entertainment & related media: matters
Top Rank - Television Deal
Representation of Top Rank, Inc. in negotiating and concluding an agreement for Fox Sports to televise a new boxing series, "Top Rank Live." The series features fight cards from around the U.S. and Mexico three times per month on Fox Sports en Español, with at least one event per month being carried by Fox Sports Net and its regional sports network affiliates.
Internet Company - Website Development and Contracts
Representation of a prominent website design/development and interactive marketing company in all of its development and marketing contract work, and related counseling and advice. Our work includes revising the company's standard form development agreements, and assessing their insurance coverages.
Top Rank - Miguel Cotto v. Antonio Margarito
Representation of Top Rank in the Miguel Cotto v. Antonio Margarito WBA welterweight championship, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, July 26, 2008, distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View Telecast.
Top Rank - Manny Pacquiao v. David Diaz
Representation of Top Rank in the Manny Pacquiao v. David Diaz WBC lightweight championship bout, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, June 28, 2008, distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View Telecast.
Top Rank - Kelly Pavlik v. Gary Lockett
Representation of Top Rank in the Kelly Pavlik v. Gary Lockett WBC/WBO middleweight championship bout, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, June 7, 2008, distributed by HBO Championship Boxing.
Sports Technologies - Joint Venture with Sports Illustrated
Outside general counsel to a joint venture between Sports Technologies, Sports Illustrated and Time Inc. Interactive. The joint venture was formed in connection with the sale of FanNation.com to Sports Illustrated to develop other related properties and technologies.
British Artist - Digital Copyright Infringement
Representation of a major British contemporary artist in shutting down websites hosted from within the US, including through issuance of DMCA "take down" notices, that display unauthorized copyrighted images and offer to make unauthorized reproductions of his works
SportsNet New York - Term Loan Facility
Representation of 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.
Investment Bank - Music Publisher Acquisition
Representation of an investment bank in its potential acquisition of a major music publishing company - the largest transaction in the history of the music publishing industry.
Hedge Fund - Music Acquisition Financing
Representation of a Connecticut-based hedge fund and a Wall Street investment bank in connection with their joint acquisition financing and restructuring of a secured multi-draw term loan facility. A portion of the proceeds were used by the borrower, a global music publisher, to acquire an interest in the song catalogs of Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, Daryl Hall & John Oates; Holly Knight, an accomplished musician and songwriter who has written hits for Tina Turner, Pat Benatar and Aerosmith; Six Degrees; Blue October; The Matrix; and Daniel Johnston, among others.
Film Equipment Company - Equity Offering
Representation of 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)