Matters

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 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

Representing client in connection with the purchase of an interest in the L.A. 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.

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.

VG Growth Partners – Crunchsters

Represented VG Growth Partners in its investment in Crunchsters, an innovative food manufacturer that produces nutritious and organic plant-based snack products.

Legends Hospitality – The Intrepid Marketplace

Represented Legends Hospitality in a joint venture with the Intrepid Air and Space Museum to provide concessions services for a new high-end food market located on the U.S.S. Intrepid.

Credit Facility and Term Loan

Represented one of the nation's largest cheese manufacturers in amending and extending its senior secured asset-based credit facilities into a $114.5 million revolving credit facility and a $5.5 million term loan. The proceeds are to be used for general corporate purposes.

Private Lender – Funding Agreements

Represented a financial services company providing loans and financial accommodations to medium-sized and small businesses, in the development of financing forms, including loan participation agreements and receivable purchase agreements. In addition, we are consulting on the development of an off-shore lending facility suitable for non-resident, non-US investors.

EMMES Group of Companies – Restructuring

Represented the EMMES Group of Companies in the completion of the spin-off of Emmes Asset Management Company, renamed Vanbarton Group, and the formation of Emmes Realty Advisors from the existing Emmes entity.

Legends Hospitality – VenueNext

Represented Legends Hospitality in an investment in VenueNext, a technology company that provides smartphone-based software that gathers fan metrics and analytics at stadiums, arenas and other large scale entertainment venues.

Investment Adviser – Loan Review

Review and analysis of senior secured corporate loan investments on behalf of a collateral manager for collateralized debt obligations (CDOs).

Offshore Investment Fund – Joint Venture

Represented an offshore investment fund in an investment in a joint venture for U.S. commercial real estate development.

Fund Manager – JOBS Act

Represented a fund manager in connection with JOBS Act advice, including new private placement rules.

Real Estate Investor – Acquisition

Represented a real estate investor in the acquisition of a public housing project by merger of two limited partnerships.

Financial Services – Trader Employment Agreement

Represented a financial services firm in the development of an employment agreement template addressing protection of trading algorithms and other proprietary information.

Silas Capital – Investment in LifeFactory

Represented Silas Capital in its investment in LifeFactory, a company involved in the design of safe, modern, and eco-friendly glassware, and glass baby and beverage bottles.

Real Estate Investment Firm – Development of Hotel Branding and Operations Systems

Represented a real estate investment firm in the development of proprietary branding and operations systems for a unique hotel concept involving collaborative work spaces.

Legends Hospitality – One World Observatory IP Rights

Represented Legends Hospitality in the review, assessment and protection of intellectual property rights in various unique One World Observatory visitor installations, including the Sky Pod elevators, the See Forever Theater and the City Pulse interactive display.

Legends Hospitality – DraftKings Investment

Represented Legends Hospitality in its equity investment in DraftKings, a leading provider of daily fantasy sports contest services.

Baseball Franchise – Term Loan Facility

Represented a major league baseball franchise in a $4 million unsecured term loan facility provided by a national bank. The proceeds will be used to pay various fees and expenses related to the facility and to finance certain projects.

Bounce Media Group – Yacht Charter Agreement

Represented Bounce Media Group, an operator of one of the largest private event yachts in the northeast, in securing its charter for the 2015 season, in executing a contract for its first cruise this year – the June 5 birthday party of famous hip hop artist, Jadakiss, and filing for trademark protection for the BOUNCE BOAT name.

Private Lender – Lending Documentation

Represented a finance company in the development of financing forms and in advice on related legal issues.

Legends Hospitality – Live Nation Strategic Partnership

Represented Legends Hospitality in a major strategic partnership with Live Nation to provide concession services at 34 of Live Nation's music venues in North America. The partnership represents one of the largest venue food and beverage contracts in history.

Limited Liability Company Joint Venture

Represented client in the formation of a limited liability company to operate as a joint venture for the sourcing of raw diamonds.

Sibyl Trading LLC – General Corporate

Represented Sibyl Trading LLC in general corporate matters, including entity formation and advice on its proprietary trading platforms and operation.