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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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On April 24, Kansas' Attorney General released an opinion that states fantasy sports leagues are not considered illegal lotteries under Kansas Law, because they are games of skill.
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They are obviously games of skill for Kansas's Attorney General whose skill level is well known.
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EXOS, a leader in preparing football players for the National Football League Draft and well into their professional careers, has become NSF Certified for Sport for its new line of nutritional supplements.
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Liberty Mutual Insurance is the newest sponsor of the U.S. Soccer Federation.  The sponsorship agreement establishes Liberty Mutual as the Official Insurance Partner of the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams, the Youth National Teams and the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.  Liberty Mutual is guaranteed to remain as such through [...]
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A company that focuses only on athletes' off-field and off-court endeavors has raised $1.75 million to build on its mission, which is to make athlete endorsements smarter, better and faster.  The company is Opendorse, and it essentially serves as a middle-man of sorts to match brands with athletes for an [...]
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The three weeks of the NCAA Tournament are estimated to generate $10 million in licensing revenue, with a peak in March Madness centered around the Final Four.  The $10 million estimate has been provided by the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), which works with nearly 200 schools, including Final Four participants Duke and Wisconsin, by [...]
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Seattle Seahawks players, including quarterback Russell Wilson, were largely responsible for powering the surge in sales for NFL Players Inc. licensees in fiscal year 2015.
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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has decided to part ways with his agent Ben Dogra, according to multiple sources.  Those sources have indicated that while Watt has terminated Dogra, who also represents Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Watt is likely not looking for new representation. Watt had been co-represented [...]
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The National Basketball Association and PepsiCo, Inc. have announced a new marketing partnership that replaces rival The Coca-Cola Co. as lead food and beverage partner of the NBA.  The deal stretches as far as China, where Pepsi partner Tingyi's Master Kong will earn enhanced exposure.  It also incorporates promotion of [...]
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The phenomenom known as eSports (short for "electronic sports") is growing at a rapid pace, and a new $12 million Series A round of financing for a company entrenched in the space is a great sign for the industry as a whole.  In fact, it only took the company Vulcun a total [...]
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Roundtable discussion focuses on the health of the game of golf as The Masters Tournament approaches and the 2014-15 PGA Tour tournament schedule kicks into high gear.
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Daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has come to terms on a multi-year deal with Major League Baseball, which extends DraftKings' existing partnership and makes it MLB's "Official Daily Fantasy Game."  The agreement allows DraftKings to offer co-branded MLB daily fantasy games and extend its participation with MLB clubs to offer [...]
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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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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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Male