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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/18/2014)

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps (pictured) remains relevant and recognizable outside of the Olympics due in large part to his longtime agent, Peter Carlisle. Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps . . . he’s back! Photo Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

Now is as great a time as ever to send a thanks to Full Sail University, which has been a loyal partner of Sports Agent Blog for many years.  Be sure to check out Full Sail’s sports-related course offerings and see if anything interests you or those you know.

Finally a week without travel, but unfortunately also a week without any bread, beans or oatmeal.  Such is the state of affairs whenever Passover rolls around.  There will be a worthwhile Sports Law event in Miami next week — check it out.  Lots of interesting transactional and litigation type of work down here in South Florida, so it is good to be stationed at the office for a bit.  Book sales have been strong; make sure to pick up a copy of How to Play the Game: What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know.  This week on FORBES: (1) IBM At The Masters: A Sponsorship Unlike Any Other; (2) Sports Business Power Player Alan Zucker Moves From IMG Worldwide To Excel Sports; (3) Jordan Spieth’s Scintillating Performance Shines Spotlight On Under Armour Golf At The Masters; (4) NFL Players Able To More Successfully Sell Social Media Access With New Activate Platform; (5) Surge For 2014 World Cup Tickets Shifts To A Still Cheap Secondary Market; (6) New York Yankees Gain Sponsor Directly Tied To Derek Jeter; and (7) Report Highlights Importance Of Soccer To Hispanic Millennial Market Segment.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:





Sports Business

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.