Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/10/2017)

I made it back from a week trip to Turkey for the Turkish Airlines Open and I am still quite jetlagged. I’m also currently in Costa Rica, where I’m celebrating my bachelor party with 11 of my closest friends. I don’t think I have any more trips planned (other than business) before the end of the year, and then I’m off to South Africa for my honeymoon. Business at Heitner Legal is still going very strong and we are becoming more and more of the go-to law firm for sports work it seems every single day. I’m in the process of doing edits for the 2nd Edition of How to Play the Game: What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know. Not the most enjoyable process in the world, but I’ll be thrilled to have my 2nd book published in 2018.

This week on Forbes:
(1) What Makes Southern Turkey Such An Attractive Destination For Golf;
(2) Why VCs May Be Climbing Aboard The ICO Train;
(3) This Week In Sports Law: Ezekiel Elliot Plays Again, Under Armour’s Preemptive Suit, Agent Sentenced;
(4) Prince Amukamara Heavily Invests In Opendorse’s $3.5 Million Round;
(5) Esports Media Company NXTAKE Completes Merger With FNTSY Sports Network
(6) Jack In The Box Becomes 1st Overwatch League Jersey Sponsor
(7) Adidas Q3 2017 Results Reveal 31% Growth In North America

This week on Inc.:
(1) How the Owner of Is Using the Valuable Domain He Purchased for 7 Figures;
(2) How 500 LEVEL Has Set Itself Apart from Other Sports T-Shirt Companies

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.