Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/23/2018)

It’s been an incredibly sad week in the aftermath of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas high school in nearby Parkland, Florida. I commend all of the students for speaking up to share their thoughts on what can and should be done in an effort to prevent these types of tragedies from recurring in the future. I didn’t watch any of NBA All-Star Weekend, and the most significant happening seemed to be Fergie’s rendition of the National Anthem that was, um, interesting to say the least. I’m staying active on my LinkedIN account, posting a lot of insight about what it is like managing my own law firm. Come check it out if you haven’t already.

Thanks this week goes out to

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Arkansas State v. Miami, Basketball Corruption, Josh Pastner Lawsuit;
(2) Former And Current Miami Marlins Owners Face Miami-Dade County Lawsuit;
(3) Indefinitely Suspended Esports Streamer Takes On Amazon-Owned Twitch In Court;
(4) How The Eagles’ ‘Philly Special’ Trademark Process Should Play Out;
(5) St. Louis Cardinals, Kevin Durant And Odell Beckham Jr. Join $38 Million Esports Capital Raise

This week on Inc.:
(1) When Is the Right Time to Start Your Own Business;
(2) How an NFL Rookie Is Making a Name for Himself with Cyber Security;
(3) How Artificial Intelligence Can Grow by Onboarding the Unbanked;
(4) How College Athletes Can Immediately Be Building Their Brands

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.