Sports Law

Public Forum: Representing Athletes in Sponsorship & Endorsement Deals

What: New York County Lawyers’ Association Public Forum: Representing Athletes in Sponsorship & Endorsement Deals.

Where: 14 Vesey Street, New York, NY.  See map.

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 – 6:30 p.m


A forum on the representation of athletes in individualized (as opposed to team) sports in negotiations and maintenance of endorsement and sponsorship deals will take place.  Among the topics to be covered are the recent Michael Phelps and Alex Rodriguez scandals and how to handle such matters as they pertain to endorsements and sponsorships, as their attorneys.

Moderator: Paul Stuart Haberman, associate, Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach, L.L.P.


  • Elizabeth Durkin, partner, Durkin & Durkin, LLP
  • Mike DiMaggio, associate, Collins, McDonald & Gann, P.C. and former executive director of the United Supplement Freedom Association
  • Christopher Chase, associate, Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, P.C.
  • Scott Shaffer, member, The Lustigman Firm, P.C.
  • Keven Davis, partner at Garvey Schubert & Barer and attorney for the Williams’ sisters

Cost: Must register.  Email [email protected] and write ‘March 11 forum’ in the Subject line.

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.

2 replies on “Public Forum: Representing Athletes in Sponsorship & Endorsement Deals”

Although the 11th is my birthday, I will be in attendance (assuming I can’t make it to Harvard that Friday). Doing a case study for one of my classes (Undergrad) and this will definitely help. Thanks for the heads up.

Keep up the good work!

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