Al Lucia is an associate in the Corporate Department and a member of the Sports Group. He represents professional sports teams, leagues and owners, private equity firms, financial institutions and corporate sponsors in a variety of significant transactional and governance matters. Al’s experience includes representing the National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, the Big Ten Conference, the Pac-12 Conference and several professional sports teams in league expansions, debt financings and team ownership transfers, with an emphasis on team and stadium financings and working capital facilities. Al also has represented private equity firms in a number of acquisitions and preferred equity investments, and corporate sponsors in naming rights agreements, sponsorship agreements and other commercial transactions.
Al Lucia graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a co-president of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society, an executive editor of the Journal of Business Law, and a volunteer with the Veterans Law Project. While at Penn, he interned for the Honorable Judge Cheryl Ann Krause of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and conducted legal research for Professor Catherine T. Struve.
Prior to law school, Al worked for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association, where he managed relationships and marketing programs with key corporate partners across a variety of industries. Al also worked for Momentum, a New York-based marketing agency, as well as the New Meadowlands Stadium Company. He received an M.S. in Sports Management from Columbia University and a B.A. in History from the University of Virginia.