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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/25/2014)

Cristiano Ronaldo is teaming up with Lil Wayne? You don't say! Photo Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Cristiano Ronaldo is teaming up with Lil Wayne? You don’t say! Photo Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

I had a blast in Dublin, Ireland, where I was able to truly explore the business of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its global expansion, along with experiencing a part of the world that I had never traveled.  Thanks to agent Audie Attar for helping with logistics of the trip.  A little bit more than a month in with the creation of HEITNER LEGAL, and I could not have asked for a better start.  Thanks for all the support to date.  This week on FORBES: (1) University Of Arkansas Trademarks The Hog Call; (2) Conor McGregor’s Agent On Accomplishments And Challenges For UFC And His Firm; (3) The UFC Has A Great Problem In Dublin; (4) Sports Authority Strikes Deal To Sell Its First Football Helmet Accessory; and (5) Carmelo Anthony’s Venture Capital Firm Invests In Smart Kitchen Company.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




Sports Business

Sports Law

  • In-depth article on lawyer taking on the NCAA [Game changer].

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.