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Darren Heitner
Works at HEITNER LEGAL
Attended University of Florida Levin College of Law
Lives in Miami, FL
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Boston-based DraftKings, Inc. has entered into a partnership with UFC, the premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization and largest pay-per-view event provider in the world.  Terms of the deal, including length of the partnership, were not disclosed; however, what is known is that DraftKings becomes the Official Daily Fantasy Sports Partner [...]
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In 2015, at least 5 U.S. states have clearly taken the position that fantasy sports for prizes is illegal within their borders, but the style of play continues despite the regulations seeking to curb same.
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The training of football players for the NFL Combine is certainly a profitable industry for those at the top, including Pete Bommarito of Bommarito Performance Systems.
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Sparkling ICE's enormous ad spend surrounding the 2015 NBA All-Star Game includes the placement of 2 large billboards in Times Square featuring endorser Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, as well as being featured on taxi toppers and van wrappings.
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An athlete prep, combine and training company has expanded its offerings by entering into the world of athlete representation and creating a brand new sports agency that represents 14 players eligible to be selected in the 2015 NFL Draft.
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On February 18, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the trademark "I'm just here so I won't get fined."
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Jeff Vinik, a former hedge manager, has his sights set on building half a city in downtown Tampa.  According to the Tampa Bay Lightning owner, he spends approximately 80% of his time on his real estate ventures. Real estate is a highly relevant phrase in the world of sports after the San Diego [...]
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Fidelity Investments has entered into a one-year business relationship with ESPN.  It joins one of the largest financial service corporations with the worldwide leader in sports.  The deal partners Fidelity Investments and ESPN on a project that is largely focused on major U.S. professional sports trade deadlines and was purposefully [...]
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The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine is set to begin February 17 and will continue through February 23.  After only 7 months of existence, Atlanta-based startup sports agency Element Sports Group is sending 6 of its 7 rookie clients to the event.  Founders Michael Perrett and Kevin McGuire, former employees at competing Atlanta-based [...]
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A two year partnership between Creative Artists Agency and Roc Nation Sports is no more.  Such was confirmed by a Roc Nation representative.  The companies have opted not to extend the business relationship that largely empowered Jay Z to create a sports agency under the title of Roc Nation Sports, [...]
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The number of unique users participating in daily fantasy sports has increased by over 800% on mobile devices alone between September 2013 and September 2014.  Such data provided by Nielsen in its newly released Year in Sports Media Report is a great sign of growth for the daily fantasy sports niche [...]
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Occupation
Lawyer, Journalist, Professor
Employment
  • HEITNER LEGAL
    Founder, 2014 - present
    Managing the law firm and zealously advocating on behalf of its clients.
  • Forbes
    Contributor, 2012 - present
    Writing articles for Forbes' SportsMoney column.
  • Collegiate Sports Advisors
    Co-Founder, 2011 - present
    Collegiate Sports Advisors (CSA) is the only firm offering a full suite of services for all of a university’s compliance needs. CSA acts in a prophylactic manner to protect (1) The University; (2) The Student-Athlete; and (3) The Coach. It helps set up Professional Sports Counseling Panels, Agent Days, and offers a bevy of Agent Education materials.
  • SportsAgentBlog.com
    Founder/Chief Editor, 2005 - present
    Writing and editing stories related to breaking news, legal issues, business issues, and other topics of concern for the largest sports agent related blog on the internet.
  • DYNASTY DEALINGS, LLC
    CEO, 2007 - present
    Sports and entertainment consulting. Named a “Rising Star” in the sports industry by Partnership Activation, Inc.
  • Indiana University
    Adjunct Professor, 2011 - 2014
    I teach Sport Agency Management remotely via webcam from South Florida. 30 students interested in learning about the sports agent industry.
  • Wolfe Law Miami, PA
    Partner, 2011 - 2014
    Focusing on sports, entertainment, intellectual property, and commercial litigation and transactional work.
  • Koch Parafinczuk & Wolf, P.A.
    Attorney at Law, 2010 - 2011
    Practices: Insurance Defense, Intellectual Property, Workers Compensation Defense, Personal Injury, Sports Law, Entertainment Law, Business Law.
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Currently
Miami, FL
Previously
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Hollywood, FL - Aventura, FL - Cooper City, FL - Atlanta, GA - Gainesville, FL
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Phone
954-558-6999
Email
Fax
954-927-3333
Address
1108 Kane Concourse, Ste 305 Miami, FL 33154
Story
Tagline
The Sports and Entertainment Attorney
Introduction
Darren Adam Heitner, Esq. is the Founder of HEITNER LEGAL, a South Florida-based law firm that focuses on business transactions and litigation, intellectual property and sports/entertainment related work. He is also the Founder/CEO of sports and entertainment consulting firm Dynasty Dealings, LLC, Professor of Sport Agency Management at Indiana University Bloomington, Contributor at FORBES, and Founder/Chief Editor of Sports Agent Blog, a leading niche industry publication.

Darren is the author of “How to Play the Game: What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know” (published by the American Bar Association), Darren is a Contributing Writer of An Athlete’s Guide to Agents, 5th Edition , author of a Dartmouth Law Journal article titled, Duties of Sports Agents to Athletes and Statutory Regulation Thereof, author of a Gaming Law Review and Economics article titled, The Plight of PASPA: It’s Time to Pull the Plug on the Prohibition, co-author of a Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law article titled, Corking the Cam Newton Loophole, a Sweeping Suggestion, author of a NYU School of Law IP and Entertainment Law Ledger article titled, You May Not “Like” This Title: Everything Stored On Facebook Is Discoverable, co-author of a New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Journal article titled, Have Some Standards: How the Sports Agent Profession Should Be Effectively Regulated, and co-author of a Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal article titled, In Baseball’s Best Interest?: A Discussion of the October 2010 MLBPA Regulations Governing Player Agents.

Darren has a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the same institution, where he served two terms as the President of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society and Chair of the popular UF Sports Law Symposium.

Bragging rights
I was named to the Miami Power 30 Under 30 alongside Ronnie Brown, Hanley Ramirez, and Udonis Haslem in the Sports category. Recognized by SportsPro Media as 1-of-10 stars of the sports business industry under the age of 30
Education
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law
    Law, 2007 - 2010
  • University of Florida
    Political Science, 2003 - 2007
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Male