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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (12/13/2013)

The bulk of Roger Federer's income is derived through his major endorsement deals. Photo Credit: Susan Mulane-US PRESSWIRE
Roger Federer has officially launched a new sports agency. Photo Credit: Susan Mulane-US PRESSWIRE

On Wednesday night my law firm (Wolfe Law Miami, P.A.) hosted its annual Holiday Party and this weekend we will be celebrating a great year down in Key Largo with all of our attorneys and support staff.  It really has been a fun year practicing law and assisting our clients who we love tremendously.  Some very nice victories, especially in the area of sports law, which I believe has been recognized as we continue to grow our base of clients.  I am starting to schedule my 2014 “speaking series,” which already includes a visit to Chapman Law in early February, followed by Fordham Law School, New York Law School, and the University of Florida in April.  This week on FORBES: (1) Robinson Cano And Seattle Mariners Agree To $240 Million, 10 Year Contract; (2) Jay Z Has Reason To Laugh About Geno Smith NFL Investigation; (3) Should Current NCAA Student-Athletes File For Federal Trademark Protection?; (4) Josh McCown’s Champion Performance Creates Confounding Situation For Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler; and (5) Would Nick Saban Leaving Alabama For Texas Be The Right Move?  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:





Sports Law

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.