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Darren Heitner, Dan Lust And Dan Wallach To Headline Sports Law Networking Event For Law Students

The Florida Law Students Sports & Entertainment Law Council will be sponsoring a sports law discussion on August 4 from 12-1 PM EST, featuring attorneys Darren Heitner, Dan Lust, and Daniel Wallach.  Heitner, who created SportsAgentBlog.com in 2005, is a dual-Gator and the founder of Heitner Legal where he practices sports law, contracts, trademarks and copyrights. […]

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Why Are NFL Agents Not Switching To Team Jobs?

The New York Post has a new article titled, “Inside NFL’s reluctance to hire ex-agents to run teams,” and even gave us at Sports Agent Blog a shout out. The lengthy (for New York Post standards) article references a trend in professional sports organizations to hire sports agents to work in-house, but notes that such […]

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Six Questions With Daniel Steinberg, Community Manager At SponsorPitch

The following “Six Questions” short interview with Daniel Steinberg, Community Manager at SponsorPitch, was conducted by our Assistant Editor Cameron Chung. Connect with SponsorPitch on LinkedIn & Twitter. When did you know you wanted to work in sports? What drew you to the industry? As a long time athlete that was not good enough to play in college, I decided to […]

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Jahlil Okafor To Sign With Bill Duffy

Consensus first-team All-American and ACC Player of the Year center Jahlil Okafor will sign with power agent Bill Duffy of BDA Sports Management a source tells Sports Agent Blog’s Darren Heitner. Jahlil Okafor is a 6’11” center who spent his freshman season playing for Mike Krzyzewski at Duke University, winning the 2015 NCAA Men’s Division I […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Saturday Wrap-up (4/25/15)

We are one week away from the “Fight of the Century” with Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on May 2nd. In the spirit of the delayed ticket sales for the fight, our Shabbat Shalom series was also delayed to today. There’s plenty of sporting events over the next week including the NFL Draft this Thursday. Prior to the […]

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Official Brands Sues Roc Nation Sports

Official Brands Inc., former marketing company for Dez Bryant, has filed a civil suit against Roc Nation Sports. Darren Heitner, attorney for Official Brands, confirmed the suit was filed on Tuesday in Dallas County. The suit states that Roc Nation Sports committed “tortious interference” which claims the defendant wrongfully interfered with the plaintiff’s contractual and […]

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On To The Next One: Hakeem Nicks

Per a Tweet by our own Darren Heitner, wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has left Roc Nation Sports after joining the agency just over a year ago. Nicks has decided to return to his previous agent, Peter Schaffer of Authentic Athletix. Originally drafted out of North Carolina by the New York Giants in the first round of […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/27/15)

This week was a very cool and memorable one for Darren. Not only did he purchase his first home, but he also got to sit on the panel at his alma maters Sports Law Symposium (University of Florida). Here are his contributions from this week on FORBES: (1) Louisville Slugger To Be Acquired For $70 Million; […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/27/15)

Even though it’s the offseason, there is still a lot of action going on in the NFL. With the Combine having come and gone, teams are beginning to make roster and cap space for future draft picks and free agents. Darren’s Miami Dolphins recently cut two wide receivers and could possibly be letting Mike Wallace go too. On […]

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University Of Florida Levin College Of Law 2015 Sports Law Symposium

What: University of Florida Levin College of Law 2015 Sports Law Symposium Where: Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2500 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32611 When: Friday, March 27, 2015 from 9am-5pm (Registration begins at 8:30am) CLE Credits: Each Florida Bar Certified Attorney will receive 6.5 ethics and 6.5 […]