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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.

EMMES Group of Companies – Venture Capital Financing

Represented the EMMES Group of Companies in the preparation of a convertible note purchase agreement, offering documents and an amended and restated operating agreement in connection with a capital raise.

Legends Hospitality – Miami SkyRise

Represented Legends Hospitality in a joint venture regarding the Miami SkyRise project consisting of an entertainment and observation tower overlooking Biscayne Bay in Miami. Legends is providing consulting, management and hospitality services with respect to the development and operation of the project and will operate the concession once opened.

Equity Ownership and Employment Matter

Represented the president and managing principal in negotiating equity ownership and employment with a high-end real estate investment bank owner/operator.

Regional Sports Network – High-Yield Note Offering Amendment

Represented a regional sports network in an amendment to an indenture with a U.S. bank concerning the issuance of $250 million in senior subordinated notes.

Legends Hospitality – Los Angeles Football Club Concessions Joint Venture

Represented Legends Hospitality in a joint venture with the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) to provide concessions services at the team’s new 22,000-seat soccer stadium to be constructed on the site of the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. LAFC is scheduled to begin play in the new stadium in 2018. As part of the joint venture agreement, Legends initially operated the food hall that was on the site of the former arena.

Legends Hospitality – Willis Tower Observation Deck

Represented Legends Hospitality in the provision of design, construction development and management services for the observation deck and other attractions at Willis Tower in Chicago.

Legends Hospitality – Point-of-Sale System Purchase

Represented an affiliate of Legends Hospitality in the purchase of a mobile and Bluetooth-enabled point-of-sale (POS) system for use at stadiums and arenas. The POS system streamlines the purchase process for both the venue and the fans thereby effecting a more seamless experience at a game or concert. 

Cohere Communications – IT Services Management Agreement

Represented Cohere Communications, a cyber security and managed IT services enterprise, in a network management agreement to provide operational services, including the operation of a data and communications network, to certain commercial office buildings located in San Diego via a building telecom and optical infrastructure.

McKinsey & Company – Structural Analysis

Represented McKinsey & Company in a review and analysis of its global organization and in rendering a legal opinion regarding ownership of its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Q4 America – IP, Sponsorships and Capital Raise for Sports Apparel Startup

Representing Q4 America, a start-up performance basketball brand based in Los Angeles that sells sports footwear, apparel and equipment, in intellectual property matters related to the development of a new brand of sneaker, sponsorship matters, athlete endorsements and capital raises.

Dallas Cowboys Affiliate – New Media Platform

Represented Blue Star Operations Services, an affiliate of the Dallas Cowboys, in building out their new media platform.

Vanbarton Group – Acquisition of New York and San Francisco CRE Portfolio

Represented Vanbarton Group in the multi-million dollar acquisition of a portfolio of commercial properties located in New York and San Francisco.

Vanbarton Group – Broker License

Represented Vanbarton Group regarding real estate licensing requirements in connection with captive leasing agents for commercial office properties.

Sterling Equities – Minor League Acquisition

Represented Sterling Equities in the proposed acquisition of a minor league baseball franchise.

VG Growth Partners – Investment in Crunchsters

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

Vanbarton Group – Real Estate Fund

Represented Vanbarton Group in establishing a real estate private fund for a multi-billion dollar pension fund.

FlyQuest – Employment Contract Matters

Represented FlyQuest, a professional League of Legends eSports team based in the United States, in connection with preparation of non-player employment and confidentiality agreements.

Envy Gaming – Proposed Sale of eSports Business

Represented Envy Gaming in the proposed sale of a minority equity interest in the organization to a private equity firm consortium and an NBA franchise ownership group.

eSports Organizations – Corporate Counsel

Provided general corporate counseling for various eSports organizations including start-up team Infinity Core, Team EnVyUS and FlyQuest.

Meta Threads – eSports Apparel and Endorsements Matter

Represented FlyQuest in negotiations with Meta Threads, an international apparel brand, in connection with production of team uniforms and apparel as well as other endorsement benefits.

Legends Hospitality – International Stadia Group Acquisition

Represented Legends Hospitality in the acquisition of International Stadia Group, a London-based sports and entertainment company. The acquisition will extend Legend’s global capabilities and allow for growth opportunities in the EAME regions.

