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St. Thomas University Entertainment And Sports Law Symposium

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St. Thomas’ Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium will feature panels on Intellectual Property, NCAA Compliance, and Immigration.

What: St. Thomas University Entertainment and Sports Law Society’s Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium

When: Saturday, March 9, 2013

Where: St. Thomas University School of Law (16401 NW 37th Ave, Miami Gardens, Florida 33054)

Schedule and Panels

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Registration

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Introductions

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Intellectual Property Panel

  • Moderator: Richard Wolfe, Partner at Wolfe Law Miami, P.A.
  • Joseph Carvalko, Law Offices of Joseph R. Carvalko
  • Rian Kinney, The Kinney Firm
  • Louis Smoller, Bradley Legal Group, PA
  • Charlotte Towne, Charlotte Towne, P.A.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: NCAA Compliance Panel

  • Moderator: Darren Heitner, Partner at Wolfe Law Miami, P.A.
  • Theodore Curtis, Professor at Lynn University
  • Christopher Lyons, Partner at Lyons & Lurvey, P.A.
  • Claire Zovko, Attorney at Precise Advisory Group
  • Alan Fertel, Partner at Boyd & Jenerette, PA

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Immigration Panel

  • Renata Calderaro, The Calderaro Tyrrell Law Group
  • Gina M. Polo, Weiss, Alden & Polo, P.A.
  • LaShawn Thomas, Attorney with Miami Entertainment Law Group

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Networking Reception

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.