Area of focus

Sports

The sports industry is dynamic, diverse, and global in scale. Offering a deep bench of transactional, intellectual property, real estate, arbitration, and regulatory experience, with correlative relationships and a global reach that few firms possess, our Sports group performs as your trusted teammate.

Professional sports teams, colleges and universities, investors, sponsors, and owners trust us to partner with them to solve complex industry challenges and help them evolve the business of sports. With a changing ...

Representative experience

Advising Mikhail Prokhorov in multi-staged agreements to sell his interest in the Brooklyn Nets to Joe Tsai.

Advising Mikhail Prokhorov in agreements to sell his entire interest in the Barclays Center to Joe Tsai.

Represented Seattle Soccer LLC and its investor group to create Seattle Sounders, an MLS expansion franchise, including negotiation of league agreements.

Represented InterMiami and its investor group on a joint venture to create a Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion franchise in Miami, Florida.

Represented the Los Angeles Dodgers in the salary arbitration against Max Muncy.

Representing Oracle in the acquisition of the naming rights to Oracle Park, Home of the San Francisco Giants.

Representing the Denver Metropolitan Major League Baseball Stadium District on the development and operation of Coors Field.

Lead outside counsel to the founders of the National Women's Soccer League in creating the league and subsequent corporate advice regarding expansion teams, team sales, and media and sponsorship deals.*

Providing general legal support to JPC in relation to the participation of the Japan team in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Assisted Kroenke Sports with its acquisitions of the Colorado Rapids and the Colorado Mammoth, as well as the now defunct AFL Colorado Crush.

Advise AEG on matters relating to its ownership of numerous global sports and entertainment properties, including the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Los Angeles Kings, Staples Center, and O2 Arena.

Acted for AFC Wimbledon on the sale and leaseback of its Kingsmeadow Stadium to premier league Chelsea FC for use for academy and women's football, together with a new groundshare license with Chelsea.

Represented Andell, Inc. in its purchase of the MLS Chicago Fire, including the assumption of lease and operating agreements for Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois.

Advised the purchaser of the controlling stake in the Peterborough United FC club from Barry Fry.

Represented the acquiring party in its acquisition of the WNBA Connecticut Sun.

Represented the sellers of a majority interest in Major League Soccer team D.C. United in its sale to a consortium of investors.

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