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Darren Heitner
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Attended University of Florida Levin College of Law
Lives in Miami, FL
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Daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings is expected to announce today the raising of $300 million in a new round led by Fox Sports.  The new raise will increase overall third party investment in DraftKings to $426 million.  It comes on the heels of its chief rival FanDuel completing a Series [...]
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While Under Armour's wise athlete endorsements certainly are not the sole cause of the brand's success, it has played an important part in its growth.
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Daily fantasy sports leader FanDuel has just announced that it closed $275 million in Series E financing, which brings the fantasy sports operator's total capital raised to $363 million.  The Series E round was oversubscribed and led by KKR with Google Capital and Time Warner Investments, together with Turner Sports [...]
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Maytag and Major League Baseball have finalized an agreement that the partners hope will be described as the dirtiest deal in baseball.  The Whirlpool-owned company has become the Official Washer and Dryer of MLB in 2015, will launch a "Filthiest Plays of the Week" promotion with the league and has [...]
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The Washington Redskins will remain the Washington Redskins despite the fact that a U.S. District Judge affirmed a prior ruling that the term "Redskins" is ineligible for federal trademark protection.  First of all, the legal battle is not over until all appeals are exhausted and the NFL franchise has already [...]
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DeAndre Jordan is heading to the Dallas Mavericks.  At least that is what everyone, including Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was led to believe.  The 6'11 center chose the Mavericks and an estimated 4-year, $81 million contract over returning to the Clippers.  However, the Clippers have not stopped recruiting Jordan and [...]
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Major sporting events need arenas to host games. Now that eSports is recognized as a real, growing industry, it too must develop arenas for game-play.
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, a Dallas entrepreneur and a team of fantasy football experts have sued the National Football League for killing their hopes of hosting a national event for fantasy football fans earlier this year.  I have obtained a copy of the lawsuit, which alleges that the NFL [...]
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The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has entered into its first partnership with a nutritional supplement company.  Its deal is with Klean Athlete, an NSF Certified for Sport line of 10 nutritional  supplements that are marketed as being 100% clean of all banned substances.  The partnership will put Klean Athlete and [...]
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All eyes are on running back DeMarco Murray this season as he transitions from being a key element of the Dallas Cowboys' offensive attack to the main man in the Philadelphia Eagles' system.  If Murray had his wish, then he would rather you focus your attention elsewhere.  The former third [...]
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I spoke to Sporting News about how NFL contracts pretty much say you shouldn't blow off your hands
It seems simple, but it isn't: The standard NFL player contract tells players not to engage in non-football activities that could seriously injure them, but it doesn't spell out any activities — like fireworks.
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Milwaukee Bucks president Peter Feigin has demanded $250 million in public funding for a new arena in downtown Milwaukee.  Feigin made it clear that failure to fund a new arena will result in the Bucks departing to Las Vegas or Seattle.  While Feigin may have justification for the move -- he [...]
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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
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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