Macromark, Inc. – Promissory Note Obligations

Represented Macromark, Inc., one of the largest direct mail companies, in advice on, and negotiation of, secured recourse promissory note obligations.

Kiska Developers, Inc. – Employment Matters

Represented Kiska Developers, Inc., a provider of real estate-related services including property development, general contracting and construction management,in employment matters.

Acquisition of Israeli Basketball Team

Representing an asset management company in the proposed acquisition of an interest in a premier professional basketball team located in Jerusalem. The team has won several titles recently, including the EuroCup and the Israeli League championship.

Formation of E-Commerce Consumer Products Business

Represented client in helping form, organize and establish Wifflis, a privately held e-commerce business that designs and produces premium pet supplies.

Legends Hospitality – Aon Center

Represented Legends Hospitality in connection with the operation of a rooftop attraction and entertainment center located at the top of the Aon Center in Chicago.

Yankee Global Enterprises – Ownership Transfers

Represented Yankee Global Enterprises, as lead counsel, in connection with various ownership transfers involving the New York Yankees.

Joint Venture for Operation of Stadium Brewery

Represented a professional baseball team affiliate in a proposed joint venture with a leading European craft beer manufacturer for the operation of a brew pub at a major league baseball stadium.

UFC – Mayweather v. McGregor Bout

Representing Ultimate Fighting Championship, as lead counsel, in connection with the Floyd Mayweather, Jr. v. Conor McGregor bout to be held August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The highly anticipated bout is expected to break all box office records.

Silas Capital – Investment in Boll & Branch

Represented Silas Capital in its investment in Boll & Branch (B&B), a luxury bedding and linens brand that ethically sources its products. Silas Capital will play an active role in solidifying the company’s position in the emerging direct-to-consumer luxury home textiles category.

New York Racing Association – NYRA Bets National Betting Platform

Represented New York Racing Association in a joint venture formed to conduct the NYRA Bets national advance deposit wagering business.

West Side Stadium Project – Naming Rights

Represented a prominent real estate firm, as lead counsel, in structuring and negotiating primary naming rights and secondary cornerstone sponsorship agreements for a proposed mixed-use real estate and stadium development project located on the west side of Manhattan.

Formation of Conduit Limited Liability Company

Represented a real estate investment advisory and property management company in the formation of a conduit limited liability company to facilitate distribution of carried interest from investment fund to employees of investment manager pursuant to an employee incentive compensation plan.

Cybersecurity Regulatory Compliance

Represented a real estate investment advisory and property management company in preparation of comprehensive cybersecurity policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines.

Electronic Cash-Transaction Payment System Contract

Represented a client in its partnership with an electronic cash-transaction payment system provider that enables its customers with limited access to financial services to make cash payments at local stores.

Software Licensing and Service Agreement

Represented a provider of a web-based, multi-tenant reporting tool that aggregates real estate agent and lender data, in its software licensing and service agreement with a financial services technology provider that specializes in mortgage pipeline risk management.

Cybersecurity Policy

Represented a registered investment advisor in the drafting of its cybersecurity policies and procedures, and the development of a cybersecurity program which included an audit and assessment by an outside consultant. We also advised on the client's Form ADV.

Major League Sports Team – Dismissal of False Advertising Class Action

Successful defense of a major league professional sports team, obtaining pre-motion dismissal of all claims in a high-profile putative class action alleging deceptive trade practices and false advertising in connection with a very large sale of memorabilia.

Major League Baseball Franchise – Contract Dispute

Obtained summary judgment, including dismissal of all claims and recovery on counterclaim for breach of contract, on the district court level on behalf a Major League Baseball franchise in a contract dispute involving advertising and sponsorship rights, and protected judgment on appeal to the Second Circuit.

New York Racing Association – Integrity Counsel

Represented New York Racing Association (NYRA), as Integrity Counsel, in assisting NYRA’s Board of Directors and management in ensuring that NYRA, its officers, employees and operations comply with all the applicable laws and regulations of New York Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law §206(5), and AML and Patriot Act concerns. NYRA holds the exclusive right to conduct racing and pari-mutuel wagering at Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Courses. We are also assisting NYRA on general corporate and tax-related matters.

World Surf League – League Ownership and Operations

Represented a world premier surf league in negotiating and establishing league ownership, operations and core investment structures to maximize league value.