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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (4/15/2011)

Travel, travel, travel…it’s all I seem to do lately.  Although after this weekend’s trip to Boston to speak at Suffolk Law School (I’m speaking there tonight), the traveling will settle down for a bit until I head up to Washington D.C. for the Sports Lawyers Association Conference mid-May.  I just sat through my first mediation.  It was a great experience, and hope that the NFL and NFLPA can work something out with the help of a mediator.  Expect to read about a lot more basketball agent signings over the next couple of weeks as players decide that they will stay in the 2011 NBA Draft and finally pick representation.  Here are some stories I missed over the past week:




Sports Law

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.