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Tara Modlin Hopes To Skate Her Way Out Of Trouble

Want to see a website that looks like it was created in 1990, replete with graphics that look like a 5-year old created and background music that you cannot turn on/off?  Well here you go.  That website is the home of Fireworks Sports Marketing, the brainchild of sports agent Tara Modlin.  At least the company’s Facebook Page has no music.  That Facebook Page describes Fireworks Sports Marketing as “a New York-based sports and entertainment marketing firm with a large focus in talent management and event production in the sport of figure skating.”

One of the events that Modlin produced in the sport of figure skating was “Stars, Stripes, and Skates” put on by The Heritage Foundation of 9/11.  On July 23, 2011, Candace M. Giove of the New York Post wrote that New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is looking into Modlin’s actions after the New York Post earlier published a report that her nonprofit did not send any money to 9/11 victims.

Only a week prior to Candace M. Giove’s write-up, Tara Modlin posted the following message on the Stars, Stripes, and Skates website:

Stars Stripes and Skates

Modlin claims that the New York Post has engaged in a smear campaign against her and The Heritage Foundation.  Modlin has retained New York attorney Charlene Verkowitz as her legal counsel with regards to any matter with the New York Post.  She also wrote a letter dated July 4, 2011, which was published on the Stars, Stripes, and Skates website.


I have no intention of taking anyone’s side with regards to this pending matter; however, I do hope, for Modlin’s sake that the following remains her favorite song.

[blackbirdpie url=”!/tmodlin/status/91300004504928256″]

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 “Tara Modlin Hopes To Skate Her Way Out Of Trouble”

She’s Johnny Weir’s agent. She was all over his Sundance reality show “Be Good Johnny Weir”

She’s Johnny Weir’s agent. She was all over his Sundance reality show “Be Good Johnny Weir”

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