Herrick Guides NY Attorney In Quest To Dominate Italian Soccer
John Goldman was featured in Law360 regarding the legal guidance provided to Joe Tacopina and a group of North American investors in acquiring Venezia F.C., an Italian soccer franchise based in Venice. Goldman, who will sit on the team’s board of directors, helped structure Tacopina's exit from Bologna F.C., another Italian soccer club that he held a stake in, and worked with the Italian law firm Tonucci & Partners in guiding Tacopina’s winning bid for the Venice club. "What we are doing, and what the North American ownership groups who have gone into Italian soccer are doing, is the same thing the North American groups that went into the [English Premier League] 10 or 12 years ago were doing," Goldman said. "The plan is to have Venezia Football Club reclaim its rightful spot in the top division and be competitive for championships."