Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/7/2017)

Hello my friends, and welcome to another edition of the weekly wrap-up. This week's version comes to you from Philadelphia, where I will be speaking on a panel concerning esports at an amazing event put on by Andrew Brandt and Villanova Law: 2017 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium. It

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/31/2017)

It's been a couple of weeks of non-stop travel, between Austin, Las Vegas and New York. Hopefully, I get to stay around home-base for the next few weeks before heading back to New York for some more Heitner Legal-related work. Amazing game-winner against Wisconsin followed by a heartbreaking loss to

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/24/2017)

Miraculously, I came back from Las Vegas a winner, and actually made a decent amount of money between betting on college basketball games (a lot of money won on the Gators) as well as poker. Was about even in blackjack. Today, I'm in Gainesville, where it is currently illegal to

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/17/2017)

Here's a special St. Patrick's Day, Darren in Las Vegas edition of the weekly wrap-up. I'm in Vegas for what has been an annual tradition for so many years that I have lost count. Sin City is the destination of choice for the first couple rounds of the NCAA Tournament,

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/10/2017)

So the days are dwindling down as we get closer to December 23, when I am getting married. Yeah, we even have a website. I also posted a picture this past week that our marvelous photographer took during our "Engagement Shoot." A lot goes into getting married! But before the

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/3/2017)

Good morning from warm South Florida, where basketball is totally on fire. It looks like Miami, Florida and Florida State will all be making the NCAA Tournament, which should create a lot of trash talking between now and the start of the tourney. I have the joy of taking engagement

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/24/17)

I heard a lot about how crazy it was in New Orleans for All Star Weekend, but also how miserable the actual performances were to watch on the court. I don't think I've ever made it to NBA All Star, and with February being such a busy month, it always

Oregon Considers Modifying Its Sports Agent Law

The State of Oregon Senate is considering a bill that would alter the state's athlete agent laws. Senate Bill 5, titled the "Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act," would revamp various definitions, including that of "athlete agent." It would make changes as to whom would be a considered an athlete agent in

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/17/2017)

I hope everyone had a memorable Valentine's Day. My fiancee was out of town, so we will be celebrating this evening. But isn't every day truly supposed to be Valentine's Day when you appreciate each other? Enough of that mushiness. NBA All Star weekend approaches and it's been a pretty

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/10/2017)

As of yesterday, I am 32-years-old. Beyond my fiancee reminding me "how old I am," I still feel rather young. It's a combination of mentality as well as physical routine. And in reality, I am still young. At least I'll keep telling myself that. This Saturday, I'm excited to serve as

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