Representative Matters

Representative engagements for Greenberg Glusker’s Sports Industry Group include the following:

  • Served as lead counsel on the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers professional basketball franchise to Steve Ballmer
  • Represent Olympic gold medalist and World Champion boxer Oscar De La Hoya, as well as his boxing company Golden Boy Promotions, in a variety of matters including business acquisitions, strategic alliances and grants of equity interests to boxers and key executives
  • Represented the Oakland Athletics professional baseball franchise in the acquisition and development of approximately 140 acres of land for a new baseball stadium and entertainment and residential project to be located in Fremont, California
  • Represented the Los Angeles Kings professional hockey franchise in various business matters
  • Represented Wayne Gretzky in connection with the Phoenix Coyotes professional hockey franchise Chapter 11 bankruptcy case
  • Advise San Jose Earthquakes professional soccer franchise in the construction of their $90 million stadium
  • Represented Chicago Fire professional soccer franchise in connection with the design and construction of its VIP club
  • Served as special counsel to the Los Angeles Coliseum Commission as to CEQA and related regulatory matters in its negotiations with the National Football League
  • Represented Wayne Gretzky in connection with a consumer goods joint venture, including negotiation of joint venture agreements, secured financing agreements and license/endorsement agreements
  • Represented professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez in various business matters
  • Represented the World Boxing Council in various business matters
  • Represented Major League Baseball player Pete Rose in various business matters
  • Represented professional tennis stars Pete Sampras and Lindsay Davenport in various business dealings
  • Represented All American Heavyweights/King Sports Worldwide in connection with multimillion-dollar offering to pursue boxing promotion business and related corporate, employment and real estate activities
  • Represented OPI Products in connection with its sports-related lines of products and endorsements, including professional athletes Serena Williams and Danica Patrick
  • Represented sports clubs in raising capital and counsel an online athletic recruiting platform on capital raising
  • Represent players in connection with tax advice regarding foreign real estate investments
  • Represented an Olympic gold medal figure skater in connection with his involvement in the production and staging of a professional figure skating touring company
  • Represent numerous professional athletes in connection with estate plans, premarital agreements and wealth transfer planning
  • Represented Fox Sports regional sports network in complex litigation against TBS and Time Warner arising out of breach of non-compete agreement with respect to the cable distribution of regional sports programming in the Southeast region of the country
  • Represent Total Golf Adventures for intellectual property counsel and endorsement/sponsorship deals
  • Represent OnDeck Digital, a media company owned by former professional baseball pitcher
  • Represented one of the largest golf course owners in the United States in the disposition of a portfolio of golf courses in South Carolina for a purchase price in excess of $50 million
  • Arranged sponsorship deals for motorsports events
  • Advised companies and executives in the martial arts business
  • Served as real estate counsel to Antonio Esfandari, one of the world’s top poker players
  • Represented The Sports Club/LA in a series of credit facilities, totaling approximately $80 million, in connection with the refinancing of its health clubs in Southern California and eventually in its sale to Equinox