Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/28/2017)

Only 3 days until I make the move within Fort Lauderdale from the beautiful Victoria Park to the even more beautiful Isles of Las Olas. I am incredibly excited and stressed about the move. This weekend is also El Clasico Miami, and I have to give a shout out to my buddy Daniel Sillman who has come a long way in a short time, starting in sports with a management company and now serving as President of Relevent Sports, which is responsible for promoting the major match-up between Barcelona and Real Madrid this weekend.

I first met Sillman in 2012, when he was working on developing Birmingham, Michigan-based Compass Management Group, a full-service business management firm that handled everything from private banking and bill pay to short and long term budgeting to oversight of investment and insurance services for sixteen NFL and NBA players at the time. Sillman would eventually start working with Draymond Green and was the person who originally connected Green with me so that my firm could begin providing important legal services for him, mostly within the realm of intellectual property protection. It has been a joy to see Sillman grow Compass Management Group, then sell it to a family office, join RSE Ventures under Miami Dolphins founder Stephen Ross and now be placed in the important position of president for a promotional soccer startup in charge of bringing important international games to the U.S., with a particular focus on the South Florida market.

Quick thanks to Bet365 Mobile for supporting us this week.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Parole For O.J. Simpson, Lululemon v. Under Armour, Paul George Scammed;
(2) El Clasico In Miami Is Major Test For Stephen Ross’ Soccer Business;
(3) Rams Fight Back Against Fans Who Purchased Personal Seat Licenses;
(4) The $23.3 Million Poker Player Who Just Turned 24-Years-Old;
(5) Esports Audience Monetization Platform Raises $1.8 Million Seed Round

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




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.