Greenberg Glusker Advises Shelly Sterling in Sale of Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer

May 30, 2014Press Release
Greenberg Glusker Press Release

Los Angeles law firm counsels Shelly Sterling in $2 billion sale of franchise

Greenberg Glusker today confirmed its representation of Shelly Sterling in the historic $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball franchise to Steve Ballmer. The Sterling family has owned the Clippers since 1981.

Ms. Sterling retained the Los Angeles law firm last month. Pierce O’Donnell, a nationally renowned and accomplished trial attorney who recently joined Greenberg Glusker, is counsel to Ms. Sterling, providing strategic litigation and business advice to help Ms. Sterling navigate the complex and controversial process leading to the sale of the franchise.

Bob Baradaran, Managing Partner of the Firm, served as lead transactional counsel of the Greenberg Glusker deal team that negotiated simultaneously with multiple bidders and achieved the landmark deal in a matter of days. Baradaran serves as outside general counsel to numerous companies in sports and entertainment-related industries and now adds the Los Angeles Clippers to a roster of clients that already includes the Oakland Athletics and San Jose Earthquakes.

O’Donnell and Baradaran’s team drew on the Firm’s multi-disciplinary depth, employing litigation, corporate, real estate, entertainment, trust and tax counsel to address all aspects of the transaction.

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