Sports

Sports

McGuireWoods has enjoyed a long history as a leader in sports finance, and today we have one of the broadest platforms in the industry. We have significant experience in the areas of finance, corporate and transactional matters, federal, state and local tax, real estate, bankruptcy, and labor and employment. For more than 20 years, we have played key roles in accessing capital markets for our banking and professional sports organization clients. Our experience in these disciplines — and more — gives our clients an important and invaluable advantage, both on and off the playing field.

Our representations involve an array of financings for and partnerships with distinguished U.S. and international sports teams and organizations, including individual teams and organizations in the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Barclays Premier League. We also work with NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL league offices, the NASCAR parent organization and NASCAR racing teams, individual drivers and race tracks, the Professional Golf Association (PGA), PGA Tour and PGA golf courses, stadium and arena entities, franchise owners, team and sports investors, as well as individual teams and organizations at the minor league level.

Our lawyers operate as a single legal team throughout our offices, bringing broad and varied experience to serve our clients’ needs. Since 1996, we have represented the lender or lead agent on over 50 sports and entertainment finance transactions, and in recent years we have closed more than 20 financing deals covering the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL.