Brian D. Stanchak, Founder and President of BDS Search, LLC, announced today that a working relationship has been established between BDS Search and Heitner Legal. Heitner Legal is a Florida-based law firm that is owned and operated by Darren Heitner, Esq. Heitner Legal focuses on business transitions and litigation, intellectual property, and sports and entertainment work. Heitner Legal will assist BDS Search clients with any necessary legal issues.
“I am very excited to announce the working relationship between BDS Search and Heitner Legal. I have always prided myself on creating the most well rounded service possible for coaches. This is further accomplished through Heitner Legal being able to assist our clients in areas that are beyond the scope of BDS Search’s expertise. Darren has an outstanding reputation within the legal and sports industry, and I look forward to him assisting our clients if needed.” – Brian D. Stanchak, BDS Search Founder and President
“Heitner Legal is thrilled to form a relationship with BDS Search. It will bring together two young, entrepreneurial companies entrenched in the world of sports to offer enhanced services to clientele and provide a seamless service where communication is key and the client always comes first. My firm is excited to work with BDS clients to make sure that their legal affairs are in order and assist them as they improve their financial positions on and off the court/field.” – Darren Heitner, Esq., Heitner Legal Founder.
About Darren Heitner:
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, created the Sport Agency Management course at Indiana University Bloomington, is a Contributor at FORBES, and Founder/Chief Editor of Sports Agent Blog, a leading niche industry publication.
In 2010, Darren was named to Miami, Florida’s Power 30 Under 30 in the Sports category along with the MLB’s Hanley Ramirez, NBA’s Udonis Haslem, and NFL’s Ronnie Brown. In 2011, Darren was named to SportsPro Media’s 10 NEXT, which honors ten stars of the sports business industry under the age of 30. Darren was chosen as a Florida Legal Elite Up and Comer for 2012 (top attorneys in Florida under 40 years of age) and was named to Sports Launch Magazine’s Thirty Under 30 Award winners in sports business. In 2013, Darren was chosen as a Rising Star by the Daily Business Review and was among 40 young attorneys with the highest ratings. In 2014, Darren was named to The Huffington Post’s top 30 sports marketers list.
Darren is the author of “How to Play the Game: What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know” (published by the American Bar Association), 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, 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, co-author of a Pace Intellectual Property Sports & Entertainment Law Forum article titled, Football v. Football: A Comparison of Agent Regulation in France’s Ligue 1 and the National Football League, author of two DePaul Journal of Sports Law & Contemporary Problems articles titled, Money and Sports: Economic Realities of Being An Athlete and Pain in the Head: The Official Helmet Company of the NFL’s Potential Liability in the Concussion Lawsuits, co-author of a New York State Bar Association Journal article titled, Made for Each Other: Social Media and Litigation, co-author of Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University Sports and Entertainment Law Journal article titled, An Offer They Should Refuse: Why Conflicts of Interest Raised by Dual Representation among Player Agents is a Major Threat to the NCAA and Professional Leagues, co-author of a Fall 2013 Marquette Sports Law Review article titled, Jay Z Has 99 Problems, and Being a Sports Agent May Be One, and co-author of a 2014 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal (Villanova) article titled, Score a Touchdown, Kiss Your Tattoo, and Get Sued for Copyright Infringement?
About BDS Search:
BDS Search, LLC’s Basketball Coach Management Agency exclusively advises, markets, and represents collegiate basketball coaches to assist them in reaching their professional and financial goals. BDS Search takes some of the off-the-court pressure away from our clients through career development, marketing, job placement support, job interview preparation, and contract negotiations. BDS Search, LLC is based in Hanover Township, Pennsylvania and led by President, Brian D. Stanchak.
Brian’s 15 years of combined experience as an collegiate Director of Athletics and basketball coach provides clients with a unique perspective that will assist them in reaching their career goals. Brian also possesses an expertise in the various intricacies of coaching contracts, enhancing our clients earning potential and protecting their best interests. Having coached basketball at Seton Hall University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and the University of Pennsylvania, Brian understands the life of a collegiate basketball coach and works hard to provide a service to coaches that he would have wanted as a coach.