Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/15/2016)

The dead of Summer has not hit South Florida. After over two years in business, we could not be busier at Heitner Legal. Quick shout out to Inside The League, a publication I love, for getting on board as a partner of Sports Agent Blog. I thought it was funny that the Daily Mail decided to cite my tweet calling out Miko Grimes (NFL defensive back Brent Grimes’ wife) for being disgusting after her commentary containing a reference to Jews. Off to Orlando tomorrow morning for a high school buddy’s wedding. Then back to the grind in (sometimes) sunny South Florida.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: A Messi Situation, Pete Rose Rips Accuser, Donald Sterling Stiffs Lawyers;
(2) Why WME-IMG Led $4 Billion Bid For UFC;
(3) Adidas Springs A Lawsuit On Skechers For Patent Infringement; and
(4) Tom Brady Stuck With 4-Game Suspension After Federal Court Declines To Hear Case.

This week on Inc:
(1) How a Chance Meeting With Flo Rida Launched This Licensing Agency;
(2) How This Company Mastered Productivity With 2-Hour Breaks, $1 Lunches, and Midday Workouts; and
(3) How Amanda Lee Earns $5,000 Per Instagram Post.

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.