Matters

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.

Legends Hospitality – Investment by New Mountain Capital

Represented Legends Hospitality, the sports and entertainment joint venture controlled by the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys, in a strategic partnership and investment in the company by New Mountain Capital.

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.

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.

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.

Asset Management Co. – 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.

Haskell Jewels – Factoring Facility

Represented Haskell Jewels and its subsidiaries in a factoring facility with Rosenthal and Rosenthal, Inc. Haskell Jewels is a leading designer, marketer and distributor of costume jewelry.

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.

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.

Professional Baseball Team – Default Judgment in Advertising Agreement Litigation

Represented a professional baseball team in securing default judgment in litigation arising from a stadium vendor’s breach of an advertising agreement. 

Regional Sports Network – $660 Million Financing

Represented a leading regional sports network in amending and restating its senior secured credit facility into a $600 million term loan facility and a $60 million delay draw facility. The proceeds will be used to refinance existing indebtedness, redeem existing senior subordinated notes, and for working capital purposes.

New York Yankees – Vision Esports

Represented the New York Yankees in its investment partnership with Vision Esports, the largest single shareholder of three eSports companies – Echo Fox, a leading professional eSports organization founded by three-time NBA champion Rick Fox; Twin Galaxies, a recognized authority on video game performance validation and player rankings; and Vision Entertainment, a studio that produces original eSports content.

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.

Regional Sports Network – $200 Million Note Refinance

Represented a leading regional sports network in the redemption of senior subordinated notes in the principal amount of $250 million and in the issuance of new senior subordinated notes in the principal amount of $200 million.

Regional Sports Network – Corporate Restructuring

Represented a leading regional sports network in a restructuring of its ownership structure through the formation of a new Delaware limited liability company.

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.

Venture Capital Investment

Representing a premier hospitality management company in a high-tech venture capital investment to enhance the stadium experience.

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.

Racing Association – Acquisition of Minority Interest in Elite Turf Club

Represented a prominent thoroughbred racing association in the acquisition of a minority interest in Elite Turf Club, a provider of natural turf installation services.

NFL Club – Governance and Employment Matters

Represented a well-known NFL club in issues related to league governance and employment matters.

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.

Legends Hospitality – Stadium Development

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