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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (9/16/2011)

It has been a very eventful past couple of weeks for me.  Quite a bit of stuff is still pending; some I wish to keep confidential and other information I feel free to share.  I have accepted a new legal job, which will start in about a week and a half.  I have had an amazing year working at Koch Parafinczuk & Wolf, PA (KPW) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where I have grown tremendously as a litigator.  I am forever thankful for the opportunity that they gave me.  However, I have been offered a position to work directly with a prominent Entertainment/Intellectual Property attorney who has left his firm to start up a new venture from scratch.  It will be the two of us plus a couple of secretaries, and we will be largely focusing on Entertainment/Sports/Intellectual Property matters.  I will certainly provide more information over the next couple of weeks.  In the meantime, I am wrapping up some work at KPW and handling a lot of other matters that need to be taken care of.  Everyone is talking about this article that was written in The Atlantic this week.  I hope to get a chance to finally read it this weekend.  Here are some stories I missed over the past week:


Sports Business

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.