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Legends Hospitality – Notre Dame

Represented Legends Hospitality in its partnership with Notre Dame and JMI Sports to oversee Notre Dame’s sales, marketing, hospitality, media rights and branding services nationally.

The New York Islanders – Belmont Park

Representing the New York Islanders Hockey Club in the development of its new arena complex at Belmont Park.

Luxury Retail Brand – Corporate Counselling

Represented luxury brand in general corporate matters including negotiating service and sponsorship arrangements.

Private Client – Credit Analysis

Analyze strategic credit facilities and consolidation for client, a family-run group of companies focused on sports, media and real estate.

Investment Bank – Property Management and Disposition

Represented a major real estate investment bank in the ownership, operation and ultimate disposition of a premier property.

MLS Soccer Agency – Establishment of US Platform

Represented a major league soccer agency in the establishment of its US platform.

Private Investors – L.A. Dodgers

Represented private investment group in connection with their acquisition of an ownership interest in the Los Angeles Dodgers.

New York Racing Association – Not-for-Profit Foundation

Represented New York Racing Association in the formation of a not-for-profit foundation.

Fashion House – Form of Consignment Agreement

Represented NoLining, a high-end fashion house, in preparing a form of consignment agreement to use for the sale of luxury leather handbags.

Advisory Group – Business Wind Down

Represented an advisory group in a wind down following the disposition of a business.

$600 Million Joint Venture and Collaboration Between Real Estate Investment Manager and Leading Residential Brand

Represented a leading residential brand and operator in a $600 million joint venture with one of the largest investment managers in the world.  Structured a strategic partnership between the two entities and collaboration with respect to the management of a portfolio of properties as well as a suite of funds. 

Merchant Bank – Corporate Matters

Represented a merchant bank in the ownership and operation of numerous investments including a joint venture with a preeminent cosmetics brand.

Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

Represented a financial services company in establishing its cryptocurrency trading platform.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Village – Operational and Promotional Matters

Represented a client in connection with all operational and promotional matters associated with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Village (HOF Village), a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment destination under development in Canton, Ohio.

Senior-Level Executive – Employment Counseling

Represented a senior-level executive in separation from a Big 4 accounting firm.

Real Estate Family – Ownership and Succession Planning

Represented a well established longstanding real estate family in ownership and succession planning.

Senior Executive – Compensation Arrangements

Represented a senior-level executive at a well established private equity firm in establishing compensation arrangements.

Real Estate Investment Bank – Formation of Outsourced Business

Represented a real estate investment bank in the formation and use of a paralegal professional firm to provide certain services with greater efficiency for real estate leases and related matters.

Regional Sports Network – Financing Facility Amendment

Represented a regional sports network in amending its $24 million equipment lease financing facility to include an affiliate as a lessee.

New York Islanders – Hockey with a Heart

Represented the New York Islanders in connection with the formation and organization of Hockey with a Heart, a non-profit entity formed to promote the Islanders' numerous charitable endeavors.

New York Islanders – Charity Raffles

Advised the New York Islanders in connection with conducting 50/50 raffles in New York and Connecticut.

Investment in E-Commerce Jewelry Retailer

Represented client in an investment in an E-commerce business that delivers jewelry to consumers on demand through its partnership with high-end jewelry brands.  

MedSource National Inc. – Sale to ExamWorks

Represented MedSource National Inc., a provider of Independent Medical Exams (IME) services to insurance carriers, employers, third-party administrators and the legal profession, in its sale to ExamWorks, LLC.

Real Estate Investment Advisory – Investment in Canadian Company

Representing a prominent, privately owned real estate investment advisory in an investment in a Canadian company involved in the cannabis industry.

Swedish Pharmaceutical Company – Formation of U.S. Subsidiary

Representing a Swedish pharmaceutical company in establishing its U.S. operations.

Real Estate Investment Advisor – Incentive Equity Option Plan

Represented a prominent, privately owned real estate investment advisor in establishing an incentive equity option plan.

Merchant Bank – Private Equity Investment

Represented a well-known merchant bank in a private equity investment.

Real Estate Investment Advisor – Portfolio Restructuring

Represented a prominent, privately owned real estate investment advisor in restructuring a real estate portfolio consisting of more than 100 properties.

Jack’s Holdings – Series Seed Financing

Represented Jack’s Holdings, Inc., in a Series Seed Preferred Financing.

Legends Hospitality – MainGate Equity Acquisition

Represented Legends Hospitality Management, LLC in its equity interest acquisition in MainGate, Inc., a leading event retail and merchandise company. The acquisition will create a robust multi-channel retail and e-commerce platform to facilitate the connection between brands and fans.

Yankee Global Enterprises – Acquisition of Equity Interest

Issued transfer and tax opinions in connection with the acquisition of an indirect equity interest in Yankee Holdings, L.P.

Coblentz Patch Duff & Bass – Employment Agreements

Represented Coblentz Patch Duff & Bass LLP in review of California entity’s employment award agreements for New York employees.

Not-for-Profit Sports Association – ERISA Matters

Represented client in a dispute regarding a domestic relations order applying to the client’s pension plan.

Real Estate Developer – Government Relations

Represented major real estate developer in connection with government relations interface, approvals and lobbying issues.

Legends Hospitality – Concessions Services

Represented Legends Hospitality Management LLC in connection with a concessions services arrangement for a rugby franchise.

Legends Hospitality – Stadium Development

Represented Legends Hospitality in connection with a stadium development for a major league franchise.

Real Estate Developer – Family Limited Partnership

Represented a family office in establishing a family limited partnership.

Hotel Operator – Government Relations

Represented a major hotel operator in resolving government relations issues.

Private Investor – Establishment of Baseball Clinic

Represented a private client in connection with establishing a new baseball development clinic in southern Florida.

Sports Enterprise – Ownership Transfers

Represented a major league franchise in numerous minority ownership transfers.

Not For Profit Association – Executive Transition

Represented major sports league in connection with all employment and personnel issues.

Not For Profit Association – Cyber Securities

Represented a major sports franchise operator in connection with cyber securities initiatives.

Not For Profit Association – Compensation Plan

Represented a major sports franchise operator in connection with establishing a deferred compensation plan.

Not For Profit – Pari-Mutuel Wager Matters

Represented a major sports franchise operator in connection with pari-mutuel wagering issues.

Not For Profit Association – Rate Review

Represented client, as its integrity counsel, in connection with a rate review.

Legends Hospitality – South Florida Development

Represented Legends Hospitality Management LLC in connection with a major new development in southern Florida.

Legends Hospitality – Tax Advice

Assisted numerous sports franchises and leagues in connection with state tax law issues.

Sports Ventures – Ownership Transfer

Represented client in connection with a minority ownership transfer of an NBA franchise.

Real Estate Developer – Joint Venture

Represent major real estate owner and operator in the formation and organization of a title company.

Global Law Firm – Acquisition Matters

Represent client, a large global law firm, as outside special counsel in antitrust matters, including conducting a Hart-Scott-Rodino Act analysis with respect to the acquisition of a new business line.