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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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New York Giants standout Odell Beckham Jr. is not only going into his second year as a National Football League wide receiver, he is also starting his first stint as an investor.  The four-time Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week winner has signed an agreement to endorse and invest in [...]
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Miami Dolphins fans will be holding this team-specific Bud Light can during the 2015 NFL season. Bud Light (a brand of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA) is launching a brand new campaign surrounding the 2015 National Football League's regular season, and it is all about localization.  By the end of August, brand new NFL [...]
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John McEnroe serves in his Men's Legend Perrier Over 45's match with Patrick McEnroe at the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2015. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) The sport of tennis in North America is measured by annual racket and ball sales.  Measurable play activity is definitely struggling [...]
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Compared with other sporting industries, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is a very small sport with a short, seasonal window.  That explains why it is mainly driven by passion.  It is that passion; however, which has led the sport of stand up paddleboarding to experience a surge in popularity, allowing for [...]
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There is a battle brewing over the right to acquire Gibraltar-based online gambling company Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, which owns popular brands PartyPoker and World Poker Tour.  On one side is 888 Holdings Public Limited Company, which is a gambling website that provides online casino games through 888casino and other sub-brands for download and [...]
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A new television show following four NFL agents will premiere on Esquire Network on August 11 at 10 p.m. EDT.  It will provide an inside look at the tasks these agents perform and provide people with a true feel for what days for a real life Jerry Maguire entail.  The agents participating in the [...]
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It is estimated that fans of eSports competition will wager more than $250 million on the outcome of eSports events in 2015 . That amount is expected to exceed $23 billion by 2020.
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Fascinating stuff.  I never would have guessed watching other people play a video games could be entertaining.  But, it is!
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Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) continues its mammoth growth, with payouts exceeding previous industry highs year-after-year as evidenced by record guaranteed payouts by DraftKings and FanDuel this year, as well as Yahoo, CBS, and Amaya jumping into the space.  With record payouts escalating, more and more winning players emerge. States could get [...]
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Daily fantasy sports operator Draft Ops has signed a 4-year sponsorship agreement with the National Hockey League's Anaheim Ducks.  The deal establishes Draft Ops as the exclusive sponsor of the Ducks for the team's fantasy-related category and includes the branding of an outdoor bar area that will allow Draft Ops [...]
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden has signed a 13-year, $200 million deal with Adidas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Under Armour has Stephen Curry, Nike has LeBron James and now Adidas has James Harden.  Earlier today, Adidas announced a 13-year, $200 million deal with the Houston Rockets forward after Nike chose not [...]
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Many people have figured out how they can leverage their social media followings for economic gain.  In fact, the growth of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social networks has led to the creation of the "social media celebrity" -- an individual who is able to leverage his or her followers [...]
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The daily fantasy sports industry received a resounding amount of attention when Yahoo launched its own daily fantasy platform in July.  Right now, Yahoo offers a daily fantasy baseball competition, but will add American football, basketball and hockey offerings when the major professional sports leagues resume play.  However, the most [...]
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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
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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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