F.A.O. Schwarz v. Zuccarini, Nat`l Arb. Forum

Successfully represented F.A.O. Schwarz in a domain name arbitration awarding our client ownership of four Internet domain names registered in bad faith by a renowned cybersquatter. F.A.O. Schwarz v. Zuccarini, Nat`l Arb. Forum (Dec. 1, 2000)

Film Equipment Company – Equity Offering

Represented a leading manufacturer of film and lighting equipment for the motion picture industry, and its selling stockholders, in connection with a $30 million secondary equity offering; a $15 million equity offering; and a $9 million secondary equity offering. (Prior firm experience)

Software Company – Going Private

Represented a publicly traded software company in its transformation into a privately held company. We advised the company and its board of directors of the various securities law, Sarbanes-Oxley Act and corporate/fiduciary implications associated with taking the company private, and helped the company navigate its way through the regulations of the OTC Bulletin Board applicable to withdrawals of shares eligible for quotation.

Horizon Telecom – Going Private Transaction

Represented Horizon Telecom, a U.S. telecommunications company, in structuring a going-private transaction engineered through a series of reverse and forward stock splits. The transaction involved the submission of detailed securities law filings which were reviewed and commented upon by the SEC, and required a fairness opinion from a major investment banking firm.

Sun-Times Media Group – News Communications Investment

Represented Sun-Times Media Group, an alliance between Hollinger International Inc., a NYSE listed company, and James A. Finkelstein, founder of The National Law Journal, in connection with joint equity investment in News Communications, Inc. an OTCBB listed company and publisher of The Hill and Dan’s Papers.

Hollinger International – Investment Monetization

Represented Hollinger International in its efforts to monetize certain of its venture capital and private equity investments.

Reckson Associates Realty Corp. – Telecommunications Agreements

Represented Reckson Associates Realty Corp., a real estate investment trust, in the alliance between Reckson Realty Corp. and OnSite Access, Inc. to provide building centric telecommunications systems to premier properties.

Regional Sports Network – $200 Million Credit Facility

Represented a major regional sports network in a $200 million syndicated term loan facility and related joint venture matters with its two major cable television joint venture partners.

eBrandValue – Licensing

Represented eBrandValue, a company that monitors and catalogs content from social media networks to evaluate and analyze the efficacy of a business' brand marketing strategy, in the licensing of its IP assets and in related employment matters.

Bounce Media Group – Yacht Charter Agreement

Represented Bounce Media Group, an operator of one of the largest private event yachts in the northeast, in securing its charter for the 2015 season, in executing a contract for its first cruise this year – the June 5 birthday party of famous hip hop artist, Jadakiss, and filing for trademark protection for the BOUNCE BOAT name.

New Media Company – Formation & IP Filings

Represented a new media company that provides dynamic digital content and advertising through kiosks in high traffic areas, such as the airports, that can also charge electronics and download digital content. We helped the company with its initial round of financing, its formation strategy and IP filings as well as its strategic alliance agreement with one of the largest airport retailers.

Regional Sports Network – $24 Million Equipment Lease Financing

Represented a leading regional sports network in a $24 million equipment lease financing facility provided by Banc of America Leasing & Capital and in a subsequent amendment to the facility. 

Regional Sports Network – $250 Million High-Yield Note Offering

Represented a leading regional sports network and franchise in the issuance of $250 million high-yield note offering.

Dallas Cowboys Affiliate – New Media Platform

Represented Blue Star Operations Services, an affiliate of the Dallas Cowboys, in building out their new media platform.

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.

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.

Fox Sports/NYRA – Landmark Wagering and Media Rights Agreements

Represented New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) in an expanded partnership agreement establishing Fox Sports as NYRA Bets' official wagering partner and the leading media provider for elite thoroughbred racing through the next decade. The prior FOX Sports/NYRA media rights agreement provided a FOX Sports subsidiary with an option to acquire a 25% stake in NYRA Bets, LLC, a leading Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) platform available to customers in 30 states across the country. The FOX Sports subsidiary will exercise this option by the summer of 2021, pending final regulatory approval. 

The agreement provides a FOX Sports subsidiary with a future opportunity to increase its equity interest in NYRA Bets.