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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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A discussion with former USWNT star Julie Foudy near the start of the FIFA Women's World Cup to discuss the popularity of women's soccer and potential interest of corporate sponsors to associate with USWNT players
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The 2015 NBA Draft will turn former college and overseas basketball players into instant millionaires.  The players' earning potential is not limited by the amount of money guaranteed by their respective rookie contracts.  Opportunities off the court will arise for those selected in the NBA Draft, which can oftentimes carry [...]
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In 2014, FanDuel announced an exclusive 4-year deal with the National Basketball Association, which included the NBA gaining an equity stake in the daily fantasy sports company.  Today, it will unveil multi-year partnerships with 13 NBA teams, demonstrating a true dedication to marketing and promoting its daily fantasy offering to [...]
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There exists no lack of season-long fantasy sports offerings, the most popular platforms provided by sites like Yahoo! and ESPN.  Similarly, daily fantasy operations are plentiful, with FanDuel and DraftKings leading the way.  But is there an opportunity situated somewhere between the two general types of fantasy game-play where a fantasy sports [...]
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Jim McElwain and his wife Karen have donated $5,000 to help a former Colorado State University football player who had a lack of requisite resources to fly home for his late wife's funeral.
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Ray Rice's former teammate Derrick Mason, who amassed over 10,000 receiving yards in his career, thinks Rice deserves another chance in the NFL.  The former Tennessee Oilers/Titans, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets and Houston Texans wide receiver says that a team, and in particular the Titans, have nothing to lose by [...]
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I spoke to CCTV America about the NBA and Endorsements
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FanDuel and DraftKings have a competitor looking to take away their stronghold on partnerships with professional sports teams and leagues in the U.S.  The new daily fantasy sports operator at the table is Draft Ops, and it is making a splash with a forthcoming announcement that it has signed a [...]
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The fantasy gaming industry continues to innovate, bringing with it fresh ideas that provide more types of games in a variety of contexts.  That is certainly the case with the announcement of Latitude 360's foray into the space. promising to roll out the first chain of live in-venue
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I add some thoughts on Apple's bully strategy
Monster LLC general counsel David Tognotti recently told The ;Wall Street Journal that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) can be a "bully" against other corporations....
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Rich Paul is the agent of record for NBA superstar LeBron James.  If Paul earns the full 4% commission (the National Basketball Players Association caps agent fees at 4%) from James' 2014-15 on-court income, then Paul will receive a total fee of $825,776 for that one season.  But the vast [...]
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One of the hottest players of the 2015 NBA Finals was extremely cold on the floor during Game 4.  Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova ("Delly") was 3-14 from the field in 33:24 minutes of play and only logged 10 points after scoring 20 in a Game 3 win against the [...]
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Work
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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Work
Phone
954-558-6999
Email
Fax
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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