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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/17/2013)

Sports Illustrated ranked Tom Condon of CAA Football as the most influential sports agent.

I am currently in Atlanta, along with many practicing Sports Law attorneys and law school students who hope to one day practice in the world of Sports Law.  We are here for the annual Sports Lawyers Association conference.  Whether you are in Atlanta or not, check out this guide to following along with the events.  This week on Forbes: (1) Football Agent’s Lawsuit Against Former Agency Asks Court To Void Parts Of Employment Agreement; (2) Sherwin Williams Strikes Deal To Become Official Paint Of NASCAR; and (3) United MileagePlus Partnership Opens Vast Membership To Sporting And Entertainment Events.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:



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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.