Heitner Legal will be named to the University of Florida’s 2023 Gator100 during a ceremony on April 21 in the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on UF’s campus.
Each year, the Gator100 recognizes the world’s fastest-growing Gator businesses owned or led by UF alumni. Ernst & Young, independent accounting firm of the Gator100 since the program began in 2015, verifies financial information submitted by each company and calculates the rankings based on compound annual growth rate over the past three years.
Heitner Legal is a full-service law firm with many sports law, copyright law, trademark law, and other clients, whose founder Darren Heitner has been named Best Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale by Fort Lauderdale Magazine. Heitner created Heitner Legal in June 2014 and earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida in 2007 as well as his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2010. He was honored with the University of Florida Levin College of Law Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2020 and was recently referred to as a well-known and well-respected name, image, and likeness (NIL) expert.
The 2023 Gator100 celebrates companies from over 18 industries, with the top three representing construction and design, health, and real estate. Of the 100 businesses, 77 were Florida companies with other top state headquarters including Georgia, South Carolina, and California.
“These UF alumni-owned or -led companies create jobs, add value to our communities, and make an impact around the world,” said Brian K. Danforth, Assistant Vice President of Development and Executive Director of the UF Alumni Association. “These 2023 honorees represent the very best of our Gator entrepreneurs and business leaders. They shine a bright light on the University of Florida and the graduates it produces – people with vision, drive and determination.”
View the full list of 2023 Gator100 honorees at https://gator100.ufl.edu/2023-honorees.