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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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An unnamed major U.S. sportswear company is alleged to have been involved in the payment and receipt of bribes and kickbacks in connection with the sponsorship of the Brazilian national soccer federation (CBF).  The revelation was made public via the dissemination of a U.S. Department of Justice release highlighting the indictment [...]
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On Tuesday evening, an annual event known as the NBA Draft Lottery determined the order of teams set to select the first fourteen picks during the 2015 NBA Draft.  It is an event outside of the field of play that has generated almost as much attention as the actual games played.  Ping-pong [...]
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Less than a full year ago, the Miami Marlins extended Mike Redmond's contract through 2017, which provided what appeared to be job security for the Marlins' manager.  Yet, in the infancy of the 2015 Major League Baseball season, the Marlins have already fired Redmond and bench coach Rob Leary with [...]
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The Associated Press' marquee sports assets, some of which were created up to fifty years ago, will be associating its business partners with those assets for the first time ever.  Branded and media opportunities will be offered by the AP to the general marketplace under one umbrella.  Partners are anticipated [...]
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Alex Rodriguez has surpassed Willie Mays and now has sole possession of No. 4 on the all-time Major League Baseball home runs leaderboard.  Last night, A-Rod hit his 661st home run of his career in a 4-3 win for Rodriguez's New York Yankees against the Baltimore Orioles.  While there is [...]
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The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass is set to begin, with $1.8 million guaranteed to the winner and a total purse of $10 million attached to the tournament.  That purse ties The Players Championship with the Masters and PGA Championship in providing the most lucrative prizes to tournament contestants.  The purse and [...]
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Skill or luck?  The difference between the two has oftentimes been used as a barometer as to whether a game is considered legal or illegal within various jurisdictions of the United States.  A new effort by a New York State Senator seeks to follow suit and allow certain interactive poker games [...]
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After years of struggling to compete against the U.S.-based LPGA Tour, the Ladies European Tour (LET) appears to have found its niche within the world of golf.  Originally founded in 1979 as the Women's Professional Golf Association, the LET broadcasts its events live on YouTube, has made a splash by [...]
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Polo, commonly referred to as the "Sport of Kings," is not readily recognized as a major sport, but the economics surrounding polo are quite fascinating.
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Joseph Clayborne is an National Football League Players Association certified Contract Advisor.  Such a designation provides Clayborne the privilege to represent NFL players and assist them in negotiating NFL team contracts.  It is a designation many people pay a lot of money to acquire (the non-refundable application fee alone is $2,500 in 2015), but [...]
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An NFL-commissioned report released earlier today states that "New England Patriots personnel participated in violations of the NFL Playing Rules and were involved in a deliberate attempt to circumvent those rules."  The report, written by lawyer Ted Wells, concludes the NFL's investigation into "DeflateGate" -- an alleged effort by the [...]
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It's draft time in Chicago! Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota may have stayed home, but the other top prospects have  walked the Gold Carpet in their finest outfits, and hope to top it off with an NFL team's hat before the night, and the first round of the draft, is over. Players selected in [...]
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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
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954-927-3333
Address
1736 NE 7th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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 Sports Law at the University of Florida and University of Florida Levin College of Law, 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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