Matters

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.

Children’s Apparel Retailer – Sale Disposition Transaction

Representing an iconic children’s apparel retailer in a sale disposition transaction.

The New York Islanders – Belmont Park

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

Real Estate Family – Ownership and Succession Planning

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

Luxury Retail Corporate Counselling

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

MLS Soccer Agency – Establishment of US Platform

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

Venture Capital Investments

Representing a venture capital fund in numerous food and beverage sector investments.

Investment Bank – Property Management and Disposition

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

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.

Private Client – School Purchase

Advising a Canadian law firm, on behalf of their client, in connection with the purchase of a private school.

New York Racing Association – Churchill Downs/Pinnacle JV

Representing New York Racing Association in a joint venture with Churchill Downs and Pinnacle.

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.

VG Growth Partners – Hilary’s Eat Well

Represented VG Growth Partners in a preferred equity investment in a culinary specialty food business focused on healthful, allergen-free products.

Social Media Company – Sale and Rollover

Represented Fizziology, a social media research and analytics company, in its sale and in a rollover transaction with a private equity sponsored buyer.

Jewelry Designer – Sale of Assets

Represented a premier designer, marketer and distributor of costume jewelry in the sale of its assets to one of the world's leading branded fashion accessories, footwear, and apparel companies.

Legends Hospitality – UFC Joint Venture

Representing Legends Hospitality in a concessionaire joint venture with Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Sports Memorabilia Company – Major League Baseball Trophy Dispute

Represented a sports memorabilia company in an authentication dispute related to Major League Baseball trophies.

Vanbarton Group – $450 Million Sale of 180 Water Street

Represented Vanbarton Group in the $450 million sale of its remaining interest in 180 Water Street to MetroLoft Management. The sale was the second largest New York City real estate transaction in 2017, according to data from The Real Deal.

Successful Defense of Unfair Labor Practice Claims

Represented a medical waste disposal company in a successful defense against unfair labor practice claims filed with the National Labor Relations Board involving allegations that the client refused to hire and wrongly discharged individuals based on their affiliation with a local union.

Private Investors – L.A. Dodgers

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

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.

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.

New York Bakery Group LLC – Executive Pastry Chef Employment

Represented the New York Bakery Group in its engagement of an executive pastry chef.

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.

Real Estate Investment Bank President – 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.

Senior-Level Executive – Employment Counseling

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

Legends Hospitality – Los Angeles FC Concessions Agreement

Represented Legends Hospitality in a joint venture with Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles FC to provide concessions services at the team’s new 22,000-seat soccer stadium.

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 – Sports Apparel Startup

Representing Q4 America, a Los Angeles-based start-up performance basketball brand, in intellectual property matters related to the development of a new brand of sneakers, sponsorships, 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.

Senior Executive – Compensation Arrangements

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

MLB Franchise – $425 Million Refinancing

Represented a Major League Baseball franchise, as borrower, in connection with an amended $425 million senior secured revolving credit facility led by a major commercial bank.

Vanbarton Group – Broker License

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

Sterling Equities – Syracuse Chiefs Acquisition

Represented Sterling Equities in the purchase of the Syracuse Chiefs, a Triple-A baseball team in Syracuse, New York.

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.