Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/21/2017)

April is a big month of traveling, with stops in New York, Boston and Washington D.C., two of the cities currently having teams in the NBA Playoffs, with Boston hardly counting among them based on their play to date. A trip to Milan could be coming in early May, but that may be derailed by a scheduled trial for Heitner Legal. I’m doing a bit less on the “speaker circuit” this year by choice, although I have thoroughly enjoyed providing commentary at law schools such as the University of Miami, University of Florida and more recently at Villanova University. Andrew Brandt, the host of the Villanova event, recently wrote about some of the insights provided at the symposium on his weekly MMQB column.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Eli Manning Memorabilia, Arm Wrestling, St. Louis Lawsuit;
(2) $30 Million Raised To Develop A Better Football Helmet; and
(3) Here Is Baseball Players’ New Proprietary Social Media Tool

This week on Inc.:
(1) $1.2 Million Raised by DFS Data and Analytics Company; and
(2) Why EXOS Extended Its Partnership with adidas Through 2021

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




Sports Business

  • Dr. James Andrews will be involved in sports medicine for sports agents event [ASMI].

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.