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.

New York Racing Association – Not-for-Profit Foundation

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

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.

Business Wind Down

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

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.

Successful Defense of Unfair Labor Practice Claims

Represented a 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.

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 – 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.

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 – 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.

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.

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

Represented 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

Represented Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), as lead counsel, in the August 2017 Floyd Mayweather, Jr. v. Conor McGregor bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas – $1.9 Billion Las Vegas Stadium Development

Representing the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in negotiating a joint-use agreement with the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders related to the development of the $1.9 billion Las Vegas Stadium.

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.

Commercial Bank – Dismissal of Claims in Age Discrimination Litigation

Represented a U.S. commercial bank in connection with securing the dismissal of the majority of claims against it that were filed by a former executive of the bank over age discrimination allegations.

Professional Baseball Team – Breach of Contract Litigation

Represented a professional baseball team in a purported breach of contract action by an office equipment leasing company seeking to hold our client liable for financial losses suffered by one of the plaintiff’s independent dealers.

Professional Baseball Team – Summary Judgment in Breach of Contract Dispute

Represented a professional baseball team in securing summary judgment in a federal court litigation arising from the breach of a multi-year advertising agreement with a mobile security firm. The court awarded our client $1.7 million, plus interest and late fees, as well as attorneys’ fees and costs.

Professional Baseball Team – Ticket Purchase Agreement Dispute

Represented a professional baseball team in resolving a dispute over a ticket purchase agreement.

Private Equity Firm – Liability Dispute over Subordinated Note Issued by Portfolio Company

Represented a private equity firm in resolving a dispute over its alleged liability for damages related to a subordinated note issued by a business owned by the client.