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Florida A&M Entertainment And Sports Law Symposium

What: “Creating Your Blueprint” – The 4th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium at the Florida A&M College of Law

When: April 10, 2010 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Where: 201 Beggs Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 (map)

Cost: Free (RSVP recommended – [email protected])


8:30-9:30 AM – Symposium Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00-10:50 AM Entertainment: Building your own Consummate Entertainment Practice

  • Michael L. Moore, Esq., The Law Offices of Michael L. Moore & Associates, P.A.– Moderator*
  • Tanya Mitchell Graham, Esq., The Law Office of Tanya Mitchell Graham, P.C.
  • Bernie Lawrence Watkins, Esq., B. Lawrence Watkins & Associates, P.C.

11:00-11:50 AM Sports: Maximizing your potential: Alternative Careers in Sports

  • Nyea Sturman, Esq., Partnership Business Manager, Orlando Magic – Moderator
  • Sashi Brown, Esq., Assistant General Counsel, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Joe Pierce, Bank of America, Sports

12:00-12:50 PM Lunch and Keynote Address

  • Ms. Nina Dawne-Williams, Esq., 2009-2010 Chair, Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section, The Florida Bar

1:00-1:50 PM *Music: The State of Music and Performance Royalties in the face of the Performance Rights Act

  • Kendall Minter, Esq., Minter & Associates, LLC.– Moderator
  • Mattias Eng, Esq., Senior Director, Business Affairs at Sony Music Entertainment
  • Noni Ellison-Southall, Esq., Senior Counsel, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

2:00-2:50 PM *IP: Legal Aspects of Social Media Marketing

  • Terry M. Sanks, Esq., Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P.A. – Moderator
  • Ashley Page, Esq., Associate, Alston & Bird, LLC.
  • Raynarldo K. Whitty, Esq., Counsel, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

*All items marked with an asterisk (*) are in the confirmation process.

**All panel times, topics and panelists are subject to change without notice.

There will also be a pre-Symposium Mixer at the Bosendorfer Lounge at The Grand Bohemian Hotel on April 9, 2010 from 7-9 p.m.

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.