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How Heitner Legal Assisted Devin Funchess

2015 second round NFL Draft pick Devin Funchess was in the market to purchase a residential property in Florida. When shopping around for lawyers to help ensure that he was fully protected in the process, he landed on Heitner Legal and ended up engaging us to review all contractual documents associated with the transaction. We […]

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Force Majeure Clause: Contract Language In The Coronavirus Outbreak

Heitner Legal is your one-stop shop for all of your Contract Law needs. Contact us for more information after reading this article. Panic surrounding the coronavirus outbreak has led to many questions surrounding what happens to a contract that was entered into prior to the shutdown in large parts of the world economy. Individuals and […]

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When Is A Fee Tail, AKA A Fee Sharing Arrangement, Enforceable In A Contract

Heitner Legal is your one-stop shop for all of your contract-related questions/needs. Contact us for more information after reading this article.

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NFLPA Issues Stern Warning To Agents Who Want Fees From Player Income Purchase Agreements

NFL players have reportedly been recently entering into Income Purchase Agreements, which are contracts that involve an up-front payment by a third party to a player in exchange for the player promising the third party a percentage of his current and future NFL contracts. The NFL Players Association caught wind of these Income Purchase Agreements […]

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Naomi Osaka Wins Florida Court Case Against Trainer Who Asked For Indefinite, Big Commission

Before one can sue for breach of contract, he must be able to prove that there is an enforceable contract under which to sue. In Florida, it has been stated many times that contracts with minors can be voidable, and a minor has a legal right to disavow a contract, because of minority.

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Can A Prior Employer Prevent A Former Employee From Working For A New Employer

Non-competition agreements and clauses are a hot topic in the legal sector. They are sometimes enforceable, but more often than not they are struck down if litigated. The problem sometimes can be that an employee does not wish to spend the time or money to litigate these issues.

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Contracts Intellectual Property

For-ev-ver? The Importance Of Specific Survival Language In Contracts

What does the termination of a contract do to certain intellectual property rights that were granted, in perpetuity, from one party to another within that document? A recent ruling in the U.S. Southern District of New York can be instructive on this issue.

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How Heitner Legal Assisted Jim Tomsula

Jim Tomsula is credited as being a defensive wizard in NFL circles. The defensive line coach for the Washington Redskins was integral in turning around the club’s defense in 2017. Prior to that, he served in a variety of positions, including as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers from 2015-16. It was a short […]

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Some Sponsorship Thoughts For 2017

Sponsorship does not begin and end with procurement. An often bypassed, but extremely important part of securing a sponsorship is the legal construction of same. Sometimes these deals, big and small, are wrapped up with a handshake. Other times, with a thorough, long-form contract. At Heitner Legal, we always encourage memorializing a deal in writing […]

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Darren Heitner Quoted On Naming Rights Deals

The University of Florida’s O’Connell Center has brokered its first naming rights deal. The arena will re-open in mid-December 2016 with Exactech as the naming rights sponsor. Kevin Brockway of The Gainesville Sun asked UF and UF Levin College of Law graduate Darren Heitner for commentary on the deal. Naming rights deals on stadiums and arenas serve different […]