Daniel A. Etna is a partner in Herrick’s broad-based Corporate Department. He plays a primary role in deal-making negotiations, including strategizing, structuring and drafting. Dan concentrates in the following areas:
Mergers & Acquisitions - including (i) public and private company mergers, (ii) leveraged and non-leveraged equity and asset acquisitions and dispositions, (iii) troubled company restructurings and reorganizations, (iv) friendly and hostile tender offers and proxy contests, (v) joint ventures and (vi) going private transactions.
Sports Law - including representation of (i) professional sports franchises in connection with stadium financings and construction, minor league team acquisitions and relocations, team ownership transfers, Internet/new media, cable television and radio contracts, naming rights agreements, non-relocation agreements, concession service agreements, credit facilities, joint ventures, memorabilia sales agreements, and advertising and sponsorship contracts and (ii) former and current NBA All-Star and NFL All-Pro players in connection with their private equity investment activities. Clients of Herrick’s Sports Law practice include the New York Yankees.
Corporate Finance - including public offerings and private placements (PIPE and otherwise) of debt and equity securities, issuer exchange and tender offers, multi-layered bank financings, sale/leasebacks of aircraft and other capital equipment, distressed bank debt trading and venture capital investments.
Commercial/Biotechnology Contracts - including licensing, distribution, marketing, co-branding, supply, technology transfer, and collaborative research and development agreements.
General Corporate Representation - including (i) employment, severance and consulting agreements, stock option and other types of incentive and executive compensation plans, (ii) corporate governance issues, (iii) SEC compliance and reporting issues and (iv) general corporate advice.
Dan advises clients throughout the United States, in the Province of Ontario, Canada, select Central American and European countries, and Brazil.
Dan frequently lectures on a variety of private and public company topics, as well as those relating to sports law. He has also appeared on national television and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and other nationally recognized newspapers and magazines.
Prior to joining Herrick, Dan was a partner at a mid-sized Manhattan law firm where he was part of a core team of corporate attorneys representing, among other clients, Carl Icahn and his affiliates in several high profile acquisitions and hostile and friendly tender offers.
Dan is on the Board of Directors of The Dwight Freeney Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation targeting childhood obesity. Dan is the Editor-in-Chief of the Corporate Quick Hit, Herrick's bi-monthly current events newsletter.
Recent Matters of Note:
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SFF Investments - Joint Venture
Representation of SFF Investments LLC, which is wholly owned by a current All-Pro NFL player, in a joint venture to create a Rolling Stone magazine-branded restaurant/bar/lounge in Hollywood, CA.