contributing Writer of An Athlete’s Guide to Agents, 5th Edition , author of a Dartmouth Law Journal article titled, Duties of Sports Agents to Athletes and Statutory Regulation Thereof, author of a Gaming Law Review and Economics article titled, The Plight of PASPA: It’s Time to Pull the Plug on the Prohibition, co-author of a Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law article titled, Corking the Cam Newton Loophole, a Sweeping Suggestion, author of a NYU School of Law IP and Entertainment Law Ledger article titled, You May Not “Like” This Title: Everything Stored On Facebook Is Discoverable, co-author of a New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Journal article titled, Have Some Standards: How the Sports Agent Profession Should Be Effectively Regulated, co-author of a Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal article titled, In Baseball’s Best Interest?: A Discussion of the October 2010 MLBPA Regulations Governing Player Agents, co-author of a Pace Intellectual Property Sports & Entertainment Law Forum article titled, Football v. Football: A Comparison of Agent Regulation in France’s Ligue 1 and the National Football League, author of two DePaul Journal of Sports Law & Contemporary Problems articles titled, Money and Sports: Economic Realities of Being An Athlete and Pain in the Head: The Official Helmet Company of the NFL’s Potential Liability in the Concussion Lawsuits, co-author of a New York State Bar Association Journal article titled, Made for Each Other: Social Media and Litigation, co-author of Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University Sports and Entertainment Law Journal article titled, An Offer They Should Refuse: Why Conflicts of Interest Raised by Dual Representation among Player Agents is a Major Threat to the NCAA and Professional Leagues, co-author of a Fall 2013 Marquette Sports Law Review article titled, Jay Z Has 99 Problems, and Being a Sports Agent May Be One, and co-author of a Fall 2014 Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law article titled, Personal Foul: Conduct Detrimental to the Team. Penalty Declined?
Darren has a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the same institution, where he served two terms as the President of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society and Chair of the popular UF Sports Law Symposium. He is also the Public Relations Director of the National Sports and Entertainment Law Society and Associate Executive Director of the Jewish Coaches Association.
Darren is a member of many prestigious Honors Societies including Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Florida Blue Key.
D’Bria currently serves as Founder and CEO of D.E.B.S. Foundation, an organization she started in 2013 that provides programming & awards scholarships to students who are Defying Every Boundary Scholastically.
She has worked with a variety of organizations including UCF Athletics Association, NCAA, The Sports & Entertainment Group, PLLC and Wasserman.
D’Bria is the author of Has the NBA Lost It’s Competitive Touch? published in Volume 4 of St. Thomas Journal of Complex Litigation and several articles in Volume 34, Issue 2 & Volume 33, Number 2 of the American Bar Association Entertainment and Sports Lawyer.
Zach is currently a Digital Content and Marketing Specialist for the VIKTRE Career Network, a website that focuses on helping athletes find a career after sports. He received his Master’s of Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University in 2015 and his BA of Integrated Marketing Communications from John Carroll University in 2014.
He has completed internships in various aspects of the sports industry with organizations such as the Cleveland Cavaliers, The Game Sports Management & Media, the Naval Academy Athletic Association, James Grant Sports and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
He serves as an assistant editor for SAB.