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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/20/2014)

Team Rice tight end Jimmy Graham from New Orleans Saints addresses the media during the Pro Bowl draft at J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Jimmy Graham during the Pro Bowl draft at J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa. Photo Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

It is with great excitement that I announce to everyone at Sports Agent Blog the creation of my law firm, HEITNER LEGAL.  Creating my own law firm was an idea I had for a while.  It finally seemed like the right time to make the move, and I could not be happier that I chose to go down that path.  Thanks to all the clients who have already signed retainers with the firm.  The focus will be business transactions and litigation, intellectual property and of course a heavy dose of entertainment and sports.  This week on FORBES: (1) Father Of BODYARMOR Speaks About Plan To Disrupt The Sports Drink Industry; (2) Charles Schwab Partners With Hunter Pence To Push New Tagline Through Digital Promotion; (3) Questions About Miami Heat Go Beyond Status Of The Big Three; (4) Noah Vonleh, Tyler Ennis And LaQuinton Ross Describe Their NBA Draft Dreams; (5) Sports Licensing Soars To $698 Million In Royalty Revenue; (6) Loss Of Redskins Trademark Registration Is Overblown; and (7) How A $4.9 Billion Purchase Of PokerStars Could Change Online Poker In America.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:


Sports Business

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.