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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (4/12/2012)

I had a fantastic time sitting on the “Athletes, Artists, Celebrities” panel at Johnson & Wales University this week.  It was one of the best turnouts I have ever seen for a sports and entertainment event and it was very well run.  Tomorrow, I will venture to Marlins Park to sit on another panel (“Protecting Your Client’s Image: The Use of Intellectual Property Law to Represent a Client’s Business and Personal Interests”) at the University of Miami’s 15th Annual Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium.  I would be remiss to not send a public “thank you” to Professor Michael McCann who has included me on the brand new Vermont Law School Sports Law Institute’s Board of Advisors.  I am so tired of eating matzoh.  And on that note, here are some stories I missed over the past week:




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.