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Agent Spotlight: Kristen Kuliga

It all started with Doug Flutie, but then again, what good story does not begin with him? Kristen Kuliga can thank Flutie for helping her become the first and only women to represent an NFL player [Female agent to speak at Waterbury Forum]. Flutie can thank Kuliga for being the highest paid backup quarterback in the history of the NFL [Female agents a rarity in team sports]. Doug’s girl continues to be the only female agent (out of the 30 NFLPA registered women and 1,150 total registered representatives) to negotiate contracts for active NFL players.

Kuliga excelled as a student at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and then as a law school student at Suffolk University. She continues to give back to academia by serving as an Adjunct Professor of Sports Law at Suffolk University Law School.

Beyond the class room, Kristen Kuliga began her career in sports as General Counsel and Vice President of Athlete Marketing at the late Woolf Associates (notice Flutie’s name as a former client). After working at Woolf Associates, Kuliga founded K Sports & Entertainment, which was purchased by Paid, Inc. in 2004, but continues to exist as a co-entity. Kristen Kuliga remains as a personal agent for her NFL clients while acting as Vice President of Celebrity Services for Paid, Inc.

Boston, and the rest of the country, is recognizing Kristen Kuliga’s achievements. Kuliga has been named to The Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 (out of 285+ nominated) for her work with K Sports, Paid Inc, and for offering free legal services to the homeless and underprivileged [The BBJ 40 Under 40: Women make their mark]. She is also a member of the National Sports Marketing Network’s Boston Chapter Steering Committee [NSMN].

It is hard to find anything that Kuliga is not involved in. She puts in about 60 hours of work per week into doing what she truly loves. One thing is certain: do not tell Kristen Kuliga that there is something that she cannot do, because she just may have to prove you wrong.

Here is a list of Kristen Kuliga’s current clients: Current NFL Players

-Darren Heitner

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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