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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/21/2014)

Manny Ramirez has changed it just Manny being Manny?
Manny Ramirez has changed agents…is it just Manny being Manny?

I am back in New York, which is starting to feel like a second home based on how much I have been traveling up here as of late.  Today I will be giving the Keynote Speech at New York Law School’s 5th Annual Sports Law Symposium.  The focus will be on growth areas in the world of sports agency; I will discuss traditional corporate structure and why the smart agent will be successfully adapting to necessary changes.  I will be returning to Miami on Sunday.  Don’t forget — you can now pre-order my forthcoming book titled, How to Play the Game: What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know.  This week on FORBES: (1) 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend Kicks Off With Campaign Highlighting Players’ Sneakers; (2) Why John Wall May Provide Brands Best Value Of All NBA Players; (3) Can U.S. Hockey Win A Face-Off Against Poor Winter Olympics Ratings?; (4) NBC Universal Disputes Report Of Poor Winter Olympics Ratings; (5) NASCAR Extends Partnership With Parent Company Of OREO, RITZ And Nilla Wafers; and (6) Hakeem Nicks Retains Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports And Creative Artists Agency.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:



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.