Matters

Arts Foundation – Joint Venture

Represented The European Fine Arts Foundation (TEFAF) in the creation of a joint venture entity with Spring Show NYC LLC. The joint venture will own and operate a Fall and Spring art fair to be held annually at the Park Avenue Armory. TEFAF currently owns and operates the premier art fair in Europe (TEFAF Maastricht) and will be rebranded under the TEFAF brand through a license arrangement we also negotiated. This is a significant matter in the art fair/collector world as TEFAF is the gold standard among art fairs and plans to hold numerous large-scale events in New York in the future.

Outside Counsel on Soccer Franchise Acquisition and Ownership Matters

Represented sports investor Joe Tacopina in soccer franchise acquisition and ownership matters including negotiating and structuring his exit as President and co-owner of the Italian soccer club Bologna F.C. 1909, and his ensuing acquisition of Venezia F.C. The VFC acquisition will provide Mr. Tacopina with the opportunity to return the team -- and the City of Venice -- to Serie A, Italy's top division.